My loved one has an opiate addiction.
What do I do?

 


 
  • LEARN the symptoms of overdose HERE
  • GET a Narcan overdose kit HERE
  • UNDERSTAND that addiction is a family disease. GET SUPPORT & EDUCATION FOR YOURSELF. This disease is life-threatening. It is critical that you get correct information about how to care for your loved one just as you would with any other disease
  • UNDERSTAND that there is a disease process at work & the addict CANNOT JUST STOP USING. Addiction will not respond to logic or emotional pleas
  • UNDERSTAND that you did not cause this, you cannot control it and you cannot cure it.
  • LEARN what enabling means and stop doing it
  • UNDERSTAND that addicts do not want to be this way. AVOID STIGMA AND OFFER LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR RECOVERY. Do not add to their burden of guilt and shame as that can fuel their need to use
  • UNDERSTAND that the addict is NOT DOING THIS TO YOU. The unacceptable behavior is not personal – it is a symptom of the disease
  • REPORT ANYTHING you know about drug activity to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office ANONYMOUS TIP LINE 330-451- 3937 or ONLINE HERE
  • REDUCE access and street crime by getting rid of unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications at free safe drop box locations. VIEW LOCATIONS HERE
  • KNOW what to do in an overdose situation HERE

UPCOMING EVENTS




JUNE
16

F.A.T.H.E.R.S. MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN & COMMUNITY EVENT



The poker run begins at Massillon Stadium Park 301 19th St SE Massillon 44646. Registration opens at 9:00 am. First bike out at 9:30 and last bike out at 10:30. Cars are welcome also. The cost on event day is $25 for solo riders and $5 for each passenger. Pre-registration saves $5 and is open now at www.fathersrunstark.com/pre-register. Coffee, donuts, water lunch and dinner are included! The community event begins at 4:00pm at the Stark County Fairgrounds located at 305 Wertz Ave NW Canton 44708. Admission is $5. There will be live entertainment, kids activities, raffle baskets and resource exhibitors.


JULY
07

OhioCAN Summerbration



11:00 am until 5:00pm on Market Square 300 Market Ave North Canton 44702. The event features continuous live entertainment, costumed characters, food, prizes, inflatables, games and exhibitors