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Opioid addiction, abuse and overdose deaths cost Ohio from $6.6 billion to $8.8 billion, according to a new report from the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at Ohio State University.

“To put this in perspective, Ohio spent $8.2 billion of general revenue funds and lottery profits money on K-12 public education in 2015,” the report says. “Thus, the opioid crisis was likely as costly as the state’s spending on K-12 education.”

The report estimates that between 92,000 and 170,000 Ohioans were abusing or dependent on opioids in 2015.

The report estimates must have a huge staticial error if they can't get estimates better than an 78K Variance. This must mean that there may be a vast under the radar user group.

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If this study is true we are paying up to $755.61 per person per year in Ohio for opiod addiction related costs.

Population of Ohio: 11,646,273
Cost $8.8 Billion
Cost per Ohioian: $755.61

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THE HEROIN “LOOK”

Once heroin frightened people. More recently, some people have tried to make heroin use “fashionable.”

In the past decade, the “heroin addict look”—blank expression, waxy complexion, dark circles under the eyes, sunken cheeks, excessive thinness, greasy hair—was promoted in popular magazines and fashion circles as “chic.”

Just as rock stars helped popularize LSD during the 1960s, so have some fashion designers, photographers and advertising people of today influenced an entire generation of youth, by portraying heroin use in magazines and music videos as fashionable and even desirable.

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