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

Children find parents dead of apparent overdose in Ohio home

Original article from CENTERVILLE, Ohio— Authorities say a commercial airline pilot and his wife have died of an apparent overdose from the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl. Police say the bodies of 36-year-old Brian Halye and 34-year-old Courtney Halye were found by their children Thursday morning in Centerville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of [...]

By | 2017-03-29T11:32:41+00:00 March 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Woman overdoses on heroin in Akron in front of nieces

Original article from AKRON, Ohio -- A woman with a history of suffering heroin overdoses had her fourth recent overdose, this time in front of her two nieces, according to police. Lisa Thompson, 47, faces two charges of child endangering in the incident that happened about 11:30 p.m. Monday at a Kipling Street home [...]

By | 2017-03-29T11:32:41+00:00 March 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Children of the Opioid Crisis

Left behind by addict parents, tens of thousands of youngsters flood the nation’s foster-care system; grandparents become moms and dads again By Jeanne Whalen Original article from Wall Street Journal. The police officer who entered Mikaya Feucht’s Ohio apartment found it littered with trash, dirty dishes and plastic milk jugs full of the opioid addict’s [...]

By | 2017-03-29T11:32:41+00:00 March 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments


From Crains Cleveland Business The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a new federal report finds, and Ohio is one of the states where the problem is the worst. Reuters reports there were 12,989 overdose deaths involving heroin in 2015, according to the National Center [...]

By | 2017-03-29T11:32:41+00:00 February 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments