Summit County Public Health is an official tax supported agency, which serves people of all ages in Summit County. The Akron Health Department (now Summit County Public Health) established the Counseling Services and Alcoholism Division in 1961 and since that date has developed a broad range of prevention and treatment services for adults and adolescents. Treatment services include: full bio psycho social assessments; adult and adolescents outpatient groups, adult intensive outpatient programs, individual counseling; as well as services in juvenile detention. They also offer internships for master’s degree counseling students from area universities and colleges.
Prevention Services include information dissemination, Prevention Education, Community-Based Process, for universal, selected and indicated populations. Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Education classes for adults and adolescents augment their treatment services.
ADM Board funding in 2013 will make up approximately 77% of the total budget of Summit County Public Health’s prevention and treatment services programs.