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DARE - Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program
DARE is a program that teaches students about the consequences of drug use and techniques to help resist peer pressure. The students are encouraged to develop good self- esteem and get involved in positive activities. Lessons about managing stress, resolving conflicts peacefully and developing decision-making skills help our young people avoid situations that could lead to criminal activity or victimization. Each student will “TAKE A STAND” and make a personal commitment to avoid drugs and violence. The DARE Officer encourages students to follow through with the commitment they made to themselves, their families, and their community to stay drug and violence-free. Learn More
GOOD SAMARITAN LAW - Incentive to seek emergency help and treatment to overcome addiction
Possession of Heroin or Fentanyl or the criminal tools associated with their use (ie: syringes), is an F5 Felony. An individual that has an overdose event that requires the use of medical intervention to reverse the overdose (Narcan) can choose to obtain an assessment for drug treatment and receive a referral for treatment. Individuals choosing to do so within 30 days of their overdose event can have their charges set aside. This immunity from prosecution is available two times. It is not available to those on probation and parole, and it does not apply to drug charges beyond possession, such as trafficking or OVI. The Good Samaritan Law was enacted in Ohio in Sept. 2016. The new law can be found in the Ohio Revised Code: ORC 2925.11 (B)(2)(b) “Possession of Controlled Substance”
NARCOTICS TIP LINE - Drug related crimes affect everyone in the community
Law Enforcement and Community working together can make a difference.
- Suspected drug activity can be reported anonymously by calling 937.498.8777.
- Tips can also be submitted through an anonymous web form at www.sidneyoh.com/police/police-narcotics-sidney-ohio.asp
SAAT - Sidney Addict Assistance Team
Sidney’s SAAT is a Sidney Police Department team partnered with Shelby County Counseling Center and a local pastor representing the Shelby County faith community. They are working hard to help individuals overcome the obstacles they are facing. They can offer a contact for detox services, inpatient services or sober living options or provide help to build the strength to engage in services. SAAT promotes recovery in the following ways:
- Strives to reach out to addicts within days after an overdose event or referral to encourage the addict to seek support and treatment for their addiction.
- Reaches out to each individual three additional times over the next six months.
- Available for community presentations about the work of the team.
SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NARCOTICS UNIT - Our citizen-supported partnership
Our citizen-supported partnership between the media, citizens, and law enforcement who join together to fight crime in Shelby County is a valuable asset to the Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of this program is to work in partnership with local law enforcement, by acting as a conduit for exchange of information and ideas thereby reducing crime and increasing the quality of life within Shelby County.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office also has School Resource Officers and School Security Officers in place in the Sidney City School System and at Fairlawn, Houston and Anna schools. Should a student, teacher or parent have a problem or tip you can report criminal activity or any knowledge of illegal drug activity to those Officers.
Individuals with knowledge of a crime can call the Sidney-Shelby County Tip Line at 937.419.8355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to give tips and clues. all informants may choose to remain anonymous.
STAR HOUSE - Sheriff's Treatment And Recovery House
The STAR house is a transitional treatment house that provides a safe and sober living environment for prisoners that are being released from jail. This program is geared towards prisoners that are actively involved in working on their recovery while in jail and have agreed to be part of a re-entry program to help them in their recovery process after release. The STAR House provides a sober living environment to assist people that are committed to sobriety and making life changes that will assist them with re-entering society as a productive law-abiding citizen. The goal is that through treatment, programming and mentoring, individuals will lead a life with purpose and realize that their recovery is a lifestyle change to assist them in living as healthy productive members of the community. For questions about this program please contact the Shelby County Jail at 937.494.2106
Community Support Groups
AA - Alcoholics Annonymous
AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
AA meets daily in Sidney. Learn More
CELEBRATE RECOVERY - A Christ-Centered, 12-step Recovery Program
Celebrate Recovery is for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. This is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.
Celebrate Recovery meets weekly in Sidney. Learn More
AL-ANON - Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.
Al-Anon meets weekly in Sidney. Learn More
FOA - Famlies of Addicts
Families of Addicts is a grass-roots recovery support initiative founded in Dayton, Ohio working to reduce the stigma of addiction. We hold weekly support meetings where families and individuals affected by addiction can come for support, friendship and education. The sharing of our experiences, strength and hope offer a pathway to peace.
FOA meets weekly in Sidney. Learn More
NA - Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization offering recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
NA has daily meetings in Sidney. Learn More
NAR-ANON - For Friends & Family of Addicts
The Nar-Anon Family Groups are primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
Nar Anon meets weekly in Piqua and Wapakoneta. Learn More
DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELING
If you are in need of inpatient services your local treatment facility will be able to refer you to an inpatient treatment facility. Ask your doctor or counselor for more information.
NARCAN - Brand Name of Naloxone
SOBER LIVING/RECOVERY HOMES
Amelia House (women’s recovery home) & Serenity House (men’s recovery home)
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