April 20, 2015

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Clearview opiate forum: ‘Nobody is safe from this drug’

Debbie Dosztal of Avon spoke Tuesday in a panel discussion at an Opiate Awareness Forum at Clearview High School in Sheffield Township. Pictured is Tiffany Dosztal, Dosztal’s daughter, who fatally overdosed on heroin at 26 in 2012. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A 16-year-old Clearview High School student said she’s endured emotional and physical abuse because her father and mother are heroin addicts. A 22-year-old Westlake recovering addict said he robbed everyone he loved to get money for drugs. An Avon mother said she talks to her daughter, who fatally overdosed in 2012, in Read More…

Forum tackles local heroin crisis

heroin forum

Loren Genson The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — More than 600 people from throughout Northeast Ohio gathered Thursday to confront the heroin problem that has swept through the region — claiming lives, destroying families and devastating communities along the way. The summit, staged by the Cleveland Clinic and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, featured law enforcement, judges, social Read More…