April 19, 2018 Fr. Bob introduces himself, the event, and everyone around the room gave their name and which organization they represented. Wide range of people in attendance: everyone from clergy, public service, to family members of those suffering with addiction. Overview of progress made thus far. What we need to do is connect this cause with someone we know: humanize it There is a big focus for Drug Take Back Day on April 28th Why should we promote this? Where should you take the drugs? Are these locations everywhere? These are valid concerns. This information needs to be readily [...]
University Heights, Ohio - John Carroll University is now offering a certificate program to train counselors to treat people who have substance-abuse disorders. The program is open to those who have an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree and are seeking to enter the field of counseling. Due to the opioid epidemic, Ohio has a growing demand for counselors trained to treat people suffering from chemical dependency and substance abuse, the college said. The curriculum complements the work done in the behavioral sciences, criminal justice, nursing, and social work. The program prepares students to become either a licensed chemical dependency counselor or a [...]
BOSTON HEIGHTS, Ohio - Federal agents arrested two Mexican nationals and a Cleveland man after more than 140 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in Boston Heights — believed to be the largest seizure of meth in Ohio's history. Tyrone Rogers, 36, of Cleveland, Hector Manuel Ramos-Nevarez, 26, and Gilbert Treviso-Garcia, 24, both of Mexico, are charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Investigators seized 82 pounds of crystal meth and 60 pounds of liquid meth from a warehouse near the 7590 block of Olde Eight Road in Boston Heights. Boston Heights is a city with a population [...]
CLEVELAND, Ohio - National experts in health care, government, community organizations and foundations plan to convene in Cleveland to choose an issue related to the opioid crisis, such as opioid-dependent babies, then gather data and define a solution. More than 70 of the experts gathered privately on Monday at the Global Center for Health Innovation to begin the discussions. It was the second private meeting organized by BioEnterprise, which manages the Global Center and promotes and nurtures health-care companies and bio-science technologies. Global Center for Health Innovation evolving from showcase to workspace "We want to take on big challenges that no [...]
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 [...]