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People of Stark County have access to a state-of-the-art mental health and recovery system.

In the News

  • Looking for a job in the behavioral health field?  Click here 
  • FASD Family Support Group.  For more information contact Heather Johnson at 330-412-9895 or email Tina Miller at tjmiller0612@yahoo.com
  • Stark County's Drug Drop-off sites, click here to view locations
  • BET♣cha WANT TO KNOW HOW GAMBLING AFFECTS OUR COMMUNITY♦WE SURE DO.  Help Us Help Stark County...click here to take our survey.
  • SAVE THE DATE - Drug Take Back Day - April 26, 2014.  More info coming soon!

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Crisis Line and Suicide Prevention Hotline 330-452-6000 24-Hour Domestic
Violence Hotline
330-453-SAFE (7233) Homeless Prevention Hotline 330-452-4363

The epidemic of Ohio drug abuse 

Ohio tackles the problem with Start Talking! campaign

A new effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug abuse among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children. Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich have launched Start Talking! to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.

A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making.

Parents, mentors and peers can make a difference just by talking to the young people in their lives about drug abuse. Please Start Talking!

Why Start Talking! was created

Drug abuse is a public health epidemic and Ohio is not immune. Use of illegal substances and misuse of prescription medications are both to blame for disability and/or early death among our youth. A dramatic increase in prescribing over the past decade has brought these dangerous medications into the homes of the majority of Ohioans. As a result, addiction to prescription pain medications and their chemical lookalike, heroin, is on the rise.

 

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Prevention in our community 

Area coalitions and organizations work to spread the word about risky behavior

   Stark County Anti-Drug Coalition       

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The MHRSB is pleased to announce our own Stark County Anti-Drug Coalition (SCADC) will be presenting at the Midwest Alcohol Policy Summit (MAPS) the first part of April. Their workshop titled Increasing Community Buy-In:  Making the case for underage drinking prevention will feature Brad Warner, principal at Washington High School; Steve Reinhart, chairperson of MADFACT (Massillon Area Drug Free Action Coalition Team); Sharon George, Stark County Safe Communities and Fran Gerbig, MHRSB Prevention Coordinator and head of our SCADC, and will focus on the planning process used to create innovative environmental strategies that increased community buy- in for underage drinking prevention in Massillon.  The Midwest Alcohol Policy Summit is composed of nine partner states working together to bring the best policy experts to Ohio. We are proud to be chosen as one of their presenters.

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HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Crisis Line and Suicide Prevention Hotline 330-452-6000 24-Hour Domestic
Violence Hotline
330-453-SAFE (7233) Homeless Prevention Hotline 330-452-4363

In the News

  • Looking for a job in the behavioral health field?  Click here 
  • FASD Family Support Group.  For more information contact Heather Johnson at 330-412-9895 or email Tina Miller at tjmiller0612@yahoo.com
  • Stark County's Drug Drop-off sites, click here to view locations
  • BET♣cha WANT TO KNOW HOW GAMBLING AFFECTS OUR COMMUNITY♦WE SURE DO.  Help Us Help Stark County...click here to take our survey.
  • SAVE THE DATE - Drug Take Back Day - April 26, 2014.  More info coming soon!

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