Heroin doesn't just get users high. At an alarming rate, it gets them dead. 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. On the Sound of Ideas, 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. Join host Mike McIntyre for the conversation.
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