If you're in crisis, call 9-1-1, go to the nearest hospital emergency department, or call the Lake County Crisis Hotline at 440-953-TALK (953-8255).

The Opiate Task Force is a group of organizations and individuals united in their commitment to reduce the tragic consequences that stem from the use of heroin and other opiates in Lake County, Ohio.

We believe that through public education, collaboration, and wise use of our available resources, we can make a difference here in our home county. Heroin and other opiates are tearing families apart, killing our neighbors, and destroying young lives. We will not allow that to continue. We will fight back. 


The Task Force was started by the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and 
Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board. Members include: 

Matt Battiato (Lake County Job & Family Services)
Brenda Buchanan (Lake County Juvenile Court)
Sheriff Dan Dunlap (Lake County Sheriff’s Department)
Christine Lakomiak (Lake County ADAMHS Board)
Kim Fraser (Lake County ADAMHS Board)
Judge Joseph Gibson (Lake County Common Pleas)
Dr. Juan Hernandez (Lake County General Health District)
Ron Graham (Lake County General Health District)
Judge Karen Lawson (Lake County Juvenile Court)
Greg Markell (Lake County ADAMHS Board)Judy Moran (Lake County Board of Commissioners)Julie O’Neill (Lake County Educational Service Center)
Sue Radovanic (Mentor Municipal Court)
Dr. Farid Sabet (Lake County ADAMHS Board)
Chris Simon (Lake County Juvenile Court)
Dr. Lynn Smith (Lake County Coroner)
Judge John Trebets (Mentor Municipal Court)

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