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Heroin Addiction and Navigating Treatment

Posted Friday, May 30, 2014

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Resources about Heroin Addiction and for Navigating Treatment

If you or a loved one needs information regarding addiction treatment near you, here’s a list of local county board of alcohol and drug addiction services that can direct you to providers in Northeast Ohio.

Cuyahoga County: Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County
2012 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 241-3400

Geauga County: The Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services
13244 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 285-2282

Lake County: Lake County ADAMHS Board
1 Victoria Square
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 352-3117

Lorain County: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County
4950 Oberlin Avenue
Lorain, OH 44053
(440) 282-9920

Lorain County Board of Mental Health
1173 North Ridge Road East
Lorain, OH 44055
(440) 233-2020

Portage County: Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County
155 East Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
(330) 673-1756

Summit County: The County of Summit ADAMHS Board
100 W. Cedar Street
Akron, OH 44307

Other local resources:

Let’s Get Real
5541 Liberty Avenue
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 963-0147
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SOLACE of Lorain County
The Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board provides a list of resources in Lorain County including residential treatment facilities and detox centers.

A list of Heroin Anonymous meetings (12 step programs) that you can attend in Ohio.

Research Reports and Medical Journal Articles:

This article from The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine explores opiate addiction and the debate on medication-assisted treatment.

This article from Kaiser Health News explains the Affordable Care Act and how it affects those suffering from addiction. It also dives into the shortage of treatment centers and how it is affecting addicts and their families nationwide.

Project Dawn is an overdose education and naloxone distribution program to help fight fatal overdoses occurring due to the opioid epidemic. This article gives you a look at not only statistics regarding opioid usage, but how Project Dawn is on a mission to end the travesty.

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