Drugs & alcohol

Addiction is a complex problem. People who struggle with substance use physically and psychologically crave a drug, even when they know the adverse effect it has on their body, their relationships and their community. StarkHelpCentral.com is committed to helping people overcome their addictions and develop productive, stable lives. Find local resources dedicated to supporting people affected by substance use. You can also visit StarkMHAR.org for more information on addiction help.

Alliance resources

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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Coleman Health Services - Alliance

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 11am – 12pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
1410 West State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-6932

CommQuest Alliance

CommQuest Alliance Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis Walk-in Assessment Hours: Monday: 12pm - 2pm Tuesday: 11am - 1pm Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health & Recovery of Alliance

Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma Closed Friday, clients directed to Canton if an emergency or direct care needed Therapy & Counseling Individual Group Couples/Marital Psychiatric Services Doctor (Psychiatrist) Advanced Nurse Practitioners LPNs Case Management Working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as families in community/natural environments to improve symptom management, coping, and achievement of greater independence
1844 W State St
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 493-4553
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Canton resources

ASCEND

Formerly Foundations Promoting recovery through peer support, education, advocacy and networking. Peer ran Respite Unit is based on short-term, in-house stay for those struggling with mental health and addiction recovery issues. Free(no insurance necessary or accepted) Also offers classes in person or via zoom with a possible $45.00 Walmart card stipend for attending 20 classes. Additional locations: 227 Third St. SE, Suite: Make-A-Way Massillon, OH 44648 Satellite Location for Education & Recovery Massillon
116 Cleveland Avenue NW
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 454-2888
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AVO Behavioral Health & Recovery

At AVO Behavioral Health & Recovery, they treat the whole person struggling with addiction and mental health with MAT, IOP, individual and group counseling. They will offer cognitive behavioral therapy, incorporating things such as art and yoga therapy.
3745 Whipple Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: 330-331-7506

BrightView Canton Addiction Treatment Center

This comprehensive addiction treatment center provides outpatient treatment to patients struggling with drug abuse or alcohol addiction.
3545 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (866) 934-7450
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Canton City Health Department

Helping to prevent the spread of disease, promote healthy practices and protect the health of Canton City residents.
  • Programs: 
    • Request Narcan Kit via mail by submitting form here.
    • WIC
      • Effective March 16, Canton City WIC services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here for details. **At this time, infants and children do not need to be present in our office when staff issue food benefits to your WIC Card.*
    • Nursing Division 
      • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinic
      • Childhood Immunization Clinic
      • International Travel Clinic
    • THRIVE
      • Pregnant? Caring for a child under age 1? Stark County THRIVE Community Health Workers can help you connect to local services and items to keep you, your baby, and family healthy! Stark County THRIVE is still accepting clients. If you are pregnant or have a child under age 1, please fill out our online THRIVE Referral Form. You will be contacted by a Community Health Worker who will assist you with connections to services that meet your specific needs. All face-to-face visits will resume once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
    • Project SWAP
    • Vital Statistics
      • Our lobby is open to walk-in customers. Hours of operation are 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Closed weekends, official holidays and other posted times.

CHANCE Drug Court Program

A specialized court program helping individuals involved in felony alcohol and drug-related cases to become contributing members of the Stark County community.
201 Cleveland Ave. SW
Suite 101
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7036

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: Plain Community

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
1811 Schneider St. NE
Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 470-4061

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

Coleman Health Services - Canton

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 8am – 2pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

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

CommQuest Medication-Assisted Treatment

Counseling and medication-assisted treatment options such as Methadone, Suboxone, Sublocade, Vivitrol, Antabuse, and Acamprosate. Mobile programs are also available for Stark County inmates.
1341 Market Ave N
Canton , OH 44714
Phone: (330) 453-8252

Glenbeigh

Intensive outpatient services and support for loved ones.
4661 Belpar St. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: 1 (800) 234-1001
Local: (330) 492-2600

Lifecare Family Health & Dental Center

Lifecare Family Health & Dental Center provides affordable, accessible and comprehensive health care services to residents of Canton, Massillon and surrounding Stark County Ohio communities. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), open to persons of all ages regardless of ability to pay and health insurance status. New patients are always welcome. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans. Reduced rates are available for qualifying uninsured patients. Lifecare’s dedicated team of family physicians, dentists, optometrists, certified nurse practitioners, counselors and healthcare professionals provides services at three locations.
  • Medical Care
  • Dental Caree
  • Behavioral Health
  • Children's Care
  • Women's Health
  • Vision Care
2725 Lincoln St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 454-2000

NE Family Care Counseling Center

A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.
1303 W Maple St
#103
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-966-8677

OhioGuidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy, and education with a focus on prevention and treatment in the home, community, office, or telehealth. Additional Program: The Prevent Relapse Occurrence Team with Enhanced Case management and Treatment (Protect) works with juveniles who have shown sexual behavior problems who are not incarcerated or are returning to the community following separation. PROTECT services are designed to work specifically with individuals who have been identified as participating in “sexting” behavior or other minor-related sexual behavioral issues.
4579 Everhard Rd NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (440) 260-6466
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Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma Therapy & Counseling Individual Group Couples/Marital Psychiatric Services Doctor (Psychiatrist) Advanced Nurse Practitioners LPNs Case Management Working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as families in community/natural environments to improve symptom management, coping, and achievement of greater independence.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553
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SAFY of Ohio: Canton/Akron

Community-based support services for Ohio families:
  • Adoption services
  • Behavioral health
  • Family preservation
  • Older youth services
  • Therapeutic foster care
6279 Frank Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-1668

Stark County Job & Family Services

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
  • PRC Plan - providing short-term assistance to address an emergent need and help families retain and maintain employment.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 452-4661
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6644
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Stark County TASC, Inc.

Provides community-based treatment options for juveniles and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 479-1912
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Summit Psychological Associates: Downtown Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
832 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: 330-493-2554
Fax: (234) 360-3426

Summit Psychological Associates: North Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 701
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-2554

Sunrise Vista Behavioral Health

At Sunrise Vista, we are capable of providing the medical needs associated with substance abuse disorders in individuals also experiencing mental health related symptoms as long as the individual has a primary mental health diagnosis.
1223 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: 234-999-4900
Massillon resources

Arrow Passage Recovery

A private rehab clinic treating substance use in Stark County.
721 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (844) 347-0543

BrightView Canton Addiction Treatment Center

This comprehensive addiction treatment center provides outpatient treatment to patients struggling with drug abuse or alcohol addiction.
3545 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (866) 934-7450
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CommQuest Massillon

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, family housing, male residential addiction treatment, driver intervention program
  • CommQuest Massillon Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services and case management Phone: 330-833-0234 Fax: 330-837-7705 130 1st St NW Massillon, OH 44647 Walk-In Assessment Hours: Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 10:30am Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am
  • CommQuest Family Living Center Housing for homeless families If looking to be placed at a shelter in Stark County, you must call the Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363 Phone: 330-452-9807 412 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646
  • CommQuest Massillon Recovery Campus Wilson Hall - male residential addiction treatment and Driver Intervention Program Wilson Hall Phone: 330-830-8740 DIP Phone: 330-834-1934 1680 Nave Rd Se Massillon, OH 44646

Make-A-Way Drop-In Center

Social, recreational and educational opportunities for people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
227 3rd St.
Massillon, OH 44648
Phone: (330) 837-0650
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Detox locations and recovery housing

The services previously offered at Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center (CIRC) have transitioned to other community providers. As a result, detox services and 23-hour beds will now be provided by CommQuest, a local counseling and recovery resource. Their detox centers deliver urgent treatment for Stark County residents who struggle with substance use.

Recovery houses are places where someone who is recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol can find a safe, stable, substance-free place to live. They are also sometimes called sober living houses, halfway houses, or transition houses. Recovery housing may require residents to follow certain rules. For example, no drinking or drugs allowed. But these rules can help residents change their behavior and stay sober. If you’re looking for recovery housing for yourself or a loved one, check out the resources below. Consider housing certified by Ohio Recovery Housing, which sets standards for care and support.

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

CommQuest Alliance

CommQuest Alliance Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis Walk-in Assessment Hours: Monday: 12pm - 2pm Tuesday: 11am - 1pm Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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CommQuest Massillon

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, family housing, male residential addiction treatment, driver intervention program
  • CommQuest Massillon Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services and case management Phone: 330-833-0234 Fax: 330-837-7705 130 1st St NW Massillon, OH 44647 Walk-In Assessment Hours: Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 10:30am Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am
  • CommQuest Family Living Center Housing for homeless families If looking to be placed at a shelter in Stark County, you must call the Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363 Phone: 330-452-9807 412 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646
  • CommQuest Massillon Recovery Campus Wilson Hall - male residential addiction treatment and Driver Intervention Program Wilson Hall Phone: 330-830-8740 DIP Phone: 330-834-1934 1680 Nave Rd Se Massillon, OH 44646

Hope House 4 Women

Hope House 4 Women is striving to be the venue in leading women living on the margins of society into a relationship with God as well as providing temporary sober housing, clothing and support.
2410 12th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 956-5594

Restore Addiction Recovery

Restore Addiction Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, and Clinically-Supported 12-month residential program for men struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Our services are free and no insurance is needed to join. While in our program, men receive individualized care, including but not limited to: 1-1 counseling, life coaching and life skills, job training and employment through our community work program, mentorship, financial coaching, healthy community, and more. Our goal is to prepare each man for life outside of our doors and have lasting freedom from addiction.
2650 Sanitarium Rd
Akron, OH 44312
Phone: (800) 357-8684
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Safely dispose of Rx drugs

Many of the drugs that are used or sold by teens in Stark County are found in the homes of their friends and families. If prescription medications are not stored and disposed of properly, it is possible for young people to get their hands on the substances. Thankfully, you can safely drop off unwanted prescriptions at collection boxes throughout Stark County.

Visit Stark MHAR to learn more about safely disposing of these drugs and where there are permanent collection locations in Stark County.

 

Warning signs of addiction

Be on the lookout for the following warning signs if you believe someone you know may be struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs:

  • Drinks to relax, deal with stress or feel normal
  • Changes in appetite or sudden weight changes
  • Experiences blackouts or short-term memory loss
  • Constricted/dilated pupils, dizziness, flushed skin or frequent nosebleeds
  • Hides drinking or drinks alone
  • Irritability and changes in behavior
  • Makes excuses for heavy alcohol consumption
  • Prioritizes alcohol over responsibilities
  • Withdraws from friends and family members
  • Lack of personal hygiene or hidden injuries
  • Lacks interest in hobbies or activities
  • Mood swings and disruptive behavior
  • Stops attending work or school

Questions to ask yourself if you are concerned you have a drinking problem:

Ask yourself the following questions to determine if it’s time to reach out for help:

  • Do you ever need a drink first thing in the morning to get over a hangover or feel normal?
  • Do you find yourself drinking way more than you planned?
  • Do you go through withdrawal symptoms when you’re not drinking?
  • Do you have alcohol cravings?
  • Do you wish you could cut down on your drinking?
  • Does drinking make you feel guilty or ashamed?
  • Does it upset you when people comment on your drinking?
  • Has drinking caused you to put yourself or others in danger?
  • Has drinking gotten you into trouble?
  • Has drinking made you feel down, anxious or sick?
  • Have you lost interest in activities you once enjoyed?

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Marijuana (weed) addiction

Because their brains are still developing, smoking weed could impact a young person’s memory function, communication and reasoning skills. Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs used among teens and young adults in Stark County, and although many consider it to be safe, marijuana has been shown to reduce a young person’s ability to concentrate, think clearly and make good decisions. Use the resources below to learn how to quit smoking weed and to find local programs and organizations that are helping to keep young people safe and sober.

Signs of Marijuana Addicttion

The following behaviors may help you determine when marijuana has become a problem for you or someone you know:

  • Altered perceptions and sense of reality
  • Anxious thoughts, sleeplessness and paranoia
  • Hunger and food cravings
  • Loss of control and coordination
  • Persistent, mucus-filled cough
  • Problems thinking, learning and problem solving
  • Red and bloodshot eyes with dilated pupils
  • Sleepy, slowed reaction time
  • Temporary or long-term memory loss
  • Thirst, dry mouth and bad breath

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Questions to Ask Yourself

Are you concerned you may have a marijuana addiction? Ask yourself the following questions to determine if it’s time to reach out for help:

  • Are you less interested in activities you once enjoyed?
  • Are you unable to reduce or stop your marijuana use?
  • Do you have a high tolerance?
  • Do you spend a lot of time getting high?
  • Does getting high help you escape from stress and anxiety?
  • Has marijuana caused problems in your relationships?
  • Has your performance at work or school suffered?
  • Is getting high more of a priority than your other responsibilities?

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Meth addiction

Methamphetamines are highly addictive, and individuals who become dependent are unable to feel pleasure when they are not using the drug. Meth is known to overstimulate specific processes in the body, so users feel more alert or anxious than usual. Unfortunately, people who become addicted often face significant challenges in other areas of their lives.

Signs of meth addiction

People who are under the influence of crystal meth may display the following symptoms:

  • Bloodshot eyes with dilated pupils
  • Changes in sleep and appetite
  • Convulsions and tremors
  • Dental health problems, dry mouth and bad breath
  • Facial sores and acne
  • High body temperature and sweating
  • Increased physical activity
  • Irritability, paranoia and unpredictable behavior
  • Jaw clenching and intense scratching
  • Manic, repetitive actions
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heart and breathing rates
  • Temporary euphoria
  • Weight loss

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Mental health and addiction

It is common for people who struggle with substance use to also receive mental health services. Those who have been through trauma or experience anxiety or depression may turn to alcohol and drugs to cope. Fortunately, community programs are available to help these individuals find healthy ways to heal and move forward.

School settings can be one place where the need for mental health consultation and/or treatment services is observed. Contact your local school district for more information about offerings in the school setting.

View a listing of mental health resources here.

Additional resources:

H.O.P.E. Program

Mental health professionals who help individuals complete Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP), reach stabilization and decrease risks for re-offending.
115 Central Plaza N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7931
Prevention resources

A school-based drug and alcohol prevention program can be a positive way to teach students about the risks and dangers of substance use. Schools offer a variety of classroom initiatives to build resiliency, limit the availability of illicit drugs and offset the negative consequences of drug use. Learn about the prevention and intervention resources available in Stark County.

Be sure to contact your local guidance department to learn about the substance use prevention and resiliency programs available through the school district.

Boys & Girls Club of Massillon

Academic, health and leadership programs that create a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves. Programs include a Hot Meal and Smart Move (Evidence-based substance use prevention curriculum and youth development program for school-aged children).
730 Duncan St. SW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 833-4395

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

Stark County Youth Led Prevention

A youth-led, adult-guided leadership development group providing a safe place for students to come together to promote, celebrate and encourage healthy decisions regarding substance use.
919 Second St NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone:: (330) 454-7917