Elderly Alcoholism Intervention Akron OH

The Golden Years do not come gently into our lives and unfortunately we may not be prepared for it. Suddenly we find ourselves retired from our jobs and we must prepare ourselves for a new way of life. Many of us have hobbies. Some people volunteer to work for organizations. Many relocate away from family and friends and swear that they are off to experience a new way of life.

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.

Road to Recovery: The Elderly and Alcoholism

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Road to Recovery: The Elderly and Alcoholism

Carol Greenberg

Friday, September 14, 2007 Perhaps, the most difficult thing for people of advanced years to do is to give up an old habit. That habit of drinking too much alcohol. It may have started out as a cocktail or two before dinner followed with a glass of wine with dinner and maybe a brandy before bedtime but now that we find ourselves in the Golden Years and with time on our hands the drinking may have increased and we have become alcoholics. Of course, we would never admit it. We stay in denial until well meaning friends or family members tell us that we drink too much. Naturally, we become defensive and sometimes very nasty and tell them to mind their own business. This attitude has divided families and chased away friends.

The Golden Years do not come gently into our lives and unfortunately we may not be prepared for it. Suddenly we find ourselves retired from our jobs and we must prepare ourselves for a new way of life. Many of us have hobbies. Some people volunteer to work for organizations. Many relocate away from family and friends and swear that they are off to experience a new way of life. Others stay at home, become depressed, or too ill to contemplate a change. Illness, doctors, a lack of family involvement, and the horror of facing death can be the cause of many cases of depression. And, depression can lead to drowning one's sorrows in that bottle of alcohol.

Mildred B., a seventy year old grandmother, thought she was handling her retirement well. She volunteered at the library, walked her dog, and enjoyed preparing her own meals. Every evening she would prepare a Martini and eat dinner watching TV. As time passed she began to have two Martinis and then three and would skip dinner entirely. Her children noticed her mood swings and became worried when they would call and she would ramble over the phone. They knew that she had been drinking but did not know how to stop her. Finally, one night, after she had too much she fell asleep in her chair and when suddenly awakened, stood up, fell and broke her hip.

This is not an unusual story. I spoke to Dr. James Kohl, an orthopedist, who told me that many of his elderly patients come to his office with fractures, broken bones, or worse, and the first thing he asks them if they are alcoholics. If they deny it he gives them a written test prepared by John Hopkins University. He confirmed that blackouts are common among alcoholics, especially the elderly. He said, although many people can drink socially and in moderation, as we age, that ability diminishes, though few of us realize it. Our motor skills naturally decrease, and the risk of falling increases. Many seniors, for example take medications for high blood pressure, heart disease and more. Mixing alcohol with those medications can be lethal.

I also interviewed Dr. Sharon Richter, a certified addictions counselor, who explained that much of the alcohol problem to the m...

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