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CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County are predicted to hit at least 825 in 2017, a 25 percent increase from the year before, according to the county medical examiner's office. And the death toll could be as high as 850.
Cuyahoga County is the latest to add its name to the list of cities and counties in Ohio suing the makers and distributors of highly addictive opioid medications.
CLEVELAND — The nation’s opioid addiction crisis has largely been considered a problem for white people, many of whom have fallen prey to abuse of prescription painkillers and have migrated to fentanyl and heroin, often in rural areas such as Appalachia. But in the communities around this Ohio metropolis on the southern shore of Lake Erie, there is evidence of a disturbing turn: Last year, 58 of Cuyahoga County’s 399 fatal fentanyl overdoses were African Americans, killed by a synthetic opioid now responsible for almost two-thirds of the county’s overall deadly overdoses.
In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets was derailed.
Can public art impact someone's life? The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County hopes it can.