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This story comes from The Ohio Center For Investigative Journalism. Find out about local events focused on solutions to the opioid crisis below.

The most dangerous time for Cincinnati heroin addicts is not a typical party time: 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. For Columbus, it’s 6 p.m. on Thursdays, and in Akron, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. 

The Ohio State University

More than 400 people are killed by drugs in central Ohio yearly – mostly by opioids. More than half are under age 40 – in the prime of their lives physically and only halfway through their careers.