Digital Billboards To Be Employed In Fight Against Opioids

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Leaders at the Ohio Department of Public Safety are tapping an old tool as a way to tackle a relatively new drug problem in Ohio. 

Digital billboards are going up across the state with two messages. The first, start talking. The second, *677 for impaired drivers. DPS Director John Born says telling people there's a problem is one thing. Giving people a way to tackle it is the next step.

"These signs, first the Start Talking, are the most effective ways to do it," Born says. "The number one thing we can do is through those educational efforts."

Born unveiled the new plans at an event at the Ohio Statehouse. The DPS director says the number one thing leaders can do is to educate people about how to help battle opioid addiction.

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