The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health system in Ohio.
The Board is a quasi-independent part of county government, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board has the legal responsibility and authority for the provision of mental health and addiction treatment services and contracts with provider agencies to deliver services that assist consumers and clients on the road to recovery.
Looking for Mental Health Services?
If you are a resident of Cuyahoga County, have no insurance and are new
to the community mental health and addiction system seeking mental health treatment services for you or a loved one age 18 or over, please contact our SCALE Central Intake program at 1-877-236-8676.
SCALE is not intended for individuals who have private health insurance, or for those who have already been linked to treatment or an agency in the community mental health and addiction system within the past six months, except for crisis services.
Click here to find out more about SCALE
Looking for Information on Heroin Addiction and Help?
for information on heroin and how to get help.
Download the brochure: Heroin: Now What?
Project DAWN: Naloxone Saves Lives!
Naloxone is an opiate blocker (antagonist) that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Overdose deaths are especially common after an individual has had a period of sobriety, such as immediately after detoxification, upon leaving residential treatment, or when leaving jail or prison.
Naloxone is easily given to an unconscious patient as a nasal spray. It will not harm someone who is not experiencing an overdose. However, it has no effect on those who overdose on cocaine, methamphetamines, or alcohol.
Free Naloxone Kits are available on a walk-in basis every Friday through Project DAWN on both the East Side (Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland in the afternoon) and the West Side (Cuyahoga Board of Health in the morning) of the County. Please Note:
The individual person who is addicted to opiates must be present in order to receive the kit, but family and friends are welcome to accompany the individual.
Every person with opiate addiction and their families and friends should know about the potentially life-saving Project DAWN. Click here to download a Project Dawn flyer with contact information.
RX Drug Drop Program:
Click here to view a flyer
about the Cuyahoga County Prescription Drug Drop-off Program, or visit www.sheriff.cuyahogacounty.us/rx
Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Crisis Services:
Mental Health Services, Inc., operator of the Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline, is now offering Crisis Chat
, an on-line emotional support for anyone who is depressed, despaired or thinking about suicide. Click the Chat Icon
to learn more or access the confidential and anonymous service that is available daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide call the 24-Hour Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline
operated by Mental Health Services., Inc., at 216-623-6888
FREE Online Behavioral Health Screenings -- With Video Doctor!
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer FREE and anonymous online screenings that now feature Video Doctor
(for depression and alcohol screenings), an online tool that simulates a conversation with a doctor and guides a person through a series of questions about his/her emotional well-being and readiness to seek help. Video Doctor
launches after a person completes an online screening and scores positive
for having symptoms of depression or alcohol abuse.
We offer the following screenings:
- Alcohol Addiction (with Video Doctor)
- Depression (with Video Doctor)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression
These screenings are anonymous and are not intended to be a diagnosis. The screening tools can help you identify signs that you or someone you know might have a behavioral health issue. The results only indicate that you may benefit from a professional consultation and services.
Click this link to access the screening program: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/ADAMHSCC
: The online screening program is an education initiative of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. The online screenings, like the paper and pencil screenings held on SMH national screening days, are conducted anonymously and diagnoses and treatment recommendations are not provided.
Behavioral health care is treatment of addiction and mental illness. Health care is the treatment of the body. Since the brain is an essential part of the body -- BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE IS HEALTH CARE! Join the Board in participating in the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Coalition for Healthy Communities Bandaid Campaign.
Here’s how you can participate! Visit www.ohioc4hc.org/bandaid to find out about the campaign and get the artwork and codes to: Place a bandaid with the slogan in all your outgoing messages; print bandaid label sheets; place the bandaid on your Web site, and find art to make your own bandaids of any size.
Parking at the ADAMHS Board:
Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must check-in at the blue Parking Attendant Booth located in the lot directly behind the building on the east side of West 26th Street.
Visitors are to inform the attendant that they are visiting the ADAMHS Board and will be directed to available parking spaces.
Free and metered parking is also available on the street.
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