Ohio, Kentucky rank high on 3 ‘grim’ illicit drug trends, new patient tests show

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By WKRC News Cincinnati

With Ohio and Kentucky still entrenched in the addiction crisis, what should be done next? Experts, local leaders give their takes.

Ohio and Kentucky lead the nation in three dismal drug-use trends that make it clear that the region remains in an addiction epidemic.

A newly released analysis of Millennium Health patient drug-testing results show:

  • Ohio is the top state for co-occurring fentanyl and meth use, with Kentucky second.
  • Kentucky is first for co-occurring fentanyl and cocaine use, with Ohio just a fraction behind it.
  • And Kentucky is the state with the most drug-use tests that are positive for fentanyl alone, with Ohio ranking second.

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