Church of the Saviour hosts May 17 program on opioid epidemic

On Feb. 6, it was reported that Cuyahoga County had 14 deaths from drug overdoses in one weekend.

A group of concerned church members has organized a panel of experts from Church of the Saviour and the community to speak of their professional experiences in dealing with the complex issue of opioid addiction.

The program, The Opioid Epidemic in Cuyahoga County, will talk place on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the church’s parlor. Church of the Saviour is located at 2537 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.

The community is invited to attend this discussion. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion of how to take on the issue of addiction that is so devastating to individuals, families and communities.

Presenters include Thomas Gilson, M.D., Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner and Crime Laboratory Director; Libbie Stansifer, M.D., Medical Director at Signature Health; Judge Joan Synenberg, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court; and a representative from Cuyahoga County Division of Child and Family Services.

Cynthia Watson Sperl

Cynthia Watson Sperl is one of the organizers of the May 17 program. A freelance musician, she is on the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and is a member of the Youngstown and Canton symphonies. She lives in Cleveland Heights and is a member of Church of the Saviour. (And she is otherwise known as the host of the annual Sperl Donut Day!)

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 10:45 AM, 05.14.2017