More state funds could be coming for drug abuse rehab in Ohio.


State Senator Bob Peterson says more funds have been added, and stated that many times mental health is directly related to drug problems and jail overcrowding issues. In some cases it's a mental health issue, more than a violence or law problem, according to Peterson.


State Representative Gary Scherer says some of that state help, is working with private groups. Scherer says that the bills focus on private partnerships. Scherer has met with local faith-based groups and churches that have expressed interest in drug abuse counseling.