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.
Walk In for Recovery 2021
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to alcohol, opiates, K2, cocaine or other drugs and want to receive treatment, join the Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan Walk In for Recovery.
- Alcohol and/or drug assessments
- Immediate linkage to medical detox if necessary
- Basic wound care
- Same-day contraception, including LARCs
- STI testing/treatment, HIV PrEP
- Annual exams with breast and cervical cancer screening
- Management of GYN problems
- Pregnancy testing
- Covid Vaccine (J & J only)
- Medicaid enrollment assistance
- Naloxone training and medication
- Fentanyl tests strips
- Free boxed lunch/dinner
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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.
Giving Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose
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Recover for Life
Recover For Life is a new anti-stigma campaign to show community support for those struggling with addiction and those in recovery in Franklin County. It will encourage understanding and show community support to those living with addiction.
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Download the 2020 Addiction Plan
Learn more and download the full Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan
Lean more about addiction in this online series.
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.
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.
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.