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Ohioans lose 519,471 years of life from opioid overdose deaths in 7 years

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohioans lost more than a half-million years of life due to fatal opioid overdoses from 2010 through 2016, according to an analysis by the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health. On average, the preventable overdose deaths knocked almost 40 years off the lives of the 13,059 Ohioans who died, leaving holes [...]

By | 2018-06-15T15:06:52+00:00 June 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Are We Getting Sea Life High on Opioids?

Believe it or not, mussels in Seattle are testing positive for opioids. Mussels are what are known as “filter feeders” since they absorb food from their surrounding environment. The problem that is surfacing is demonstrating the difference between “pollution” and “climate change,” which so many people assume are the same thing. Mussels absorb also all [...]

By | 2018-06-12T07:41:58+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Fatal opioid overdoses increased in 2017 in Cuyahoga County, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The number of deaths from opioid overdoses continued to increase in 2017 for Cuyahoga County, according to a report from the medical examiner's office. Of a record-breaking 727 fatal drug overdoses in 2017, 492 were from fentanyl, an opioid used as pain medication, and 191 were from carfentanil, a derivative of fentanyl [...]

By | 2018-06-11T18:02:54+00:00 June 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Despair, hope and drugs in America: Is anyone safe?

While America was diverted by homegrown terrorism, economic stress and mass shootings, another scourge quietly moved to the fore. Drug addiction is nothing new. What is new is which part of the population it strikes. All have been hit at different times but right now, it seems to  be middle-aged white Americans battling opioids. Opioids [...]

By | 2018-06-04T15:42:41+00:00 June 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ask the Doctor – June 26

“Ask the Doctor” June 26, 2018 Dr. James D Johns, MD FAAFP from Little Flower Family Practice in Canton. An open discussion about the health risks that addiction poses, and an open discussion about the topic. Sharing - family group at the Lantern Center for Recovery on Triskett Rd. Cleveland

By | 2018-05-29T13:24:36+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

The Ethics of Addiction – June 12

“The Ethics of Addiction” June 12, 2018 Monica L. Gerrek is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University and the co-director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Institute of Burn Ethics at The MetroHealth System. She has a PhD in philosophy and completed the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics. Dr. [...]

By | 2018-05-29T13:23:01+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Meeting Minutes from May 22 Event

Greater Than Heroin Attendee Recap May 22, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Points of Discussion: Drug Take Back Day Recap Was a successful event Up 13% from DTBD in October 40,000 +lbs. collected Guest Speakers/Discussion Justin Herdman The numbers are still too high We need to work together to keep moving forward Cautionary [...]

By | 2018-05-23T15:47:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Discussion|0 Comments

Cleveland police’s specialized opioid unit now a national model

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scott Moran spent the last three years rushing out of the door as part of Cleveland police department's specialized unit that responds to each opioid overdose in the city. The veteran narcotics detective, who is part of a seven-man team called the Heroin Involved Death Investigation unit, uses a non-traditional approach to [...]

By | 2018-05-22T08:08:19+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|News|1 Comment

Have opioid deaths in Northeast Ohio finally crested? Evidence suggests yes

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The number of deaths attributed to heroin and other opioids dropped in recent months in what medical and law enforcement officials say is the first sign of optimism that the fight against the deadly opioid epidemic might be working. The decline comes after eight years where deaths climbed dramatically, caused by the [...]

By | 2018-05-21T20:20:57+00:00 May 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments