Understanding Heroin: Be the Change

How bad is the heroin epidemic? J. Mark Busch of Busch Funeral Services is so grieved by serving families of overdose victims that he has helped found a new group – GreaterThanHeroin.com – in an effort to stem the tide of this devastation.

J. Mark Busch of Busch Furneral Services

J. Mark Busch of Busch Furneral Services

The group, whose tag line is ‘Understanding Heroin – Be the Change’ – was started by Fr. Bob Stec of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Parma.

Mr. Busch and Fr. Stec stopped by the monthly men’s breakfast, “Running with the Giants,” at Westlake’s Church on the Rise Saturday with info on the group.

“We have a number of (funeral)) services today and another coming up for victims of heroin overdose,” said Busch. “It is numbing, and everyone’s life is touched in some way in our region and across our country. When I got a call from Jim Milano of Milano Monuments about GreaterThanHeroin.com I wanted to get involved. I am tired of seeing families torn apart by heroin. So we have built this tool kit.”

Fr. Bob Stec of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Parma.

Fr. Bob Stec of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Parma.

“What I am trying to do is step up the conversation and break the silence. Understanding is the key to breaking heroin,” said Fr. Stec. “We have to break the silence together.”

Their group, GreaterThanHeroin.com, has made available a comprehensive resource kit for battling the heroin menace. The group is made up of civic and faith leaders from Northeast Ohio committed to addressing the heroin epidemic through understanding, collaboration and awareness.

Please visit www.GreaterThanHeroin.com.

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