Member Agencies Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein
Columbus City Council 
Columbus City Fire and EMS
Columbus City Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
Columbus City Police Department
Columbus Public Health Department
Franklin County Children’s Services
Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz
Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board
Franklin County Commissioner’s Office
Franklin County Office of Justice Policy & Programs 
Franklin County Public Health
Franklin County Sheriff’s Department
Whitehall Fire Department and EMS

The Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan is a community action plan designed to decrease overdoses, overdose deaths, and infectious diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. This page provides basic information that can help connect you to treatment and recovery resources, support and advocacy groups, and professional development.



Mail Order Program

  • Individuals that reside in Franklin County are eligible to receive a free kit of Narcan Nasal Spray by mail while supplies last. Naloxone, or Narcan Nasal Spray, is a medication that can block the effects of opioids and reverse an overdose. Always call 911 when someone is experiencing an overdose. Please fill out the following form in order to receive a kit and learn how to recognize and respond to an overdose. Once your form is submitted, a Columbus Public Health employee will review it. If you are located in Franklin County, a kit will be mailed to you. If you have questions, please call 614-645-6839 to speak to a CPH Alcohol and Drug Service employee.



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Download the 2020 Addiction Plan Learn more and download the full Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan Learn more

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Understanding Addiction Lean more about addiction in this online series.

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Resources for Treatment

Take Charge Ohio allows caregivers, professionals and the general public to access toolkits and resources that can help with addiction.

 

The  Emerald Jenny Foundation features listings for rehab facilities, healthcare providers, counselors and other organizations that can help treat addiction. 

 

The Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) works to ensure effective mental health and addiction treatment and prevention services are available. 

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA,  provides Treatment Finder, for those seeking licensed and certified treatment services in the US.

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First Responders The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) annual report outlines some of the issues first responders face from witnessing the impact of addiction, and provides resources and trainings to help these professionals grow and stay well.

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Prescribing Practices The prescribing practices of physicians, nurses and dentists have changed as we've learned more about addiction over the years. As such, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team have updated prescribing guidelines.

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Recovery Support If you are in recovery and looking to provide support to another person who is starting their journey, you may want to become a Peer Support Specialist.

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Data

Check out available data and reports:

  

Comprehensive Addiction-Related Data (initially released Feb 2020)
This report is updated quarterly and provides a comprehensive overview of addiction-related data for Columbus and Franklin County.

  

Suspected Overdoses - EMS Runs and ED Visits (2016 to Current)
This report is updated weekly to provide information on patients treated by Columbus Division of Fire for suspected drug overdose, and patients who present in Franklin County emergency departments for suspected overdose.

  

Learn more here!