Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has suggested that mandatory anti-addiction education should be a part of school’s curriculum for children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

DeWine further explained that the education must be based on programs that have a proven track record of success, and must be appropriate for the ages of the children being taught. He has also suggested that a portion of Ohio’s “rainy day fund” should be released to help combat the opioid crisis. This push for addiction education comes amid a huge spike in opioid related fatalities, which numbered more than 3,000 in 2015 – a number which is may¬†rise as new data is collected.

DeWine is expected to run for the Governor nomination next year.

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