Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein


The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis. Nearly two Franklin County residents die every day from a drug overdose, 80 percent of which are caused by opioids. Countless residents are affected by addiction, and we are seeing devastating consequences to our economy, healthcare systems, child welfare system, and local government agencies. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther directed the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) to develop the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan to respond to this growing health crisis. The three-year plan focuses on four overarching goals:

- Prevent opiate abuse and addiction

- Reduce the number of opiate-related deaths

- Expand access and decrease wait for treatment

- Improve the safety of our community

County and city agencies are partnering with community members to address the urgent needs of those affected and to create long-term strategies for the future.

Click here to view the full Opiate Action Plan.

For more information about the Opiate Action Plan, please contact Amy O’Grady at or 614-645-7749.

Click here to see a full list of steering committee members and subcommittee members.