COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The Franklin County Public Health Department (FCPH) is launching a new campaign with the goal of ending the stigma around opioid addiction.
It comes as overdoses in Franklin County are up 73 percent from last year.
Recover For Life is a new anti-stigma campaign to show community support for those struggling with addiction and those in recovery in Franklin County. It will encourage understanding and show community support to those living with addiction.
To showcase this effort, FCPH commissioned the Recovery Wall mural as a way to launch the campaign.
Local muralist Amy Haggard painted the Recovery Wall at 435 West Town Street in Franklinton.
“The main idea of the mural was they wanted it to be a message board for the community," Haggard said. "We want people from all over Franklin County to make a public promise to help end the stigma that surrounds addiction.”
The Recover for Life campaign is funded by a three-year CDC Overdose Data Action grant that FCPH received in September 2019.