Download the LocalHelpNow app – Be knowledgeable about local treatment options. LocalHelpNow Montgomery County is a free app to locate addiction, mental health services and more. Download the app in your app store. https://localhelpnowmc.com/
Crisis Now – Residents of Montgomery County are encouraged to call the Crisis Now hotline to access services for mental health issues and substance use disorder. Again, the Crisis Now hotline phone number is
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – Know that you’re not alone. Help is available. Call 1-800-273-8255.
OD Surge Alert – The “OD Surge Alert" system is to notify people who use drugs and their support systems via text message when conditions are occurring that make using drugs even more risky than usual. This includes when there are a higher number of overdoses than expected during a certain period of time, in a given location within Montgomery County. Signup Today.
Naloxone/Narcan Training - Project Dawn Montgomery County offers FREE weekly naloxone overdose education & distribution every Wednesday at Noon at 601 Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Door F, CrisisCare entrance in Dayton. (Please arrive 15 minutes early to register). Project Dawn will also schedule training during evenings and weekends by the request of businesses, faith-based organizations, service groups, and other community groups. Please call 937.734.8333 to schedule group training.
Sign up for Know! E-Alerts - Know! Parent Tips, part of Ohio’s “Start Talking! Building a Drug-Free Future” campaign, provides twice-monthly emails for parents, guardians, and caregivers with tips that contain current facts about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, as well as action steps they can take to help children resist peer pressure. http://starttalking.ohio.gov/Prevention/KNOW.aspx
Attend an ADAMHS Training – This 8-hour course will equip you on how to start a conversation with a family member, friend or co-worker when you recognize they may be experiencing mental health or substance use crisis. To attend a local course contact ADAMHS at 937-443-0416.
Visit CarePoint - CarePoint consists of various services to help those who inject drugs reduce the chances they will do additional harm to themselves and others. The program includes the exchange of used syringes for clean ones, and referrals for substance abuse treatment and other health and social services. Call Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County at 973-496-7133 for more information.
Ask for the Alternatives Campaign - We know that alternative practices can fit into any lifestyle and help manage pain in healthier ways. We also know that safe pain management requires open communication between patients and healthcare providers. Visit www.AskforAlternatives.com to learn about safe, effective alternatives for your pain today.
Montgomery County Ohio Addiction Resources - Addiction Resources
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
Thoughts of suicide
Mental health or substance use crisis, or
Any other kind of emotion distress
People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
We encourage you to refer a friend or loved one to the resources listed.