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Celebrate 40 years of CHC this September!

New Picture (24)Join us on Thursday, September 25 at Quaker Station for the annual Break the Cycle of Addiction: Celebrating Recovery Luncheon!

We invite you to join us for this worthwhile event to commemorate Community Health Center’s 40th anniversary as well as to hear a powerful message about recovery, hope and the power of gratitude.  This year we welcome author, comedienne and recovery advocate, Marti MacGibbon as our keynote speaker. 

Click here to register.

Today more than ever, addiction is a disease that cannot be ignored.  Opiate abuse and dependence in Ohio has become an epidemic.  Locally, Community Health Center is the agency providing crucial treatment to adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction in Summit County.

The statistics speak for themselves…

  • Dependence on prescription opiates has risen almost 400% in the last decade.
  • Opiates are everywhere — in Summit County alone there are 71 doses of opiates prescribed for every person living in our community per year.
  • Last year, 81% of pregnant women who entered treatment at CHC were addicted to opiates vs. only 23% three years ago.

We have also added a recovery meeting immediately following the event that is open to the community.  CEUs are available to those that apply.

Gambling Awareness Program

Did you know?

You are more likely to get struck by lightening then to hit the lottery.

There are tons of statistics just like these that illustrate the reasons why gambling can be a risky behavior, especially for young people.  Gambling and winning can give individuals the same kind of “high” as using drugs and alcohol.  It’s important for parents and young people to be aware of the risks and gamble responsibly. 

iStock_000002883932SmallThrough our youth program, Project PANDA, we provide free gambling awareness presentations for local schools, groups and community agencies. Most presentations are 45 minutes to an hour and can be tailored to fit your needs.

Interested in learning more? 
Call 330-315-3761 or email our prevention department for more information.

 

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