Useful Resources

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (ADAPAO): ADAPAO is a not-for-profit, membership-based association that serves as the voice of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention in Ohio.

Faces & Voices Of Recovery: Faces & Voices believes that our nation’s response to the crisis of addiction should be based on sound public health science and the grassroots engagement and involvement of the recovery community – people in recovery, their families, friends and allies – organized in identifiable and mobilized networks of recovery community and allied organizations that foster collaboration, advocacy and public education about the reality of addiction recovery.

Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center: Since technology changes over time, we depend on research to continually examine and evaluate technology changes for us. The technology used by our field provides answers to questions such as “how can prevention and treatment efforts yield better outcomes for clients?”

National Association For Addiction Professionals (NAADAC): ​NAADAC, represents the professional interests of more than 7 5,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. For NAADAC Newsletters, please click here.

Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers (OARP): OARP works to increase access to treatment and develop a recovery-oriented system of care for all Ohioans. Through our professional networking and idea sharing, we have created a collective knowledge of best practices for optimal care and share this information with state and national legislators.

Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities: The Association The Ohio Association of County Behaviora l Health Authorities (OACBHA) is the statewide organization that represents the interests of all of Ohio’s county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Boards at the state level.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP): OCDP responsibilities include: regulating the licensure and certification process, issuing and renewing licenses and certificates, investigating ethical complaints, approving educational coursework, and acting as a catalyst for positive change in the field.

Ohio Citizens Advocate: The mission of Ohio Ci tizen Advocates for Chemical Dependency Prevention and Treatment is to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with alcohol and other drug addiction.

Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services: This is a statewide trade and advocacy association that represents 150 private organizations that provide alcohol and other drug addiction, mental health, and family services. The Ohio Council provides four core sets of services to its members: policy and legislative advocacy; member support and technical assistance; product and service development, generally through endorsed vendor programs; and educational opportunities.

Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC):  

Established in Cleveland in 2003 with 30 members, the mission of the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition was to provide a broader unified community voice to advocate for mental health issues and to coordinate advocacy efforts. Today, with over 120 member organizations, the MHAC has become a statewide coalition with the purpose to unify diverse local voices to advocate with the goals of (1) increasing awareness of behavioral health issues that impact people affected by mental illnesses and addiction disorders and (2) advancing policies that positively impact Ohioans affected by mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The MHAC has established itself as a resource for local and state policymakers, members, and the community through its ongoing advocacy efforts, data-driven research, policy analysis, and recommendations.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids: The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction into actionable information and guidance. We help families understand the ever-changing drug landscape, learn how to effectively communicate with teens, and provide direct support to parents dealing with a child’s drug use.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAM HSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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