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 at www.mcadamhs.org 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/
4.Complete a Mental Health First Aid training: This 8-hour course will equip you on how to start a
conversation with a family member, friend or co-worker when you recognize they may be experiencing
a mental health or substance use crisis. To attend, please contact Jennifer Cox at email@example.com or 937.443.0416.
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 www.mcadamhs.org.
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.