Mandel School’s Ric Kruszynski discusses CWRU efforts to aid Ohio treatment centers in opioid crisis

CWRU awarded $6 million to aid Ohio treatment centers in opioid crisis

Signal ClevelandRic Kruszynski, director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices in the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, discussed the new university effort to lead the Substance Use Disorders Center of Excellence. “With the rise in overdose deaths in Ohio, a lingering opioid epidemic and a surge in methamphetamine abuse, we are seeing a lot more drug-related deaths,” said Kruszynski, who will lead the new effort. “Support for this kind of work is crucial in solving a problem and having continuing access to education, tools and technology in place for providers to make sure needs get met.”