Help With Heroin.com website unveiled at symposium

The “Don’t Let Heroin Steal Your Future” Partnership has unveiled a comprehensive website at www.helpwithheroin.com. Keith Walker, President of Walker Funeral Homes, states,“In January, a group of businesses, government officials, the media and addiction agencies developed an advertising campaign to alert the public about the dangers of heroin; it has been widely received. Addicts and their families are accessing the help lines for more information and getting the help they need.”

However, to continue the forward momentum, the group decided that it was time to develop a comprehensive website: one that gives the addict, his or her family and friends, and local businesses a definitive guide – what to do in the case of addiction and sources of help. The website is now up and running and available for all.

Keith Walker
Keith Walker

The website, www.helpwithheroin.com, designed by Thrive Internet Marketing, was unveiled in a symposium at Stone Oak Country Club for The Chamber Partnership and can be used as a referral tool for local businesses as well as a crucial help line for those suffering. The website gives the viewer access to and mapping to treatment centers, emergency contacts, links to the Sheriff’s D.A.R.T. program and the locations of hospitals and drugstores to obtain Narcan, an opiate antidote, along with information about the drug, how to recognize symptoms of drug abuse and informative articles and videos.

Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine, oxycodone and Vicodin.

Participating partners in the Help with Heroin website include:

Walker Funeral Homes – 419/841-2422, www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

The Zepf Center – 419/841-7701, www.zepfcenter.org – offering detox, short term residential and outpatient services

Lucas County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.T. – 419/213-4924 – responds to area hospitals for primary communication with overdose victims and transports victims to a central location for assessment and disposition.

A Renewed Mind – 419/720-9247, www.arenewedmindservice.org – provides quality behavioral healthcare when and where you need it. Serving children, adolescents, adults and families, A Renewed Mind provides services in three outpatient locations, an adolescent residential location and in the community wherever it is needed.

Arrowhead Behavioral – 419/891-9333, www.arrowheadbehavioral.com – is a private, free-standing treatment facility located in Maumee, Ohio. A provider for behavioral health and substance abuse services in Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan, it provides a continuum of care,support, and hope. Its mental health programs and addiction treatment services are for adults 18 years and older.It offers a private, confidential and non institutional environment conducive to healing and recovery.

The Team Recovery – 419/561-LIFE, www.theteamrecovery.org – To be a message of hope for 100% drug and alcohol free recovery for people with drug and alcohol addiction; to promote education, prevention and awareness for students regarding drugs, alcohol and general poor decision making and to help family members and friends that are affected by drugs or alcohol with support in their recovery from grief or death.

Good Grief of Northwest Ohio – 419/360- 4939, www.goodgriefNWO.org – Good Grief of Northwest Ohio offers a safe, healing place to gather, grieve, receive and share support.

Mental Health & Recovery Board of Lucas County – www.lcmhrsb.oh.gov.

Toledo Lucas County Health Department –419/213-4026,www.lucascountyhealth.com – Toledo-Lucas County Health Department in partnership with the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board announce the availability of naloxone. This allows individuals throughout the county to have access to what can be a lifesaving antidote.

Sylvania Community Action Team – 419/824-8588, www.sylvaniascat.org – Sylvania Community Action Team (SCAT) is a youth, parent and community group brought together to encourage healthy lifestyles for kids, and to discourage drug and alcohol use and other negative and unhealthy behaviors – not intervention, but prevention.

The Chamber Partnership – www.thechamberpartnership.com – The Chamber Partnership™ is the strategic alliance of the Anthony Wayne Regional™, Holland-Springfield™, the Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce™, the DRIVE Group, and the Northwest Business Council.

Participating media include IHEARTMedia-Toledo, 13ABC, Lamar OutdoorAdvertising, dotoledo.com/Thrive Marketing, Adams Street Publishing – City Paper and MLiving Magazine,Welch Publishing Co., Sylvania AdVantage and the Mirror Newspapers.