What's causing the increase in opioid overdoses in Northeast Ohio?


Two men overdosed in separate instances on Cleveland's west side, on a recent Sunday in October of 2021.

One man's overdose was fatal. The other overdosed on heroin, but emergency responders gave him naloxone, an overdose reversal medication, and he survived, according to a report from the Cleveland Police Department.

While COVID-19 deaths have continued to dominate headlines this year, the opioid epidemic has continued to take lives.