ADAMHS Collaborative Coalition
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse and addiction impact tens of
thousands of individuals in Montgomery County every year.
Addiction is a very complex brain disease in which the individual
becomes mentally obsessed with drugs and alcohol, despite negative
consequences such as family disintegration, loss of employment,
failure in school, domestic violence, and child abuse among others.
Legal ramifications and criminal justice involvement commonly occur
as a result. The impact to individuals, children, families,
and entire communities is often devastating. Consequently, AOD
abuse and addiction is EVERYONE’S problem as it
infringes on every niche of every community.
The Montgomery County AOD Task Force is led by an advisory team
responsible for implementing Task Force Teams to address the issues
laid out in the report,
Report to Improve Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Addiction
Services in Montgomery County, Ohio. To view the
report, click here.
Below is a listing of links to the specialized teams formed to
address the issues found in this report.
Click on a team to learn more about it.
Committees, Teams and Coalitions
At-Risk Youth Interactive Training Available For High School Educators
Free online interactive training is now available to high school teachers and staff in Montgomery County. The Kognito At-Risk Interactive Online Gatekeeper Training assists school personnel in recognizing and responding to the mental health needs of their students. ....More
Recognizing Mental Health Disorders in Youth
The National Council for Behavioral Health is offering an evidence-based training program to help citizens identify mental health problems in young people, intervene in mental health crises, and connect youth with care.
The program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, focused on youth 12 to 25 years, is being rolled out across the country after a year-long pilot. The adult Mental Health First Aid program has been delivered to more than 80,000 Americans through a network of 2,500+ instructors. The youth version provides an ideal forum to engage communities in discussing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the prevalence of mental health disorders, the effectiveness of treatment and how to engage troubled young people in services.
Researchers Outline Effective Strategies to Prevent Teen Depression and Suicide
Untreated depression is one of the leading causes of teen suicide, and signs of depression can also be a warning that a teen is contemplating suicide. In an article published this week in the quarterly journal The Prevention Researcher, University of Cincinnati researchers are describing how positive connections can help offset these tragedies.
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Even Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Can Affect a Child's IQ
Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their children in the Children of the 90s study (ALSPAC) and published November 14 in PLOS ONE.