Sunrise Treatment Center is active in our community in the treatment of opiate addiction, but we also support other community activities related to addiction. These include educational programs and community outreach programs as well as many more. Please check back to keep up with what is happening in your area. If you do participate in any of the events, please stop by to say hello.
March 19, 2018 Tobacco Prevention at Addyston
Sunrise Treatment Center was supporting the students at Taylor High School and the Hamilton County Public Health as they developed a program for youth to help deter the use of all tobacco products (see article below). Along with the Taylor senior student at her presentation to the Addyston Council, was Dominique Walker (Hamilton County Public Health), and Christi Valentini-Lackner (PreventionFIRST!). A surprise for those attending was the passing of an ordinance prohibiting smoking on Addyston village property. A big applause for Taylor students!
March 15, 2018 Needle Exchange Program
The needle exchange program is part of the Harm Reduction program with Hamilton County Public Health. The program has a number of functions including:
- Education about prevention of overdose, communicable diseases, and injection safety.
- Testing for hepatitis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Offer hepatitis vaccination
- Referral to treatment programs as well as medical and mental health services.
- Safe disposal of syringes and needles.
- Access to Narcan to help treat overdoses.
- Distribution of specific personal care items.
According to the CDC, individuals who participate in Harm Reduction programs, are 5 times more likely to seek treatment.
For more information on the needle exchange program:
March 14, 2018 Tobacco Prevention
Students from Taylor High School have been developing a tobacco prevention program to use at school, and to present to surrounding communities, specifically Forest Park and Three Rivers, to help lessen tobacco exposure to children. They have put together short videos as well as having a presence on social media, all in an effort to reduce smoking and tobacco use in children.
A grant from the Ohio Department of Health received by Hamilton County Public Health is directed to help student do presentations in the priority communities. Student presentations have been made to North Bend, last night to the Cleves Council, and on March 19 to the Addyston Council. The efforts are to help communities adopt policies limiting smoking or tobacco use in public areas, as well as making stores sensitive to tobacco marketing in areas that are seen by children.
Sunrise Treatment Center is proud to lend support to Dominique Walker, Hamilton County Public Health Educator, and the Taylor High School students, in their effort to reduce tobacco use.
February 13, 2018 Your Voice Ohio
Sunrise Treatment Center participated in the Your Voice Ohio forum located at the Madisonville Recreation Center. This event gathered the community to help find solutions to the Opioid Epidemic.
November 18, 2017 Hamilton County Heroin Coalition
The Hamilton County Heroin Coalition provides Countywide and regional leadership and solutions to address the heroin and opiate epidemic both immediately and in the long-term. We are committed to assisting our residents and neighbors with the emergency support that they need, as well as working to prevent the spread of drug use in our youth before it begins.