Action has been taken by the city to help individuals in the community that struggle with substance abuse through the creation of a Quick Response Team.
The Quick Response Team identifies those who suffer from addiction and immediately directs them towards resources for treatment.
This collaboration with the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADM) Board is built to combat drug-related overdoses and is modeled after a successful program from Colerain Township, Ohio.
How It Works
Each Quick Response Team includes a police officer, firefighter, and treatment counselor who visits the home of a local overdose survivor. The team knocks on the survivor's door to meet them and their family members with a hand for help.
An ADM Board Opiate Addiction Recovery Resource Guide is provided and includes details on crisis and recovery services, outpatient and inpatient resources, residential treatment facilities, and support options for family members and concerned friends of addicted persons.
Beyond the home visit, a treatment counselor follows up to stay engaged with the individual until they are actively engaged in treatment.
If the Quick Response Team is unable to make contact with the resident at home, they leave a note with contact and resource information and promise to visit at a later time. The team visits homes once per week until contact is made so that individuals and families may be equipped with information and resources that mitigate the affects of addiction.
Seek Help Now
Individuals may voluntarily call to seek treatment.
ADM Crisis Center
- (330) 996-7730
- 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Addiction Help Line
- (330) 940-1133
- Text 4hope to 741741
- Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information regarding addiction recovery services and support, please visit the ADM Board or Summit County Opiate Task Force.