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Strongsville, Ohio Residential Drug Rehab

Strongsville, Ohio, is facing an opiate epidemic right now. Ohio’s location in the Midwest makes it a stopping point for various drug trafficking routes from Mexico throughout the United States. What began as a prescription drug problem has grown into an epidemic of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil use.

The problem started in the 1990s, as more and more people were finding pain relief from prescription opiates. Most of these individuals legitimately needed effective pain relief for chronic conditions, injuries, and after surgery. At that time, most didn’t know just how addicting these pain pills really are. Over time, prescription painkillers began to be abused, by patients who wanted more relief or started craving the high, and by drug addicts who were looking for a better or cheaper high.

What emerged was a drug-seeking society, and pill mills and doctors who were getting rich off of wrongly prescribing these medications. As law enforcement started cracking down and closing pill mills, addicts needed to find another way to get high. Most turned to heroin, which surprisingly became cheaper and easier to obtain. Today, the cycle continues, with many getting hooked on legitimate prescription medications and also turning to heroin, fentanyl, or even the large animal medication, carfentanil, to get high.

Strongsville Inpatient Drug Rehab Resources:

For those addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin, and other opiates, addiction treatment is a necessity. Inpatient drug rehab is the most effective way to treat these addictions which control the person’s entire being. The Ridge’s residential treatment program helps individuals understand the disease of addiction and develop the skills they need to overcome it. With a strong support system and ongoing care, our clients are able to get back to life and remain sober long after rehab is finished.

Drug Use in Strongsville

Drug use statistics in Strongsville and Cuyahoga County are disturbing. According to the Ohio Department of Health:

  • In Ohio, since 2007, there have been more deaths from drug overdose than from motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • At least 1,211 Cuyahoga County residents died of unintentional drug overdose from 2000 to 2009. That equals more than 121 deaths each year on average in our county alone.
  • Prescription pain relievers have been associated with more overdose deaths in Ohio than heroin and cocaine combined from 2006 to 2009.
  • At least 51 prescription opioid doses were dispensed per person in Cuyahoga County in 2010.
  • In 2016, unintentional drug overdoses caused the deaths of 4,050 Ohio residents, a 32.8 percent increase compared to 2015 when there were 3,050 overdose deaths.
  • Fentanyl and related drugs were involved in 58.2 percent (2,357) of all unintentional drug overdose deaths in 2016.
  • By comparison, fentanyl was involved in 37.9 percent (1,155) in 2015, 19.9 percent (503) in 2014, 4.0 percent (84) in 2013, and 3.9 percent (75) in 2012.
  • With the emergence of carfentanil in 2016, the fentanyl-related drug was involved in 340 overdose deaths, most of them during the second half of the year.
  • According to county officials, 727 people died of overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County in 2017 – the most in the county's history.
The Ridge specializes in the treatment of opiate addiction, including addiction to prescription painkillers, heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil.

Residential Addiction Treatment at The Ridge 

Prevention is a major part of addressing the opiate addiction epidemic. Some county leaders in the area of prevention include:

Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

Just Think Twice

The other major part of addressing the opiate addiction epidemic is treating those who are addicted to effective therapy and counseling. The Ridge specializes in the treatment of opiate addiction, including addiction to prescription painkillers, heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. We offer medication-assisted detox and inpatient therapy and refer clients to our partner organization, Northland, for ongoing outpatient care. We also help clients remain sober after rehab by establishing a relapse prevention plan, which includes support group participation, volunteerism, focus on nutrition and health, and ongoing therapy when needed.

We are Joint Commission certified and offer discreet programming to executives, professionals, and others who require privacy. We work with all major insurance companies and our program is covered as an out of network provider

To learn more about how The Ridge is working to end the opiate problem in our area, contact us today.

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