Support Groups

Support Resources for People Struggling with Addiction

Heroin Anonymous

Akron UMADAOP
655 W. Market St.,
Akron 44303

Meetings take place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Contacts:
Vance S. at 330-990-0065 and Jim M. at 330-255-8456

The only requirement for attending is an individual's desire to remain sober. Call for meeting dates, times, and locations.

Opiates Anonymous

New Hope - Opiates Anonymous
Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Location:
Paradise Club
1710 Front St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Floating Format:
AA/Big Book-based program of recovery.

Contacts:
Alyssa K. at 330-780-0645 and Tim P. at 330-687-1833

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous
888-GET-HOPE
888-438-4673
nabuckeye.org

NA is a 12-step recovery group for those addicted to drugs, not limited to use of any particular drug. There are numerous meeting locations, dates, and times throughout Summit County.

Harm Reduction Programs

Summit Safe Syringe Exchange Program
330-923-4891

Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Summit County Public Health offers the Safe Summit Needle Exchange, which provides an anonymous, free, safe needle exchange for Summit County residents with substance use issues. The program accepts used needles that are secured and safely transported in exchange for new needles. Participants are limited to 30 needles per week.

Location:
Summit County Public Health
1867 W. Market St., Building B,
Akron, OH 44313

Project D.A.W.N.

Project D.A.W.N. (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. The effects of Naloxone are temporary and emergency medical treatment is still required.

Project D.A.W.N. clinics are funded by the ADM Board and available at two agencies in Summit County:

Summit County Public Health
330-375-2984
Clinic hours: Tuesdays (every hour) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation
330-436-0950
Clinic hours: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Sessions at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Education and Support Resources for Family and Friends

Family Matters Education Program

Call 330-996-2222

The Family Matters Education Program is designed to educate, support, and promote healing through specific forums designed with the family member in mind, along with integrated skill building and communication exercises.

Meetings are held at Oriana House's St. Hedwig facility, 213 E. Glenwood Ave., Akron Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community members interested in learning more about addiction are welcome to attend the Wednesday meetings. Your loved one does not have to be in an Oriana House program to attend the Wednesday meetings.

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Call 800-477-6291

NarAnon is a 12-step program for families and friends of people with addiction. Following is a list of local meeting dates, times, and locations:

Akron:
Thursdays 7 p.m.
Manchester United Methodist Church
5625 Manchester Road

Medina:
Mondays 7:30 p.m.
Medina Community Church
416 S. Broadway (Parking Lot Behind Blue House)

Tallmadge:
Tuesdays 6:45 p.m. (Newcomers — 6:30 p.m.)
First Congregational Church
86 Heritage Dr.

Cover2 Resources

Call 877-901-3277 / 330-351-1328

After losing his son to a heroin overdose, Greg McNeil launched Cover2 Resources in March 2016 to spread awareness, educate, and advocate for those affected by the opioid epidemic through an ongoing podcast series. Topics include harm-reduction strategies, how to select a treatment provider, and what families need to know to best support their loved ones struggling with opioid addiction.

Project D.A.W.N.

Project D.A.W.N. (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. The effects of Naloxone are temporary and emergency medical treatment is still required.

Project D.A.W.N. clinics are funded by the ADM Board and available at two agencies in Summit County:

Summit County Public Health
330-375-2984
Clinic hours: Tuesdays (every hour) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation
330-436-0950
Clinic hours: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Sessions at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Support for those who have lost someone to addiction

The Well Support Group - Breaking Barriers, Hope is Alive hosts a grief support group to cope with the loss of a loved one to addiction.

Meetings are held every other Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shamp's Bionics Building, 2656 South Arlington Road, Akron 44319.

Contact Sue: 330-472-7282 or thewell@nowwefightforyou.com