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Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Answers to some of the most common and difficult questions Ashland residents have related to the opiate epidemic.

  Opiate Resource Guide

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, there is healing and hope. Don’t face your struggles alone.

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COMMUNITY AND Media Resources

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.


Recent Articles:

When Employees Struggle with Addiction

When Employees Struggle with Addiction

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.

What Is Being Done about Opiates in Ashland County?

What Is Being Done about Opiates in Ashland County?

The opiate epidemic impacts Ashland County. Find out what’s being done to reduce opiate exposure in our community and how you can help.

Many People Taking "Antidepressants" Discover They Cannot Quit

Many People Taking "Antidepressants" Discover They Cannot Quit

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.


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.

   Opiate Problem is Growing in Ashland County                                            Prescription Pills Can Fuel Addiction

   Recovery Individuals Tell Their Stories                                                         Sobriety Must Come First For Recovering Addicts

    A Mother's Voice on Opiate Addiction                                                          Shining a Light on the Opiate Epidemic 

    Naloxone Should Be Kept on Hand                                                               Scope of the Problem

    State of opioid epidemic in Ashland Co.                                                      Help for parents talking to kids about drugs

    Managing Opioid Medications                                                                      Dispose of Unused Medications

Important Information & Resources from the Department of Health & Human Services

More Articles

Drug Prevention Education Expanding in Ashland County Schools, August 2018

Area Support Groups 

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

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. 

 Time: Every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
 Location: Community Room at the Ashland Professional Building, located at 221 Church Street, Ashland, OH 44805. 
 Phone: Call (419) 289-2126 for more information

Al-A-Teen Support Group

This group is dedicated to teens coping with someone else's drinking.

 Time: Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
 Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
 Phone: Call (419) 289-2126 for more information

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

Browse Full List of Available Support Groups in Ashland County

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County

1605 CR 1095, Ashland, OH 44805
Office: (419) 281-3139
Fax: (419) 281-4988
Crisis : (419) 289-6111


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