Addiction and Opioid Crisis Series

This series was developed in 2015 by Sheryl Hirsh to educate the local community on the growing opioid crisis, its dangers, the people who fight each day to make our community safe and the professionals working to help people suffering from the disease of addiction.


This series provides information on the growing epidemic, resources for those suffering with addiction and things you can do to help locally. 


Stay tuned for information on our next series.

Program Coordinator: Sheryl Hirsh in loving memory of her daughter, Melissa Rae Koppel. Siegal Lifelong Learning encourages contributions to the Melissa Rae Fund in Support of Substance Abuse Advocacy, Understanding, and Change. Call Sheryl Hirsh at 216.368.4623 for more information.

Substance Abuse Series Video Archive:


12/6/18 | Addiction and Opioid Crisis Series, "Addiction and Suicide: Correlations and How a Community Responds"


12/7/17 | Substance Abuse Series, "Sober-Living-Homes Make A Difference"

11/16/17 | Substance Abuse Series, "Suburban Challenges: Mayors' Call to Action"

10/19/17 | Substance Abuse Series, "What Goes Into Training First Responders? Why Should We Care

9/14/17 | Substance Abuse Series, "A County's Perspective: How Did We Get Here and What's Being Done?"


9/8/16 | Substance Abuse Series, "Session I: History to Recover"

9/15/16 | Substance Abuse Series, "Session II: No Greater Bond: Mothers and Children"

9/22/16 | Substance Abuse Series, "Session III: HELP! The Who, What, When, Where & How"

9/29/16 | Substance Abuse Series, "Session IV: Recovering Addicts Making a Difference"

Channel 19 TV News did a story on our Substance Abuse Forums featuring an interview with the program's creator, our very own Sheryl Hirsh!