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  June 2022. 

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES 

THE C.A.R.A. ACT
cadca.org/comprehensive-addiction-and-recovery-act


HEALING COMMUNITIES STUDY
Scientists from the nation’s leading health agencies and four major academic institutions are partnering with communities in four states to test a set of interventions to combat the opioid crisis and reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent over 3 years in participating communities.  Stark County is actively participating through December 2023.  This site provides information about the initiatives, connections to resources, general information about Opioid Use Disorder, and ways you can help. Outreach materials are available upon request.
healingcommunitiesstudy.org

  

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
nida.nih.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
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
ohiorxdisposal.com

 

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


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
recoveryohio.gov


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 
ralioh.org


   STARK COUNTY OPIOD AWARENESS DASHBOARD
   Overdose data tracking and fatality review reports 
    starkhealth.org/government/offices/publichealth/nursingservices/overdoseprevention

 

  STARK COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION RECOVERY
   starkmhar.org

 

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

  

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
samhsa.gov

 

SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES 
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
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
   takecharge.ohio.gov

 

 

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.
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
www.youtube.com

 

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


ROCK AND RECOVERY RADIO
Meaningful music with positive messages of strength, hope and sobriety support for the recovery journey
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
spreaker.com/show/commquest-hope-happens-here

 

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

 


TOOL KITS,  LITERATURE & ARTICLES  FOR PARENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS,  AND TEACHERS
 
   al-anon.org
   Articles and literature available on-line
 

   addictionsandrecovery.org
    General addiction and recovery information for individuals, families and professionals
 

   addictionpolicy.org
    Excellent comprehensive site with information, videos and printable materials  about all aspects of addiction, treatment, harm reduction and recovery. 

 

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


   alternativetomeds.com/blog/teen-substance-abuse
   Concise article that discusses teen substance use vs. abuse and addiction, commonly abused substances among teens, reasons and risk factors for substance         abuse, signs of teen use and prevention and treatment strategies


    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 due to trauma, mental health or substance       abuse issues

 

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

 

    conciserecovery.com/drug-and-alcohol-intervention
   While the effectiveness of interventions can be a subject of debate, this article provides a thorough guide for those who might be considering  it.

 

    drug-addiction-help-now.org
    Blog information and support resource site for families

 

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

 

   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

 

   dreamrecovery.com/8-ways-to-keep-your-children-from-abusing-drugs
   This article contains some simple tips for encouraging  healthier individual and family habits  

 

   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

 

   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


   goodrx.com/well-being/substance-use/talk-to-child-about-drugs-alcohol
   This guide provides tip and strategies for talking to your child about drugs and alcohol and what to do if you suspect your teen may be using

 

   huffpost.com/entry/10-effective-tips-to-help
   Tips for helping encourage your loved one to seek treatment

 

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

 

   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

   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

 

   nar-anon.org
   Articles and literature for families of those with substance use disorder available on-line

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

 

 niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/make-a-difference-child-alcohol
 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism site contains teen alcohol abuse information and prevention strategies for parents


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.


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

 

   recoveryvillage.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

 

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

 

 socalsunrise.com/teen-drug-use
 socalsunrise.com/how-addiction-affects-the-family
 These articles  have  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


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

 

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.
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


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

 

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.

 

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

 

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. 

 

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

 

inlanddetox.com/am-i-an-alcoholic-self-quiz
Brief concise article detailing the dangers of alcoholism, signs of alcoholism, types of drinking problems, withdrawal symptoms and  an Alcoholic Self-Quiz

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

drugrehabconnections.com/addiction/drugs/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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

lagunashoresrecovery.com/orange-county-drug-rehab/fentanyl
This is a brief comprehensive article about fentanyl

 

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. 

 

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.

 

maryville.edu/online-masters-degrees/health-administration/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.

 

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.

 

nomatterwhatrecovery.com/trauma-and-substance-abuse
Treatment provider sponsored article discusses the effects of trauma on the brain and the connection between trauma and addiction

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
sandiegosuboxone.com/painkiller-addiction-self-assessment 
This article discusses commonly abused pain medications, risk factors and symptoms of  addiction, and alternatives for pain management.
A Self-Test for pain medication addiction is also included.

 

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

 

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



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

 

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

 

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