The Lucas County Opiate Coalition was founded in 2015 by concerned community agencies and citizens with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives related to substance use and prevention. This multi-sector coalition, housed at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, meets quarterly to discuss strategies, interventions, prevention and policies to help combat the effects of the opiate epidemic in our community.
“The path to recovery is not one that is linear. A person’s recovery is their own, influenced by individual life experiences. There are many roads that lead to addiction and there are many roads that lead to recovery.”
If you someone or someone you know has been impacted by substance abuse, joining the coalition is an opportunity to take a negative experience and use it as the driving force for positive change. Everyone is welcome and there are no fees or dues to join. Our website features valuable resources and has the most up-to-date prevention news to you.
- To bring together agencies and community members to increase awareness of the harms associated with substance use
- To inform and educate partners and the Lucas County community about naloxone and other harm reduction practices; what it is, how to use it and where to get it
- To identify and recommend specific actions that stakeholders might take to reduce overdoses and fatalities associated with substance use
- To improve stigma related to substance use, treatment and recovery
We envision a community with better health outcomes and reduced fatal and non-fatal overdoses related to opiate use through collaborative partnerships focusing on prevention, treatment and recovery.
The Lucas County Opiate Coalition’s mission is to serve the residents of Lucas County by actively working to raise public awareness, promote community action, and provide education related to the dangers and devastating effects of substance use and abuse.