MANSFIELD — Mark your calendars for the first “I’m Sober Not Boring” Dance Party on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and every fourth Friday of the month.
Each event will be located at the Mansfield UMADAOP Community & Outreach Center, 215 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield.Mansfield Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) is excited to announce the first event for the fundraising efforts for the Mansfield African American Museum (MAAM) located at 89 Wood Street, Mansfield.
The “I’m Sober Not Boring” Dance Party will be held every fourth Friday of the month starting this Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at 215 N. Trimble Rd., Mansfield. The doors will open at 7 p.m. – admission fee $5.
The “I’m Sober Not Boring” Dance Party is open to the community and will offer great music, concession stand, and clean, sober fun. Mansfield UMADAOP is a staple in the Recovery community and see the need for this type of event.
About the Company: The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs (UMADAOP) of Ohio were established in 1980 via legislation spearheaded by former State Representative Williams L. Mallory. While in the earlier years of UMADAOP, the main programming emphasis was on community outreach and education. And now Mansfield UMADAOP has grown to become a vital force in meeting the substance abuse education, prevention and treatment needs of all people throughout the state of Ohio.
For more information: Contact Mansfield UMADAOP @ email@example.com or 419-525-3525 ext. 101.
Toledo, Ohio – The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP), funded by the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, has partnered with the University of Toledo to sponsor the Rockets’ game against Nevada on Saturday, Sept. 22, the University announced today.
“We’re excited that the University of Toledo football team is helping UMADAOP and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County to tackle addiction,” Executive Director of Lucas County UMADAOP John Edward said.
UMADAOP’s sponsorship is designed to help raise awareness about the opiate and heroin epidemic that is occurring throughout Lucas County. The company will pass out information and literature regarding support services and opiate prevention during the game around the Glass Bowl.
CINCINNATI — Deborah Corey hadn’t worn makeup in 30 years, but getting a makeover meant a lot to her.
“It felt kind of good, really,” she said.
Corey is a recovering addict, 15 months clean.
“I put a lot of work into it,” she said. “But UMADAOP has put as much work into it as I have.”
UMADAOP is the Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Program. This holiday season, the addiction treatment program has arranged free makeovers for some clients, putting a face on recovery from heroin addiction.
“It’s important to build self-esteem and to allow other people to see that treatment really does work,” Dr. Kamaria Tyehimba, the president and CEO of UMADAOP of Cincinnati said.
UMADAOP says the majority of their clients are African-American. But they say that population has been left out of the discussion on opioid addiction.
“We do have African-Americans using opioid-based drugs,” Tyehimba said. “And we’re not necessarily proud of that. It just is.”
The 38-year-old organization serves about 300 people each year. It was founded by the late state Rep. William Mallory Sr.
UMADAOP Board Chair De Asa Nichols also said the issue has impacted the African American community.
“We want to turn that around and show that there is hope,” Nichols said.
Their average client is male, African-American, between the ages of 45 and 65 and has been using drugs for 20-30 years. But they see clients from all backgrounds finding success with medically-assisted treatment, counseling and other services.
“I’ve been given a second chance,” Corey said.