ADAMH E-Newsletter TOP
ADAMH Survey Link
ADAMH, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board, is Franklin County's safety net of care for people seeking mental health, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services. Through more than 40 local community agencies, ADAMH helps nearly 40,000 Franklin County residents get the help they need to lead healthy, productive lives. And with the help of a sliding-fee scale, anyone in the community can receive quality, affordable ADAMH services at one of our neighborhood agencies located throughout Franklin County.
Visit our Web site for more information.
ADAMH Media Highlights 


 447 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
 Phone: 614.222.1057
Fax: 614.224.0991
Join Our Mailing List
March 2011
ADAMH: Withstanding the Storm
David Royer, ADAMH CEO
David Royer, ADAMH CEO


The economic recession that has affected our nation has also had an impact on the Franklin County community. Due to state budget reductions over the last two years, ADAMH has faced more than $15 million in reductions and has been forced to make difficult decisions. However, it is our continued pledge to Franklin County taxpayers that we will invest 95 cents of every dollar in our budget directly toward mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services.


Read the rest of this article by clicking here. 

eubanksStories of Success: Vanessa Eubanks


Vanessa Eubanks  

cfacNew Executive Officers Named to the Consumer and Family Advocacy Board


Consumer & Family Advocacy Council (CFAC) recently named new officers to the CFAC Executive Committee. The new officers include: Christy Murphy - President; Andy Schut - Vice President; T.K. Smith - Secretary and Ingrid Silvian - Treasurer.

CFAC is a voluntary group of individuals who are either recovering from mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction themselves, or have family members who are. CFAC provides a network of individuals for advocacy, support to families, and advice to the ADAMH staff and Board of Trustees. Formed in 1997, CFAC serves as an important sounding board for the ADAMH Board and for its service providers, as well as an educator in the community on mental health and substance abuse issues.


For more information about CFAC, visit


faithADAMH Focused on Connecting with Faith Community


ADAMH Connects with Faith Community
PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R): Dr. Kevin Dixon, ADAMH VP of Cultural Competency; Rev. Dr. Alton Fennel and wife, Associate Pastor Elaine Fennel, Grace United Church of Christ; Lavonne Bailey, Columbus Christian Center; Rev. Dr. Victor Davis, Trinity Baptist Church; and Rabbi Levi Andrusier, Schottenstein Chabad House.

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County invited a group of local faith leaders to meet and discuss the issues facing the communities and neighborhoods they serve.

ADAMH understands many residents look to the faith community for guidance in addressing behavioral health and substance abuse. In order to meet the needs of Franklin County citizens, ADAMH will collaborate with faith organizations in the community.


Read the rest of this article by clicking here.

springbreakFun in the Sun: Spring Break and Alcohol Abuse
Each year, thousands of students head to warm, tropical destinations to celebrate Spring Break. During Spring Break, the average male reports drinking 18 drinks per day and the average female consumes 10 drinks per day. Binge drinking is defined as "the consumption of five or more drinks in one sitting."
Both students and parents alike need to be aware of the risks of binge drinking, a behavior that can lead to intoxication and its associated risks of accidents, injuries and arrests as well as alcohol poisoning, which can result in death. Alcohol poisoning is a severe and potentially fatal physical reaction to an alcohol overdose - a very serious and all too common danger of binge drinking.  
jindalADAMH Board Member Dr. J.S. Jindal Receives 2010 Service Above Self Award 
Dr. J.S. Jindal Receives Service Above Self Award
Dr. J.S. Jindal, center, with family and friends.

On March 14, Dr. J.S. Jindal, a Board Member on the ADAMH Board of Trustees, was recognized with Columbus Rotary's distinguished 2010 Service Above Self Award. 
Read more about Dr. Jindal's Service Above Self Award here.
providernewsProvider News Updates
Treatment works. Recovery happens.