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Beat the Stigma is funded by the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance. The Alliance is comprised of over 100 business, education, nonprofit, civic and government organizations. The Alliance’s objective is to challenge the mindsets of Ohioans, including reframing the approach to drug misuse prevention and eliminating stigmas associated with addiction and mental illness.

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30 years ago, a group of parents met to create the Ohio Association of Parents for Drug Free Youth and worked to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse. Now, that organization has grown into a prominent nonprofit dedicated to preventing substance misuse and promoting mental wellness.

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Cover 2 Resources focus on developing an educational curriculum around our message. They provide detailed information and options on alternatives to the opioids that are often prescribed for pain treatment.

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TAP United is a support system and advocacy group, comprised solely of members who have one or more children with the disease of addiction, and parents who have lost a child/adult child from this disease. We provide support for the parents that is focused on giving hope with the utmost emphasis on Self-Care, while navigating through the devastation that is caused by the disease of addiction.

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The ADA supports mandatory continuing education (CE) in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances, with an emphasis on preventing drug overdoses, chemical dependency, and diversion.

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StellaLife® is a biotech company on a mission to improve people’s lives by offering innovative, natural products to accelerate the healing process while also helping to relieve pain as well as reducing the need for opioids.

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Maryhaven strives every day to bring hope, innovation and compassion to people struggling with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. They operate from four campuses in Columbus, including Residential and Outpatient Treatment Center, Gambling Intervention Program and Engagement Center on Alum Creek Drive, their Central Intake Department and Maryhaven Addiction Stabilization Center on South High Street and the Women’s Center.

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ADAMH helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for affordable, quality mental health and addiction services provided through its network of more than 30 not-for-profit contract agencies located in neighborhoods throughout the county. A sliding fee scale for services means any Franklin County resident can receive needed services and be charged on the basis of income and circumstance. Services are funded primarily through a property tax levy approved by voters.

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Fortunately, A Voice for Sean is not the only organization fighting for the prevention and elimination of addiction. We recommend the following resources.

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A Voice For Sean was proud to donate 180 oral care kits to Maryhaven, Central Ohio’s oldest addiction treatment and behavioral health provider—enough for every patient there who was going through Suboxone treatment, which can damage oral health as a side effect. There are so many ways that addiction can affect people's lives, and whether someone is in recovery or not, we at A Voice For Sean believe that compassion must trump judgment. As Malik Malone, Vice President of Business Development for Maryhaven, said: “These types of thoughtful gifts mean so much.” A Voice For Sean will continue to work tirelessly to end addiction, and to help anyone suffering from it.

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Naloxone can save a person experiencing an overdose of opioids. You can find out more on how to obtain Naloxone by visiting the website below or contacting your local health department.

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