The primary purpose of the Urban Minority alcoholism and Drug abuse Outreach Programs of Ohio is to:
Increase community understanding of substance abuse by conduction education and awareness programs
Reduce the barriers which prevent early identification and treatment
Provide prevention programming for youth
UMADAOP believes that substance abuse is best treated and prevented when the cultural dynamics of a group are addressed and included in the process of treatment, recovery and education. UMADAOP's philosophy further states that chemical dependency is an illness of the total person, which has physiological, psychological social-cultural and spiritual components and therefore requires a holistic approach.