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Leanna Perez Green and her two sons. Perez Green's husband is retired from the Air Force. She says seeking drug treatment for her teenage son meant facing down stigma in the tight-knit Wright-Patterson military community.
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WYSO's Recovery Stories series brings you intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. This episode introduces us to two women whose children have struggled with addiction: Becky Walsh and Leanna Perez Green.

Leanna’s husband is retired from the Air Force. She says seeking drug treatment for her teenage son meant facing down stigma in the tight-knit Wright-Patterson military community.

Artist Jes McMillan founded the nonprofit Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton.
Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton

A Dayton artist is working on a new way to memorialize victims of the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic.

The project would create a memorial wall made of hand-cut mosaic tiles, called the  “Wall of Perseverance.”

The memorial is the brainchild of mosaic artist Jes McMillan, founder of the Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton

Opiate Addiction Conversation for Change Wednesday

Aug 11, 2015
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  East End Community Services is hosting the fourth in a series of events to address opiate addiction on Wednesday, August 12th. The event is a partnership with Dayton Mediation Center, ADAMHS, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Behavioral Health, Cornerstone Project, and the Dayton Police Department.

Jan Lepore-Jentleson is the executive director of East End. She says they started trying to help local addicts two years ago.

Dayton’s East End Takes On Heroin Epidemic

Jun 5, 2014
Twin Towers in Dayton. St. Mary's Church, in the background, is central to the neighborhood's history. east side east end
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Accidental overdoses, including those caused by heroin, continue to rise in Ohio and in Montgomery County. Now a local non-profit is joining the fight to turn those numbers around.