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Help us to End Our Epidemic

Since 1952, Rosary Hall has been at the forward edge of the fight against addiction. When our founder Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA began this work, much of her focus was on the preeminently abused substance of the day: alcohol. But today, addiction has morphed into a more sophisticated foe. While alcohol, cocaine and other drugs [...]

By | 2017-04-11T09:48:32+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Discussion|0 Comments


There is a crisis gripping our region and our state.  It impacts all of us.  Everyone knows someone who has been devastated by the Heroin Crisis.  Do a Google search for heroin and here is what you see: Ohio is one of the most affected states by the heroin crisis. Hundreds are dying each month [...]

By | 2017-04-11T12:51:41+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lake County high school students organize event to discuss heroin epidemic

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - Harvey High School in Painesville and Perry High School teamed up to hold a candlelight vigil Saturday night to remember those whose lives were lost to heroin.  Students handed out purple awareness ribbons and wristbands. Recovery services were on hand to answer questions about addiction and how to get loved ones into [...]

By | 2017-04-10T11:52:57+00:00 April 10th, 2017|News, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Diocese of Cleveland expands treatment center in Parma

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, has expanded the number of chemical dependency and addiction residential treatment beds it operates for men by 16, increasing the total number of male resident treatment beds to 81. The increase of treatment beds at the Catholic Charities Matt Talbot Inn facility in Parma is in response to the epidemic [...]

By | 2017-04-06T09:30:21+00:00 April 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

“Know the Risks” campaign is critical in fighting Northeast Ohio’s opioid epidemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Officials kicked off an expansive awareness campaign on the risks of prescription opioid abuse Wednesday, and touted it as a critical component in the fight against a heroin and fentanyl epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives in Cuyahoga County. The "Know the Risks" campaign is a collaborative effort among local agencies [...]

By | 2017-04-06T09:24:55+00:00 April 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How the opioid epidemic became America’s worst drug crisis ever, in 15 maps and charts

Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. These maps and charts tell the story. America is in the middle of its deadliest drug crisis ever. With all the other news going on, it can be easy to lose track of this fact. But it’s true: In 2015, more than 52,000 [...]

By | 2017-03-31T15:04:56+00:00 March 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

New Ohio rules limit some opioid prescriptions to 7-day supplies

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio doctors, dentists and other health professionals will be able to prescribe only up to seven days of painkillers for adults and five days for kids and teens under new rules announced Thursday. The limits apply to acute pain patients, with exceptions for cancer, hospice or medication-assisted addiction patients. Prescribers can override [...]

By | 2017-03-31T14:14:23+00:00 March 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Heroin use, addiction up sharply among US whites, study finds

Original article from A man injects himself with heroin using a needle obtained from the People's Harm Reduction Alliance, the nation's largest needle-exchange program, in Seattle  (Reuters) NEW YORK –  Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the [...]

By | 2017-03-30T09:29:10+00:00 March 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments