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The Akron-Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Inc. utilizes a holistic approach to provide multifaceted substance abuse education, prevention, treatment, and other services, which promote health and wellness within our communities, with emphasis on African Americans and other minorities. These services are rendered in a manner that is reflective and responsive to the cultural essence of the individuals, families and communities we serve.


We seek to provide successful, quality and appropriate levels of care for all residence of Summit County affording them an opportunity to reach self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life through Drug Free Living, thus, contributing to better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities for all.


The Akron-Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Inc.’s basic philosophy is that addiction is best treated and prevented when the cultural dynamics of the group being targeted is addressed and included in the process of recovery and education.

Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. believes that addiction is a primary, progressive, chronic, fatal and treatable illness, which cannot be cured, but can be arrested. It is an illness of the total person, which has physiological, psychological, social-cultural and spiritual components and, therefore, requires a holistic approach.

The philosophy of Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. is that substance abuse education, prevention and treatment efforts must be culturally specific if the needs of the minority community are in reality going to be addressed.

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