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 September 2020. 

 

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
https://ohiorxdisposal.com/

 

PROJECT PROACT1
Patient's Right to Opiod Alternatives - conservative Treatment First
North Central Acadmey of Chiropractic's intiative 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


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://commquest.org/100-years/hope-discovered-podcast/

 

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

 

 

LOCAL TASK FORCES & INITIATIVES

MINERVA'S HOPE
https://www.facebook.com/Minervas-Hope-1598101780475662/

SANDY VALLEY DRUG AWARENESS INITIATIVE
https://www.facebook.com/svdai/

STARK COUNTY HEROIN EPIDEMIC AWARENESS
Facebook discussion group and articles
https://www.facebook.com/groups/189837704723342

 

 

STARK COUNTY SHERIFF
Anonymous Tip Line 330-430-3697
https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/sheriff/resources/narcotics-unit/report-drug-activity


ANONYMOUS POLICE TIP LINES
Many Stark County Police Departments have anonymous on-line crime reporting links on their respective websites.

 

 


ON-LINE TOOL KITS & LITERATURE FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS
 
    https://al-anon.org
     Articles and literature available on-line
 
    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.

 

    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.kolmac.com/how-does-social-media-affect-teen-substance-use/
   short article with information on the  impact of social media on teens and substance use as well tips for maintaining teen mental health while using social            media

 

   https://online.maryville.edu/blog/mental-health-crisis-toolkit-for-schools/
   Comprehensive information site 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://starttalking.ohio.gov
 Prevention & discussion tips and tool kits for parents/guardians and youth group leaders

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

 

EPIDEMIC STARK COUNTY
Awareness and prevention toolkit for families
https://www.starkepidemic.com/
 
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 OPIATES AND ADDICTION 


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.

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


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://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

 

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

 

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://opustreatment.com/helping-a-loved-one-with-their-addiction/
Tips for supporting recovery, starting the treatment conversation with a loved one and recognizing enabling behaviors

 

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

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://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://www.therecoveryvillage.com/family-friend-portal/
This page has 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" page containing information about all aspects of the disease of addiction including prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction. This is a good starting point  for family members new to addiction and seeking information for the first time.

 

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://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