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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 35 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.


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2011 Recovery Month Edition 

inviteYou're Invited: 2011 Recovery Month Kick-Off

2011 Recovery Month On Thursday, September 1, 2011, ADAMH, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, will host the 2011 Recovery Month Kick-Off Celebration at the King Arts Complex at 9 a.m.


"Recovery Month is a national month-long event that occurs every September and highlights the benefits of alcohol and substance abuse treatment," said David Royer, ADAMH CEO.  "We celebrate the contributions of our entire community and promote the message that recovery is possible."   


To RSVP contact Megan Shock at 614.222.3727.


For more information about Recovery Month click here!

timothyStory of Success: Timothy White's Road to Recovery   


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Timothy White

Someone once said, "When journeying down the long dark road, we must continue on and never give up faith we'll one day reach our destination..." and Timothy White did just that! 


After struggling with addictions to cocaine, heroin and alcohol for seven years, Timothy found his road to recovery in his 21st detox program at Talbott Hall.  And on August 28, 2011, he will celebrate four years of sobriety. 


Sitting in his Grandview apartment, surrounded by his race car collection and Ohio State sports memorabilia, Timothy talks about being a full-time father to his 14 year old son, a registered voter and an active community member. 


You would never guess Timothy traveled such a long dark road to reach his destination.  After losing both of his parents within four months of each other - his mother to lupus and his father in a fire - Timothy went into a severe state of depression. 


"Instead of finding a productive way to deal with my depression, I turned to drugs and alcohol," said Timothy. 


Read more of Timothy's Story here.

essayADAMH Recognizes Student Essay Contest Winners 


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On July 29, ADAMH Vice President of Performance and Management Susan Lewis Kaylor recognized nine student essay contest winners.  The students were asked to write an essay in response to the statement, "One Thing You Learned or Did at Summer Camp that Will Help You Say NO to Alcohol and Other Drugs."   


Students participating in the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools at West Broad Elementary School, Highland Elementary School and West Mound Elementary School participated in the essay contest.  There was a first, second and third place winner from each school. 


Read more about the essay contest winners here.   

providerProvider News Updates
eventsUpcoming Events! 
  • September 1: ADAMH Recovery Month Kick-Off will be held at the King Arts Complex from 9-11 a.m. Contact 614.222.3727 for more information.
  • September 10: Amethyst Walk/5k Run for Recovery, Wolfe Park Shelter House at 9 a.m. 105 Park Drive Columbus, Ohio 43209. Contact 614.221.7331 for more information.
  • September 14:  Southeast Inc, will host an artist opening from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery. The exhibition will run through November 18.  The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is located at 131 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Contact 614.225.0980 for more information.
  • September 16: Columbus Area Inc. will host the Prescription Drug Abuse 2011 Bell Center Clinical Conference at OSU's Student Union. Visit for more information.  
  • September 18: Jewish Family Services will host the 5K Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence at Jeffrey Mansion. 165 North Parkview Avenue, Bexley, Ohio 43209. Visit for more information.
  • September 28-30: The MACC Conference: "Informing Cultural Competence through Research and Best Practices-Eliminating Disparities Across Systems" will be held at Embassy Suites - Columbus Airport. Call 614.221.7841 for more information.
  • October 6: ADAMH Faith Leaders Symposium will be held at the Ohio State University - Fawcett Center. All faith leaders are welcomed to attend. Contact 614.222.3757 for more information.
  • October 18: Netcare will host Netcare's Italian Festa at LaScala Italian Bistro located at 4199 East Dublin Granville Road from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Contact 614.222.3757 for more information.

*Visit the ADAMH Community Event Calendar for more information about upcoming events. 

Treatment works. Recovery happens.