Mental Health-Mental Illness/Alcohol & Other DrUG ADDICITONWhether you are seeking services or are just looking for information, the ADAMHS can provide you with the resources to find what you are looking for. We have adopted a benefit plan that outlines the types of treatment and services that we will pay for when dealing with Mental Illness.
You can view that plan by clicking on the Benefit plan link either in the menu bar or at the bottom of the page.
DO YOUR PART TO END THE OPIOID CRISIS
1. Add Samaritan CrisisCare 937.224.4646 to your cell phone: Samaritan CrisisCare is a 24/7 hotline providing information and referral to local substance use and mental health treatment options.
2. Be knowledgeable about treatment options - Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) maintains a list of local treatment options online screening tools for substance use and mental health under MyMontgomeryCounty.
3. Sign up for Know! E-Alerts: Know!, part of Ohio’s Start Talking! This Building a Drug-Free Future campaign provides parents (or grandparents and other caregivers) with twice monthly, FREE Know! Parent Tips by email that contain current facts about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as action steps to take to help children resist peer pressure. www.starttalking.ohio.gov/Prevention/ KNOW.aspx
5. Be Informed - Ask Your Physician - If your physician is recommending a pain reliever for you or a family member, ASK if it is an opiate based medication, ASK if there is a non-opiate alternative.
6. Carry Naloxone (Narcan) - Project Dawn offers FREE weekly naloxone overdose education & distribution every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m., 601 Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Door F, CrisisCare entrance, Dayton, OH 45417. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. Project Dawn will schedule trainings during evenings and weekends at the request of businesses, faith based organizations, service groups, and other community groups. Call 937.734.8333 for scheduling.
7. Remove unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals from your house in the Spring and Fall.
70% of teensreport diverting medications from family and friends’ medicine cabinets for non-prescribed use or abuse. Unwanted or expired pills or patches can be properly disposed of in a Drug Drop Off box . Citizens are encouraged to package their unwanted medications in a clear plastic bag. A list of locations is available on
8. Use Medication Lock Boxes- Purchase a lock box for your home and/or anyone you are a caregiver for to safely store and secure access to prescribed medications.