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 living with them. It has become a destination for young people looking to start a family and establish their roots.
Sadly, Mentor is not immune to the opiate epidemic that has swept through the United States and all of Ohio. The entire country has seen a heartbreaking increase in fatal overdoses linked to this deadly drug class. The current opiate crisis that the country is facing was fueled by the overprescribing of prescription painkillers. New laws were put into effect to help limit the number of these pills that could be prescribed, and the nation saw a decrease in pill abuse, but it was too late. As the prices of pills increased, many people who were hooked turned to heroin, a cheaper and more powerful alternative.
Soon the demand for heroin skyrocketed and drug dealers began cutting their heroin with powerful synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl and carfentanil. They did this to increase the potency of their supply while keeping their costs down. Fentanyl and other synthetic opiates are extremely powerful and can easily cause a fatal overdose. From 2013 up until last year, all of Ohio saw a massive increase in fatal overdoses, a vast majority of them were linked to fentanyl and heroin.
Overdose Statistics and How They Have Changed
Lake County saw double the deaths of its unintended drug overdose in 2016. In 2016, the county had 85 total unintended overdoses, up from 42 in 2015. The 85 deaths broke the 46 record set by the county in 2014. According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, fentanyl and heroin were responsible for 72 deaths in 2016. Of this figure, 40 were of fentanyl, 10 were of heroin, and 22 were of the two combined. Fentanyl is one of the main reasons for the significant increase in deaths from overdose. It became a major factor in 2013 for the first time. In 2014, there were 11 cases of fentanyl overdoses in Lake County, the previous year there was only one. In 2015, it jumped to 113. Then, with 428 cases through November, it took another significant jump in 2016.
Overcoming opiate addiction is no easy task, the withdrawals and mental cravings are very intense and extremely difficult to overcome without professional help. If you need help finding a detox in Mentor or a rehab center in Lake County, we can help. Call our toll-free line today to get the help you need. If we cannot get you into our rehab center in Ohio, we will help you find one that makes sense for your individual needs. Calls are free of charge and completely confidential.
Mentor OH Rehab and Treatment Options
When someone who is struggling with substance abuse sees that they have a problem and decide to do something about it they will seek help from a detox center in Mentor, OH. Detoxes are designed to help those who struggle with drugs/alcohol overcome the physical withdrawals. Some drugs don’t have severe physical withdrawals, while others can be life-threatening.
Cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines are addictive mentally, but do not typically include physical withdrawal pain. Opiates, such as heroin, Percocet, and morphine are extremely addictive both physically and mentally. The withdrawals from opiates are excruciating to experience but rarely lead to death. When someone abuses alcohol or benzodiazepines and becomes hooked, they are at risk of having a seizure if they are not detoxed properly.
Why is medical Detox So Important?
No matter what substance one is struggling with, they will have a better chance of overcoming withdrawals if they enter and complete detox in Mentor, OH. Detoxes help those struggling overcome withdrawals with minimal physical pain. They will be under the supervision of medical staff, 24/7, who are there to help them through this difficult time. Once detox is completed one will have to choose how to continue their recovery.
Just detoxing is often not enough to keep most people away from relapsing. Many people will enter drug rehab in Ohio once they complete a detox program. Detoxes rarely teach clients how to prevent a relapse, handle cravings or work on any underlying issues; all of this is done at inpatient treatment programs. Learning how to cope with cravings is imperative to achieving long term recovery. Without proper tools on how to handle a craving, one can relapse and soon be back in the same spot they were prior to entering a detox center.
Those who enter inpatient rehabs in Ohio typically spend 28-45 days in the facility. While in the program they will be assigned a therapist who will help them work through their addiction and any underlying issues during their stay. Dual diagnosis programs in OH address both the substances and mental health issues. A vast majority of addicts and alcoholics have problems with depression and anxiety. The clinical and medical staff at rehabs can help them with these problems and can even prescribe medications if needed.
What Happens After Treatment
Upon completing an inpatient rehab program one will have the option to continue their care at an IOP (intensive outpatient center). IOP meets a few times a week and is typically just a couple hours long. These programs help people stay on the right track and allow them to continue what they were working on while in the rehab centers. Most insurance companies are happy to help pay for IOP since it has been proven to help increase success rates. Some IOPs will offer individual therapy sessions with some alternative approaches, such as art, music, and equine therapy.
If you would like help locating a detox, IOP, or treatment in Ohio; please feel free to contact us at any time. If you are not able to enter our inpatient treatment center in OH, we will help you find one that fits your specific needs. Calls to our office are free of charge and completely confidential.
Mentor Meetings and Sober Support Groups
Sober support groups are a great way for those who struggled with substance abuse to meet others who have been there and lived to tell their story. A good way to meet other people in recovery is to attend meetings. Among the most popular, well know, and oldest meeting groups in the country is Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly called AA.
AA has been around for over 75 years and was founded in Akron, OH. Since the first meeting was ever held bot much has changed as far as the message and teachings of this group. It has spawned multiple other support groups and now there is nearly a meeting for every type of substance abuse issue. From Cocaine Anonymous to Codependents Anonymous, there are groups that can match anyone’s struggles.
Mentor AA Meeting finder: https://www.aacle.org/find-a-meeting/
Free Alternatives to the 12 Steps
If AA and other anonymous groups aren’t for you or your loved one, don’t worry, there are many other options for sober support groups in Mentor, OH. Some of the most popular are Celebrate Recovery, SMART Recovery, and Refuge Recovery.
Celebrate Recovery is “a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.” There are currently three Celebrate Recovery meetings in Mentor, OH that take place throughout the week.
Refuge Recovery is a non-profit organization based on Buddhist principles and practices. Their goal is to provide a solid foundation for the process of addiction recovery. Wisdom and compassion enable those who struggle with any form of addiction to become more aware of their mental processes while also developing a deep understanding of the suffering created by addiction and compassion for their own pain. There are not currently any Refuge Recovery meetings in Mentor, but there are some in Cleveland Heights, OH. Refuge also offers meetings online.
SMART Recovery is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training and is a science-based approach to addiction and alcoholism. There are not currently any SMART Recovery meetings within 25 miles of Mentor, but there is one in Mansfield which is about a one and a half-hour drive. If you cannot attend a meeting in person, they have a huge online community and are proud to host meetings throughout the world to a wide variety of people.
Refuge Recovery Meetings: https://refugerecovery.org/meetings?tsml-day=any&tsml-region=ohio
Celebrate Recovery Meetings: https://locator.crgroups.info/
SMART Recovery Meetings: https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/meetings/