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Person Struggling with Addiction

Resources For People Struggling with Addiction

If you are ready to get help with for a drug, alcohol or gambling problem, Call the ADM Addiction Helpline to connect with treatment at 330-940-1133.

ADM HelplineThe ADM Addiction Helpline is a service to assist individuals who are looking to recover from an addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling. Callers will be asked a few questions: treatment preferences, insurance coverage, location etc., to assist the Helpline staff in determining which local treatment providers could meet their needs.

The caller will be provided with information about treatment options available to them based on their individual circumstances. Once the caller knows their options, they can choose the local agency where they would like to begin treatment. The Addiction Helpline staff will then connect the caller to the selected treatment agency to make a warm hand-off and to schedule the initial appointment.

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Other Local Resources

ADM Crisis Center
15 Frederick Ave.
Akron Ohio 44310

The ADM Crisis Center provides 24/7 access and support to adult Summit County residents seeking services for alcohol and other drug problems.

ADM Crisis Center Services:

  • Detoxification Unit - Medically supervised subacute (inpatient) and ambulatory (outpatient) care to adults who are intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Drop-In Center - A place where adult Summit County residents can stay to safely recuperate, with medical supervision, from the immediate effects of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Treatment Readiness - Open group meetings are held daily, Monday through Friday, and co- facilitated by a licensed treatment counselor and a recovery coach to provide support to people who are waiting to get into their next level of treatment care.
  • Recovery Coaches - Recovery Coaches are trained to walk alongside individuals who are going through recovery, serving as personal guides and mentors.
  • Peer Support Groups – Smaller group meetings with people who are going through similar experiences help participants stay accountable, motivated, and on-track in their recovery.

Other Support Resources

Heroin Anonymous

655 W. Market St.,
Akron 44303

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

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.

Paradise Club
1710 Front St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Meeting takes place in lower level)

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous

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

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.

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:

Summit County Public Health
Clinic hours: Wednesdays (every hour) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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