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2310, 2017

CDC Reports Rising Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths in Rural Areas

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 deaths from 1999-2015 in urban and rural areas. Understanding differences in illicit drug use, illicit drug use disorders, and drug overdose deaths in urban and rural areas can help public health professionals to identify, monitor, and prioritize responses. Key Findings Drug overdose death rates (per [...]

2310, 2017

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

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

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 and immediate ways to get rid of dangerous prescription pills. "It's not going to solve the opioid epidemic, but it will contribute to making sure people --particularly kids -- don't accidentally get these drugs," he said. Friday's event at the medical examiner's office was part of the [...]

2609, 2017

New CDC Rx Awareness campaign helps states fight prescription opioid epidemic

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 with the health, emotional, and economic effects of this epidemic. To address this public health crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Rx Awareness communications campaign, its latest effort, in the fight against opioid overdose. The Rx Awareness campaign tells the [...]

2509, 2017

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

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

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, September 15. The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board said multiple doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone have been required to bring people back. Since September 1, there have been 145 overdoses and health officials say this month is on track to [...]

1309, 2017

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

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 crisis. “I think the lessons we have learned can be duplicated in the private sector,” said Medical Director Susan Fuehrer. Those lessons started a decade ago when the center began addressing the over-prescription of addictive opioids with other alternatives such as yoga and physical therapy. [...]

1209, 2017

Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin Fall Awareness Campaign

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Catholic Charities and Diocesan Social Action Office Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin Fall Awareness Campaign (Sept. thru Nov. 2017) Various Opioid Crisis Forum Presentations Sponsored throughout the Diocese Cuyahoga County Opioid Crisis Forum (South Euclid/eastern Cuyahoga County) Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish – Parish Family Center Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 7:00 PM 1545 S. Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121 Panel members to include: Dr. Paul Shaniuk, Chief Resident in Medicine/Pediatrics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Dr. Maureen Dee, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Treatment, Prevention and Recovery Programs Rose DeRoia, Pharmacist and mother who lost her so to [...]