Pain in the Nation Update: Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Reach the Highest Level Ever Recorded
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CLEVELAND - Cleveland is now the first Jewish community in the country to break the silence around opioid misuse and addiction within the Jewish community. Out of the roughly 820 overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County in 2017, the Jewish Federation believes at least 50 of those people were from the Jewish community. Over this Shabbat weekend and next weekend, ten temples and synagogues are holding seminars and programs to address the opioid crisis — and to get people help. “We want in our synagogue, in our Jewish Federation, in our Jewish community to admit, with candor and with honesty, we [...]
Photographer James Nachtwey traveled across America to capture the devastating toll of opioid addiction. The opioid crisis is the worst addiction epidemic in American history. Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has fallen for two years in a row. But there is a key part of the story that statistics can’t tell. Over the last year, photographer James Nachtwey set out to document the opioid crisis in America through the people on its front lines. Alongside TIME’s deputy director of photography, Paul Moakley, the pair traveled the country gathering stories from users, [...]
Join the ADAMH Board, Greater Than Heroin and Saint Ambrose Church as we celebrate all our first responders. We are hosting a luncheon to thank you, our first responders and social workers for all you do for our community. Please join us!
Cleveland ER doctors witnessed spike in opioid overdoses as CDC finds Ohio ER visits surged 28 percent
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland emergency room doctors saw a surge of patients suffering from suspected opioid overdoses in 2017, in a trend the Centers for Disease Control says suggests overdoses are on the rise in Ohio and in major metropolitan areas. The CDC study released last week found that the number of Ohio emergency department visits for opioid overdoses increased by nearly 28 percent between July 2016 and September 2017. Large metropolitan areas across the nation saw an increase of about 54 percent in the same period. The numbers suggest that the opioid epidemic is continuing to worsen across Ohio and in [...]
Coordinating Clinical and Public Health Responses to Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments
Join the 20th US Surgeon General, Acting CDC Director, a CDC subject matter expert, and other clinical and public health professionals for a webinar discussing new data and coordinated efforts by clinicians, public health government, and communities to respond to increasing opioid overdose emergency department visits. This combined webinar joins these two audiences together to provide a discussion on how clinicians and public health communities can work together in coordinating a more robust response to the opioid overdose epidemic. The nonmedical use of prescription opioids and illicit opioids causes significant morbidity in the United States. The latest data indicate that rates [...]