Did you know that according to Cheri L. Walter, chief executive officer of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, there has been a 900 percent increase in the number of opiates prescribed for pain per Ohio resident?
Ohio’s prescription drug abuse is epidemic. Fatal overdoses have quadrupled in the last decade. In response, Gov. John Kasich has announced $36 million in new spending to address this issue on a number of levels. The Obama Administration also announced plans to fight prescription drug addiction nationally. Many Medina County families are experiencing the devastating consequences related to this abuse, grieving for loved ones whose lives have been devastated or lost.
As concern has increased, Cloverleaf Prevention Coordinator Deb Bican, with the support of Superintendent Daryl Kubilus, collaborated with representatives from local law enforcement, clergy, government, school administration, business and private citizens, to form the Cloverleaf Community Prevention Coalition. The coalition’s mission is to identify, evaluate, raise awareness, and eliminate substance abuse within the borders of the Cloverleaf Local School District.
In addition to educational material, we will be posting information about coalition projects or special events. If you would like more information about the coalition please contact Deb Bican at 330-721-3504 or email to [email protected].
Daryl Kubilus -- Cloverleaf Superintendent
Deb Bican -- Cloverleaf Prevention Coordinator
Brandy Miracle -- Cloverleaf Student Assistance Counselor
Dep. Dave Pries -- Cloverleaf Student Resource Officer, Medina County Sheriff’s Department
Bart Randolph -- Cloverleaf High School Assistant Principal
Rose Marie Torma -- Cloverleaf High School Assistant Principal
Chief Kent Patterson -- Westfield Center Police Department and MCDAC Board Member
Tadd Davis -- Medina County Drug Task Force
Chief Keith Keough -- Lodi Police Department
Pastor Robert Powell -- Relation with Christ Ministries, Lodi
Dan Goodrow -- Former mayor, Village of Lodi
The Cloverleaf Local Schools prevention program is funded by
the Medina County Drug Abuse Prevention (MCDAC) Anti-Drug Levy