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Center for Addiction Treatment

Commonly referred to as the “CAT House”, the Center for Addiction Treatment offers a continuum of addiction care for those with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, and/or gambling. Each patient begins with an assessment to determine their level of care needs. The center uses a multi-disciplinary team to make this

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 19, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

Tools for Children Impacted by Addiction

The National Association for Children of Addiction produces a booklet called “Tools for Kids” to support healthy development of children impacted by addiction in their family. The 2023 version of the booklet provides children with important information about addiction, how addiction impacts kids, what kids can do, and how children

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 1, 2023

Educational Materials about Drug Abuse and Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse produces educational materials concerning drug abuse and addiction. These materials are freely available in .pdf format and can be downloaded for use in drug treatment settings. The .pdfs are available in English and Spanish, and are collected into categories including “Drug Facts“, “Policy Briefs“,

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 11, 2023

How to Obtain FREE Fentanyl Test Strips

Fentanyl test strips are a low-cost method of helping prevent drug overdoses and reducing harm. Fentanyl test strips are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in different kinds of drugs, like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, as well as other substances. The test strips can be

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 1, 2023

Hamilton County’s 5 1 3 Relief Bus Services

Hamilton County has a bus that visits local neighborhoods to provide health screenings, mobile healthcare, and enrollment assistance for a wide variety of social services and economic relief programs. The bus is called the “5 1 3 Relief Bus”. The 5 1 3 Relief bus schedules visits with municipalities throughout

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Shared by United Resource Connection April 5, 2023

FREE Training Video for Supporting Women with Substance Use Disorders and their Newborns

Data shows a significant national rise in Opioid Use Disorder and babies with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome presenting at hospitals for labor and delivery. The tragic nature of this situation does not always produce compassion and best practices toward the mother or infant, even among well intentioned care providers. Two

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 1, 2023

Free Evidence Based Online Course on Fentanyl & Overdose Risks

A free, evidence-based online course, Fentanyl Facts and Overdose Risk, has been developed in partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  The course discusses facts about fentanyl in the U.S., the increasing risk of overdose, and resources for communities to address the increasing risks. 

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 24, 2023

Drug Prevention Education Videos by Ohio Hamilton County Coroner available online.

Ohio Hamilton County Coroner, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, and Cincinnati DEA Resident Agent, Joe Reder, presented a drug prevention education series with Cincinnati Country Day high school students. The presentation included the latest on fentanyl, meth, and date rape drugs. The presentations were recorded and are available for viewing on YouTube. 

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 15, 2023

Free Tobacco Cessation Program available by phone and online

Most people know quitting tobacco is an important step in protecting their health and the health of their loved ones. But fewer than 1 in 10 people are able to quit for good without the help of coaching or medication. Ohio has a free Tobacco Cessation Program, available by phone

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 27, 2022

For Children of Addiction, Support Resources During the Holidays

For children and young adults of families impacted by addiction, the holidays, substance misuse, and its related stresses may bring on a great deal of additional fear and isolation. Here are some resources and guidance that can be used to help them through the season. The National Association for Children

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 23, 2022

Homeless & Low-Income Resource Guide, 9th Edition

The Community Outreach Division of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center has released the 9th Edition of the Homeless & Low-Income Resource Guide. The directory was originally compiled by Sharon Coate, LISW-S, and most recently updated by Bruce James, BSW. If you discover corrections or additions, please contact Bruce James. The

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 21, 2022

Public Health Alert on Increased Overdose Activity

Hamilton County Public Health monitors daily overdose activity, and has noticed that since September 30th there has been an increase in activity, causing suspicion for high levels of fentanyl in illicit drug supplies. Between Saturday, September 30th, and Wednesday October 5th, there were 16 overdose deaths. Emergency room visits due

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Shared by Hamilton County Public Health October 6, 2022