Cover2 Resources is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Hudson, OH, serving the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Founder and President Greg McNeil lost his son, Sam, to a heroin overdose in October, 2015. Sam encountered heroin through prescription opiates for an injury. He completed rehab successfully but ultimately relapsed. McNeil and his family founded Cover2 Resources in March, 2016, to provide other families with the educational resources which they did not have while Sam was struggling with addiction.
Cover2 Resources produces a regular podcast series. The podcast is available on the Cover2 website and subscription feeds for iTunes, Android, Stitcher, and RSS. In the podcast, McNeil interviews area experts who are making a difference fighting the opioid epidemic. Notably, McNeil has interviewed Ohio State Representative Robert Sprague, 83rd House District, who has sponsored numerous opioid bills; Judge David T. Matia, Cuyahoga County Drug Court; and Dr. Thomas Gilson, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Other interviewees from around Ohio include licensed practitioners, those who had once suffered from Opioid Use Disorder, and Free Clinic Needle Exchange workers. You can listen to the podcast at https://cover2.org/podcasts/.
Cover2 Resources also provides a database of carefully vetted resources for families dealing with opioid addiction. Many of these resources are provided by interviewees on the podcast, but Cover2 also accepts submissions of resources from individuals who are involved in this fight. The resource database connects area families with best practices for helping a loved one with addiction. You can view the database at https://cover2.org/resources/.
Cover2 Resources is a family-run nonprofit. McNeil’s adult children, Amy and Mathew, join him on the team, providing critical input as well as firsthand experience.
Cover2 Resources seeks to connect with individuals and corporations that care about the opioid epidemic. Cover2 seeks donations and sponsorships to support the podcast. These charitable, tax-deductible donations help to keep the Cover2 Resources Podcast free for those who need it most. Visit https://cover2.org/ for more information.