via News5:

The opioid crisis in Northeast Ohio is changing how those who provide afterlife care do their jobs.

Not only are they seeing more overdose deaths, but each one brings its own unique challenges that could leave funeral home staff and their guests at risk.

From accidental exposure to powerful drugs to fights breaking out during a service, it’s the new reality for those who consider themselves the last responders to this deadly problem.

Funeral homes are now forced to change with the times.

The National Funeral Directors Association is recommending that its members across the country train their staff on how to recognize signs of an overdose and make sure they’re also prepared to administer naloxone.

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