Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board

Welcome Woodworkers

Oak-kay, what is WoodWork?

The Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS) advocates, plans, develops, funds, manages and evaluates community-based mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Wood County.

So, since we are community-driven, why not keep the community in the loop with a newsletter? WoodWork will be a quarterly publication for anyone and everyone who wants to know more about Wood County events and services. WoodWork will be accessible through ADAMHS's Facebook, Twitter, and website. Links to each of these pages will be included towards the end of the newsletter.

Thank you for your support and dedication to making us the best community we can be. We would not be able to do what we do without you support.

Tree-tment works. People tree-cover.

Treatment works. People recover.

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Awareness Alert

Bipolar Disorder Day

March 30th is World Bipolar Disorder Day.

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience.

Watch NAMI's brief video below to learn more about Bipolar Disorder or click the gray button for more details.

Courtesy of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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A Special Send-off

A Retirement Well Deserved

Our fearless leader and ADAMHS director, Tom Clemons is set to retire, effective March 15.

Not only will we miss his impeccable taste in coffee but we will miss his strong passion to make the world a better place. Underneath his smile is a heart of pure gold. He is a superb family man, friend, co-worker, and leader - always putting others before himself. He constantly demonstrates empathy, kindness, fairness, and passion in all that he does. Tom cares deeply about those around him and will forever be an inspiration due to his love for for education and advocacy. He is a bright and brave man that is a phenomenal role model.

Wood County has been lucky to have him. We have been lucky to have him.

We love you Tom!

Work on your jokes though,

Cheryl, Pam, Chris, Britni, Aimee, Julie, and Lauren

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Project AWARE: Train the Trainer

On March 5-6th, Project AWARE will be hosting a train-the-trainer with Dr. Joan Gillece at the Wood County Educational Service Center. Dr. Gillece is an expert in trauma and resilience and has made multiple trips to Wood County to work with us in these areas. If you would like to send a representative from your agency to be trained in this program, please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 15th.

The training will be March 5th from 8:30AM - 4:30 PM and March 6th from 8:30AM - 12:30PM. Each participant will receive the training manual and will then be able to train others in your agency using this material. A description of the program is included below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Angela Patchen at (419) 354-9010 or apatchen@wcesc.org.

Moving from Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Lives of Those We Serve to Implementing Principles of Trauma Informed Care

NASMHPD Center for Innovation in Trauma Informed Approaches promotes trauma-responsive approaches in the delivery of services to people who have experienced violence and trauma and are seeking support for recovery and healing. They may or may not have a diagnosis of mental health or substance use disorders, and may experience traumatic impacts from the experiences of violence that have strained social connections in the family, in the workplace, in childrearing, in housing – and that may have led to consequent health and social problems – all of which need to be addressed in a trauma-integrated approach. The widespread interest and attention to trauma has substantially raised awareness and understanding of the long lasting impact yet systems often stop there and become confused on the culture change needed to implement approaches that prevent retraumatization and promote safety.

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach will be discussed describing SAMHSA’s values based principles and domains that serve not as prescriptive measures rather guidelines to implementing an approach aimed at doing no harm. Practical examples of innovative, low cost strategies will be shared as well as resources and technical assistance opportunities.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define trauma and discuss its prevalence in society.
  • Explain the effect trauma has on the brain.
  • Discuss four strategies to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization.
  • Describe two ways trauma affects people developmentally, psychologically and physiologically.
  • Develop two action steps to implement trauma-informed practices in their work.

Sign Up for Spring Crisis Intervention Training

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a specialized response to people in serious mental health crisis. As a companion course, this training focuses on criminal justice education for behavioral health professionals.

The flier is located below with submission instructions.

Contact Jessica Schmitt at (419) 352-0626 with any further questions.

The Connection Center

The Connection Center is a safe and welcoming place for people struggling with mental health issues. Feel free to browse their calendar and newsletter, The Chatterbox, below.


NAMI Wood County is wildly busy!

Mark your calendar and register below for the following events:

  • NAMI Wood County's 12th Annual Resilience Dinner on April 12th
  • WHY NAMI? the Mental Health Conference series on May 3rd
  • NAMI's Golf Outing on June 7th
  • 5k/Chili Cook-Off, the AfterBurn, on October 4th to kick-off Mental Illness Awareness Week

Click the appropriate gray button below for more information and to register for the event.


Project DAWN is an opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Eligible program participants are individuals who are at-risk of opioid overdose including those who are in recovery for opioid addiction and those who are actively using opioids, in addition to individuals who know someone who is at risk for opioid overdose.

For more information or to receive training for the administration of naloxone, please call the Zepf Center in Bowling Green at (419) 841-7701 X9000.

Wood County's Opiate Task Force

The Wood County Opiate Task Force is a collection of agencies, professionals, loved ones, and advocates who work to empower individuals to get engaged with recovery.

Currently, they are looking for more community member insight. If you feel like you could contribute to their mission, click the gray button to visit their Facebook page to find meeting dates and times.

Shop 'Til You Drop zepf's annual Cheap and Chic

Do you enjoy shopping? If so, shop for a good cause on March 2nd from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Zepf Center!

Cheap and Chic showcases the most fabulous fashions from Northwest Ohio's most stylish boutiques! Proceeds benefit Don't Skirt the Issue - Zepf Center's Annual Event for recovery.

The Zepf Center is a local non-profit that provides behavioral health and vocational services to youth and adults with severe and persistent mental illness in Lucas and Wood County. Services include child & adolescent psychiatric, medical, residential, and therapy services, as well as career development.

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Harbor Needs A Hero

Join Harbor for their 2nd Annual Harbor Hero Reverse Raffle! Participate in fun activities like the $2,500 grand prize Reverse Raffle, casino games, and more!

The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, April 12, 2019

To buy tickets or ask questions, contact HarborHero@harbor.org

Harbor's mission is to improve the health and well being of individuals and families by providing the highest quality of compassionate care possible.

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BCSN has teamed up with Unison Health to present Project Prom, a program created to promote a drug and alcohol-free prom night. Tell Unison Health and BCSN about your plans for a sober prom night in a 30-second video and you can win $1,000 for your school’s after-prom.

Learn more at https://bcsnnation.com/prom/.

Unison Health has been caring for the people of this region for nearly 50 years. They offer services pertaining to behavioral health, substance use disorders, sub-acute detox, and primary care.

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Wood County's Suicide Prevention Coalition Support Groups

The Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a community of citizens from diverse backgrounds who are united in our resolve to save lives. They pursue coordinated strategies to educate and increase awareness that suicide is a public health problem, not a private shame. Wood County's Suicide Prevention Coalition is committed to increased public understanding of depression, mental illness, and alcohol and drug abuse as treatable health conditions, not as signs of personal weakness.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group-FREE

Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00

at Zepf Center (221 S. Church Street, Suite 200 Bowling Green)

Questions: Call (419)841-7701 X9000

The Cocoon and The Corral

On March 9th at 2PM, the Cavalier Corral will host a Texas Hold'Em event that is open to the general public. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Cocoon.

Call Lee at (419) 957-7212 for more details.

The Cocoon exists to provide safety, healing, and justice across the lifespan for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their children, and all of those affected by abuse. Their goal is to educate and increase awareness about abuse and commit to building a compassionate and safe community.

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Get Renewed

What Do They Treat?

Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Opioid or Heroin-specific Addiction
Mental Health Illness and Drug/Alcohol Addiction (Dual Diagnosis)

Treatment Options

Intensive Outpatient
Medication-assisted Treatment

Other Services


Family Support

A Renewed Mind is a private, not for profit 501(c)3 behavioral health care organization. They work to deliver personalized, high quality behavioral health services to our community in a compassionate manner.

A Renewed Mind accepts a variety of private insurance plans including: Medicare, TriCare, Medicaid, county board, and self-payment.

Contact them at (419)359-5621

Your Arrow Points Here

Arrowhead Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment is a private 48-bed psychiatric hospital located in Maumee, Ohio. Arrowhead's substance abuse and psychiatric treatment includes inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services, along with a 28-day Chemical Dependency Rehab Program.

Children's Resource Center

When you call 419-352-7588 or 888-466-KIDS (5437), this first contact we have with you and your family is referred to as an “intake”. This conversation gives CRC a general idea of your concerns and typically leads to an appointment for a Mental Health Assessment (MHA).

The Intake Coordinator will mail you a packet of materials prior to your MHA appointment. Complete the questionnaires, bring them with you to the appointment, and take the time to read the Client Handbook which explains services, fee payments, and your client rights. Questions can be answered at your appointment.

The MHA allows CRC to learn more about the nature of your child’s needs and helps determine the appropriate treatment services to recommend. A highly qualified clinician will meet with you for about two hours. They will conduct a family interview, administer questionnaires about child and family functioning, and discuss treatment planning options with you.

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In a tough spot? Dial 2-1-1 to find local resources and services today. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Wood County Crisis Line

As the face of healthcare continues to change, the Wood County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS) closely monitors services that support the residents of Wood County. Beginning July 1, 2018, Unison Health began managing the Wood County Crisis Line and providing prescreens for Wood County residents.

Even as this transition continues, the Wood County ADAMHS Board and Unison Health are committed to ensuring continuity of care for clients and stakeholders throughout the community. If you or someone you know exhibits signs of a mental health crisis, including: feeling excessively sad or anxious, hopelessness, feeling like harming others or self, and/or thoughts of suicide - the new crisis service line should be accessed immediately by calling (419) 502 - HOPE (4673). The Crisis Line is available 24/7.

With over 250 dedicated staff members serving nearly 8,000 adults, adolescents and children throughout Northwest Ohio — Unison Health is a leading resource for people seeking access to behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and primary healthcare. The partnership between the Wood County ADAMHS Board and Unison Health ensures crisis services for the residents of Wood County continue to be easily accessed now and into the future.

If you or someone you know exhibits the following signs of a mental health crisis, please call the Wood County Crisis Line at (419) 502 - HOPE (4673) for immediate assistance.

  • Feeling excessively sad or anxious
  • Hopelessness
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Feeling like harming others or yourself
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About Us

The primary role of the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (WCADAMHS Board) is to plan, fund and monitor services for people with serious and persistent mental illness and alcohol and other drug addictions throughout the county. To keep the public well informed of the Board’s role in the community mental health and addiction recovery system, we share vital reports, links, that convey responsibilities, strategies, and financial accounting of programs offered by our contract providers.