The County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board provides financial support for local recovery housing that provides a transitional living environment that promotes sobriety and independent living during the early stages of recovery. The ADM Board contracts with Community Action Akron Summit Inc. to manage referrals and coordinate placements to participating recovery providers in accordance with ADM Board priorities. Providers are certified through Ohio Recovery Housing. Interested in starting a recovery house? Find more information about the certification process and training opportunities at Ohio Recovery Housing.
ADM Board funded recovery housing providers include:
For additional information about recovery housing services, please contact the ADM Addiction Helpline at 330-940-1133.
Peer Support/Recovery Coaching
Certified Peer Supporters (Recovery Coaches) help to establish a recovery plan to identify and manage relapse warning signs and other issues critical to success in early recovery while considering a person’s stage of recovery. Peer Supporters often work with persons after completion of addiction treatment to assist with a positive experience in early recovery and connect persons with additional resources if needed. Recovery coaches or Certified Peer Supporters are persons who have experienced stable recovery from mental illnesses and/or addictions, and are trained to model a healthy recovery lifestyle. Because their roles differ, a person may have both a sponsor and a recovery coach, since their roles are different and cannot be spanned by any single person.
Peer Supporters are found in addiction treatment agencies, recovery housing agencies, recovery support agencies, and in special docket drug court programs in Summit County. If you are interested in working with a recovery coach, please indicate this to a treatment counselor or court staff, and they can assist you in connecting with a local recovery coach.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Founded in 1979, NAMI works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans nationwide who live with severe mental illnesses. It also provides support and education for the families of those afflicted.
CHOICES Social Center
CHOICES is a social center run by consumers of mental health services for consumers of mental health services. CHOICES provides social, recreational, informational and educational resources for adults. The goal of Choices is to reduce the stigma of mental illness through peer support and to provide opportunities for recreational activities and volunteer service.
SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Efforts
For additional information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) provides a listing of available recovery support resources.