​​​Clermont County Save Line: 513.528.SAVE (7283)

For more information on prevention activities in Clermont County, please contact the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board at 513.732.5400.  

This class, comprised of law  enforcement and probation officers from throughout the county, completed CIT training in September 2016. Over 87% of sworn full time police officers in Clermont County are certified CIT officers.  

​The Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board (CCMHRB) provides funding and/or support for prevention activities in several areas:

Drug Prevention:

  • Funding for three prevention specialists, employed by Clermont Recovery Center(CRC), who work in the county to provide drug, alcohol and gambling prevention education. Educational events can be scheduled by calling 513.735.8125.
  • ​Funding for implementation of LifeSkills Training curriculum in area schools. The program has been proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence. Go to Botvin LifeSkills Training for more information.​
  • Promotion of the “Monitor, Secure and Dispose” campaign to educate residents on the safe use and disposal of prescription medications. Our permanent drug drop boxes provide a safe disposal for medications year round. Locations can be found on our Prescription Drug Drop Off Boxes page. 
  • ​Development and distribution of educational information such as Signs of OverdoseWhat is Heroin? brochures, treatment resources, and fact sheets.
  • ​Implementation of a “Quick Response Team” (QRT) in Clermont County. The team connects to treatment those individuals who have survived an overdose.
  • Funding for Project DAWN, which distributes free Narcan kits to county residents at the Clermont Recovery Center. Project DAWN also provided funding for local police jurisdictions to carry Narcan. For more information, contact CRC at 513.735.8100.
  • ​Funding for the 24/7 Clermont County Crisis Hotline. 
  • Promotion of After Prom events at area high schools with the Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County.
  • ​​Promotion of “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” education campaign with the Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County. For more information, go to the Prevention Action Alliance.
  • Coordination with local police jurisdictions for “party patrols” and shoulder taps. 

​These prevention projects are funded through grants and the local levy. Other drug prevention activities are funded through the Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County and Clermont County Public Health

Prevention Activities Funded by Clermont County Public Health:  

  • Training for Mercy Clermont physicians on OARRS/prescribing guidelines
  • Presentations on drug diversion/medication safety to multiple community groups
  • Community education through billboards, radio PSAs, flyers
  • Dissemination of drug lock boxes
  • ​Community based speaking engagements on addiction and prevention resources
  • ​County-wide youth-led prevention meetings
  • ​After-school prevention activities in selected apartment communities
  • Summer fun day camp
  • ​'Hidden in Plain Sight' educational program targeted at strengthening parent's detective skills
  • ​Support groups for children of addicts in select schools

Mental Health Initiatives Funded by MHRB:

  • School-based mental health professionals in all but one school district in the county
  • "Signs of Suicide" education provided to area schools
  • Question, Persuade and Refer suicide prevention gatekeeper training 
  • Mental health first aid training for community 
  • Support for the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for county law enforcement and fire/EMS