Mayor says drug problem will be highlighted in State of City Address

Columbus officials continue their efforts to battle the opioid epidemic. Mayor Jim Lienhoop says the next big update on those efforts will be in the coming weeks.

Lienhoop talks about what we can expect to hear in his address.

The mayor says that these education efforts will, hopefully, stem the numbers of those becoming addicted. He says that Judge Kelly Benjamin is heading an effort to establish a drug court locally.

Lienhoop adds that it will be important to ensure that those who receive drug treatment don’t relapse.

Lienhoop says that his State of the City address will take place the evening of March 8th from the Commons.