Fighting Cleveland’s Overdose Epidemic

Last Friday, Mayor Frank Jackson announced Cleveland’s plans to help combat it’s increasing number of opioid and heroin related overdoses.

Saving Lives

By: Alex Pikturna

Mayor Jackson made the announcement that in order to be better equipped to fight potential overdoses, the Division of Police will be training to use the life-saving drug Narcan. Once training is complete, all fire, EMS, and police officers will be equipped and trained to use the drug, expanding upon the current efforts already in place by the Division of Fire and EMS. You can learn more about the current situation, and the cities efforts by watching the press conference above.

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