Frequently Requested Resources

Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board (MCMHRB)


Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMAS)


Start Talking! Ohio Building a Drug-Free Future


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Generation Rx


Partnership for Drug-Free Kids



Your Coalition works to provide free or low-cost training to:

  • chemical dependency professionals.
  • social workers.
  • school guidance counselors & resource officers.
  • interested community members.

Some examples of training topics include:

  • Cultural Competence.
  • Ethics.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
  • Local Drug Trends Including Medical Marijuana and Vaping.
  • Medical Marijuana Law.
  • Ohio Department of Education School Safety and Violence Prevention.
  • Prevention Theories- Risk and Protective Factors, Resiliency, Developmental Assets, & Strategic Prevention Framework.
  • Substance Use Prevention- History, Current Practice, & Community Engagement.
  • Telling Your Story With Intentional Impact.
  • The Brain & Impulse Control, Impact on Healthcare, and Impact on Recovery.
  • The Developmental Asset Framework. 
  • Understanding and Creating Community Change.
  • Volunteer Motivation.


Coalition trainings are listed through our Eventbrite website.

Need Continuing Education (CE) Credits?

We are currently building our next training series. 

In the meantime, we invite you to visit our online training partners below:

eBased Academy


Heisel & Associates


Relias Academy


Eastern Ohio Area Health Education Center (EOAHEC)

The Coalition collaborates with EOAHEC to increase the understanding of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) & recovery among college students

in a variety of healthcare pipeline programs. 

Opportunities provided to students include access to experiential learning opportunities with Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) treatment providers. 

EOAHEC Prescribing Project

Addiction and Treatment of Pregnant Women

Dr. Daniel Brown

Reducing Barriers to Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

Michelle Edison, MPH, MS

The Addictive Brain

Dr. Ted Parran

The Importance of Addressing Addiction with Your Primary Healthcare Providers

Dr. Trina Pagano

The Importance of Self-Care for First Responders and Healthcare Professionals

Cheryle Herr, LISW-S, LICDC

The Stages and Treatment of Pain

Dr. Daniel Brown



To promote prevention by: 

  • working with communities & organizations to assess needs & select effective prevention programming. 
  • informing consumers of safe prescription use, storage, & disposal. 
  • informing voters when ballot issues & proposed legislation impact the community.
  • the acquisition & positioning of prevention, wellness, & stigma-reduction resources in the community. 
  • the promotion of Mahoning County as a leader in prevention & recovery resources. 

For individuals & families living with Opioid Use Disorder by engaging the faith community as a valued support.


Mahoning county residents are equipped to promote prevention and mental health through awareness, education, & opportunities to connect with and support each other by:

  • providing community-focused education on topics from drug trends to legislative awareness to Mental Health First Aid & QPR Suicide Prevention. 
  • connecting individuals and families with resources through awareness events, including: 
    • Opiate Summits.
    • Youngstown Phantoms' Mental Health games. 
    • Family Night events.
    • Health fairs.
  • informing voters when ballot issues & proposed legislation impact the community.

Meeting Schedule

The Coalition for a Drug-Free Mahoning County hosts 10 community meetings for networking & collaboration on a monthly basis. 

Meetings are held at 4:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month

Meeting Schedule- 2020

January 21st- Newport Library*

February 18th- Newport Library*

March 17th- Newport Library*

April 21st- Canfield Library**

May 19th- Canfield Library**

June 16th- Canfield Library**

July 21st- Canfield Library**

-No August Meeting

September 15th- Canfield Library**

October 20th- Canfield Library**

November 17th- Canfield Library**

-No December Meeting

*Newport Library (3730 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44513)

**Canfield Library (43 West Main Street, Canfield, OH 44406)