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Columbus voters decided to sacrifice higher property taxes in order to combat drug addiction and provide mental.

In 2016, Ohio led the nation in the most deaths from synthetic opioids: About 1 in 14 U.S. deaths.

Voters decided to renew Issue 24 and increase a tax to fund programs for mental health, alcohol, and drug addiction.

ADAMH Vice President Dixon said it will cost homeowners $1.90 per month or $22.05 per year for a home value of $100,000. He says though the increase seems small, every penny counts when it comes to funding programs to help combat the opioid crisis, alcoholism, and providing mental health treatments.

Source: The Dispatch, ABC 6

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