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Our History

UMADAOP was founded in the state of Ohio in response to the epidemic of substance abuse in the African-American community and its systemic devastation. Originally established in 1980, via legislation spearheaded by former State Representative William L Mallory, Dayton's UMADAOP was operated by Combined Health District of Montgomery County. In 1991, Dayton's UMADAOP became in independent agency with it's primary focus on substance abuse prevention and intervention. Although our primary focus is in the African-American community, our services are available to members of all communities. 

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