How to get help

Karl Schneider

Portage County offers resources for those struggling with addiction. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County suggests two residential treatment facilities specializing in heroin and opioid addiction.

Horizon House, located in Ravenna, is a 90-day halfway house specializing in adult women seeking help for their addiction. To be eligible, women must have been proven to have a need for the program. Horizon House is funded through a Women’s Special Services Grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and the Portage County Mental Health and Recovery Board. (330) 678-3006

Root House, also in Ravenna, takes in men with addictions including heroin and opioids. The Root House opened in summer 2013, and was started by the Citizens for Addiction Recovery and Education. (330) 677-4124 ex. 0

For a list of statewide heroin and opioid addiction services, visit If you suspect a user of overdosing, call your local paramedics immediately.

Kent and Ravenna Fire Department: (330) 676-7393

Stow Fire Department: (330) 689-3290

Stow Fire Department non-emergency:(330) 689-5800