Drug Addiction Rehab Centers Akron OH

There are two components to drug addiction and these are physical dependency and psychological dependency. With physical dependency, the person has used the drug so often that it is now habit and he or she must continue to use the drug in order to feel that they are able to function normally. To stop using the drug would bring on severe and highly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

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.

Drug Addiction

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Drug Addiction

Anne Wolski

Friday, September 14, 2007 Drug addiction is a state of being that is characterised by the compulsive intake and intoxication of a drug. It is the compulsion to consume the drug, regardless of the negative consequences. It can be either a physical or psychological addiction or even a combination of both of these.

It is more appropriate to say that it is a behavioural problem where the use of a mind altering substance dominates the person's motivation and where it appears that normal controls no longer work. Addiction is actually a complicated brain disorder but it can be treated.

This is one of the most common illnesses in the Western world with an estimated nine million Americans needing treatment for an addiction. This makes the condition more prevalent than heart disease. There are also thousands of drug-related deaths every year and around a quarter of AIDS cases are from injecting drugs.

Not every drug affects every user in the same way. It is believed that some people are more predisposed to addiction than others. This may be psychological or genetic in nature. Also, some drugs require more exposure than others before addiction sets in.

Often, substance abuse is confused with addiction. However, substance abuse which is any use of a harmful substance can occur with or without addiction. These drugs affect the neurological impulses affecting motivation and reward. They also inhibit further learning, therefore meaning that further use ceases to make learning important to the user.

It has long been known that Glutamate, Dopamine, and Serotonin, chemicals in the brain, are associated with drug addiction and the compulsive behaviours related to cocaine and amphetamine use.

There are two components to drug addiction and these are physical dependency and psychological dependency. With physical dependency, the person has used the drug so often that it is now habit and he or she must continue to use the drug in order to feel that they are able to function normally. To stop using the drug would bring on severe and highly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Psychological dependency, on the other hand, happens when the drug has been used regularly to obtain pleasure or alleviate pain and the person has become emotionally dependent on the effect. As with physical dependency, to stop the drug makes the person feel incapable of normal functioning and produces intense cravings. It is common for addicts to have both physical and psychological dependency.

There are treatments available to help the addict. These can include cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, counselling, medications and combinations of any of these. The success of treatment is just as effective as it is for other chronic disorders such as asthma and high blood pressure and the treatment is cost effective.

It has also been noted that there is a marked reduction in drug related crime among those under treatment. Additionally, those on Methadone tre...

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