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 addiction treatment and recovery services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public mental health and addiction treatment and recovery system in Ohio.

The Board is a quasi-independent part of county government, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board contracts with provider agencies to deliver services that assist clients on the road to recovery.


Cuyahoga County is continuing to see an increase in overdose deaths locally in Cuyahoga County and the state has issued an alert related to ED visits for drug injuries. We are also seeing an almost 17% increase in Cuyahoga County ED drug-related visits for the month of May compared to this same time in April. Typically the Memorial Day weekend often leads to increased ED visits and deaths as well. 

Naloxone is an opiate blocker (antagonist) that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. The ADAMHS Board encourages everyone in the community to carry naloxone. Please share information for Project DAWN with all of your stakeholders and learn more about Fentanyl Test Strips below.

Fentanyl test strips are available through funding from the County and ADAMHS Board. Fentanyl test strips are easy to use and can detect fentanyl in drug residue. Anyone using illicit drugs – heroin, cocaine, crack – can use these strips to see if the drugs they bought contain fentanyl and make an informed decision about using that drug. Learn more about fentanyl test strips and where to get them at Want to become a fentanyl test strip distribution site? Please contact Beth Zietlow-DeJesus, Director of External Affairs.

If you know someone struggling with substance use, make sure they know about fentanyl test strips and Project DAWN. Help us share the message and save lives: "Your drugs may contain fentanyl. Test your drugs, never use alone and carry Naloxone/Narcan."

Are you or someone you know ready for help?
Call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention, Mental Health/Addiction Crisis, Information and Referral Hotline at 216-623-6888.

Recovery from opioid addiction is possible. And, those in recovery from addiction often play a vital role in helping others who are living with substance use disorders, including heroin addiction. Medication Assisted Treatment is also successful in aiding with recovery from opioid addiction.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

ADAMHS Board Update:

Staff is working remotely. Click here for our staff email list.

All in-person trainings and events scheduled for May have been cancelled.

Board Meetings will be held via Zoom. Please check the Board Meetings page for details. The amendment that allows for remote public meetings is here.  





Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Resources

Together we can prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease, the ADAMHS Board encourages community members to follow important guidance from our local and statewide public health officials.

Get your information from a reliable source: Get regular updates on COVID-19 and useful information from the Ohio Department of Health, Cuyahoga County Board of Health or CDC.

  • The Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Information Line is: 1.833.4.ASK.ODH (1.833.427.5634). The phone line is open 7 days a week. 
  • OhioMHAS COVID Emotional Support Careline: 1-800-720-9616
  • MetroHealth has a COVID-19 hotline is: 440-592-6843. This hotline can assist persons with questions, allow people to talk through symptoms they may be experiencing, and if necessary ,connect them to a doctor for a telehealth or video consult to assess if direct care is needed
  • If you are experiencing stress or anxiety: Call the Cuyahoga County's 24-hour Warmline at 440-886-5950 to talk though things with a peer. Here are some OhioMHAS tips for managing Coronavirus-related stress.

The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face masks in public places. In this video, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams shows how to make a mask with a t-shirt and rubber bands. A face mask is not a substitute for social distancing. Continue to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet between yourself and others when you need to go out in public for essential business or goods. Here is a list of prevention strategies.

COVID-19 Addiction Recovery Supports

COVID-19 Mental Health Supports

COVID-19 Resources for First Responders

Other Helpful COVID-19 Resources

  • Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation’s media toolkit to promote mental health and safety during this period of uncertainty
  • Resources for providers on OhioMHAS website

Virtual Client Information Meeting: Thursday, May 28 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Join us for our first virtual discussion on Zoom that will take place on Thursday, May 28 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. At this meeting, ADAMHS Board staff will lead a discussion about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please click here to RSVP for the meeting.

Instructions on How to Join the Zoom Meeting:

If you would like to join the meeting by video, you can do that on a computer or smartphone. If you're using a smartphone, you will want to download the free Zoom app. Click here to join the meeting on a computer or smartphone. Put in the Meeting ID: 899 5785 9739.

If you would like to join the meeting by phone call, dial:   1-929-205-6099 you will be asked to put in the Meeting ID: 899 5785 9739.

Complete Your 2020 Census Questionnaire Today!

Take 10 minutes today to complete your Census online at: or by phone at 844-330-2020. The Census takes only 10 minutes to complete and will impact our community for the next 10 years. Click here  to learn more about the importance of the Census.

24-Hour Suicide Prevention/Mental Health & Addiction Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide call the 24-Hour Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline operated by Frontline Service, Inc. at 216-623-6888.

24-hour Crisis Text "4HELP" to 741741. A live, trained crisis counselor will respond within five minutes. The crisis counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through text message using Crisis Text Line’s secure platform. 

The Suicide Postvention Response Team serving Cuyahoga County responds to those most immediately affected by suicide loss. The team of volunteers will provide timely response to survivors, a listening ear and information about local resources available to survivors. 

FREE Online Behavioral Health Screenings - With Video Doctor!

The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County offers a free 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. Click this link to access the screening program

Please Note: 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.

Parking at the ADAMHS Board: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must check-in at the 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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