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The Purpose of the Fairfield County Opiate Task Force

The Fairfield County Opiate Task Force is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the efforts of the medical, treatment, law enforcement, community education, and community relations efforts to combat the opiate and heroin addiction crises confronting Fairfield County.

The Opiate Task Force Board of Directors will meet TBD at the ADAMH Board.
The Opiate Task Force committees will meet the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the ADAMH Board.

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Background of the Opiate Task Force (OTF)

In 2007, unintentional drug poisoning became the leading cause of death in Ohio, surpassing car accidents for the first time on record. This trend continued in 2008. To address this concern in 2009, the former ADAMH Board Executive Director Orman Hall formed the Opiate Task Force (OTF) of key community stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and interests.

The first Opiate Task Force Community Summit was held November 5, 2009. Subsequent summits were held in January 2011 and January 2012 that summarized accomplishments for those time periods.

The Opiate Task Force Board of Directors formed in late 2011 and established a set of bylaws in early 2012. In the summer of 2015, members from the Pickerington and Lancaster Opiate Task Forces combined efforts and formed a new board. Together they spent time in strategic planning and came up with new goals to work on over the next few years.

The Opiate Task Force Board of Directors meets TBD at the Fairfield County ADAMH Board, 108 W. Main St., Suite A, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

There are currently five committees, which meet the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the ADAMH Board.

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