CLEVELAND, Ohio - Aside from bodies in the morgue, there are no more important indicators of the scope of Northeast Ohio's opioid crisis than needles and ZIP codes. And nobody is closer to these telltales - and the people who fuel them - than Lisa Fair, Chico Lewis and Roger Lowe. Together, they run the [...]
CLEVELAND, Ohio - People who have unwanted or expired prescription medications are encouraged to dispose of them on Saturday, April 28 - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The study shows [...]
A response to the crisis - presented by St. Malachi's Samaritan Ministry on August 4th from 9am - 4pm. Read the flyer below to learn more.
April 19, 2018 Fr. Bob introduces himself, the event, and everyone around the room gave their name and which organization they represented. Wide range of people in attendance: everyone from clergy, public service, to family members of those suffering with addiction. Overview of progress made thus far. What we need to do is connect this [...]
University Heights, Ohio - John Carroll University is now offering a certificate program to train counselors to treat people who have substance-abuse disorders. The program is open to those who have an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree and are seeking to enter the field of counseling. Due to the opioid epidemic, Ohio has a growing demand for [...]
BOSTON HEIGHTS, Ohio - Federal agents arrested two Mexican nationals and a Cleveland man after more than 140 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in Boston Heights — believed to be the largest seizure of meth in Ohio's history. Tyrone Rogers, 36, of Cleveland, Hector Manuel Ramos-Nevarez, 26, and Gilbert Treviso-Garcia, 24, both of Mexico, are [...]
CLEVELAND, Ohio - National experts in health care, government, community organizations and foundations plan to convene in Cleveland to choose an issue related to the opioid crisis, such as opioid-dependent babies, then gather data and define a solution. More than 70 of the experts gathered privately on Monday at the Global Center for Health Innovation to [...]
Pain in the Nation Update: Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Reach the Highest Level Ever Recorded
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CLEVELAND - Cleveland is now the first Jewish community in the country to break the silence around opioid misuse and addiction within the Jewish community. Out of the roughly 820 overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County in 2017, the Jewish Federation believes at least 50 of those people were from the Jewish community. Over this Shabbat [...]
Photographer James Nachtwey traveled across America to capture the devastating toll of opioid addiction. The opioid crisis is the worst addiction epidemic in American history. Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has fallen for two years in a row. But there is a key part of the [...]