ATOD or Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs are mood altering substances that affect the brain and body. When a person drinks alcohol, smokes a cigarette or snorts heroin, the drug causes a spike in dopamine levels in the brain, resulting in a rush of euphoria or pleasure.  

Research has shown that people generally take drugs to either feel good or feel better.   Some people begin to experience tolerance and/or withdrawal and begin abusing drugs.  Abuse of drugs can lead to physical, financial, work and/or relationship problems. Abuse can lead to drug dependence negatively impacting the individual, family members and the community.  

The people of Medina County by their support of the Anti-Drug Levy are making a commitment to address drug abuse.  The Medina County Drug Abuse Commission takes a three-dimensional approach to drug abuse by funding drug enforcement, drug prevention and drug treatment.  

Drug Enforcement arrests and aids in the prosecution of drug traffickers; school prevention programs enhance protective factors by teaching life skills to help youth make healthy choices and live a drug-free life. Treatment programs provide persons who are dependent on drugs hope and recovery.  

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Contact Information

Brian Nowak, Director Medina County Drug Abuse Commission (MCDAC) 120 W. Washington St. 3-B Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 330-722-9263 www.mcdac.com

Treatment Programs

Alternative Paths, Bellfaire, Cathy's House, Community Assessment and Treatment Services, Juvenile Drug Court, OhioGuidestone, Recovery Center of Medina County,

Events & Workshops

Events and Workshops are scheduled throughout the year, please check back for updates. Remember to stop by the MCDAC Booth at the Medina County Fair in August and the Home and Garden Show in March.