Project Coordinator for the Summit County Opiate Task Force

Today, February 12, 2018, I accepted a contract position to be the Project Coordinator for the Summit County Opiate Task Force.  The  Summit County Opiate Task Force is a group of key individuals and organizations committed to reduction the tragic consequences of opiate abuse in Summit County through education, collaboration […]

Summit County Opiate Task Force

Survey Finds 29% of College Students Think ADHD Drugs Help School Performance

OCTOBER 19, 2017 BY PARTNERSHIP NEWS SERVICE STAFF A survey of college students finds 29 percent mistakenly think drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase school performance. An additional 38 percent are unsure of the drugs’ effects on school performance, HealthDay reports. There is no evidence that stimulant medications such as […]

China Krys Darrington - NEORTC 2017 Trainer of the Year

China Krys Darrington – 2017 NEORTC “Trainer of the Year”

NEORTC congratulates China Darrington who was named the 2017 NEORTC Trainer of the Year by our county training liaisons. China has been a trainer for the OCWTP since 2010. Jodie Hembree had the extreme pleasure of hearing China speak at a Child and Family Leadership event. Jodie approached China after […]

ADM Board: 2017 Addiction Resource Guide

I’m very proud to be from Akron, OH.  Although we have an incredibly complex opiate/opioid problem in our area, we also have amazing agency, professional and community support. The Summit County, OH ADM Board has created a brief, but detailed and resource rich publication called “Addiction Resource Guide” for the […]

Safe Summit Needle Exchange

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 abuse issues. The program accepts used needles that are secured and safely transported in exchange for new needles. […]