January 2018
Happy New Year!
With each new year, I take time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, including the way the community has rallied around people in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services. 

One major accomplishment of 2017 was the creation of The Franklin County Opiate Action Plan. At the direction of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, ADAMH created a plan to focus on four overarching goals:
  • Preventing opiate abuse and addiction
  • Reducing the number of opiate-related deaths
  • Expanding access for treatment
  • Improving the safety of our community
David CEO Headshot
In 2018, ADAMH will continue our prevention, treatment and community education efforts with renewed passion. Visit the ADAMH website, adamhfranklin.org, and follow ADAMHBoardofFranklinCounty on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on our efforts to  improve the well-being of our community by reducing the incidence of mental health problems and eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in Franklin County. You can find a list of our providers who offer mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services, as well as a list of support groups, on our website.

Remember, Treatment works. Recovery happens.


David A. Royer
Maryhaven Addiction Stabilization Center Opens its Doors
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Open House celebrated the completion of Maryhaven's new Addiction Stabilization Center.

On Wednesday, November 29, approximately sixty community leaders and major funding partners joined together for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Maryhaven's innovative new Addiction Stabilization Center.

Distinguished guests shared sentiments about what this center will mean to the community and to the fight against the Opioid Epidemic in Central Ohio. The ADAMH Board of Franklin County Vice Chair, Peggy Anderson, was among the speakers at this event.

On Friday, December 1, approximately 100 community members toured the new facility during an Open House.

The Addiction Stabilization Center officially opened its doors and began receiving patients on Friday, January 19, 2018.

2018 Community Mini Grants
The ADAMH Board of Franklin County has mini-grant funds available for non-profit and faith-based organizations to help spread hope throughout Franklin County. ADAMH seeks to support programs or events with a broad community impact that promote health and wellness, promote prevention activities, fight stigma and/or build individual and community resiliency.

Annual Awards Winners /
Annual Meeting
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our award winners and hear from Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce at the 2017 ADAMH Annual Meeting. Your commitment to raising awareness of mental health issues and substance use disorders is amazing!

Congratulations to:

Randall M. Dana Award of Excellence –
Richard Overton
Extraordinary Mile Award -
Byron L. Potts
Barry Mastrine Award -
John H. Gregory
Art Lynn Consumer and Family Advocate Award -
Gabe Howard

Success Story: David Sigal
David Sigal battled addiction for over a decade, but now he is saying, "This is it, drugs!" David is now a part of the Opiate Task Force fighting to end the epidemic in Ohio. In December, 2014, David started Loud Life Foundation to inspire and empower those affected by addiction by providing direction, support and guidance.
Family Respite Program
Caring for a family member with special needs can be non-stop and interfere with other important areas of life. If you are a caregiver, remember to take some time for yourself to rest and recharge.
ADAMH is excited to announce new respite services at Concord Counseling and NAMI Franklin County, both ADAMH-funded agencies! Residents of Franklin County who are caring for a family member coping with mental illness can receive up to 12 hours of respite care a month between 7 am and 9 pm. This can be in-home care or community activities with a Mental Health Specialist.

Contact Helen McKinley at NAMI Franklin County with any Respite Care inquires: 614.266.2066
Board of Trustees Bus Tour 
Our Board of Trustees recently took a bus tour to four of our provider locations! We visited  Maryhaven , Ne tcare Directions for Youth & Families , and  Community Housing Network, Inc.  to see some of the programs that ADAMH is funding first-hand.
Community Housing Network and ADAMH partner to build new supportive housing 
Construction is underway on Laurel Green, a 40-unit supportive housing development for residents experiencing mental health conditions and substance use disorders. In addition to providing the funds to build Laurel Green, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County also will fund on-site services to support residents’ recovery needs. 

Renovations at Netcare's Crisis Stabilization Unit
Netcare’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at its 199 S. Central Ave. location underwent renovations this fall, helping create a more welcoming environment for clients who stay up to seven days as they recover from a mental health crisis. Renovations were generously funded by Melissa’s House, a local non-profit, and the Netcare Foundation. King Business Interiors donated their time and interior design talents. 

* If you or someone you know needs treatment or services, call Netcare, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 614-276-CARE (2273).
Provider News Updates
ADAMH Media Highlights
ADAMH, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board, is a Franklin County government agency which funds over 30 non-profits who offer mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention programs to Franklin County residents. These community non-profit organizations provide quality mental health as well as alcohol and drug addiction treatment services. We are dedicated to providing Franklin County residents with affordable, high quality alcohol, drug and mental health care. 

If you or someone you know needs treatment or services, call Netcare, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 614-276-CARE (2273).
ADAMH has been in both print and broadcast media several times during the past few months.

Treatment Works. Recovery Happens.

Phone: 614.224.1057 | Fax: 614.224.0991 | adamhfranklin.org