The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is comprised of volunteer members from local organizations and individuals throughout Tuscarawas County. Members hold the common goal of reducing substance use among Tuscarawas County youth. The coalition seeks to create a healthier, drug free community through the implementation of effective prevention strategies. The coalition is committed to providing information and community education, supporting youth led prevention efforts, challenging community norms that might be favorable to youth substance use, decreasing youth access and availability of substances and changing policies that will reduce youth usage of alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication and other drugs.
Ohio is making it easier for individuals who are experiencing a stressful situation to find immediate help, 24/7 with the launch of a free, confidential, statewide Crisis Text Line. Starting today, any Ohio resident who needs help coping with a crisis can now text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor. Trained crisis counselors are on stand-by to provide a personal response and information on a range of issues, including: suicidal thoughts, bullying, depression, self-harm, and more. The specialist helps the user stay safe and healthy with effective, secure support. The keyword “4hope” was developed by the Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) board, which piloted a crisis text line for youth and young adults as part of the Strong Families, Safe Communities funding initiative supported by OhioMHAS and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.