How A Local Hospital Uses Peer Support And Naloxone To Combat Opioid Crisis
New statistics show fewer people in Cuyahoga County are dying from opioid overdoses. Experts say this is due to greater public awareness and more access to overdose-reversing drugs like Naloxone. Health professionals warn that while the lower numbers are encouraging, the opioid epidemic is far from over. To learn how one local hospital is battling the crisis, ideastream's Rick Jackson spoke with Dr. Joan Papp of MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Papp also heads Project DAWN, an initiative that seeks to combat opioid addiction through education, peer support, and wider access to Naloxone.
- Dr. Joan Papp, MetroHealth Medical Center