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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% increase, according to the most recent government numbers. But even more striking: The number of people who had fatal overdoses related to heroin has skyrocketed from 2,089 in 2002 to an estimated 13,219 in 2016 [...]

By | 2017-09-08T12:03:08+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SEPT 21: Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on Our Doorstep

"Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on Our Doorstep" will take place on Thursday, September 21, 5-8 p.m. at Saint Joseph Academy. Cost is free and is open to the public. All are welcome. A wellness credit will be offered to students that attend. Attendees must register at clevelandclinic.org/TripleThreat. Join Us to Learn How to [...]

By | 2017-09-08T10:33:55+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Risking death, ‘testers’ become guinea pigs for heroin dealers’ lethal doses

AKRON, Ohio - For drug dealers, one of the biggest challenges of selling synthetic opioids like fentanyl is the likelihood that the product will kill their customers. To reduce that chance, many test the drugs on human guinea pigs. Bryan Stalnaker volunteered for that job. On March 24, 2015, the dose he shot up in [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:16:15+00:00 September 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Over 4,000 Ohioans died of drug overdoses in 2016, a 33 percent increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Last year, 4,050 Ohio residents died of unintentional drug overdoses, up 32.8 percent from 2015, according a state report released Wednesday. Nearly a third of those deaths were in Northeast Ohio. State officials are attributing the surge to stronger drugs, including fentanyl and the emergence of a similar drug, carfentanil. Carfentanil was [...]

By | 2017-08-30T20:14:47+00:00 August 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Know The Rx Opioid Memorial Event

What: Know The Rx Opioid Memorial Event When: Thursday, August 31 11:30am-12:30pm Where: 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd Cleveland, OH 44114 Remarks From: Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish MetroHealth Hospital CEO Dr. Akram Boutros Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris This event will bring the community together to remember those we’ve lost [...]

By | 2017-08-30T09:38:57+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Celebrating Families!

Celebrating Families!™ is a successful, evidence-based 16 week curriculum that addresses the needs of children and parents in families that have serious problems with alcohol and other drugs. The curriculum engages every member of the family, ages 0 through adult, to foster the development of healthy and addiction-free individuals. This is a great free family program [...]

By | 2017-08-22T13:31:31+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

States Work To Keep Opioid Epidemic From Splitting Up Families

After Raven Mosser gave birth six years ago, she woke up to a social worker in her hospital room. Her newborn son had been born exposed to opioids — drugs she had been abusing for years. If she didn’t get clean, she was at risk of losing him. Mosser, 26, is one face of the [...]

By | 2017-08-21T15:22:52+00:00 August 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments