ADAMHS Board Program Meeting Change


ADAMHS Board Program Committee will meet on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9:00am.

What is the GAP Network?

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 a Community Forum was held to hear concerns regarding the local opiate epidemic.  One issue that continued to rise to the surface was the need to provide a system of support for those affected by the opiate epidemic.

Catherine Gabe, State Coordinator for the GAP Network was in attendance to share information about how to develop a support group in Hancock County.  Attached below is a document with additional information regarding the GAP Network.

The GAP Network

If you would like to contact Catherine Gabe for additional information, she may be reached here:

Cathy Gabe (

If you are interested in joining a support group, please contact our office.  A support group is in development and additional information will be available as this project moves forward.

Join Us On August 19 – Community Forum

Community Forum Flyer

July-August 2014 Newsletter

The July-August edition of The Highlighter is available:  CLICK HERE

ADAMHS Committee/Board Meetings – Cancelled for July

All ADAMHS Committee and Board meetings have been cancelled for July.  Regular meeting schedule will resume in August.

Millstream Class Earns Award

On July 1, 2014, the Millstream Interactive Multimedia Class, taught by Michael Magnas, was awarded Third Place in the state-wide 2014 Don’t Get Me Started PSA and Music Video Contest sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.


In the fall of 2013, the class was asked by the Hancock County Opiate Task Force Education Committee to write, develop, and produce a short video that would appeal to their peers and address the risk of prescription drug misuse and abuse.  Impressed by the quality of work presented by the students, the Task Force submitted this video for adjudication in the video contest.


This video contest was a project of the Don’t Get Me Started (DGMS) anti-drug campaign.  DGMS draws on collaborative community outreach initiatives and engagement strategies to increase awareness and the openness to discuss the issue of prescription drug misuse and abuse among youth and young adults.


Representatives from the class met at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus to be recognized for their work on this video and their commitment to promoting a drug-free lifestyle.  The class will receive a $500.00 scholarship to be used for future class project.


The video, “Prescription Drugs are Still Drugs” can be viewed on-line at



Pictured left to right: Tracy Plouck, Director of Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Destiny Adams; Stuart Collins; and Kevin Miller, Executive Director of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency.

2014 National Prevention Week Series

National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week 2014 is about Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future. We’ll be highlighting the important role each of us has in maintaining a healthy life and ensuring a productive future.


Please visit here throughout the week for additional information!


Prevention Week Letter – Tobacco

Prevention Week – Tobacco Fact Sheet

Prevention Week – Tobacco Resources

Prevention Week Letter – Underage Drinking

Prevention Week – Underage Drinking Fact Sheet

Prevention Week – Underage Drinking Resources

Prevention Week Letter – Marijuana

Prevention Week – Marijuana Fact Sheet

Prevention Week – Marijuana Resources

Prevention Week Letter – Alcohol Abuse

Prevention Week – Alcohol Abuse Fact Sheet

Prevention Week – Alcohol Abuse Resources

Prevention Week Letter – Suicide Prevention

Prevention Week – Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet

Prevention Week – Suicide Prevention Resources

Prevention Week Letter – Mental Health

Prevention Week – Mental Health Fact Sheet

Prevention Week – Mental Health Resources



May-June 2014 Newsletter

The May-June 2014 edition of The Highlighter is available:  CLICK HERE

I Am Enough – Launch Party: What it is and why should I attend?

I Am Enough – Launch Party: What is it and why should I attend?

Beginning in 2011, the Hancock County Community Partnership became recipient of a grant from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services called the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant.  Over the next four years members of the Community Partnership would work to target specific substance abuse issues in our community and determine the most appropriate ways to address these issues through evidence-based prevention initiatives.

Through surveying our community, it was revealed that the effort of this grant program should place its emphasis on prescription drug misuse among 18-25 year-old adults in Hancock County.  The positive news from this survey told us that  the majority of the 18-25 year-old adults in Hancock County DO NOT misuse prescription drugs and perceive misuse as unacceptable and a high-risk behavior.  
A proven method of prevention is to deploy a media campaign that reinforces a positive message and encourage others to join in, increase awareness, provide education, and help to validate those who have chosen a drug-free lifestyle.
By saying “I am enough” we are creating champions out of those who choose not to misuse prescription drugs because we believe that “who you are is enough…nothing else is needed to make you better or greater than you already are.”
On Saturday, May 10, from 2:00-4:00pm, we will be introducing our campaign, I Am Enough, to the community through an engaging, entertaining, and informative experience. It is our desire that all of Hancock County understands what it means to “be enough” and encourage others to be so as well.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
800 S. Main St.
Findlay, OH



Jobs Near Me Website Portal Now Up and Running!

EXCITING NEWS! The JobSolutions website portal, Jobs Near Me, is UP AND RUNNING!

This search engine has been exclusively developed for Hancock County JobSolutions by JYoakam.  This portal will allow you to customize and personalize your employment search so you can find the job that is right for you!

In the very near future, the Jobs Near Me Smart Phone App will be released so that you can continue your employment search anywhere.

Check it out!




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