‘This is skid row’: What two current heroin addicts want you to know

Atlanta (CNN)We hear about those who've kicked addictions, inspiring hope. We shake our heads in sadness and despair when we learn about those who've lost the battle and instead found early graves. Our hearts ache when surviving family members and friends share their pain in hopes of saving others. But what about those who are [...]

By | 2017-10-29T16:56:43+00:00 October 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Trump to declare opioid epidemic a public health emergency

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, after months of promising to take sweeping action to combat opioids, will use an event at the White House on Thursday to declare the crisis a public health emergency, White House officials tell CNN. The move is different from the broad order Trump previewed over the last few months. The President, [...]

By | 2017-10-26T08:13:56+00:00 October 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Macedonia police and Nordonia Hills City Schools offer free drug kits for parents

MACEDONIA, Ohio - As a part of the drug and violence prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week, Macedonia Police and Nordonia Schools are working together to curb the drug epidemic. News 5 looked into the heroin epidemic plaguing Summit County and new drug testing kits now available for parents. Principal Casey Wright of Nordonia High School said last [...]

By | 2017-10-24T16:33:28+00:00 October 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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