Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County

The Opioid Crisis is an epidemic here in Northeast Ohio and that's why we started Spot The Signs of Addiction Initiative here at 19 News. Elaine Georgas joins us from the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Boards of Lorain County. We see more and more deaths every day because of addiction...we can stop this by education. For family members to secure their medications, understanding that opiate medications taken as prescribed are safe but if misused they can be as deadly as heroin. Securely lock up medications and get rid of any unused or unneeded medications. Medicine safes are available along with medical disposal pouches through the LorainADAS.org website along with other resources and information. If you know someone who is struggling, encourage them to get help. If you are a family member you should also get help for yourself so you can support your loved one through treatment and recovery. Addiction is not a death sentence, recovery is possible. Fighting Opioid Addiction one home at a time. LorainADAS.org

Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County