Resources – Cuyahoga

Resources – Cuyahoga2018-09-09T23:08:03-07:00

Cuyahoga County Resources

Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc. is an educational program about drugs and abuse and what to do if you or someone in your life are dealing with these issues.

The Center for Behavioral Health Sciences at Cleveland State University aims to improve mental health and addiction outcomes for individuals and families, thereby enhancing community well-being. The Center will do this by providing the environment and resources to promote high quality and well-funded interdisciplinary research to develop empirically-based knowledge that addresses prevention, intervention, and treatment of mental illness and addiction.

Visit the website for Upcoming Meetings

For additional information contact:
Cathleen Lewandowski,
Director, Center for Behavioral Health Sciences
Phone: 216-523-7477

Download a list of compiled resources from Cleveland.

Cleveland Treatment Centers Guide

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is a public service agency responsible for the investigation of violent, suspicious and sudden and unexpected deaths, such as overdose deaths, including those due to opiates and heroin.


Families Anonymous is a wonderful support group for those who have family or friends who are addicted to drugs.
There is a meeting in Olmsted Falls at Orchard Church on Monday evenings at 7pm.

The address is 7191 Mackenzie Road.

Phone for group is 440-427-0224 and email is

Support Group for Families and Friends of Addicts

New group starting in September

“Greater Than Addiction”

Meetings on Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
September 19 – November 7, Lehner Center, Mark

Catholic Charities Community Services of Medina County will be hosting a new group for families and friend of addicts here at Saint Ambrose. Joining a support group is one of the best things you can do for yourself … and your loved one:

• It can provide you with an outlet to share your feelings and experiences and see that there are other families going through similar situations.

• It can help you have a better understanding of what addiction is. Addiction is a very complex disease that affects the brain and in turn, influences the behavior and actions as well as the thoughts of the person.

• A support group can provide you with emotional support.

• A support group may help you reduce or eliminate enabling behaviors and avoid the natural tendency to want to help your family member avoid the consequences of their actions.

• You may be able to help your loved one as a result of your involvement in a support group. You can learn how to help your loved one increase their own motivation to recover from their addiction, you can work on changing family patterns that can enable the addict or cause problems during their recovery, and you can gain tools to show you how to help your loved one avoid a relapse.

The facilitator of this group will be Joni Obrecht, LPCC.  Joni has a Master’s degree in professional clinical counseling and experience in individual, couples and family counseling.

Space is limited to 10 participants (adults only) so please call Catholic Charities to reserve your spot. 330.723.9615 or with any questions you may have.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lisa at

Hope Over Heroin is a collaborative faith-based ministry believing in and witnessing the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to change lives.  While we are a faith-based organization, we recognize the importance of every resource that makes up a community’s fight against addiction. There is no singular solution.

Our greatest strength is and continues to be uniting dozens of addiction and grief recovery resources at one location providing instant accessibility for those in urgent need in each community visited.

Let’s Face It is a public service of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office offering firsthand accounts on the effects of heroin, resources and education on overdose and withdrawal, and statistics to aid in the prevention and intervention of heroin and opiate addiction. Do you suspect your son, daughter, teen, child, parent or friend is a heroin addict? Learn the warning signs of use and addiction.

Provides alcohol and other drug treatment for adult men and women who are residents of Cuyahoga County and who have been assessed and found eligible for an intensive level of care, typically with substance dependence diagnosis or stepping down from a more intensive level of care. Assessment, group counseling three (3) days per week for three (3) hours per day, individual counseling, case management, crisis intervention and urinalysis. (414) 342-5474

Treatment makes a difference.

Recovery makes a life.

Our Mission

New Directions provides quality life-changing treatment to chemically dependent adolescents and their families dealing with emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric needs.

Our Vision

New Directions will be the provider of choice for behavioral healthcare, setting the standards with innovative and evidence-based services.

Phase One Recovery for Women

A sober home for women recovering from addictions of all kinds, addictions to drugs, alcohol, abusive relationships etc.  We provide a safe, clean, drug free home for women in need of a safe place to stay.  We supply clothing and food.  We also supply cable. We are just trying to give back to the community.   There are also rental assistance programs for those who qualify through different organizations.


Project DAWN is an opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) program.  Program participants are educated on the risk factors of opioid overdose, how to recognize an opioid overdose, and how to respond to an opioid overdose by calling 911, giving rescue breaths, and administering nasal naloxone. Eligible participants are given FREE naloxone kits containing 2 vials of naloxone hydrochloride medication.


ROBBY’S VOICE is a community based organization focused on promoting awareness and education surrounding drug addiction.

Innovative treatments, personalized care plans, intensive outpatient rehabilitation and groundbreaking addiction treatment research are among the many staff-driven efforts at Rosary Hall.