At Stella Maris, a nonprofit addiction recovery center on Cleveland’s West Side, the wait list for detox is more than 200 names long.
For those on that list, this moment is “the window of opportunity,” according to Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, Stella Maris’ director.
“Somebody might choose to go out on another run. They might have an overdose death. Literally, it is choosing between life and death, the coming into treatment or not,” he said.