Drug Task Force

Need help from addiction?  Call 330-940-1133

The Green Drug Task Force follows the Cities Without Drugs program, created by the National Office of Drug Drug Task Force LogoControl Policy, to assist communities in reducing substance abuse.  This is the program that Green's Drug Task Force is following.  See the complete Cities Without Drug Progam Guide.

Upcoming 2019 Events

Be Drug Safe: Pain Management Today: Understanding the Science nad Know the Options -- Feb. 5, March 5 and April 16. All events are held at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd. FREE to attend.

View online -- February 5 Surgical Pain Meds: Know Your Options

View online - March 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Surgery Downtime

Be Drug Safe

March 19 -- DAWN Clinic Narcan Training
7 p.m. Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd. FREE
Following training session, participants will receive a FREE Narcan kit.

April 25 -- Hidden in Plain Sight (NEW DATE)
6 p.m. Doors open for browsing/light dinner and refreshments
6:30-8:30 p.m. Interactive Presentation
Central Park Community Hall, 1755 Town Park Blvd.
Learn more

April 27 -- Drug Take Back Day
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Fire Station # 2
Summit County Sheriff Department accepts all unwanted and expired prescription drugs.

Sunday, May 5 -- Crisis Awareness Sunday
Various Churches in Green and surrounding areas share a message of hope.

Our Mission

The Green Task Force is committed to…

  • Building a strong and healthy community through education…treatment options…and care.
  • Education creates a solution, treatment creates an alternative and volunteers and dedicated community members create.
  • Friendship, support and a difference!

Need Help Now?

Resource guide.  A guide of contact information and phone numbers to get the help you or a loved one needs today.

Prescription drug disposal. The Summit County Sheriff Training Center, 2825 Greensburg Road, is a prescription drug drop-off location.  Drugs may be dropped off between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday for proper disposal.

Green Outreach Team

The Green Outreach (GO) Team is the City of Green's Quick Response Team that visits homes where an overdose or drug use was part of a EMS call the prior week.  The team consists of a fire medic, sheriff deputy and social worker whose goal is to help those in need seek help from addiction.  Since the team formed in January 2017, they have visited more than 120 homes with alomst half agreeing to treatment.  If you'd like the GO team to visit someone in need, please contact the City of Green Fire Division at 330-896-6610.


Julie McMahan, director of communications for Green Local Schools and host of the Bulldog Buzz, produced two Bulldog Buzz talk shows highlighting the opiate epidemic and how it impacts our community.   The shows are available on Green's Cable Access Channel 16 and online at www.cityofgreen.org/videos

Episode 3: Sam Quinone, Author of Dreamland

Upcoming Events

All events are free to attend and open to all residents.

April 8, 2018 Crisis Awareness Sunday
A day of awareness, hope and impact as an individual, a church and a community...together we can make a difference.  Learn More.

Community Outreach Meetings
These public meetings share general information about opiates and addiction as well as statistics in Green and how the City and various agencies are combatting drug use.  Contact communications@cityofgreen.org to schedule a community outreach meeting for your organization.