October 24 Gathering at Landerhaven Recap

We had a GREAT luncheon today. Many thanks to all of our speakers and presenters. If you’d like to learn more and get direct links to some of the topics covered, please visit the websites from our speakers. Sarah E. Moore, Governor’s Office, Start Talking! Tim Elliot, Re-Link, Pastor Joel Reichlin, Rob [...]

By | 2017-10-24T16:26:04+00:00 October 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CDC Reports Rising Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths in Rural Areas

Rates of drug overdose deaths are rising in nonmetropolitan (rural) areas, surpassing rates in metropolitan (urban) areas, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This report analyzed trends in illicit drug use and illicit drug use disorders from 2003-2014, and drug overdose [...]

By | 2017-10-23T11:17:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Sen. Sherrod Brown stops in Cleveland to encourage drug take back day

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown made a stop in Cleveland Friday afternoon to encourage people to get rid of their unnecessary prescription pills in an effort to tackle Ohio's opioid epidemic. Brown, who has advocated for additional funding for treatment and addiction prevention, said the pill buyback program is one of the safest [...]

By | 2017-10-23T10:12:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

New CDC Rx Awareness campaign helps states fight prescription opioid epidemic

Rx Awareness: Sharing real stories about the devastation of opioid use disorder and overdose Overdoses from opioids are on the rise and killing Americans of all races and ages. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Families and communities across the country are coping [...]

By | 2017-09-26T09:47:11+00:00 September 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

At week’s end, 49 overdosed, 5 dead in Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Another epicenter alert has been issued in Trumbull County after more than a dozen additional overdoses happened overnight. “The anxiety level ramped up,” said Linda Spies, whose son is in recovery. Last night, 15 people overdosed, bringing the total number to 49 overdoses — including five deaths — since last Friday, [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:38:50+00:00 September 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

White House Opioid Task Force looks for answers to crisis in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - With the opioid epidemic considered a national emergency, News 5 has learned the answer to this scourge may be here in Cleveland. The president's opioid task force is coming here to look for some answers. Behind the wall of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center lies a possible solution to a national [...]

By | 2017-09-13T17:53:55+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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

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

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