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Shout-outs from the Recovery Community

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01/03/2018 (cover photo by Ilenia Pezzaniti) Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health The Summit County Opiate Task Force gets a shout out for their incredible commitment to battling the opiate epidemic ... More »

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How Will Akron Work to Beat the Epidemic in 2018?

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01/04/2018 Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health What was great about 2017? In 2017 the ADM Board enhanced the community’s ability to gain access to treatment for addiction. The ADM Addiction Helpline... More »

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Will of the People

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What will it take for state legislators to focus on answers to the opioid epidemic? by Chris Horne “All 99 of us (in the Ohio House of Representatives) couldn’t be more different, but we all have heroin in common,” says State Rep. Greta Johnson (Akron-D), who ... More »

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Counting Days: You’ll find hope in Akron’s Recovery Court

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by Chris Horne A small blond boy scampers around on the burgundy carpet, going as he pleases between the tables and chairs. He’s oblivious to the proceedings, even when everyone erupts into applause for his mother because she quit smoking four months earlier. ... More »

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Roots and Recovery in a Primitive Swamp Bed

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Exploring the Ritchie Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park by M. Sophie Hamad   Editor’s note: I wrote this piece last year, in 2015. Yesterday, May 15, 2016, I graduated college. It was also my nine-year recovery anniversary. Therefore, I thought it fitting to pos... More »