About

The Deterra Project: Preventing Prescription Medicine Abuse Press Release

Mission

Summit County Community Partnership is a consortium of community resources committed to preventing substance abuse in Summit County. Our mission is to facilitate coalitions of community resources in order to prevent alcohol. drug abuse, and problem gambling in Summit County. We use evidence-based prevention techniques, information, and activities in an attempt to infuse them into every community system.

History

Summit County Community Partnership was founded in 1990 as a response to the costly impact of substance abuse in our community.  A coalition of more than 180 businesses, municipalities, organizations and community activists came together to implement environmental strategies that would decrease the amount of substance abuse in Summit County.  In 1998, Summit County Community Partnership was granted 501(c)3, tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Since our founding in 1990, we have been on the front-end of addressing community-wide drug epidemics such as:

  • 2007- Methamphetamine epidemic
  • 2011- Bath Salts, K2 Spice problem
  • 2012- Marijuana Summit
  • 2014- Powdered Alcohol
  • 2016 – Graduated National Coalition Academy

As a founding member of the Summit County Opiate Task Force formed in 2014, we are currently working with physicians, law enforcement officers, treatment providers, governmental and nonprofit organizations to address the opiate epidemic in our community. [Read More]