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Summit County Opiate & Addiction Task Force

The abuse of opiates, including certain prescription drugs and heroin, has reached epidemic proportions throughout our nation and Ohio is no exception. For additional resources, visit  

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In February of 2014, the County of Summit ADM Board convened the Summit County Opiate Task Force (now the Summit County Opiate & Addiction 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 & Addiction Task Force website outlines the work of the task force as well as providing treatment, support and educational resources for residents in Summit County.

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Quarterly Meeting Schedule

The Summit County Opiate & Addiction Task Force holds meetings quarterly to update members and the community on developments and initiatives to fight the opiate epidemic. The 2017 Quarterly OATF 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.

2019 SCOATF Quarterly Public Meetings

Meeting dates are subject to change.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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