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 2019.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES 


AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE
https://www.asam.org/

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
https://mha.ohio.gov

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

   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
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 AND INSPIRATIONAL MEDIA 


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/

 

"PLEASURE UNWOVEN"
This one hour movie from the Institute for Addiction Study is a must-see for it's clear and concise exploration and explanation of addiction as a brain disease presented in plain language by a former physician and recovering addict.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clZQEGHTx6c&t=610s

 

 

LOCAL TASK FORCES & INITIATIVES


GREEN - THE CITY WITHOUT DRUGS INITIATIVE
https://www.cityofgreen.org/city-without-drugs

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://www.addictionpolicy.org/overdose-awareness
    Addiction Policy Forum’s Overdose Awareness Toolkit contains training videos and printable materials on how to recognize and respond to an overdose, 
    information about how to administer naloxone, harm reduction education, resources and further reading. 
 
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://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://www.nar-anon.org
Articles and literature available on-line

 

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


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

 

https://onlinecounselingprograms.com/resources/school-counselor-toolkit/
information about professional development for counselors and free mental health lesson plans and resources  for school counselors 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 HEROIN AND ADDICTION 

 

https://www.addictionguide.com/


https://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/

 

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

 

 http://www.drug-addiction-help-now.org/

 

https://www.drugdangers.com/prescription-drug-addiction/
Concise article on prescription drug abuse and addiction including a list of opioid medications and common drugs of abuse

 

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://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://www.opioidhelp.com/

 

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.shatterproof.org/about-addiction

 

https://online.maryville.edu/blog/understanding-the-opioid-epidemic-opioid-abuse-in-america/