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Talking To Your Kids About Drugs

Research shows that parents are the #1 influence on their child’s decision regarding substance use. Here are some tips you can use to prevent your kids from using alcohol and other drugs.

If you suspect your child is using drugs or alcohol, get help. By intervening early, you can save them from the health and impairment consequences of substance use and potential addiction. Contact Samaritan CrisisCare at 937-224-4646 for help.

To see the full press release, Click HERE

Community Overdose Action Team Issues Fentanyl Alert

The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) is issuing an alert regarding the possibility of experiencing an overdose when coming into physical contact with drugs that contain fentanyl. If a first responder or member of the public is on the scene of an overdose, they should be aware that drugs containing fentanyl could be present.

The COAT wants everyone to be aware of this danger, following the near fatal overdose of an East Liverpool officer who accidentally came into contact with fentanyl powder by brushing the substance off his uniform.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin. A recent report by Wright State University found that of 100 overdose deaths reviewed, 99% had illicit fentanyl in their systems. It is potentially lethal in even very small quantities.

Fentanyl can cause an overdose or death simply by coming into contact with it. The drug can be absorbed through the skin or by inhalation. As a result, first responders should use caution during operations such as traffic stops, drug buys or arrests, and rescues.

Family and friends of persons at risk of a drug overdose or those using opioids should carry Naloxone. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that, if administered during an opioid overdose can potentially save the life of the individual. There is the possibility that the reversal drug naloxone may prove ineffective or require multiple doses to counteract an overdose due to unknown compounds found in counterfeit drugs. Always call 911 in a lifethreatening situation and do not leave the victim alone.

For more information on how to obtain and use naloxone contact Project DAWN, through CrisisCare at 937-224-4646 or CarePoint at 937-496-7133.

To see the full alert, Click HERE
To see the Wright State Research Update Click HERE

To see the June 2017 Incident Action Plan click HERE

Montgomery County Releases Poisoning Death Review for Period 2010 - 2016

The findings in this Poisoning Death Review (PDR) result from the compilation and interpretation of multiple data sets from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The PDR, funded by Public Health—Dayton & Montgomery County, is carried out by faculty and staff at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in collaboration with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The designation of deaths as either unintentional (accident) or intentional (suicide) is made by the Montgomery County Coroner. This Report describes changes in unintentional drug overdose deaths since 2010, but focuses on 2015 compared to 2016.

The Poisoning Death Review (PDR) is conducted by the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research (CITAR), in collaboration with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, under contract with Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County.

To see the full report, Click HERE

New App Targeting Vulnerable Children: Blue Whale

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is concerned about a social media app known as 'Blue Whale' that is targeting youth and has been linked to the deaths of more than 100 people.

Since it's creation in 2013, Blue Whale has used horrifying videos to lure children into the app before psychologically manipulating them. The majority of children were young girls, who were targeted specifically for their vulnerability. The app also can be very difficult to remove once installed.

To see the full advisory, Click HERE

We want to know your thoughts...

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) ADAMHS and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County are partnering to conduct a survey concerning citizens’ personal views on marijuana and prescription medication use. The information collected will help provide a greater understanding of public attitudes toward prescription medications and marijuana, while also helping to inform future county-wide prevention efforts. For more information, please contact Ashley Mack at (937) 443-0416 x121 or amack@mcadamhs.org.

Access the survey HERE

Accepting Application for Funding RFPs until May 26th

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is holding two application for funding RFPs, SBIRT & Suicide Prevention.

Entities eligible to apply include agencies certified in prevention by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction services, education entities (primary and secondary schools, and colleges/universities) under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Department of Education or the Ohio Board of Regents.

Request For Proposals (RFPs) will be can be found on our proposal page, HERE.

For more information call Andrea Hoff (937) 443-0416 x104, or ahoff@mcadamhs.org

2016 Annual Report

Every year, the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services releases an annual report – detailing many of the accomplishments of the past year. Also provided in each, you will find statistics about the people that were helped and the financial requirements to help maintain a successful program for our residents.  ACCESS HERE

Service Gaps Identified in Heroin/Opiate Epidemic Battle

The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) has identified four priority areas to help in the fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic. COAT Steering Committee members received an update today on the progress made and what gaps are still pending. Over 259 people from Montgomery County and surrounding areas died from heroin and/or opiates last year.

The priority areas identified were:

  • Access to services and insufficient services
  • Medical detoxification
  • Jail re-entry linkage
  • Transitional and recovery housing

Other future COAT action items include expanding naloxone distribution, expand treatment bed capacity and explore grant opportunities. Currently there are two federal grant opportunities to assist local communities in addressing the epidemic. The state would then disperse the dollars based upon the density of the epidemic in each county to local Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services and Public Health Boards. READ MORE...

Community Overdose Action Team

The Community Overdose Action Team was established to address the opioid/heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. The goals of the team are to stabilize the number of people dying from drug overdoses; then reduce the number of fatal overdoses and finally, reduce the number of people addicted. Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services and Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County are the lead agencies in the effort to combat the epidemic.

The work of the Community Overdose Action Team seeks to identify what services are being offered, look for any existing gaps in services and explore potential new or expanded ways to combat the drug overdose problem. View a One Page Flyer

Collective Impact Collaborative Underway

Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley has established a Collective Impact Collaborative to attack the heroin/opioid epidemic that is plaguing our community. The goals are to reduce the number of people dying from drug overdoses and reduce the number of people addicted.

“Confronting this public health/safety crisis will be incredibly difficult, but we must do it together. We must attack this epidemic that is taking the lives of our family members, friends and neighbors and affecting every community in Montgomery County,” said Commissioner Foley

Collective Collaborative
Montgomery County Opioid Epidemic Response Framework
Montgomery County Collective Impact Collaborative
Exploring Solutions for the Opiate Problem at each Intercept

Visit our Training and Events Page HERE or view our Calendar HERE

Effective July 1, 2016, the Montgomery Co. ADAMHS will begin transition to a new sliding fee scale.  The sliding fee scale for Medicaid billable services will begin at 139% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Montgomery County ADAMHS promotes wellness and recovery that reinforces and sustains healthy individuals, families, and communities that are free from stigma related to mental illness and addictions.

ADAMHS Commitment starts at the top...
To provide community leadership in planning, developing, and supporting high quality, innovative, and accountable mental health and addiction services and strategies so that all Montgomery County residents achieve wellness.

Learn more about the Ohio ADAMHS by clicking here...