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Greater Than Heroin is partnering with local organizations for a Fall 2017 Awareness Campaign.

For information, resources, prayers services and ways to be involved and learn more, click here.

The heroin epidemic is real.

3,495+ people died in 2016 from opioid overdose in the state of Ohio.

It’s impacting families, communities, schools, places of employment. People are looking for solutions – ways they can get involved – ways to help.

We’ve collaborated with local groups, churches, ministries and organizations to combine efforts and work together to solve this problem. GreaterThanHeroin.com is a resource center and place you can educate yourself and find the tools and resources to get involved. This packet has some simple and easy ways for you to get involved.

Many do not UNDERSTAND why or how other people become addicted to drugs.

It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior.

In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so.

– National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Spreading the Word

Fall 2017 Awareness Campaign
November 8 Memorial Services
Help Loved Ones
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Staying informed is the first step we can all take to fight the serious epidemic of heroin addiction happening in our community and surrounding areas. The reality is this is happening close to home. In our own families. Please have an open mind and heart…understanding is greater than heroin. We can make a difference together.

News & Events

CDC Reports Rising Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths in Rural Areas

Rates of drug overdose deaths are rising in nonmetropolitan (rural) areas, surpassing rates in metropolitan (urban) areas, according to a [...]

Sen. Sherrod Brown stops in Cleveland to encourage drug take back day

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown made a stop in Cleveland Friday afternoon to encourage people to get rid [...]

New CDC Rx Awareness campaign helps states fight prescription opioid epidemic

Rx Awareness: Sharing real stories about the devastation of opioid use disorder and overdose Overdoses from opioids are on the [...]

At week’s end, 49 overdosed, 5 dead in Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Another epicenter alert has been issued in Trumbull County after more than a dozen additional overdoses [...]

White House Opioid Task Force looks for answers to crisis in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - With the opioid epidemic considered a national emergency, News 5 has learned the answer to this scourge may [...]

Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin Fall Awareness Campaign

Catholic Charities and Diocesan Social Action Office Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin Fall Awareness Campaign (Sept. thru Nov. 2017) Various [...]

US heroin deaths jump 533% since 2002, report says

(CNN)The number of heroin users in the United States jumped from 404,000 in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, a 135% [...]

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Who-we-are

Greater than Heroin is a group of civic and faith leaders from Northeast Ohio committed
to addressing the heroin epidemic through understanding, collaboration, and awareness.

– Understanding through care, compassion, and support.

– Collaboration through community engagement and coalition building.

– Awareness through community education and resources

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