Hamilton County Office of Addiction Response

Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition

Formerly Known as the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition

 

The Hamilton County Office of Addiction Response supports the work of the Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition, OneOhio Opiate Litigation Funds, county-wide deflection programming, and provides administrative support to the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force.

Opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate – it affects all kinds of people, from all kinds of backgrounds, from every neighborhood across our county. It’s a chronic illness, not a choice. And it’s why the HCARC was formed.


The HCARC is a group of community members, leaders, advocates and experts dedicated to ending the opiate epidemic in our community. We are a collective force of resources that provide access to care, when and where people need it most. We connect prevention options to treatment specialists to public health officials to law enforcement – bringing together the right resources for real results that make a real difference. Together, we deeply and holistically treat this illness, and address its impact on Hamilton County. Together, we save lives and strengthen families. And together, we fight addiction for the health and wellness of all.

Who we are:
We are an action team who connect people to the right resources and right treatments.

What we do:
We address addiction through best practices and 360° solutions. We set strategies, break down barriers and connect systems to create impact. We function within six areas of expertise:
• Prevention
• Treatment
• Harm Reduction
• First Responders/Criminal Justice
• Faith Community
•Business Community


Why we matter:
Opioid addiction deeply affects our community and every person in it. Every member of the HCARC has been impacted or lost someone from this epidemic. The numbers are staggering. The struggle is real. Our help is critical. What we do is truly a matter of life and death.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Office of Addiction Response is to address the addiction crisis in Hamilton County by connecting individuals to the right resources and treatments, breaking down barriers, and implementing comprehensive solutions. We are a collective force of community members, leaders, advocates, and experts dedicated to saving lives, strengthening families, and fighting addiction for the health and wellness of all.

Vision Statement:
Our vision is to create a community where the addiction crisis no longer claims lives or devastates families. We strive to be a trusted and reliable resource that provides access to care, prevention options, treatment specialists, public health officials, and law enforcement. Through our expertise in prevention, treatment, harm reduction, first responders/criminal justice, faith community, and business community, we aim to deeply and holistically treat this chronic illness. We are driven by the belief that addiction is not a choice but a chronic illness, and we are committed to making a real difference by connecting the right resources for real results. Together, we will end the addiction crisis in our community and ensure the well-being of every individual affected by addiction.

2022 State of the Addiction Crisis

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2022 State of the Addiction Crisis Annual Report
24/7 Hotlines

Addiction Services Council
Local: (513) 281-7880
Kentucky: (859) 415-9280

AIM (Substance Use Crisis) Response
513-620-RING (7464)

Beckett Springs
(513) 817-0907

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(513) 834-7063

CENTRAL CONNECTIONS (SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH]

513-558-8888

CAP HELP LINE - (HOUSING CRISIS)

513-381-7233

Mental Health Hotline
(513) 281-CARE

MOBILE CRISIS TEAM (MENTAL HEALTH)

513-574-5098

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE NETWORK

988

VETERANS HOTLINE

513-281-VETS (8387)

UNITED WAY 211 (GENERAL SERVICES)

211

Drug & Poison Information Center (DPIC)
(513) 636-5111

Resurge Recovery
(513) 993-5241



Contact Information

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DIRECTOR
Meagan Guthrie (513) 946-4311

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SOCIAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
Abigail Fritsch (513) 946-4370

Social Media
Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition Facebook Page