Latest Medication Take Back Day moved to new location with over 160 drop offs

Medication Take Back Day organizers report that Marion County’s fifteenth semiannual collection was a success in spite of the season’s first snow and a change in location. 163 vehicles (along with two walk-ins) drove through Evers’ Arena at the Marion County Fairgrounds, discarding 228 pounds of unused pills, liquids, syringes, and lancets for safe, confidential, […]

Nearly 300 pounds of medications collected from over 240 vehicles at Medication Disposal Day

Medication Disposal Day organizers report big turnout numbers in spite of the rain on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 241 cars drove through the curbside drop-off at The Marion County Building, disposing of 279 pounds of old medication, lancets, and syringes. ADAMH Board Director Brad DeCamp tallied opiates and controlled substances collected at the event, noting […]

Over 200 pounds of medications collected at 2016 Fall Drop Off

Once again, Marion County citizens lined up to drop off unused medication at the fall Medication Disposal Day. This year, sponsors added paper shredding to the event. This feature was sponsored by DKMM Solid Waste district and resulted in the collection of just under 1 ton of paper to be shredded. The Take Back Day […]

ADAMH Board Executive Director set to retire after 40 year career

Those who know her describe her as passionate, energetic, committed, loyal, hard-working, and action-oriented.  They say she is determined to make a positive difference, and that is exactly what Jody Demo-Hodgins, executive director of the Crawford-Marion Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services has done in our community.  And now, after 40 years’ […]

Free Naloxone class offered in Marion

Crawford-Marion ADAMH and Marion Area Counseling Center will hold a Nasal Naloxone Project class on September 26, 2016. The class is free, but space is limited and you must register by September 23. The class is geared towards individuals with a family member addicted to heroin or prescription opiates, or those who are addicted to […]

Free classes offered to help family members of adults with mental illness

“When you have a family member with a mental health condition, you face many challenges, and sometimes it helps to know you’re not alone.”  This is according to Sharon Smith, instructor of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family education program, who took the classes herself in 1998. Beginning September 7 NAMI of Marion […]

Park bench dedicated to NAMI Marion, Crawford Counties’ founder

Passers by the city parking lot at Prospect and Center Streets in Marion may notice a new addition—a park bench underneath the tree in the ADAMH Board memorial garden.  The bench was placed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Marion and Crawford Counties in remembrance of their founder, Bernie Schell.  Schell was […]

6th annual Kim’s Walk for Drug Prevention is Saturday

It’s hard to imagine a greater loss than that of a parent losing a child or a twin losing her other half. The loss of a child or family member from an overdose of opiates often comes with judgement from others and sometimes blame for the root cause of the death. From 2000 to 2012, […]

Public forum to focus on the role of family in addition recovery

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, nationally recognized authors and speakers Debra and Jeff Jay will be in Marion to talk about the critical role of family in recovery. The Jays are both treatment and intervention specialists and they understand that treatment is a vital step in the recovery process for addicts. Their community presentation at […]

New depression support group meeting in Marion

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Marion and Crawford Counties has launched a free support group for individuals struggling with depression. NAMI SHARE, which stands for Sharing Hope and Receiving Encouragement, is held on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board, 142 South Prospect Street in Marion. The […]