November 5- Million Mask March Columbus 2016 at 9 AM   Goodale Park

November 5 Shelby Ohio 81 E. Main Street  Recovery Rally/Speaker at 4 PM
​​November 5-The Lantern Center for Recovery Fall Fundraiser UAW Local  

      1005 Union Hall, 5615 Chevrolet Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44130

November 10th at 7:00 PM Community Meeting United Way of Lake County

     9285 Progress Pkwy, Mentor, Ohio 44060
​November 12 Give Recovery A Chance Everyday,  Suburban Lanes &  

     Restaurant   975 Hopley Ave, Bucyrus, Ohio

November 12 Ohio CAN Operation: Stigma Drop at 3:30 PM  

     Massillon Recreation Center
November 12-2016 Expressions of Recovery at 6 PM Hyatt Regency


​November 12 , 12 PM Sheena Moore Family Fundraiser Moose 918,    

      4444 State Rd, Peninsula

November 13 at 2 PM ERemember Me, Family Life Church, 32 Linden Ave,

     Niles, Ohio 

November 14 at 5:30PM Addiction Recovery Advocacy Meeting,   ADAMHS

     Board of Cuyahoga County

November 14 Drug Induced Chaos - What Can I do for My Loved One?
      6:30 PM     Strongsville United Church of Christ

November 29, 3:00 CommQuest Services Presents Generation Found,  


December 10 Akron Say No To Dope Christmas Extravaganza! 12 PM

     Ja' Lae's Jungle Rides Chapel Hill Mall 2000 Brittain Rd

OhioCAN on the move,

                    bringing the family voice

Hopeanne Lovrinoff-Moran

Mahoning County


​Many Families in Ohio have been burdened by the weight of secret shame and guilt brought on by having a family member diagnosed with a Substance Use Disorder. They hide this secret from friends, co-workers, even from other family members because too often they are held to blame for something they "Didn't Cause, Can't Cure, and Can't Control.”

Healthy Ohio families have been impacted with unforeseen consequences of PTSD, health, depression, financial burdens, criminal charges and much more. 

OhioCAN is the place where we reach out to one another and share our stories, our successes, our        setbacks, our fears and our constant worry. And it’s where find the support to end our isolation and put a face on the family disease of addiction.

Peer support is the process of  giving and receiving non-clinical assistance to achieve long-term recovery from the impacts of substance use in the family.

This support is provided by peer supporters - people who have “lived experience” and have been trained to assist others in initiating and maintaining long-term recovery and enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their families.

For more information email Elizabeth at Ohiowecan4@gmail.com

Vickie Morris Gasior

Summit County


Joy Gadbury

Cuyahoga County


Sara Roberts

Maria Arehart

Knox County


Lora Adams Williams

Adams County


Garret Hart

Creative Content Director Summit FM.   "2015 Ohio Recovery Advocacy Award" for exemplary contributions in supporting long-term recovery for all Ohioans. 

MSSA, LISW and title is State Director of Clinical Services for the Bair Foundation.

Carly Frey

Education Chair

Debra Lawrence

Richland, Ashland


Jackie Marie

Massillon Leader

Marybeth Day

Portage County Asst.

Patrcia Perry

Licking County


OhioCAN Advisory Board 

Sharon Schaub Deierling

Jennifer Reed

Columbiana Asst.

Laura Cash

Delaware County


Marla Ladd

Adams County


Mim Cherrie

Portage County


Brenda Hamilton

Columbiana County

​President OhioCAN

Cindy Koumoutzis

OhioCAN State Director
Co-Founder United We C.A.N




OhioCAN recognizes addiction is a family disease for which families need recovery too. C.A.N. also knows families are the missing piece to solving the epidemic of addiction. 

It is our mission to bring the family voice to addiction and recovery empowering families to create an atmosphere of open exchange without shame or stigma.

OhioCAN currently has leadership in 17 counties throughout Ohio. If you are interested in forming a Peer2Peer group, hosting an event or just want to eliminate stigma in your hometown, please email Cindyk@changeaddictionnow.org to get started. 

Why donate to OhioCAN?

C.A.N. is the first organization of its kind to focus directly on the health of the family impacted by substance use. 

While our Mission is "Bringing the Family Voice to Addiction and Recovery," our Vision is to "Embrace,  Educate and Empower those whose lives have been impacted by substance use disorder."  And for this, we need your help.            No donation is too small as we continue to reach out to communities and families removing the stigma and shame.  

C.A.N. is a project of The Hub for Direct Community Action, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

​​​Change Addiction Now

Dawn Strayer Bova

Sandusky County


Elizabeth Beckley

Trumbull County

Vice ​President OhioCAN

Sara Alton‎

Stark Recovery


Blessing Bags Wish List November 1- 30

It is with great enthusiasm we invite you to participate in a very special event. Throughout the upcoming weeks, OhioCAN (Change Addiction Now) will be sponsoring their third annual Blessing Bag Distribution. As the winter months approach, we hope to offer those suffering from the disease of addiction and substance use a gentle reminder that we care by providing bags full of socks, gloves, hats, blankets, various hygiene and food items.

 Dr. Steven Sroka

is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and President of his company, Health Education Consultants.

A common stereotype of the homeless population is that they are all alcoholics or substance abusers.  The truth is that a high percentage of homeless people do struggle with substance use, but addictions should be viewed as illnesses and require a great deal of treatment, counseling, and support to overcome.  Substance use is both a cause and a result of homelessness, often arising after people lose their housing.

Substance use is often a cause of homelessness.  Addictive disorders disrupt relationships with family and friends and often cause people to lose their homes and jobs.  In many situations, however, substance abuse is a result of homelessness rather than a cause.  People who are homeless often turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with their situations.  They use substances in an attempt to attain temporary relief from their problems. 

Since substance use is both a cause and a result of homelessness, both issues need to be addressed simultaneously. OhioCAN has made Blessing Bags our Project and will collect items throughout the year, distributing necessities and food to those less fortunate.

For more information on where and how to donate,  please contact Brenda Hamilton at Ohiowecan1@gmail.com. All donations are tax deductable. 

OhioCAN County Coordinators

Tina Tomb Reese

Montgomery County


Tracy Shaarda Krueger

Erie, Huron

County Coordinator

Walli Feiler

Stark County


Dr. Jeanette Moleski

Carly Frey

Education Chair, 

NE Area Director

Tommy Richards

Massillon Recovery


Candy Hurst

Montgomery Recovery Leader

Ruthie Stimac

Norton Leader

Local Leaders

Juli Stone

Stow Leader


Family Support

Anna Ricciardella Zsinko

has 30 years in finance and accounting. Smithers-Oasis Company as Controller and current position of Dr. of Sales Operations and Planning. B.B.A. from Kent State. Also holds C.M.A (certificate of management accounting).

Donna Elio

AoD Services Coordinator/Clinical Counselor and Supervisor, Health andSupervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Social Worker and Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

Anna Zsinko 

OhioCAN Treasurer

Advisory Board

Laura Cash



May 21, 2016 OhioCAN held its 3rd annual Steps of Change rally in Salem, Youngstown, Akron, Ravenna, and Canton. The communities rallied as they led in educating, bringing about awareness but more importantly, bringing the families together without STIGMA or SHAME!!

Your OhioCAN Officers