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Residential Drug Rehab Toledo

Toledo, Ohio Residential Drug Rehab

Drug addiction and overdose are occurring at an overwhelming rate in Lucas County and the state of Ohio. While any kind of drug abuse and addiction is concerning, the problem with opiate prescription medications and heroin has been particularly devastating in recent years, leaving many communities scrambling for a solution.

The drugs of choice today are opiates; in particular fentanyl and a large animal medication called carfentanil, but the root cause of today’s opiate epidemic began a few years ago with a rise in prescription painkillers. As more and more Americans experienced effective pain relief from prescription opiates like Oxycontin and codeine in the 1990s, some began getting hooked on the feeling of euphoria these drugs would provide, especially if they were overused. Prescription painkillers began to be traded and sold to drug dealers and addicts looking for a different kind of high, and some doctors and clinics specialized in the illegal prescribing of these medications.

Once the government started shutting down pill mills and revoking licenses of doctors who were inappropriately prescribing these medications, they became harder and harder to obtain. This led to a rapid increase in the demand for heroin, also an opiate, which was becoming cheaper and easier to obtain. Today, addicts are turning to other opiates, including fentanyl and the animal drug, carfentanil, to get a better high. All this has led to a spike in addiction, overdose, and death among those experimenting with these very dangerous substances.

Toledo Inpatient Drug Rehab Resources

While our communities are facing an uphill battle trying to fight the opiate epidemic and prevent more people from becoming addicted, there are solutions for those who want to turn their lives around and get clean. Drug addiction rehab is the most effective way to change lives and achieve sobriety.

The Ridge is an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center located near Cincinnati that specializes in helping individuals caught up in opiate addiction. Our programming is customized to meet each individual’s needs, and our team of experts is equipped to treat all different kinds of drug and alcohol addiction.

Drug Use in Toledo

Drug use, particularly opiate use, is increasing in Ohio. Numbers of overdose deaths continue to rise in most areas of the state.

According to the Ohio Department of Health:

  • 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.
  • In 2016, carfentanil, the fentanyl-related drug was involved in 340 overdose deaths.
  • Fatal drug overdoses remain the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, above car crashes, a trend that began in 2007.
  • The number of heroin and other opioid related overdose deaths, tracked by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office representing 19 counties in Ohio and two counties in Southeastern Michigan, has increased from 8 in 2010 to 288 in 2016.
  • In Lucas County, the rate of overdose deaths was 24.1 per 100,000 people, higher than any other county in Northwest Ohio.
The Ridge helps residents throughout Ohio address their addiction and develop tools needed to overcome it.

Residential Addiction Treatment at The Ridge

There are many resources available for communities looking to prevent opiate addiction and help educate the public about this dangerous trend:

Lucas County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.T.

Lucas County D.A.R.E.

Project DAWN

The Ridge helps residents throughout Ohio address their addiction and develop tools needed to overcome it. We are a full service treatment center, offering medication-assisted detox when appropriate and residential drug treatment.

Our program utilizes proven techniques for success, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the 12-Steps. The Ridge is Joint Commission certified, held to the highest standards for safety and service. We work with all major insurance companies, and our programming is covered as an out of network provider.

If you are looking for drug or alcohol addiction treatment in Ohio, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about how our program can help you.

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