In today’s podcast, Greg talks with Kimberly Fraser, Executive Director, Lake County (Ohio) Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, and Jessie Baginski, Ph.D., President/CEO, Leadership Lake County. Both guests have been touched by the opioid crisis, with family members falling prey to its draconian outcomes. They are overseeing Operation Resolve, a unique program designed to help fight the opioid crisis by reaching out to employers and offering them resources with which they can engage their workforce. The educational information they provide relates to drug abuse, addiction and where to find help.

Greg learns how the program has succeeded by entering the business community, opening up a dialogue and involving leaders who are able draw in other community leaders who can help spread information about the realities of the crisis. In this peer-to-peer model, business leaders are supplied with the right tools to help their employees. A key component of these efforts is the destigmatizing of opioid addiction.

Operation Resolve maintains a help line at 440.350.2000 or 440.918.2000, M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST. The line is available to help anyone impacted directly and indirectly by addiction.