Peer services are a process of giving and receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences. Peer Services are provided by families and individuals in recovery.
Living with substance use can cause severe physical, emotional and social stress on family members. Studies show that when families are supported and educated, recovery is stronger and more effective. By uniting families we CAN remove the isolation, shame and stigma that often prevents them from seeking help and becoming healthy.
Community Involvement and Advocacy
Drug and alcohol addiction is a progressive and insidious disease that creeps up on individuals; unfortunately, most don’t recognize the problem until addiction has completely taken over. The signs are so subtle and easily overlooked that millions of people today are struggling with addictions and don’t even realize that they are on a dangerously slippery slope.
OhioCAN is the place where we reach out to one another and share our stories, our successes, our setbacks, our fears and worry. We find the support to end isolation and put a face on substance use and those who become impacted.
OhioCAN is a project of Social Good Fund, a 501c3
When a family is struck with addiction, the effects go far beyond numbers and statistics. The emotions of failure, depression, anger, disparity, confusion, and sheer terror that users inflict on their families is not something any statistic can accurately describe. Every day, millions of people struggle with addiction and millions more watch with feelings of hopelessness, as addiction coldly and systematically destroys lives.
OhioCAN provides a broad range of activities to improve the health and well-being for families and their loved ones. These include; (1) YouCAN2© Bags providing food, water and basic necessities to detox and overdose patients, the homeless, recovery homes and community correctional facilities, (2) Peer support for families and loved ones impacted by substance use, (3) Overdose prevention activities, including Naloxone (a prescription drug to prevent overdose) and first aid training, (4) Educational programs and seminars provided to schools and community events.
OhioCAN has active leadership and community presence in numerous counties throughout Ohio. Its leadership team includes a State Director, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, county leaders and a ten member Board of professionals in the medical and treatment industries.
Bringing YOUR Voice to Addiction and Recovery
OhioCAN takes a nonjudgmental approach which treats every person with dignity, compassion, and respect.
We support evidence based practices and are committed to educating families about what is evidenced based.
We support that there are many paths to recovery and what works for one family may not work for another.