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Heroin's Human Toll: Cleveland woman wants to treat heroin epidemic like emergency

Tuesday, October 4, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"CLEVELAND, Ohio — It's been five months since Camelia Carter's 25-year-old son died of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. In the time since he died, she's had a lot of time to think about how other mothers might avoid losing their sons and daughters to the same opioid epidemic.

"Building off her son R.J. Parker's journey through the courts, struggle with rehabilitation and ultimate death, Carter formulated a plan that she calls the Parker Resolution. Her idea is that state lawmakers should kick an unprecedented amount of money and fight the addiction scourge like they would a natural disaster..."

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