February 2018

24/7 Crisis Helpline: 330-434-9144 | ADM Addiction Helpline: 330-940-1133
Join Community Support Services
at The Art of Recovery
March 8th at Greystone Hall
Annually, Community Support Services showcases clients’ artistic expressions in The Art of Recovery.

Celebrate the creative spirit of people living with serious and persistent mental illness and help combat the stigma that still exits. There will be featured art by individuals who have participated in the Expressive Art Therapy program, as well as other artists in the CSS community.

Consumer artwork will be available for purchase. Consumers will earn 75% of the purchase price. The remaining 25% will be reinvested in the Expressive Arts program at Community Support Services.
Free Support at your fingertips
U R Not alone...

Free support available 24/7 by texting 4hope to 741 741

Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential.

Since becoming active in our area, the Crisis Text Line had over 7,000 conversations with people in crisis. The ADM Board can provide free items to promote this service to your patients young and old!
Provider Spotlight: CHC Adolescent Detox
The adolescent detoxification program at Community Health Center is available for young people ages 12-18 struggling with an addiction to opiates, including Heroin, Fentanyl and other prescription opioids.

Outpatient detox is safe and medically supervised. It helps the patient manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings under the care of a physician, while also receiving case management and counseling services.

All patients receive a comprehensive assessment of his/her individual needs. After detox, the patient is provided with medical and clinical recommendations in order to assist him/her in maintaining sobriety and managing recovery. Please call (330) 315-3731 to schedule an assessment or (330) 315-3768 to learn mor e. 
Words Matter to Reduce Stigma
Substance use disorders (SUDs) and other addictions are medical conditions, but the general public often associates people with SUDs and other addictive disorders with poor choices and moral failings. As a result, many people with addictive disorders are not treated the same way as people with other chronic physical health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes.

Approximately two years ago the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Prevention and Wellness Roundtable determined that a goal of working towards reducing the stigma that negatively impacts services and recovery for people with SUDs, other addictions and mental illness.

As a result, the Language-First Team was created, a group comprised of recovery advocates and other professionals from throughout the state who are passionate about the issue.

Ohio’s advocates in the behavioral health and interrelated service agencies are encouraged to download the materials and use them to educate their communities on person-first language to refer to people with SUDs and other addictive disorders. Contact OHMAS for a supply of pre-printed rack cards.

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