ASAP, a project of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, is a Coalition that engages strategic partnerships to solve our community’s substance abuse problems. Its members are health professionals, parents, educators, elected officials, merchants, business members, first responders, administrators, family and community members, persons in recovery and students. The coalition originated approximately 15 years ago and was formerly known as the Trumbull County Alcohol and Drug Free Coalition.
A community that is able to successfully manage its substance abuse problem today, while ensuring that future generations do not become impacted.
The coalition works year-round to help spread awareness about the dangers of drug use. These efforts include creating educational materials; addressing the stigma of addiction; educating parents about the importance of talking to their kids about drugs; and providing resource information.
The Coalition partners with the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office and the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District on two prescription drug take back events each year. More than a million pills have been collected.
ASAP was instrumental in getting permanent medication drop boxes installed at police departments throughout Trumbull County. The Coalition distributes medication deactivation bags throughout the community supplying them to home-bound seniors and the disabled.
Reduce substance abuse, across the lifespan, in our community
Decrease the number of unintentional drug overdoses
Increase treatment referrals
Increase prevention initiatives
Operation Empty Medicine Cabinet
A prescription drug disposal program in Trumbull County
Rally for Recovery
A celebration for families with a one-mile recovery walk,
entertainment and information about recovery from drug and alcohol abuse
ASAP Drug Summit
A professional development conference that addresses the drug epidemic in Trumbull County
ASAP Summer Track Meet
A fun and educational day for families. Parents learn how to provide a healthy, drug free lifestyle for their kids
ASAP Coalition Meetings
A place to share resources and current trends, plan events and celebrate successes
ASAP Resource Booklet
To view the ASAP Strategic Plan click here
For more information about ASAP, ASAP events, or ASAP membership contact:
Lauren Thorp, ASAP Project Director
by email: LThorp@TrumbullMHRB.org
by phone: (330) 675-2765 ext. 119
Do You Know Someone at Risk?
During the 2018 Spring Semester Media and Movements: The Opioid Epidemic Seminar at Kent State University, students developed a community-wide education campaign titled "Everybody Knows Someone at Risk" for use by the ASAP Coalition. The campaign was developed based on the student’s research focusing on Trumbull County residents and their knowledge and perceptions of risk of opioid addiction.
Top 5 Risk Factors for Addiction (Printable Version)
Vaping and Juuling, What’s the Big Deal?
The American Heart Association has issued a statement urging the FDA to robustly regulate e-cigarettes in light of new surveys that show that more than half of high school seniors in the U.S. have tried e-cigarettes and about a third report currently using them.
Click Here for Printable Rack Card
ASAP Parent Guide
The best place to begin guiding our kids in making decisions about alcohol and other drugs is in the home. Research has shown that kids who learn the anti-drug message at home are 50% less likely to start using. This guide will help you get this very important conversation started with your child. It will walk you through the often intimidating task of talking to your kids about drugs, no matter their age or grade.
Click Here to View the ASAP Parent Guide