Answers to some of the most common and difficult questions Ashland residents have related to the opiate epidemic.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, there is healing and hope. Don’t face your struggles alone.
A major key to diversion of prescription drugs is proper disposal. The Mental Health and Recovery Board purchased two prescription drug drop boxes through NADDI (National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators) and they are now located at the Ashland County Sheriff's Department and Loudonville Police Department. Addresses and more information is available on this flyer.
Helpful Downloadable Brochures:
Heroin Hurts More Than Yourself - Learn More about Heroin and Other Opioids (and what to do if someone overdoses)
VIDEO: How To Safely Dispose of Medications
Implement addiction-prevention initiatives, make available resources known to all, and learn how to have the right conversations when you suspect an employee is struggling with addiction. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County explains how doing these things helps all of your employees.more
An article appeared in the New York Times on April 7, 2018. While Dr. Caplan felt much of it was good she also noted that it had significant problems. She sent the letter below to the NYT Editor but they choose not to print it.more
Helpful Drug/Alcohol Related Articles
Dennis Dyer, Director of ACCADA, published a series of articles in the Ashland Times-Gazette addressing various aspects of the Opioid problem in Ashland County. Please take some time to read these informative pieces.
Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery to addicts around the world (and in Ashland, Ohio). They focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug. Their sole interest is in your desire for freedom from active addiction and how they can be of help.
This group is dedicated to teens coping with someone else's drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available in Ashland. For a full list of meetings in the area, please visit RehabArea.com.