Community Partnership of Summit County 

Our Purpose

Summit County Community Partnership is a consortium of community resources committed to preventing substance abuse in Summit County.

Our mission is to facilitate coalitions of community resources in order to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse in Summit County. We use science-based prevention techniques, information, and activities in an attempt to infuse them into every community system.

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Become a Partner

A partner is a community resource than can impact alcohol and other drug abuse prevention planning in Summit County. Partners are not just individuals, but representatives of these community resources. Partners are gatekeepers, representing business, civic, religious, medical, health, human and social services organizations.

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We are neighbors, parents, business owners, medical practitioners, educators, law enforcement personnel, religious leaders and seniors all joining together to reduce & prevent substance abuse in our community. Together, we are creating healthy environments that do not support alcohol and substance abuse. Together, we reduce access to harmful substances.  Together, we build assets in our children, our families, and our neighborhoods.  Together, we build healthy futures for Summit County.

What's New

National Prevention Week
Strong as One: Stronger Together

May 15-21, 2016 is National Prevention Week, a week focused to raising public awareness of and action around mental and/or substance abuse disorders.  For every dollar invested in prevention, up to $10 in societal costs and immeasurable amounts of heartache are saved.

The City of Akron's Mayor Daniel Horrigan has issued a Proclamation for National Prevention Week encouraging the citizens of Akron to participate in activities which build awareness and greater understanding of prevention.

Please join us for a week of activities as we partner together to build a  stronger, healthier drug-free community.

The "I Choose" Project is a national campaign that encourages people to take pictures of themselves sharing how they choose prevention.  Every day has a different theme:
Monday - I Choose Health
Tuesday - I Choose Community
Wednesday - I Choose Youth
Thursday - I Choose Generosity
Friday - I Choose Family

Please post your picture on Facebook & Twitter and tag us using #Push4Prevention or #ChoosePrevention.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Townhall Meeting on Underage Drinking on 1590 am WAKR. Join us and other community leaders as we discuss underage drinking on the Jasen Sokol show beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 19th at 12:30 p.m. #Push4Prevention

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Join us for our first ever Prevention Twitter Chat, co-hosted with Drug Free Action Alliance, between 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. focused on preventing alcohol & substance abuse. Use  #Push4Prevention to join the conversation on how you can make a difference in your community.

Drug Take Back Day a Success

Picture of Tallmadge, Ohio Drug Take Back Day

(From left to right: Julie Ellison, Bailiff - Akron Municipal Court, Officer Mike Dornack of the Tallmadge Police Department, Megan Raber, City of Tallmadge Law Director)

Thank you for a successful Drug Take Back Day!  We had a record 10 locations accepting unused & expired prescriptions on Drug Take Back Day. We collected over 1,700 pounds of unused prescription medicines - four times the amount collected last September. Thank you to the many hospitals, law enforcement officers, and volunteers who helped spread the word, accept medicine & conduct surveys. 

Darryl Brake, Jake Stoltz & Sen. Rob Portman

(from left to right: Darryl Brake, SCCP Executive Director, Jake Stoltz, Akron Children's Hospital Case Manager, and Senator Rob Portman discuss drug prevention before Senator Portman's town hall in Akron)

Problem Gambling Project

Gambling Addiction

Summit County Community Partnership is seeking individuals who are interested in the issue of problem gambling to be a part of a community planning process from January - June 2016.  If you are interested, please contact Shelia Smith at or (330) 322-5007.

Marijuana: What's the Big Deal?
A picture of a Marijuana Plant with What's the Big Deal?

There is a lot of mis-information surrounding Marijuana. Are you interested in what research has to say about marijuana? How does marijuana use affect youth, workplace safety, highway safety and the community?  Contact us at if you are interested in scheduling a presentation.

Resources on Marijuana and Youth:
American Academy of Pediatrics - 2015 Position Statement
KNOW: To Weed out the Facts for Youth
KNOW: The Impact of Marijuana on Adolescents
Marijuana & Educational Outcomes Infographic (NIDA)
Marijuana is a Big Deal Fact Sheet
Marijuana Talk Kit (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
Summit County 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data
Vaping of Marijuana Extracts More Common

Resources on The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area - Sept 2015
Colorado educators concerned about pot in public schools

Position Statements on Marijuana as Medicine
American Epilepsy Society Position Statement
American Academy of Neurology Position Statement
American Society of Addiction Medicine




ine Encouraging Things to Say to Your Kids

Pitcher pouring into cup


Darryl Brake named 2015 ADAPAO Member of the Year

Darryl Brake, Summit County Community Partnership's Executive Director, is named the 2015 ADAPAO Member of the Year at the annual conference on May 6, 2015.  ADAPAO is the Alcohol & Drug Addiction Prevention Association of Ohio. Congratulations Darryl & thank you to the entire Summit County Community Partnership team who make such awards possible. For a video of his speech, click here.

Summit County Opiate Task Force  Website

The Summit County Opiate Task Force is a group of individuals and organizations committed to reducing the tragic consequences of opiate abuse in Summit County through education, collaboration, and the wise use of available resources. This website contains information about prevention, treatment, and our community's response to the opiate crisis.



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1100 Graham Road Circle, Stow, Ohio 44224 | 330-374-0947 | 330-374-0958 Fax |
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