The unintended consequence of shutting down southern Ohio's "pill mills" and the overprescribing of pain medication throughout the state was the surge in heroin usage. Our region's heroin epidemic is also partly attributed to its location on the interstate highway system to the trafficking that follows.

Recommended activities to cut the supply of illegal opioids and unneeded prescription pain medication include:

Enforcing Laws

Increasing enforcement of current opioid laws and regulations with a focus on large scale dealers.

Monitoring Programs

Increasing adherence to prescription drug monitoring programs.


Creating "Take Back" days for unused prescriptions. Addiction knows no boundaries.

Interdiction Resources

Get Educated

Our region's law enforcement officials are on the frontline of the heroin and opiate epidemic and play an integral role in the Regional Collaborative's efforts. Heroin trafficking has become widespread, and the resulting drug abuse violations and drug-related crimes are fraying the fabric of our communities.


Local task forces are collaborating with each other, as well as with state and federal law enforcement agencies, sharing intelligence and resources to investigate overdose deaths and dealers. Through their efforts, we aim to reduce the supply of heroin and other drugs in Greater Cincinnati and, in turn, improve the safety and well-being of our entire community.

Your local law enforcement is working to give a voice to those who have lost their battle to addiction, but we need your help to investigate and pursue prosecution. To learn more about the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force, visit their website.

Get Support

We can't do this without the help of the community.

If you're addicted or have information on a heroin/opiate overdose, please connect with you local law enforcement officials.

All tips will remain confidential and identifiable by numbers only. Together, we can make a difference in reducing the affect these drugs have on our communities.

Get Involved

Traditional law enforcement methods have had little impact on this epidemic. As such, we've teamed up with everyone from local government to emergency personnel to medical professionals to not only understand addiction but also to learn how we can intervene, give medical aid (Narcan) and provide resources to both those addicted and their families.

We're working to aid first responders with tools, knowledge and resources in an effort to intervene while on the scene of an overdose. We understand that addiction is better treated as a medical condition than a crime.