Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

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Peer support group aids with recovery from addiction

Peer support group aids with recovery from addiction by Christopher Johnston (Plain Press, March 2022)      Four years ago, Rondye Brown reached “the darkest place” in his life. Feeling trapped in an endless cycle of crime, prison and substance abuse, Brown decided on what he believed to be his best solution.      “I asked God to remove his … Continue reading

MetroHealth mobile unit offers Project DAWN services during COVID-19 pandemic

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2020)            Attention to the crisis of opioid overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County remains a priority during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The MetroHealth Cuyahoga County Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is using an expanded mobile unit to distribute its Narcan Kits and Safe Injection Kits, and to offer referrals … Continue reading

I have half a mind…

I have half a mind… by Teresa Clark (Plain Press, April 2019)    While I was living in Akron, I came to know a young man, who was a ‘recovering meth addict’. This young man was in a loving relationship with a ‘recovering heroin addict’ and though both of them are in recovery, they got … Continue reading

Sheriff’s deputies commended for saving son’s life

To the Editor: (Plain Press, March 2019)I am writing in regards to the Sheriff’s deputies, who saved my son’s life, Brian N. He overdosed in the basement of my home. The deputies recognized this, and they transported my son to the hospital before going to county jail. I feel with all the negative publicity; this … Continue reading

County Medical Examiner shares thoughts on how to intervene to prevent more overdoses

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           It is a topic Doctor Thomas Gilson is passionate about. It shows in every presentation he gives. Yet, people in his county, young and old, are still dying. The numbers are still rising. He wonders as many others do in law enforcement-what else can they do to stop … Continue reading