Teens and substance use prevention

Before substance use becomes an issue in a young person’s life, it is important to start early with prevention and resiliency strategies. Many youth and teens are faced with difficult, challenging situations in life. When they have the necessary skills to overcome adversity, they are better equipped to cope without resorting to drugs or alcohol. Learn about the prevention and resiliency programs available in Stark County.

Prevention resources

These local resources can help you find ways to prevent teens from using drugs.

Canton Community KidSummit Against Drugs

Prevention services promoting abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (AToD).
1227 Gross Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: 330-639-5890

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
SERVICES AT A GLANCE UNDER ALL PROGRAMS
Prevention and Consultation: Prevention services are designed to reduce risk factors, increase resiliency and prevent the development of further at-risk behavior. Mental health service providers offer consultation to administrators, teachers, parents or other adults to recommend behavior modification strategies and to provide support or suggestions.   Diagnostic Assessment: A mental health professional conducts a diagnostic assessment to determine whether a child or youth has a mental health disorder by gathering information about the child’s life situation, such as: Effects of symptoms on functioning in home, school and community, Onset, frequency, duration and severity of current symptoms, History of current mental health problem, Relevant family and social history. A diagnostic clinical assessments are a requirement for preadmission to our programs. Case Management: We offer case coordination through our Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) department. CPST services include assisting in developing treatment plans and linking clients and their families with available and appropriate resources on a 24/7 basis.   Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management: C&A’s team of child psychiatrists, certified nurse specialist and registered nurses provide a full array of comprehensive, integrates psychiatric services for children and adolescents including the latest psychopharmologic medications. Counselor and Social Worker Board (CSWMFT) (5) Licensees shall make available to clients links to websites for all certification bodies and licensure boards to facilitate consumer protection. Licensees shall provide a link to the board online license verification site on their web page - https://cswmft.ohio.gov/home.
Parkway Learning & Development Center
1490 Parkway Blvd
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335
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Tue.
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu.
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
Trauma and grief-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and SITCAP services to reduce risk and increase childhood resiliency:
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374
Talk to a school counselor

Talk to your local school district to learn about the school-based prevention programs available near you.

Alliance City School District

Aviator Food Bags: Weekend food bags for students who may not have access to consistent meals throughout the school year. Free GED classes for individuals in Alliance. Register for morning classes Mondays at 8:30 a.m. or evening classes Mondays at 5 p.m. (registrations may take up to three hours).
200 Glamorgan St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-2100
GED Classes: 330-829-2267
GED Classes: 330-829-2267

Canton City School District

Offers Adult Career & Technical Education - learn more at www.ccsdistrict.org/adulted FREE Classes at Aspire of Stark County:
  • Earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Improve English (ESOL-English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Prepare for pre-employment testing
  • Study for entrance exams
  • Brush up on skills for success in college or training programs
  • Improve your current job skills
  • Help your children with homework
  • Gain personal enrichment and satisfaction
305 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2500
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
ASPIRE: (330) 438-2559

Canton Local School District

Backpack Program - Weekend backpack meals every Friday for qualifying students. Career programs offered through the South Stark Career Academy.
600 Faircrest St. SE
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 484-8019

Fairless Local School District

11885 Navarre Rd.
Navarre, OH 44662
Phone: (330) 767-3577

Jackson Local School District

Career Tech information at jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/Page/1911
7602 Fulton Dr.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-8000

Lake Local School District

Career programs offered through the Stark Career Compact:
  • Career-based intervention (CBI)
  • Health tech
  • Legal studies
  • Marketing & business management
Performing Arts Summer Spectacular: A unique six-week theater camp for students entering seventh through 12th grade that culminates in the performance of a musical production.
436 King Church Ave. SW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 877-9383
Stark Career Compact: (330) 877-4282
Stark Career Compact: (330) 877-4282

Louisville City School District

407 East Main St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Phone: (330) 875-1666

Marlington Local School District

10320 Moulin Ave. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-7458

Massillon City School District

Career Technical Education - Helping students to develop professional skills and experience to prepare them for future employment:
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
  • Skills USA
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Educators Rising
  • Junior Achievement
930 17th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-3900

Minerva Local School District

Free GED classes for students in Minerva. Register for classes Mondays at 9 a.m. (registrations may take up to three hours).
406 East St.
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (330) 868-4332
GED Classes: (330) 438-2559
GED Classes: (330) 438-2559

North Canton City School District

Career programs offered through the Stark Career Compact:
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Business management
  • Construction tech
  • Culinary arts
  • Interactive media
  • Medical technology
  • Pre-engineering
  • Teaching professions
  • Video production
525 7th St. NE
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 497-5600
Stark Career Compact: (330) 497-5620
Stark Career Compact: (330) 497-5620

Northwest Local School District

Northwest local school district in Canal Fulton, OH. www.northwest.sparcc.org
2309 Locust St. S
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-2291

Osnaburg Local School District

310 Browning Ct.
East Canton, OH 44730
Elementary: (330) 488-0392
Elementary: (330) 488-0392
Middle School: (330) 488-0334
Middle School: (330) 488-0334
High School: (330) 488-0316
High School: (330) 488-0316

Perry Local School District

Public school system in Perry Township. Career tech classes offered.
4201 13th St. SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 477-8121

Plain Local School District

Career Tech information available at plainlocal.org//career-tech-overview
901 44th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 492-3500

Sandy Valley Local School District

Career tech classes are offered.
5362 State Rte. 183 NE
Magnolia, OH 44643
Phone: (330) 866-3339

Tuslaw Local School District

1835 Manchester Ave. NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 837-7813
Helpful links

Be On the Look Out (BOLO)

Prevention program aimed at parents and caregivers of youth and teens in Stark County.

Community & Family Resources

Collection of helpful heroin and opiate support resources.

Drug Free Stark County

Community partnership helping to increase public awareness of the harmful effects of substance use.

Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition

Advocating for education and awareness to help influence public policies and strengthen Ohio communities.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

Helping individuals, families and friends affected by mental illness to transform their experiences into grassroots advocacy campaigns.

Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

Information about prevention, treatment and recovery resources in Ohio.

Opiate Toolkit

Resources for students, educators and parents as they work to address our area’s increasing opiate epidemic.

Safe Home

If you are concerned that a member of your household is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there are steps you can take to keep them safe.

Stark Heroin Epidemic

Learn where to go and what to do if you or a loved is suffering from heroin or prescription opiate use.