Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Akron OH

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. Read for more.

Mature Services Inc
D Bruce Mansfield Center
365 South Portage Path,
Akron, OH44320
(330) 253-4597
www.matureservices.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(330) 253-4597x365, (330) 253-4597x115

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

Avenues to Recovery is committed to eliminating barriers to recovery for middle-age and older adults who have problems with alcohol or other drugs. The Center strives to provide specialized, high-quality abstinence-based professional treatment that encourages, empowers, and supports adults with this treatable disease. In addition, classes to increase awareness of general health and wellness issues, such as smoking cessation or diabetes, are sometimes offered in conjunction with our local partners.
Akron General Edwin Shaw Rehab Inst
The Dobkin Recovery Center
405 Tallmadge Road, 2nd Floor,
Cuyahoga Falls, OH44221
(330) 436-0950
www.edwinshaw.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(330) 784-1271x5405

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

It’s not just business, it’s personal. We recognize how important your healthcare and wellness are to you and your family. A healthy body, mind and spirit are keys to quality of life. Your healthcare and wellness goals are personal to us, and we want you to know that we are here to listen. Your confidence and trust have helped Akron General remain a caring partner in our community for nearly 100 years and counting.

Our philosophy of relentless commitment and understanding, carried out by nearly 7,000 employees, physicians, medical professionals and volunteers, has helped us in meeting the healthcare needs of more than 1.2 million people throughout Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.

We are committed to dialog with our patients and their families. By taking the time to listen to their needs, we are able to treat them individually by educating them on how to get better and stay well and working together for a healthier tomorrow. It’s your health. It’s your life.

400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
330-344-6000
www.akrongeneral.org

www.akrongeneral.org/thinkwellness

Akron General Health System brings together a network of health care facilities and staff with a rich heritage of exceptional care. Akron General Health System has been a member of VHA since 1982.

Our mission is to improve the health and lives of the people and the communities we serve.
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Oriana House
Alcohol and Drug Crisis Center
15 Frederick Street,
Akron, OH44310
(330) 996-7730
www.orianahouse.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Oriana House provides quality and humane chemical dependency treatment and community corrections services to clients while contributing to safer communities.

It is the policy of Oriana House, Inc., to treat all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, veteran or military status, or religion.
Townhall II
Horizon Halfway House
5366 South Prospect Street,
Ravenna, OH44266
(330) 296-8590
www.townhall2.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Women, Residential beds for clients' children

Our Mission
Townhall II promotes the health, wellness, and recovery of individuals and communities through prevention, education, advocacy, intervention, and treatment.

Our Vision
The vision of Townhall II is of a community with the support, resources, and skills to choose, achieve, and maintain the optimum health, safety, and security of all its citizens.

Our Core Values
Integrity | Compassion | Empowerment | Dignity | Non-violence
Quest Recovery and Prevention Services
46 Federal Avenue NW, Suite 1,
Massillon, OH44647
(330) 833-0234
www.questrs.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents

Our Treatment Philosophy

Like the American Medical Association and virtually all professional medical and mental health organizations, Quest Recovery and Prevention Services defines alcoholism and other addictions as a chronic disease. We believe that treatment and long-term recovery from the disease of addiction requires five main components:

1. Total abstinence from all mood altering substances.

2. Honesty as a guiding principle in treatment and in life in general, including ongoing honesty with all doctors and other medical/mental health professionals to assure that all treatment and prescribed medications support ongoing recovery.

3. Building a real life social support system that encourages and upholds abstinence and recovery on an ongoing basis.

4. The active participation of the client’s family and/or other significant others in treatment and ongoing recovery.

5. The willingness of the client to not only attend treatment, but to make changes in their daily life to make recovery a permanent reality beyond the time of treatment.

Our Mission

To serve our community by providing education, prevention, and treatment of alcohol, drugs, and other addictive behaviors.
Saint Thomas Hospital
Ignatia Hall Summa Health System
444 North Main Street,
Akron, OH44310
(330) 379-9841
www.summahealth.org/behavioral

Intake Phone Numbers:
(330) 379-5257

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Summa Health System is an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System that provides coordinated, value-based care across the continuum for the people and populations we serve. We hold ourselves clinically and financially accountable for health outcomes in our communities.

Summa Health System is committed to providing the right care at the right time in the right place for our patients. We invite you learn more about us.
Urban Ounce of Prevention Services
Exodus Program
1735 South Hawkins Avenue,
Akron, OH44320
(330) 867-5400
www.urbanounceofpreventionservices.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Urban Ounce of Prevention Services, Inc. is a non-profit community-based organization that has served the Summit County community since 1990. Our agency specializes in quality health and wellness services that focus on promoting the well-being of inner-city families

The agency is certified for Prevention and Treatment Services by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS). Funding is received from ODADAS and the Summit County Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health Services Board.

Addiction and Intervention

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Addiction and Intervention

Ben Seymour - 9/10/2007

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. In the beginning of the process they often report feelings of anger, hurt and betrayal. Many expect the intervention process to be one of consequences and punishment. However, this is not the case. Intervention is a process of love and education. Once the group is properly educated about the disease and sees that medical evidence has been discovered, the anger dissipates and a visible sense of compassion and understanding takes over. It is my belief that once the family, friends and co-workers are properly educated about addiction, any intervention is a successful one.

Addiction in the Media

Every time I turn on the TV I hear about which celebrity got a DUI or checked into rehab today. Yet the latest medical findings and addiction research rarely get any exposure. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that they viewed alcoholism as a disease in 1956. In 1987 they included drug addiction to this category. So why in 2007, 20 years later, are we still debating whether addiction is a disease? What happened? The latest research proves that addiction is a disease of the brain which can be active prior to any substances being introduced to the body. Scientists have discovered specific differences in the genetic make-up of children born to alcoholic and addicted people. We have brain scans which visibly show the phenomena of craving in the brains of addicts when they are not using. The evidence is astounding and clearly points to the conclusion of addiction being a disease.

The fact is that many diseases are linked with unhealthy behavior. Clogged arteries, heart disease and acquired diabetes are usually the results of eating certain foods, lack of exercise and/or other unhealthy choices, yet no one goes to jail for eating potato chips. It is time for America to face the evidence that well over 80% of our prison populations are made up of untreated addicts. Treatment not only saves tax dollars, it saves lives.

The Role of Intervention

As I mentioned before, addiction and intervention are both hot topics in the media today. However, the majority of Americans still don’t understand what addiction and intervention really are. Many people believe that intervention is the ultimate showdown between the addict and the family. Families and spouses begin to adopt a punitive attitude about "making" the addict stop. They believe if they just threaten and punish the addict enough he or she will somehow "straighten up." Addiction Medicine shows us otherwise. Brain scans...

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