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Community Awareness Education Program
What is it?

We started our Community Awareness Education Program to bring awareness to the communities we serve and to those around us. We see a great need in helping communities realize the dangers with opiods, alcohol and texting and driving. We work with different agencies, schools and public figures to help bring awareness on the dangers and give the resources needed to help save the lives of people struggling with addiction. 

Our Mission

At Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown and Brown Funeral Homes we see a need to help those struggling with the crisis and want to bring the resources needed to help those in need. It is our mission to serve our communities and help bring help to people who need it. We are here to support and give guidance to those who are facing the daily struggle of addiction to opiods, alcohol or any type of addiction and want to help direct and guide them in the appropriate direction to be able to turn their lives around. Nobody should go through the journey alone and we are here to stand by them. 

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According to the Mahoning County Overdose Surveillance Report in 2018 Emergency Department EpiCenter data indicates that a total of 804 patients presented "drug", "overdose", and/or "withdrawl" listed as the reason for the visit to the Emergency Department. 

In 2018 the breakdown by Zip Code is as follows for the year:

44401 (Berlin Center): 10

44406 (Canfield): 33

44422 (Greenford): 3

44429 (Lake Milton): 6

44451 (North Jackson): 9

44672 (Sebring): 15

44609 (Beloit): 8

44619 (Damascus): 0

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