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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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Fall 2017 Awareness Campaign
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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

12 percent of Americans say a family member is addicted to opioids, new survey shows

NORWALK, OH - JULY 15: Derrick Slaughter (5) attends a march through the streets of Norwalk against the epidemic [...]

Lorain County mayors come together to tackle the opioid crisis

Mayors, emergency service personnel and members of the faith community came together in remembrance of those lost to Northeast Ohio’s [...]

‘Together We Are Greater Than Heroin’ is message at church service

WESTLAKE, Ohio - The resounding message tonight at a special church service in Westlake was "Together We Are Greater Than [...]

Federal and Northeast Ohio agents bust huge coke-trafficking gang; 72 indicted for drug-related charges

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Federal agents and city police officers conducted a synchronized, predawn sweep of suspected drug dens and hideouts [...]

More than 35,000 pounds of prescription pills collected during Drug Take Back Day, officials say

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than 35,000 pounds of unwanted and unnecessary prescription pills were collected last month in Ohio during [...]

Ohio construction workers seven times more likely to die of an opioid overdose in 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The carpenter framing a new home on your street. The ironworker erecting that massive office building downtown. [...]

The Call: Rise Up Cleveland

A Night of Prayer and Worship Sunday, Nov. 12th @ 4pm Quicken Loans Arena A Call to Prayer, Worship, Praise & [...]

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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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