Story excerpt provided by WOUB Digital.
Written by Aaron Payne.
ATHENS, Ohio — A group of Ohio University students came together Monday to propose ideas to help combat the state’s opioid crisis.
The “Ohioans Over Opioids Ideathon” allowed students to learn more about the fight against substance use disorders and then brainstorm ideas to make a submission to Governor John Kasich’s Opioid Technology Challenge.
The challenge was created to generate new approaches and technology that will expand on the work already being done in the fight against opioid addiction and turn the tide.
Rick Hodges, executive in residence at the College of Health Sciences and Professions, believes the future professionals who participated in the Ideathon could generate these solutions.
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Originally published December 6, 2017.