Where to Get Help
The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services helps you find the assistance you need by maintaining a list of provider agencies throughout the state.
Treatment works and people do recover. Everyone is different, and treatment should match the unique needs of the patient. Treatment options range from support groups to medication-assisted treatment in combination with traditional counseling. To learn more about finding treatment that is right for you, please visit our Learn More About Treatment and Recovery page.
Not sure if you have a problem with substance abuse? Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. Take our short 20 question screening to get started.
This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.
Signs of Overdose
Signs of overdose include the following:
- No response when you shake the person or call their name
- Not breathing
- Slow or shallow breathing (less than one breath every six seconds)
- Pinpoint pupils
- No response when you shake the person or rub their sternum with your knuckles
- Choking, snoring, or gurgling sounds
- Blue, grey, or ashen lips and fingernails
- Slow, irregular pulse
- No pulse
Opioid Addiction Hotline
If you or someone you love has an addiction to pain medications, is using these medications in a way that puts them at risk of addiction, or has an addiction to other substances there IS help available.
- HELPLINE: Call 1-877-275-6364 for information about addiction and to get a referral to treatment or visit https://findtreatment.gov/
If you or someone you love is having a mental health crisis or is in need of someone to talk to you can text for help.
- CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text 4hope to 741741 and a trained crisis counselor will text you within five minutes to confidentially assist you.
Narcotics Anonymous - This link provides a meeting finder for Narcotics Anonymous, a 12-step program for drug addiction recovery that includes regular attendance at group meetings.
Nar-Anon - This link offers a meeting finder for Nar-Anon. Nar-Anon helps family and friends of people living with substance use disorder or addiction.
Prevention Action Alliance GAP Network - The G.A.P. Network was created to bring information, education, advocacy opportunities, networking, and support to individuals who have lost loved ones to overdose and family engagement groups that are working to end prescription drug and opiate addiction in Ohio.
Family Supports BRSS TACS - Access resources for families and family-run organizations supporting behavioral health recovery and resilience for children, youth, and adults.