Substance Use Resource Guide

This resource guide was prepared by the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services (MHRS) Board. Click below to view this guide.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Resource Guide

Building Assets and Reducing Risks

The following are resources on building assets and reducing risks in youth. The more assets youths have, and the fewer risks, the more likely they are to make good decisions about their health. Youth with many assets and few risk factors are much more likely to avoid harmful substance use and other high risk activities.

Mental Health First Aid

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Board staff can provide Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid training. The eight-hour course is offered to individuals and groups. For more information, see the brochure below, visit the MHFA website or contact the Board.

Peer Warm Line

1 (866) 303-7337

Trained peers available to offer encouragement and support to those coping with mental health, alcohol or drug problems Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


For information on Columbiana County services (mental health, substance abuse, veterans, food assistance, homelessness, victims assistance, utility assistance, health, housing, seniors, and more), dial 211. Or visit the database online at

Call 211 - Service provided by Help Network -

Crisis Text Line

Text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes. Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential. Crisis Text Line’s goal is to move people from a hot moment to a cool calm.

The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.

Man sitting in corner on his phone - Crisis Text Line - Text 4hope to 741741

Take Charge Ohio

Take Charge Ohio is an initiative to help use pain medication safely and responsibly to minimize the risk of drug misuse, dependency and addiction. The website offers prescribers and other healthcare professionals the resources and tools to properly educate patients on safe medication and pain management practices and helps educate patients about the scope of the problem, its impact in Ohio, and how to take action by sharing what they’ve learned through free, ready-to-use resources.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three years, the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, the Columbiana County General Health District and area health care providers collaborate to complete the comprehensive Columbiana County Health Needs Assessment (CCHNA), which identifies and prioritizes health issues in the communities we serve. The top health needs identified in our current CCHNA include:

  • Chronic Disease & Obesity
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse
  • Access to Care

2023-2025 CHNA Final Report


If you are having trouble getting to appointments, transportation assistance may be available.

Columbiana County Transportation Providers and Medicaid Transportation Assistance