LINKS TO INFORMATION



 

The sites listed here contain accurate information about addiction in general as well as opiates and heroin in particular. These sites may also provide resources, tools, literature and media articles of interest to anyone dealing with addiction or treatment and prevention initiatives. Mental Health and Recovery Board sites contain both general information and service provider listings. These information sites  have been verified as of  August  2021. 

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES 

THE C.A.R.A. ACT
https://www.cadca.org/comprehensive-addiction-and-recovery-act-cara

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
https://www.drugabuse.gov/

OHIO MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES
1-877-275-6364
The OhioMHAS Consumer and Family Toll-Free Bridge (TFB) line provides referral and resource information for callers regarding addiction and mental health services, supports and organizations statewide. TFB staff members are peers who often work to help callers find the resources they need, learn about the referral process to access those resources
https://mha.ohio.gov

 

OHIO RX DISPOSAL
Resources for the prevention of prescription drug misuse and abuse including a statewide prescription drug disposal site locator and free drug disposal bags
http://www.ohiorxdisposal.com/

 

PROJECT PROACT1
Patient's Right to Opioid Alternatives - Conservative Treatment First
North Central Acadamy of Chiropractic's initiative to promote non-drug pain treatment and management options
https://ohiochiro.org/opioid-epidemic.html

RECOVERY OHIO
Recovery Ohio is an advisory and action initiative created by Governor DeWine  to improve mental health and substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services in Ohio. The website contains news, information and resource links specific to the state of Ohio
https://recoveryohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/recovery/

Rx ABUSE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE OF OHIO
RALI Ohio and its partners support a broad range of programs to address substance misuse, including prevention, treatment and recovery services.  The  initial  focus is on providing tools to enable the safe disposal of unused prescription medicines and raising awareness of the signs of opioid misuse     
 https://www.ralioh.org/

   STARK COUNTY GIS OPIOD AWARENESS DASHBOARD
    Overdose data tracking and fatality review reports 
    https://portal-starkcountyohio.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/opioid-related


   STARK COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION RECOVERY 
   https://starkmhar.org

 

   STARK COUNTY OPIATE TASK FORCE
   https://starkmhar.org/programs/coalitions/opiate-task-force/
   https://www.facebook.com/OpiateTaskForceStark/


SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
https://www.samhsa.gov

 

SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES 
Facing Addiction in America
The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/

   TAKE CHARGE OHIO
   A website for patients, practitioners and the general public to promote and implement safer pain management and pain medication practices
   https://www.takechargeohio.org/

 

 

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA PRESENTATIONS
 
 ADDICTION POLICY FORUM
Excellent "Addiction A-Z" site featuring numerous video presentations on such addiction topics as drugs of abuse, addiction brain science, Naloxone administration, genetics and addiction, treatment and prevention.
https://www.addictionpolicy.org/blog/categories/video

 

ADDICTION 101
Dr. Nicole Labor's Keynote presentation at the 2018 Stark County Opiate Symposium gives a detailed explanation of why addiction is a disease and how it fits into the medical disease model
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYvZTH746yg

 

COVER2.ORG
On-line podcasts and educational information about addiction, treatment, recovery and alternatives to prescription opiates.
https://cover2.org/podcasts/


ROCK AND RECOVERY RADIO
Meaningful music with positive messages of strength, hope and sobriety support for the recovery journey
https://www.rockandrecovery.com/



HOPE DISCOVERED PODCAST
Individuals in recovery from addiction, trauma and mental illness provide a first-hand account of their journey. The podcast is powered by Commquest and serves to provide powerful perspectives on recovery that are both educational and inspirational. 
Listen on  iTunes | Spotify | Spreaker
Join the conversation 
Twitter @HopeDiscoverPOD
Instagram @HopeDiscoveredPOD
https://www.spreaker.com/show/commquest-hope-happens-here

 

STOP THE STIGMA
Podcasts and short video explaining how addiction hijacks the survival center of the brain
https://www.stopstigma.org/programs

 

 


TOOL KITS,  LITERATURE & ARTICLES  FOR PARENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS,  AND TEACHERS
 
    https://al-anon.org
    Articles and literature available on-line
 
    https://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/
    General addiction and recovery information for individuals, families and professionals
 
    https://www.addictionpolicy.org/
    Excellent comprehensive site with information, videos and printable materials  about all aspects of addiction, treatment, harm reduction and recovery. 

 

   https://www.acls.net/drug-addict
   Brief article with a few things that you can do to support someone who is in recent recovery

 
    http://caseyslaw.org/
    Information about how to get court ordered involuntary treatment (potentially at no cost) for your loved one's drug or alcohol addiction.

 

   http://thebereavementacademy.com/unconventional-grief-grieving-someone-alive/
   This article discusses grief caused by a living loved one becoming someone that you no longer know or recognize as a result of trauma, mental health or substance abuse issues
 

    http://www.drug-addiction-help-now.org/
    Blog information and support resource site for families

 

    https://drugfree.org
    Partnership for Drug Free Kids website provides support and guidance information for parents struggling with a child's substance use

 

   https://www.drugreport.com/drug-addiction-mental-health/
   Comprehensive information and links to articles about mental health and substance abuse issues in teens including articles and tips for teenagers

 

   https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/my-child-is-using-drugs-or-drinking-alcohol-what-should-i-do/
   This is  an excerpt from Life Over the Influence™, an online learning program that is part of the Total Transformation Program

 

   https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-science-says-to-do-if-your-loved-one-has-an-opioid-addiction/
   A concise "fact from fiction" guide concerning the science-based recommendations for people trying to help a loved one suffering from addiction

 

   https://www.huffpost.com/entry/10-effective-tips-to-help_b_6446012
   Tips for helping encourage your loved one to seek treatment

 

   https://inlandempiretms.com/teenage-depression/
   This article discusses symptoms, causes and treatments for teenage depression

 

   https://www.kolmac.com/how-does-social-media-affect-teen-substance-use/
   Information on the impact of social media one teens and substance use as well as tips for maintaining teen mental health while using social    media

   https://online.maryville.edu/blog/mental-health-crisis-toolkit-for-schools/
   Comprehensive information for parents and educators about youth mental health issues including types of disorders, triggers, warning signs, risk factors and     prevention tips

 

    https://www.nar-anon.org
    Articles and literature available on-line

 
 National Association for Children of Addiction provides excellent  resources, tool kits and training opportunities for families and child care professionals

 


  https://nldetox.com/accompanying-a-loved-one-through-recovery/
  Treatment provider resource page on accompanying a loved one through recovery  provides insight on addiction behaviors, the affects on families and     healthy ways to provide support and avoid enabling.


  https://opiatetoolkit.starkmhar.org
  Tips, facts, resources and advice for teens, parents and teachers

 

    https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/family-friend-portal/
    A series of brief articles for family members on the topics of coping with addiction, enabling, and the family's role in supporting   treatment and recovery

 

   https://www.shatterproof.org/ 
   Excellent "Addiction 101" information about all aspects of the disease of addiction including prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction.

 

https://socalsunrise.com/teen-drug-use/
https://socalsunrise.com/how-addiction-affects-the-family/ 
These articles information about drug use including statistics, effects of drug abuse on the developing brain, experimentation vs. addiction, warning signs of drug use, The effects of addiction on the family and  how to talk to a teen about drugs


 https://starttalking.ohio.gov
 Prevention & discussion tips and tool kits for parents/guardians and youth group leaders

 

https://wavelengths.com/being-a-child-of-an-addicted-parent/
This article focuses on topics such as how children assume parental roles in substance abuse households, how to talk to a parent about their use and self care tips.  Brief explanations of addiction, stigma and  treatment options are also included

 

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT on-line program
An interactive exhibit and education program that teaches parents how to spot signs of drug use and other problems from items found in a teen bedroom.
http://powertotheparent.org/be-aware/hidden-in-plain-sight/



 

GENERAL INFORMATION  ABOUT SUBSTANCES OF ABUSE, ADDICTION  & MENTAL HEALTH
 
Dual diagnosis is the term for a substance use disorder coupled with a  mental health or behavioral disorder. This brief article discuss common mental health disorders linked to addiction including warnings signs, self-medication dangers and treatment considerations



https://www.addictiongroup.org/
A fact-based resource center on alcohol and drug addiction and treatment. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

 

https://www.addictionguide.com/
Information on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances, how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. This is a very good comprehensive general information site for families and people in the recovery pprocess.

 https://www.addictions.com/heroin
Risks, signs and symptoms, effects, side effects and treatment options for heroin addiction

 

https://addictionrehabtreatment.com/treatments/treatment-programs-and-therapies/
Concise and  comprehensive article which  lists and explains a variety of treatment programs, addiction therapies and  recovery support groups. 

 

https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/
Comprehensive general information about causes, symptoms, withdrawal, types of alcoholism and treatment options

 

https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/blog/alcohol-and-opioids/
Information about the risks and treatment for the co-abuse of substances like alcohol and opioids

 

https://www.acls.net/effects-of-drugs.htm
This site describes common drugs of abuse and their effects on the body in general and the cardiovascular system in particular

 

https://shorelinerecoverycenter.com/drug-overdoses/#10
Brief comprehensive article describing types of drugs with overdose potential as well as  overdose risk factors, symptoms, treatment and long-terms effects

 

https://www.drugrehabconnections.com/heroin/
This page in particular has excellent information about the signs of heroin addiction. There is other addiction information available on the site as well

 
https://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/drug-abuse-and-addiction.htm
Warning signs and symptoms of drug abuse and information about how substance abuse problems develop and create changes in the user's brain

 

https://healthyliferecovery.com/am-i-an-addict/
This site list signs of addiction and withdrawal,  the differences between addiction and dependence and also  has an addiction self test


https://lagunashoresrecovery.com/drugs/fentanyl/
This is a brief comprehensive article about fentanyl

 

https://lasuboxone.com/dangers-of-self-medicating/
Self-medicating can be a gateway to addiction. This article discussing substances and behaviors commonly used for self-medicating, underlying mental health issues that can lead to self -medication and therapeutic options. 

 

https://www.fiscaltiger.com/mental-health-and-addiction-recovery-resources/
The guide explains a variety of mental health/substance abuse disorders and when to seek treatment. It also discusses how to pay for mental health or substance abuse services including information about insurance, medicare/medicaid, and resources for the uninsured

 

https://lendedu.com/blog/financial-aid-for-drug-rehab/
This guide outlines some of the resources designed to provide financial assistance for those recovering from addiction.


https://healthyliferecovery.com/mental-health-addiction-in-lgbtq/
Information and statistics about addiction and mental health issues in the LBGTQ population

 

https://www.cnabuzz.com/substance-abuse-prevention-for-the-lgbtq-community/
Information about the challenges and risk factors facing the LGBTQ population, drugs of abuse, co-occurring disorders, disparities in healthcare and treatment, and substance abuse prevention tips

 

https://nldetox.com/beating-addiction-with-intention-commitment/
This is a treatment provider site with  resources for beating addiction including information about brain science and the cycle of addiction , fears related to recovery, as well the roles of commitment  and personal responsibility in the recovery process.

 

https://onlinelaw.hofstra.edu/blog/monitoring-for-prescription-drug-abuse-misdiagnoses-and-overmedication/
Brief article on prescription drugs with the potential for abuse

 

https://www.opioidhelp.com/
A a resource site for news and information articles about Opioids in general, the opioid epidemic, and recovery related topics

 

https://online.nursing.georgetown.edu/blog/prescribing-opioids-addicted-patients/
 A concise and informative  article about opioid uses, misuses, signs of  dependence, drug seeking behaviors, alternative forms of pain management, and supporting those in recovery

 

https://onlinedegrees.unr.edu/blog/substance-abuse-unpacking-a-public-health-crisis/
A short article outlining the points made in the 2016 Surgeon General's report on Facing Addiction in America

 

https://safesoundtreatment.com/sud-self-test-dsm5/
This brief article contains an Addiction Self Test, the11 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) criteria for diagnosis, and information about the  risk factors and stages of SUD

 

https://sandiegosuboxone.com/buprenorphine-efficacy-treating-opioid-use-disorder/
This is a treatment provider site that includes a good comprehensive overview of Medication Assisted Treatment with Buprenorphine which is one of the medications in Suboxone

 

https://www.stayhonest.org/guide/substance-abuse-and-cannabis-usage-supporting-and-affirming-the-lgbtq-community-and-youth/
This article features a comprehensive guide to assist and support the LGBTQ community and youth facing substance abuse and contains interesting information about the history of hemp and marijuana in America and among the LGBTQ community

 

https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/mental-health-issues-facing-the-black-community/
Topics include the role of racism in mental health, common mental illnesses in the black community, barriers to seeking help and the importance of culturally competent care

 

https://online.maryville.edu/blog/understanding-the-opioid-epidemic-opioid-abuse-in-america/
This article examines the opioid epidemic in detail including the scope of the epidemic, the root of it, the psychology and physicality of opioid abuse, what to look for to spot someone who is using, as well as possible solutions.

 
https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/heroin-use
General information about the use and effects of the drug, as well as withdrawal, overdose and treatment information