ADAMHSCC

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public mental health and addiction treatment and recovery system in Ohio.

The Board is a quasi-independent part of county government, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board contracts with provider agencies to deliver services that assist clients on the road to recovery.


Roads to Recovery '17 Conference

Registration is now open for The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County Roads to Recovery ’17 Conference: Heading in the Right Direction to Attain Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

This biennial regional conference for clients of mental health services, individuals in treatment from addictions, family members and providers of mental health and alcohol and other drug treatment/prevention services will be held Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Marriott Cleveland Airport on West 150th Street.

Registration Fee: $100 -- includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and CEUs and RCHs.

Click here to find out complete details and review the Registration Brochure.

All conference participants must be registered and confirmed in advance through Eventbrite. An order confirmation and entrance ticket to the conference will be e-mailed through Eventbrite immediately after the registration process is complete. 

When you are registering on Eventbrite, you will be required to SELECT ONE WORKSHOP that you wish to attend from EACH OF THE THREE SESSIONS. You will automatically be registered for the Keynote and Plenary addresses. If you are requesting CEUs or RCHs you must provide your license number during the registration process.

Click here to register for the conference using Eventbrite.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer a Roads to Recovery '17 Co-sponsorship Package that offers savings and visibility to your organization.

The sponsorship package is $270.00 (a total savings of $70.00) and your organization will receive:
  • 3 conference registrations (10% off for a $30 savings).
  • Free "Marketplace" display table ($40 savings).
  • Agency logo/listing in the official conference agenda (priceless).
Sponsorship Agreement Form

Only interested in the "Marketplace" Display Table?  The cost is $40.00.

Vendor Table Agreement Form

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Zietlow-DeJesus, External Affairs Officer, at 216-241-3400, ext. 812, or via e-mail at dejesus@adamhscc.org.

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County New CEO

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County formally announces its unanimous decision to select Valeria A. Harper, MA, CDCA, as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2017. Ms. Harper follows William M. Denihan, current CEO who will be retiring on July 31, 2017, to lead the organization.

“Ms. Harper was recommended as CEO to the full Board from the search committee that interviewed both internal and external candidates – all with stellar qualifications,” explains Eugenia Kirkland, LSW, MSSA, CDCA, Chair of the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County. “Ms. Harper is respected and trusted in the community-at-large and possesses the leadership and administrative qualities, as well as the passion, to lead the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County into the future.”

Click here to read the complete press release.
Click here for Ms. Harper's biography.

Monica Robins, WKYC-TV Senior Health Correspondent, recently interviewed Ms. Harper about the future of the ADAMHS Board as CEO. Click here to see the interview.

ADAMHS Board 2017 Client Artwork Display Program Now Accepting Applications!

This program showcases client artwork, highlights our provider agencies, recognizes the benefits of art therapy and celebrates the recovering community.

Individuals receiving mental health, addiction and/or recovery services in Cuyahoga County may display artwork in the Ohio Room at the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County for one month.

The ADAMHS Board will issue a $100 stipend to support participation (for individuals not involved with ADAMHS Board funded art therapy program).

For more information, contact 216-241-3400 ext. 814.

This program showcases client artwork, highlights our provider agencies, recognizes the benefits of art therapy and celebrates the recovering community. Individuals receiving mental health, addiction and/or recovery services in Cuyahoga County may display artwork in the Ohio Room at the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County for one month. The ADAMHS Board will issue a $100 stipend to support participation (for individuals not involved with ADAMHS Board funded art therapy program). For more information, contact Beth Zietlow-DeJesus, External Affairs Officer 216-241-3400 ext. 812.
Recovery is Beautiful
   
Ohio’s community mental health and addiction services system is in the second year of a 5-year transition from a system that focuses on acute care to a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) that focuses on recovery management to help individuals not only get well, but stay well.

This transition is called Recovery is Beautiful. The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is the organization responsible for ensuring that this transition to the ROSC takes place in Cuyahoga County.

If you want to learn more about the ROSC click here.
Looking for Information on Heroin Addiction and Help? 

Click here to watch a video of our Addiction Recovery Advocacy Meeting held on January 23, 2017.  The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County hosts free meetings to create change in our community to reduce the number of lives lost to opiate/heroin/fentanyl addiction. These meetings are attended by recovery advocates, family members who have lost a loved one to addiction and professionals. We discuss how to change the public attitude about mental illness, addiction and recovery as well as new treatment and recovery programs and/or enhances to help individuals maintain long-term recovery.

Recovery Story Videos

Click here to watch recovery stories of Travis, ShelliToni and Tyler.

 

Click here for information on heroin and how to get help.

Download the brochure: Heroin: Now What?

Looking for a speaker about heroin addiction, treatment and recovery?
Contact Tonya Birney, Training Officer at birney@adamhscc.org  or 216-241-3400 ext. 813.


Problem Gambling & Resources The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County provides Problem

Gambling information, warning signs and community resources
on its website. 

Click here or the icon to the left to be directed to the Problem Gambling page.




Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training

The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is offering FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training to physicians, healthcare workers, and other gatekeepers in Cuyahoga County to help prevent deaths by suicide and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. 

A gatekeeper is anyone in a position to recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

QPR teaches three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

90% of people in a suicidal crisis will give some kind of warning of their intention to those around them.

For more information on QPR Training,
click here
24-Hour Suicide Prevention/Mental Health & Addiction Crisis Services 

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide call the 24-Hour Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline operated by Frontline Service., Inc., at 216-623-6888.   

24-hour Crisis Text "4HELP" to 741741. A live, trained crisis counselor will respond within five minutes. The crisis counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through text message using Crisis Text Line’s secure platform.

Click the Chat Icon to learn more about Crisis Chat or access the confidential and anonymous service that is available daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

The Suicide Postvention Response Team serving Cuyahoga County responds to those most immediately affected by suicide loss. The team of volunteers will provide timely response to survivors, a listening ear and information about local resources available to survivors.

FREE Online Behavioral Health Screenings -- With Video Doctor!

The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer FREE and anonymous online screenings that feature Video Doctor (for depression and alcohol screenings), an online tool that simulates a conversation with a doctor and guides a person through a series of questions about his/her emotional well-being and readiness to seek help. Video Doctor launches after a person completes an online screening and scores positive for having symptoms of depression or alcohol abuse.

We offer the following screenings:

- Alcohol Addiction (with Video Doctor) 
- Depression (with Video Doctor)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression

These screenings are anonymous and are not intended to be a diagnosis. The screening tools can help you identify signs that you or someone you know might have a mental health and/or addiction issue. The results only indicate that you may benefit from a professional consultation and services. 

Click this link to access the screening program: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/ADAMHSCC

Please Note: The online screening program is an education initiative of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. The online screenings, like the paper and pencil screenings held on SMH national screening days, are conducted anonymously and diagnoses and treatment recommendations are not provided.     The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer FREE and anonymous online screenings that feature (for depression and alcohol screenings), an online tool that simulates a conversation with a doctor and guides a person through a series of questions about his/her emotional well-being and readiness to seek help. launches after a person completes an online screening and for having symptoms of depression or alcohol abuse. - Alcohol Addiction (with Video Doctor) - Depression (with Video Doctor) - Bipolar Disorder - Eating Disorders - General Anxiety Disorder - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression These screenings are anonymous and are not intended to be a diagnosis. The screening tools can help you identify signs that you or someone you know might have a mental health and/or addiction issue. The results only indicate that you may benefit from a professional consultation and services.  Click this link to access the screening program: : The online screening program is an education initiative of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. The online screenings, like the paper and pencil screenings held on SMH national screening days, are conducted anonymously and diagnoses and treatment recommendations are not provided.    
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone): Naloxone Saves Lives!

The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County supports MetroHealth's Project DAWN and is supporting the program with a $100,000 grant to help save lives from heroin overdoses. The grant will allow MetroHealth to buy 2,000 more naloxone kits.

Naloxone is an opiate blocker (antagonist) that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Overdose deaths are especially common after an individual has had a period of sobriety, such as immediately after detoxification, upon leaving residential treatment, or when leaving jail or prison.

Naloxone is easily given to an unconscious patient as a nasal spray. It will not harm someone who is not experiencing an overdose. However, it has no effect on those who overdose on cocaine, methamphetamines, or alcohol.

Free Naloxone Kits are available to a person addicted to heroin and/or friends and family on a walk-in basis at the following locations:

Cuyahoga County Board of Health, 5550 Venture Dr., Parma, OH 44130
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Circle Health Services
(formerly The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland), 12201 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thomas F. McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

City of Cleveland-EMS Headquarters, 1701 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland OH 44114
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ohio law contains a “Good Samaritan” clause that blankets prosecution of someone who gives naloxone to an overdosing person and then calls 9-1-1, even if the caller was using drugs, to eliminate the fear of calling for help. All first responders including police, firefighters and paramedics can also carry naloxone. Call 216-778-2100 for more information about Project DAWN.

Every person with opiate addiction and their families and friends should know about the potentially life-saving Project DAWN.
Click here to download a Project DAWN flyer with contact information.
RX Drug Drop Program:

Click here to view a flyer about the Cuyahoga County Prescription Drug  Drop-off Program, or visit  www.sheriff.cuyahogacounty.us/rx or www.rxdrugdropbox.org
Parking at the ADAMHS Board:

Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must check-in at the blue Parking Attendant Booth located in the lot directly behind the building on the east side of West 26th Street.

Visitors are to inform the attendant that they are visiting the ADAMHS Board and will be
directed to available parking spaces

Free and metered parking is also available on the street.
                       

  

 

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