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Northeast Ohio’s Heroin Problem

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Northeast Ohio’s Heroin Problem Nearly a hundred people overdosed on heroin in the first half of 2013 in Cuyahoga County alone. Half live in the suburbs. And a quarter of all fatal drug overdoses in Ohio in 2011 involved heroin. We'll talk about the progression from pain killer addiction to heroin junkie and hear from a Vermilion mom who lost her 26 year old son to overdose. Originally aired 9/11/13.


Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement, Government/Politics, Health, Parenting/Child Care


Bill Denihan, CEO, Alcohol, Drug, Addiction, Mental Health Services, Cuyahoga County
Dennis Madden, Executive Director, Stella Maris
Greg Mehling, Detective, Lorain County Drug Task Force
Joan Papp, ER Physician, Metro Health
Melva Sherwood, parent

Additional Information series: The Heroin Epidemic
Heroin usage soaring in Lorain County
Heroin Anonymous
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone)
Opiate Collaborative, Cuyahoga County

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