Quarterly Meeting Schedule
The Summit County Opiate Task Force holds meetings quarterly to update members and the community on developments and initiatives to fight the opiate epidemic. The 2017 Quarterly OTF Meeting Schedule has been released. All meetings are 4:00 pm-5:30 pm at the Summit County Public Health Department in the Auditorium, 1867 W. Market Street, Akron.
Wednesday, June 7th
Wednesday, September 13th
Wednesday, December 13th
Meeting dates are subject to change.
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Heroin Anonymous Meeting at Akron UMADAOP
Below are the times for Heroin Anonymous meetings at Akron UMADAOP
- Tuesdays at 4:00pm
- Thursdays at 10:00am
All are welcome!
Nar-Anon Family Groups
12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recovery from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. NAR-ANON TUESDAY NIGHT SERENITY, 6:45-7:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, 85 Heritage Drive, Tallmadge, OH 44278. For information: 800-477-6291, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recovery Solutions: Support Group For Families Affected by Substance Abuse - Wednesday Mornings from 10:00-11:00 am at Lake Anna YMCA, Barberton. For more information, contact Kevin Murphy at 330-745-9622 or Cris Prillaman at 330-289-5606.
3rd Annual Current Concepts in Integrated Health Care
The 3rd Annual Current Concepts in Integrated Health Care Conference was held Saturday, November 5th at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Wellness Center in Bath Speakers presented to health care professionals from around Northeast Ohio with a focus of understanding more about mental health and addiction. Presentations are available below courtesy of each speaker.
Challenges in Treating Psychosomatic Disorders - Todd M. Ivan, M.D.
Treating Depression and Anxiety in the Geriatric Patient - Rebecca Schlachet, D.O.
Understanding the Neurobiology of the Addicted Brain - Nicole Labor, D.O.
Is it Medical, Psychiatric or Both? - Susan Padrino, M.D. and Michelle Romero, D.O.
Best Practices in Prescribing Benzodiazepines - Michael Carlisle, D.O.
The Community Impact of Needle Exchange Programs - Maguerite A. Erme, D.O., M.P.H.
Update in the Opioid Prescribing Guidelines - Brian L. Bachelder, M.D.
Safe Prescribing Saves Lives
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings.
In February of 2014, the County of Summit ADM Board convened the Summit County Opiate Task Force, a group of key individuals and organizations committed to reducing the tragic consequences of opiate abuse in Summit County through education, collaboration, advocacy, and the wise use of available resources. As an increasing public health problem, the opiate / heroin epidemic has resulted in a dramatic rise in accidental deaths and immeasurable heartache. Working together, we all can play a role in helping to end this lethal epidemic.
The Summit County Opiate Task Force website outlines the work of the task force as well as providing treatment, support and educational resources for residents in Summit County.