Addiction Statistics and Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources

When you ask someone who is not from Ohio about the state they probably picture sprawling cornfields, endless farmland, some trees, and Ohio State University Football. While we do have our share of farms and an amazing college football team, OH is far more than that. With a population of nearly 12 million, Ohio is the second most populated state in the Midwest. It also has two of the largest cities in the midwest, Cleveland and Columbus, both of which have become some of the fastest-growing cities in the area. Built on farming and blue-collar work, the Buckeye State has grown to become a mecca for technology companies, including Amazon, and some of the nation’s top-rated hospitals, such as Nationwide Children’s and Ohio Health. 

While the state has seen a tremendous amount of growth, it has also faced several issues. As factories closed down in the 1980s, some cities became near ghost towns and crime began to become more prevalent. Drug use in areas affected by job loss, like Akron, began to rise significantly. Where drugs are common so is crime, they tend to go hand in hand. This is due to the fact that supporting drug addiction costs a lot of money. Even someone who holds a full-time job can easily find themselves spending an entire paycheck in just a few days. Many people with substance abuse issues in Ohio will turn to crimes such as larceny in order to support their habit. The primary substances of choice for Ohio residents in the 1980s was powder cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol. While these are still around and quite commonly used, they do not pose a threat as serious as another drug class; opiates. 

How The Biggest Towns and Cities in Ohio Compare to the State Average

Some areas in Ohio have more severely impacted by substance abuse than others. As mentioned before, Franklin County, the home of Ohio State University, is the only county in the state that didn’t see a decrease in opiate-related fatalities in 2018. Here we will take a look at how other cities compared to the rest of Ohio. We will take a look at drug abuse statistics, overdose deaths, drug rehab options, and meetings in that specific area.

Addiction Statistics and Cleveland Heights, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Cleveland Heights, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Cleveland Heights Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics Cleveland Heights, OH is an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland and is the 20th most populated area of Ohio. It is also one of the city's most populated areas and part of Cuyahoga County. It is split up into four different zip codes, 44121, 44112, 44118, 44106 and has a population of 44,562 as of 2017. It is a racially diverse area with a ton of young families. There are just under 20,000 households, of which 26.2 percent had children under the age of 18. The household average size was 2.27 and the family average size was 3.05. The city's median age was 35.8 years. 22.3 percent of residents were under the age of 18.  The city's household median income was $53
Addiction Statistics and Beavercreek, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Beavercreek, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics in Beavercreek Ohio Beavercreek is in Greene County, OH and is the largest city in that county. Not only is it the largest city in Greene County, but it is the second-largest suburb of Dayton with nearly 47,000 residents as of 2017. Beavercreek, OH has been settled since the early 1800s and has faced its share of challenges over the past 200+ years. Recently the number one problem in the Dayton area has become substance abuse. Widespread use of various drugs throughout Greene County has become a serious issue and has caused a wide variety of complications for both its residents and emergency responders.  In 2007 there were only 2
Addiction Statistics and Toledo, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Toledo, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
The construction of the Miami and Erie Canal was approved in the 1820s, followed by the expansion of the Wabash and Erie Canal. Towns decided to be the end of the canal, and Port Lawrence and Vistula combined in 1833 to become more successful. It was named Toledo, the resulting city. The newly established city was not chosen as the final terminus site, but as a sidecut position in front of the terminus. During its first 20 years of settlement, Toledo's growth was sluggish and the future of the city was unsure. The population of the city, however, continued to grow, and its boundaries extended during the mid to late 1880s. As railroads began to replace canals throughout the country, Toledo became a center of transport
Addiction Statistics and Youngstown, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Youngstown, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
As of the most recent 2017 census, Youngstown, Ohio had a population of 64,604, which makes it the 9th largest city in the state. Around 60 miles away from Cleveland and 65 miles away from Pittsburgh, which helped the city grow quickly in the 19th and 20th centuries as steel production boomed in the areas. The steel boom resulted in a huge increase of immigrants to Youngstown who were seeking work. The population of the city peaked in 1930 at just over 170,000 residents. The great demand for steel during World War II kept the population and the city thriving After World War II, the nation and the world’s demand for steel, the primary product being made and exported from Youngstown, fell dramatically, which caused the industrial base of the city to begin it
Addiction Statistics and Parma, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Parma, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Parma, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources Parma, Ohio is the seventh-largest city in the state with 79,167 residents as of the most recent 2017 census. It is located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States and is right on the southern edge of the well-known city of Cleveland. It is broken into four zip codes; 44129, 44130, and 44134. Parma is very much a blue-collar city where a vast majority of its residents are classified as middle class.  It’s a great place to raise a family and has all the amenities one could ask for from a city its size.  In 2014, Neighborhood Scout rated Parma as the third safest city in the country with a population of 25,000 or more. Parma had a crime
Addiction Statistics and West Chester, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and West Chester, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Drug Abuse Trends, Crime Rates, and Rehab Options in West Chester West Chester, OH is located in Butler County and is part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. Right around 61,000 people call West Chester home as of the most recent 2017 census. Like many other city suburbs, there is a wide variety of ethnicities and ages that live here. Around 50% of homes are made up of young families who have a child under the age of 18 currently living with them.   It is common for parents to be concerned about their kids using mood and mind-altering substances.  While it is fairly normal for teenagers to experiment with drugs and alcohol, that does not mean that it is safe. This
Addiction Statistics and Middletown, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Middletown, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics in Middletown Middletown, OH is part of both Butler and Warren County and is located just 30 miles outside of Cincinnati. It is split into three zip codes; 44042, 44043, and 44044 and uses one area code 513. As of the 2010 census, there were 48,694 people who lived in 20,238 households, over half of those homes were occupied by families, 31% of which had children under the age of 18 living in them.  For the past few years, Middletown has been absolutely devastated by the opiate epidemic that is occurring throughout Ohio and the rest of the United States. Thankfully, overdoses involving heroin dropped 49% last year in Middletown. T
Addiction Statistics and Lorian, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Lorian, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Rehabs, Detox Centers, Drug Abuse Statistics, and Meetings in Lorian OH Lorian, Ohio is located right on Lake Erie about 30 miles outside of Cleveland and is part of Lorain County. It is one of the most populated cities in OH with around 63,800 residents as of its most recent census, this makes it the largest city in Lorain County by population. Lorain used to be an industrial powerhouse, The Ford Motor Company, American Ship Building Company, and the United States Steel Corporation all used to call Lorain home.  Over the past 45 years the economy there has been deindustrialized which has caused it to face a variety of issues similar to other Rust Belt cities.
Addiction Statistics and Akron, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Akron, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Akron Drug Abuse, Crime Rates, and Rehab Options Akron, Ohio is part of Summit County and has a population of 197,846 as of the 2017 Census. Once a booming city filled with some of the country’s most beloved factories and industrial areas, the past few decades have not been kind to Akron. The population of Akron has decreased significantly over the past 30 years and has left some areas of the city to deteriorate and become havens for crime. In 1990, 223,535 called Akron home, but due to factories closing and the financial crisis of 2008. Population growth is non-existent in the city and it doesn’t seem like the city will reach that point again anytime in the near future.
Addiction Statistics and Springfield, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Springfield, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Springfield Ohio Rehabs, Drug Abuse Trends, and Crime Rates Springfield, Ohio is located in Clark County and with nearly 60,000 residents it is one of the largest cities in the state. It is just 25 miles outside of Dayton and around 45 miles outside of Columbus. It’s convenient location and lower cost of living has made it a very popular place for young families to establish their roots. It is split up into six different zip codes including, 44501, 44502, 44503, 44504, 44505, and 44506. Springfield is a small city when speaking of overall square milage and has a higher population density than most cities its size in Ohio. With higher population density it is typical to see higher crime rates, but Springfield
Addiction Statistics and Elyria, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Elyria, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Elyria Rehabs, Substance Abuse Trends, and Statistics Elyria, Ohio is a suburb of one of Ohio’s three largest cities, it is part of Lorain County, and is located just 23 miles outside of Cleveland. Just under 55,000 people call Elyria home with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income right around $41,000. Elyria, Ohio is a middle-class city made up primarily of families and has been this way for decades. The average property value in Elyria is $94,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.3%, some of the lowest rates of any major Cleveland suburb.  Anyone who lives in this city has a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of either a property or violent crime, a
Addiction Statistics and Kettering, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Kettering, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Rehabs, Meetings and Substance Abuse Trends in Kettering, Ohio   Kettering, OH is located in both Montgomery and Greene County and is split into seven different zip codes, including; 45409, 45419, 45420, 45429, 45432, 45439, and 45440. Nearly 56,000 people call Kettering home making it the largest Dayton suburb. The average age throughout the city is slightly higher than the rest of Ohio at 40.7 years as compared to 39.3 years. Over 53% of the people who live in Kettering are married and 40% have kids in the home under the age of 18. The population density of Kettering, Ohio is 2,979 per sq mi which is 1057% higher than the Ohio average. 
Addiction Statistics and Mansfield, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Mansfield, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics Located right in between Columbus and Cleveland off Interstate 71 is Mansfield, OH. Just under 46,250 people call this city and the county of Richland home. It is separated into seven different zip codes, including 44901, 44902, 44903, 44904, 44905, 44906, and 44907. Mansfield is primarily made up of young families and over the past few decades, crime rates throughout this city have risen significantly. Mansfield, OH crime rates are 109 percent above the Ohio average and 107 percent above the national average. Specifically, with regard to violent crime, Mansfield, OH has a violent crime rate that is 79% higher than the Ohio average and 39% higher than the national average.
Addiction Statistics and Mentor, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Mentor, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Mentor Rehabs, Substance Abuse Trends, and Statistics Mentor, OH has been called one of the top 100 places to live in the United States by CNN Money. It is part of Lake County and has grown to be one of the most historic and beloved areas in OH. Separated into two zip codes, 44060 and 44061, with over 47,000 residents and miles of waterfront, it is one of Ohio’s most sought after and beloved communities. One of the most well-established suburbs of Cleveland it is located on the South Shore of Lake Eerie. Over 96% of the population of Mentor is white/caucasian and has a household average income of $62,000. As of 2016 there were just under 19,500 households of which 29,1% had children under the age of 18 livin
Addiction Statistics and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Cuyahoga Falls OH rehabs, Substance Abuse Trends, and Statistics Cuyahoga Falls, OH is located in Summit County and is separated into four zip codes; 44221, 44222, 44223, 44224. The most recent population census done on the area showed just under 50,000 residents who call Cuyahoga Falls home. The residents of this city are dispersed through the 22,250 homes, over half of which are occupied by families. The average age throughout Cuyahoga Falls is 38.5, which means many of the families in the area are young families who have children and teens who live in the home with them. Throughout all of Ohio and the United States, teenagers will experiment with mood and mind-alter
Addiction Statistics and Findlay, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Findlay, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Findlay, Ohio Substance Abuse Trends Findlay is a city located in northwest Ohio and is part of Hancock County. It is the second-largest city in this area with a 2017 population of just under 42,000. Findlay is broken up into two zip codes, 45839 and 45840. Situated about 40 miles south of Toledo, Findlay has seen a widespread increase in substance abuse and fatal overdose deaths. The population in this city has only slightly increased since 1990, but the number of drug-related deaths and rehab admissions in Findlay, OH have risen substantially.  The opioid epidemic that is occurring in the United States has affected Ohio more than almost any other state in the countr
Addiction Statistics and Dayton, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Dayton, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Drug Addiction Statistics in Dayton, Ohio According to the most recent census statistics (2017), Dayton, Ohio is home to 140,640 people, making it among the 200 most populated cities in the country. Dayton is part Montgomery County with parts of it going into Greene County.  The city has a population of 2,532 people per sq mile which is 883 percent greater than the average in Ohio. The population density of Dayton is comparable to other cities its size. The average age in this city is 33 which is lower than the average of 39 in Ohio. The lower average age is greatly attributed to the University of Dayton and Ohio University which have a combined total enrollment of over 40,000. 
Addiction Statistics and Lakewood, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Lakewood, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Lakewood Ohio Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics Lakewood, OH is located in Cuyahoga County right outside of Cleveland. Over 50,000 people call this part of the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area home. It is broken into two different zip codes, 44107 and 44116. It is the third-largest city in Cuyahoga county, only behind Parma, Ohio and obviously Cleveland. Lakewood has had its share of trials and tribulations over the past 100+ years since it became a city.  One of the most prevalent issues in Lakewood, Ohio is the crime rate. Anyone who lives in this city has a one in 39 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime or a property crime. According to FBI crime d
Addiction Statistics and Newark, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Newark, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Newark Ohio Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics Newark, OH is located just over 30 miles east of Columbus and is part of Licking County. Nearly 50,000 people call Newark home making it the 16th largest city in Ohio. All 49,000+ residents reside within the zip code 43055. The city has been increasing its population since 1990. A lot of younger people have moved to Newark over the past two decades and have built roots in the city. There are currently right around 20,000 households in Newark, OH. 31% of these homes have children under the age of 18 living with them and 41% are married couples living together.  Newark is a place where people should feel safe, but crime
Addiction Statistics and Euclid, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Euclid, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Euclid Ohio Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics Euclid, OH is part of Cuyahoga County and is an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland. Just under 50,000 people call Euclid home and they live in 22,685 households. Out of these households, 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living there, approximately 29% of households were married couples living together, 21% had a female householder with no husband present and 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present. These young families who make up the majority of the demographic in this Cleveland suburb are among the most impacted by the ongoing opioid epidemic occurring in Ohio and the rest of the United States.  A recent s
Addiction Statistics and Hamilton, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Hamilton, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Hamilton Ohio Substance Abuse, Crime Rates, and Rehab Options Hamilton, OH is a suburb located about 20 miles north of Cincinnati and is part of Butler County. Around 63,000 people call Hamilton home and the average age of the residents here is 37, 5% lower than the Ohio average of 39. The population density hasn’t changed much through Hamilton over the past decade, with 2,900 people per square mile. This is far above the average of Ohio which is 258 people per square mile. When a place has the population density that Hamilton does, it is typical to see crime rates that are similar to what Hamilton has experienced. Violent crimes in Hamilton, OH are not as severe of
Addiction Statistics and Strongsville, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Strongsville, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Strongsville Ohio Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics Strongsville, Ohio is a suburb of Cleveland and is located in Cuyahoga County. Nearly 45,00 people call zip codes 44136 and 44149 home it is nicknamed the “Crossroads of The Nation” due to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (The B&O from Monopoly) is located there. The railroad closed in the early 1930s, but the town stuck with the name due to I71 and the Ohio Turnpike running through it. Strongsville, OH celebrated its 200 year anniversary last February, and throughout its long history has faced its share of issues. From poverty and crime to governmental issues and tornados; but the city continues to come out on top time and time again.
Addiction Statistics and Dublin, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Dublin, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Dublin Ohio Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse Trends Dublin, OH is a city located right outside of the state’s capital of Columbus. It is part of three different counties, Franklin, Delaware, and Union. Dublin’s population is rapidly growing, up from 41,751 residents in 2010 to 47,619 in 2018. New housing developments are popping up across the city along with new shopping areas, apartment complexes and condos. This city is viewed as one of the most desirable places to live around Columbus, but that does not mean that it is immune to drug abuse or substance abuse issues.  Drug addiction in Dublin, OH is not as severe of an issue as it is within Columbus and on the
Addiction Statistics and Violet, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Violet, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Violet, Ohio Substance Abuse Trends Violet, OH is also known as Violet Township, Ohio is part of Fairfield county which is right outside of the state’s capital city of Columbus. The population of Violet, Ohio has nearly doubled over the past 20 years and is now at nearly 40,000 compared to 26,914 that called Violet, OH home in 2000. The recent spike of residents has to lead to higher rates of drug addiction and substance abuse in the area. Anyone struggling should seek professional help from a rehab center or detox facility in Violet Township.  These programs are designed to help those struggling with substance abuse diso
Addiction Statistics and Cincinnati, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Cincinnati, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Substance Abuse Statistics Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the largest cities in the state. Cincinnati is the third biggest city in the Buckeye State and is the United States' 66th biggest city. Commonly called Cincy or Queen City, it sits at the Ohio River and the Licking River meeting on the boundary between Ohio and Kentucky. Like many other large industrial cities in the United States, Cincinnati recorded a peak population in 1950 and it has steadily lost residents since then. Since the 1950s’ the city itself has lost 43% of its peak population, while the population of its metropolitan area has nearly doubled. The population of Cincinnati hasn’t gro
Addiction Statistics and Anderson, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Anderson, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Substance Abuse Trends in Ohio Anderson Township is a township located on the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers in southeastern Hamilton County, about 13 miles southeast of downtown Cincinnati. The most recent census found nearly 46,000 people live in Anderson, OH which makes it one of Ohio's most populous cities. Anderson is split into four different zip codes 45230, 45244, 45245, 45255, all of which are also part of Hamilton County. The vast majority of people who call this township home are white/caucasian, with over 85% of the demographic fitting this race.  In Anderson, OH the population is made up of a variety of age groups. The
Addiction Statistics and Fairfield, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Addiction Statistics and Fairfield, Ohio Substance Abuse Rehab Resources
Fairfield, Ohio Substance Abuse Trends Fairfield, OH is a city of just under 45,000 people located in both Butler and Hamilton Counties. It is just a 30-minute drive to Cincinnati and has become one of the most popular suburbs around the city to start a family. Fairfield is broken up into three different zip codes. 45014 is the primary zip of the city, there are small portions of it in zips 45011 & 45069. There are around 18,000 households in Fairfield, Ohio. Almost 35% of them had children under the age of 18 living in that residence. Almost half of all homes had married couples living together. This means that the city is primarily made up of young families and teenagers. 

Opiate Abuse Statistics in Ohio

Over the past ten years, opiates have become the number one drug threat to the United States. According to some of the most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths that occurred in the United States back in 2017. This equals out to about 192 fatal overdoses EVERY DAY. This year was the worst on record, surpassing the previous worst year in history, 2016. The number of overdose deaths increased significantly by almost 10% from 2016 to 2017, jumping from  (19.8 deaths per 100,000 up to 21.7 per 100,000. Opioids, such as heroin, prescription pills, and fentanyl are currently the main driver of drug overdose deaths in the country. Opiates were involved in over ⅔ of overdoses in the country, totaling just over 46,550, which is 67.8% of all drug overdose deaths.

In 2007, accidental drug overdose became the leading cause of injury death in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicle-related deaths for the first time ever. Ohio has been hit harder than most other states in the nation. As a matter of fact, the Buckeye State had the second-highest rate of overdose deaths in the county, only behind neighboring West Virginia.  In 2017, the states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose were West Virginia (57.8 per 100,000), Ohio (46.3 per 100,000), Pennsylvania (44.3 per 100,000). Ohio had 4,854 fatal overdose deaths in 2017, just 17 years prior there were only 411 fatal overdoses. Due to fatal overdoses, the overall death rate of Ohio rose by 1.081 percent from 2000 to 2017, and the rise in fatalities was largely driven by opioid-related overdoses. According to CNBC, the opioid crisis is costing the state around $4,000,000,000 each year.

Thankfully, things are finally starting to look better for Ohio residents, in 2018, Ohio’s fatal drug overdoses declined by a little more than 22 percent, which is the first decrease since 2009. Many residents are hopeful that this is a sign that the state may turn the corner on the drug epidemic of ten years. This hopeful trend was mirrored throughout every county in the state, minus Franklin, which reported 476 drug deaths in 2018, up 10 percent up from 2017. Cuyahoga County, which led the state in 2017 with 598 deaths, reported a 26% decline in 2018.

 

What is Ohio Doing to Fight Opiate Addiction?

County coroners recorded 3,764 accidental drug deaths in 2018, which is 1,090 less than the record high of 4,854 in the previous year, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The state has been battling hard to win the ongoing battle with opiates. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been working closely with law enforcement to track the drug distribution chain in the state. Government officials have also been waging a legal battle against the drug makers and distributors to help slow down the number of prescription painkillers available within Ohio.

The Ohio Opioid Education Alliance has been working diligently to educate the public and the youth about the dangers of opiates and the warning signs of substance abuse. They have also made it easier to dispose of old prescriptions using dropoff locations that are located throughout Ohio. The state has also launched Project DAWN which has helped make naloxone, a life-saving drug, more accessible to the public. Project DAWN hosts free courses in Ohio that allow participants to receive a take-home naloxone kit and receive training on various substance abuse-related topics. These courses help attendees learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose, how to perform rescue breathing, how to administer intranasal naloxone, and more.

If you or someone you care about are struggling with substance abuse disorder and are ready to receive help, please contact our toll-free line at any time. A representative at Ohio Addiction Recovery Center is standing by ready to help you through this difficult time however we can. If you are not a good fit for our rehab center we will help you locate a treatment program that matches your specifics needs. Calls and over the phone consultations are free of charge and your conversation with us is 100% confidential.

 

Finding the Right Rehab Center in Ohio

Anyone who is struggling with substance abuse issues in Ohio should seek out professional help from a treatment center and detox program. Without professional help it is very difficult for the struggling individual to break free from the powerful grip of the drugs and/or alcohol. There is a large variety of rehab options throughout Ohio and finding the right one for you or your loved one can be a bit challenging. How can you tell what the best rehab is? More importantly, how do you find a rehab in Ohio that is a good match for your specific needs? 

It’s important to know the difference between the varying levels of care and stages of treatment that are offered by rehabs in Ohio. The first step toward a new life typically begins in a detox program. Drug detox centers help those who are physically addicted to a substance safely and comfortably overcome the withdrawals. Without proper medication and supervision this is very painful and rarely successful, so it is imperative that one enters a detox program. Simple detoxification is often not enough to keep most people away from turning back to their substance of choice. Many people in Ohio will enter rehab once detox is complete. Detoxes very rarely teach patients how to prevent a relapse, manage cravings, or address any underlying mental health issue. It is imperative these things are addressed and will greatly increase one’s chance of achieving long-term recovery. Without proper tools on how to treat addiction, one may relapse and return to the same place they were before entering detox. 

 

Inpatient VS Outpatient Rehab

Upon completing detox one will often have to choose between continuing their care at an inpatient or an outpatient facility. Whenever possible, they should choose an inpatient rehab center in Ohio. These programs typically offer a higher level of care for clients and will also separate them from the outside world, which will help them focus and work on their issues. By living in the rehab center they will be away from negative outside influences that could hinder the recovery process. Most people will stay in an inpatient rehab center for 28-60 days, but this time will vary from person to person. 

Upon completing an inpatient rehab program in Ohio, clients are typically given the option to continue their care at an outpatient center. Intensive outpatient centers, or IOPs, meet a couple of times a week, generally for just a few hours each time. These programs help people stay on the right track and allow them to continue to work on themselves and to better learn the tools they were taught in rehab. Some IOPs offer individual therapy sessions with alternatives such as art, music, and equine therapy. IOP programs in Ohio is also a popular option for those who were unable to enter an inpatient program.

If you would like to see if you are a good fit for our facility, please contact our phone line today. One of our addiction specialists is standing by to answer whatever questions you might have. Whether you are looking to enter a rehab center in Ohio immediately or if you just have some basic questions regarding substance abuse, we are here to help. 

 

Sober Support Groups and Meetings in Ohio

Upon completing a rehab center it is important that one continues to stay on the right track and work on their recovery. In early sobriety, it is easy to fall back into old habits, so many recovering individuals will attend meetings or some other type of support group. Even though a lot of work has been done while at an inpatient center or IOP program, there is still a lot of work that must be done to stay on the road to recovery. This is why so many people will add meetings into their weekly schedule. By keeping their recovery as a priority in their life, their chances of relapsing will drop substantially. 

Not only do meetings help one grow as an individual they will also meet other sober people is who they can have fun and socialize while not under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. By attending meetings Ohio, one will be able to build a strong sober support group that can help them if intense cravings are to arise. 

 

Help Finding a Meeting in Ohio

There is a variety of meetings that occur on a daily basis throughout Ohio. Major cities and larger towns obviously have a larger selection of meetings that take place and are readily available to the public. There are four major recovery groups that host daily meetings in Ohio; Alcoholics Anonymous (and the branches off of it), SMART Recovery. Celebrate Recovery and Refuge Recovery. All of the groups’ host free meetings that are open to any individual who is looking to stay clean/sober. Refuge Recovery focuses on Buddhist principles and teachings, putting a heavy focus on meditation and mindfulness. Celebrate Recovery is a religious program built around Jesus’ teachings and the principles of the Bible. SMART Recovery takes more of a science-based approach to recovery and has little to no spiritual or religious parts of its program. 

If you are looking for meetings in your area it’s quite simple. All you have to do is visit the corresponding support group’s website and search within a certain mile radius of your current location. It will be broken down by the week and day and list the time that the meeting takes place. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please just give us a call and we will be happy to assist you further.

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