Cleveland organization is tackling the opioid crisis in Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) — It’s a cause close to home for Kristy Steele.
She is the founder of Save our families which focuses on addressing the opioid crisis in northeast Ohio.
“There are so many other kids going through this and other families who are devastated by the opioid crisis, so if we can make a difference in their lives, that’s the best thing we can do,” he said. she declared.
Save Our Families has just added a product called ZIMHI.
It’s naloxone in an injection device.
Steele says Zimhi is a game changer.
She says that not only is it easy to use, but it’s also more potent than nasal sprays.
“The paramedics worked on my mum for over 45 minutes had it been available and it would have made a difference to the job they were doing,” Steele added.
So instead of a spray, you inject it into someone’s thigh.
“Knowing more is important because if you have a loved one who is suffering from an active addiction, it can literally be the difference between life and death,” Steele said.
For those currently struggling with addiction, Steele has this important message.
“Don’t lose hope because every day that person can make that change, you never know when they’ll decide to seek help or you never know when you should use it,” she said.
Both online and in-person training are available for those who want to learn how to use Zimhi.
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