In this report, Heartland High School highlights the ways in which your generosity has helped our students, and families, impacted by substance use disorder. Because of you, we have been able to launch new programs, and help make what may seem impossible - a high school diploma and sobriety - possible!
Rates of alcohol and substance misuse to cope with anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, including overdose deaths, continue to rise. According to a February 11, 2021 report from the Franklin County Coroner's office, there were 614 overdose deaths between January - September 2020. That's a 45.2% increase over 2019.