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 Coordinators, a seven member Board of Directors and an Advisory Council of professional, medical and treatment leadership.
Embrace, Educate and Empower those whose lives
have been impacted,directly or indirectly, by substance use.
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.
It is our mission to Embrace, Educate and Empower those whose lives have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by substance use. OhioCAN takes a harm reduction approach while working with families and friends of drug users. We utilize the decision making process based on
both self-care and love for the substance user and is based on the values of harm reduction, caring, and incrementalism, rather than those of codependency, tough love, and abrupt behavior change.