COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) announced funding awarded today for special response teams aimed at putting drug overdose survivors on the path to recovery.

Consisting of highly trained law enforcement and drug treatment providers, DARTs (Drug Abuse Response Teams) and QRTs (Quick Response Teams) provide support and consultation to overdose survivors. The specialized response teams offer counseling and referrals to drug rehabilitation facilities so those struggling with addiction can find the help necessary for successful recovery.

Funding for these grants was added by the Ohio Senate as part of an overall related effort to tackle the opioid crisis by improving education, treatment, addiction and recovery efforts and stepping up law enforcement.

“We are committed to fighting the scourge of addiction, and I’m pleased we were able to fund these grants as part of the new state budget," said President Obhof.

Coordinated by the Attorney General’s office, these grants expand and support these critical response teams in communities throughout Ohio.

Among the local agencies receiving funds are the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, the Mansfield Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

 
 
 
  
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