Substance Abuse and
Chemical Dependency Information
Drug and alcohol abuse (and sometimes dependence) can occur in any community, regardless of race, age, class, ethnicity, social status, or family values. There is no question that substance abuse can lead to addiction or sometimes even death.
The only real questions are, what can be done to prevent substance abuse beforehand and what can be done to end it when it has become an addiction...
If you are considering a career in the substance abuse and chemical dependency field, then the information listed in the menu on the left might be of some interest to you.
The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP Board) is a 13-member board, of which 12 members are appointed by the Governor. The OCDP Board is responsible for regulating the licensure and certification process, issuing and renewing licenses and certificates, investigating ethical complaints, approving educational coursework, and acting as a catalyst for positive change in the field for the state of Ohio.
The state of Ohio also has an agency responsible for the overall education, prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. The Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services is tasked with the oversight and funding of Ohio's many county-level drug and alcohol addiction boards, as well as many of the public and private entities offering alcohol and drug treatment services in the state of Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services also has partnered up with eCAM to deliver alcohol and other drug treatment services remotely through the use of computer based technology. Individuals can receive free, grant-funded confidential assessment, counseling, case management and recovery support services from anywhere in Ohio through video conferencing.
Priority placements is given to individuals with disabilities and those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Click here to learn more about eCAM services. This service is funded through a grant from SAMHSA.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the federal agency charged with national oversight and funding of most of the drug and alcohol prevention, education, and treatment programs in the United States.
SAMHSA offers many services to the public, both online and in the real world. One of the most useful tools they offer for use by the general public is the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator.
This free web based service allows individuals dealing with alcohol or drug addiction, or the friends and family of those people, to find local treatment options and services right in the city and state you live in. Each search is confidential and no information is required other than a city and state to begin the search. Search results from the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator appear in a detailed list of information about available services. And the search results are also displayed with a local map of each location to aid in the search.