Portage Substance Abuse Conference

Thank you for attending our annual conference!
Thank you to the
Conference Sponsors

Coleman Professional
Family & Community Services
Free Agents 4 Recovery
Townhall II

Families Anonymous
Kent Lions
Pinnacle Treatment Center
Sequoia Wellness

Conference Speaker, Presentations, & Info

Darryl Brake, Executive Director of the Summit County Community Partnership spoke on the possible impact of Ohio's Medical Marijuana legislation. 

Handouts and information from his presentation:
Video of presentation
Impact of Medical Marijuana in Ohio-Slides

Jim Ryan, Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio discussed prevention techniques that are effective and ineffective.


Handouts and information from his presentation:

Video of presentation

21st Century Prevention-Slides

Judge Becky Doherty is the presiding judge over the Portage County HOPE Court.  

Video and handouts from her presentation:

Video of Judge Becky Doherty
Handout on Portage County Drug Court

Recovery Speakers: 

Kelly Hart
Tracy Leosewski

Carly Frey

Portage County Update Panel with panelists: Dr. Joel Mowrey, Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County; Renee Klaric, UH Portage Medical Center; Bill Russell, Coleman Professional Services; Rob Young, Townhall II; Bridget Stuntz, Townhall II; NiCole Thomas, Children's Advantage; KelliJo Jeffries, Portage County Job & Family Services; Officer Larry Limbert, Portage County Sheriff’s Office.

Video of Panel Discussion


The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County funds services for Portage County residents through its network of agencies. Services help families, adults, teens and children with mental illness, depression, addictions, in crisis and at risk for suicide.


You can contact us via our contact form or follow us on social networks.

155 East Main St.
Kent OHIO 44240

P: 330-673-1756
F: 330-673-1330


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Mental Health: 330-296-3555

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