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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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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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