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The Deterra Project

Summit County Community Partnership was pleased to kick off a drug prevention initiative on August 31, 2016 aimed at preventing the pipeline to addiction. Summit County Community Partnership has received a donation by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals of 40,000 drug deactivation pouches that will be distributed to senior centers, patients, parents, and families in Akron and Summit Counties to provide a safe and responsible drug disposal method, preventing abuse and misuse of leftover prescription medication.


SCCP partners with area high schools to raise awareness of underage drinking and the legal consequences of providing alcohol to minors. The Parents who Host Lose the Most™ campaign runs during celebratory seasons including homecoming, prom, and graduation. The campaign encourages parents to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe, and unacceptable.

For more information on how you can be a part of this campaign, contact us.


SCCP members are concerned about the effects of marijuana on a still developing brain as well as the increased potential for addiction as youth begin using at younger ages.  SCCP’s Medical Marijuana Committee is working to address youth usage rates in Summit County.
For more information, contact Larry McCulloh.

PHOTO: (l to r) Michael Evans – Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Charles Solley – Akron Children’s Hospital, Darryl Brake – Executive Director, Aimee Wade – County of Summit ADM Board

Problem Gambling

With the legalization of casinos in Ohio, problem gambling has received more awareness. Family finances and relationships can be destroyed when someone has a gambling addiction.

SCCP’s Problem Gambling Committee is focusing on raising awareness of responsible gambling and treatment resources for problem gamblers.
For more information, contact Larry McCulloh.

Prescription Drugs & Opioids

Summit County had 303 overdose deaths due to prescription opiates and/or heroin in 2015. Summit County overdoses have soared to 851 overdoses within the first seven months of 2016.

SCCP is an active member of the Summit County Opiate Task Force and helps to reduce access to prescription opiates through:

Hudson officers at a recent Drug Take Back Day