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Meridian HealthCare: The Power of Care

Meridian HealthCare has been saving lives and serving communities since its founding in 1972. Our Recovery division offers addiction counseling and treatment customized to each individual. Our Prevention division reaches out to the community and encourages youth and people of all ages make responsible life choices. Our WorkLife division offers workplace drug testing and promotes occupational health and wellness. Our Judicial division helps reduce recidivism by working with criminal offenders with chemical dependency issues. And our Healthcare division offers primary healthcare services to not only our clients, but also the general public. With over 230 dedicated employees, Meridian demonstrates the Power of Care in our community every single day.

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Why we need to focus on Prevention, and how you can help

Meridian HealthCare offers a full range of addiction treatment services. But as Meridian CEO Larry Moliterno says, they are also taking the lead in our community in Prevention efforts, to stop addiction before it starts. There are steps families can also take to help in this effort. …

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The Face of Addiction…and the Faces of Recovery

by Larry Moliterno When I ask people what they think the “Face of Addiction” looks like, I typically get the same answers. They tend to think of a down-and-out man or woman living under a bridge, or walking the streets aimlessly looking for their next fix. They may think of …

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Protecting Our Children from Addiction – Part 3

by Larry Moliterno The last few months we’ve been discussing why, as a community, we don’t protect our children from addiction like we protect them from car accidents, sunburn, and other diseases/safety hazards. But how do we start to do this? We first have to remember that this is not …

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Help Support Breakfast With Santa

In early December, Meridian HealthCare will again be treating children ages newborn–10 yrs. who otherwise might not have an opportunity to be part of a positive holiday event to Breakfast With Santa. The children are clients of the many area non-profit social service agencies Meridian works with. In addition to …

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Recovery

What We Treat

Meridian programs address alcohol and drug abuse, mental health problems (which are often co-occurring with these issues), and problem gambling. Every individual who turns to Meridian HealthCare for help receives a thorough assessment by our intake experts. Then he or she is placed in a treatment program that is most appropriate for their situation.

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Who We Treat

Meridian HealthCare programs provide a full spectrum of treatment for youth and young adults, men and women, and families. Depending upon need, participants may be enrolled in residential, long-term care, outpatient or short-term care programs. A specialized residential program is available for homeless veterans who suffer from addiction and mental health problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do we know it works? Recovery by Meridian works when others fail because we have the most medical and non-medical treatment options. No one offers a more comprehensive approach to treating addiction than Meridian. Our programs encompass multiple disciplines, and we customize a treatment plan for each patient that exactly meets his or her need...

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Prevention

PANDA Leaders Club

PANDA Leaders Club

PANDA empowers kids and teens by giving them the knowledge to make responsible decisions about the issues that affect them most today: drugs and alcohol, bullying, depression, violence, cutting, self-esteem, suicide and more...

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Now You Know

Now You Know

Inspired by the popular TED Talks that have piqued public interest in recent years, two Mahoning County entities are teaming up to bring a similar concept to the area that will focus on Family, Health and Lifestyle topics...

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Families Who Know

Families Who Know

Families Who Know keeps parents and kids informed about changing trends, including drugs and alcohol trends, bullying, depression, peer pressure, and much more...

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Things You Can Do To Protect Your Kids


Sunblock. Seat belts. Safety Helmets.

We're always trying to protect our kids, but how do we protect them from drug addiction?

Here is a list of simple, but effective things you can do.

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Worklife

About WorkLife

WorkLife by Meridian works in partnership with businesses to develop customized programs to meet their employee needs. Meridian began offering drug and alcohol testing and counseling services in 1989, but soon expanded its offerings to include a variety of additional services designed to impact employee wellness and productivity. Companies can choose individual services or allow WorkLife to develop a customized solution that can address a broad range of workplace wellness issues...

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Drug Testing Services

WorkLife by Meridian offers a full range of drug and alcohol testing services, at our facility or on-site. All tests are administered by certified lab and breath alcohol technicians to ensure accurate, reliable results. Drug screens will help you lower your healthcare and workers compensation costs while promoting better on-the-job performance...

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Occupational Health

WorkLife by Meridian has DOT-certified physicians on staff to ensure that our occupational health and testing services meet the requirements of all regulatory bodies. From pre-employment physicals and First Report of Injury to DOT and Return to Work physicals, WorkLife meets every need. We provide pre-employment health screens along with comprehensive immunization services...

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Workforce Wellness

The lifestyle choices employees make have a huge impact on their overall health and well-being — and in turn, on their rate of absenteeism due to illness, as well as their productivity and on-the-job satisfaction. Our wellness programs ensure that employees with low health risks remain that way, while helping those with medium- and high-risk health factors to reduce their risks...

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Judicial

About TASC

TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities), a division of Meridian HealthCare, works together with Mahoning County's Criminal Justice System to help criminal offenders with chemical dependency issues...

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What TASC Does

TASC, a division of Meridian HealthCare, is responsible for the effective coordination of Drug and Alcohol Treatment as it relates to the Criminal Justice System. An OhioMHAS Certified Treatment Agency, TASC is committed to establishing effective and comprehensive supervision of Chemical Dependency treatment of eligible criminal offenders in an effort to curtail recidivism and address community need...

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Programs

TASC offers several programs that provide alternatives to traditional sentencing and can also result in reduced recidivism...

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Services

TASC services include Assessments, Drug Testing, Intervention, Individual and Family Counseling, and Education and Prevention Groups...

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