Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Akron OH

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

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.
- See more at: http://www.akrongeneral.org/portal/page/portal/AGMC_PAGEGROUP/OUR_HEALTH_SYSTEM/about_akron_general#sthash.0gQnYcn0.dpuf
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.

The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

Provided By: 

The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

Cindy Weir

Friday, September 14, 2007 I have read many articles on the subject of alcoholism and AA. Most are full of misinformation, misunderstanding and untruth. This is my attempt, as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, to help you understand this cunning, baffling and powerful disease and how AA helps us live sober, one day at a time.

The disease of alcoholism, (yes, it's a disease), is a threefold illness- physical, mental and spiritual. There is no cure for alcoholism. What we have is recovery and discovery. It is not a program of self-improvement of self-help. It is a program of self-discovery.

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

The first aspect of the disease is physical. An alcoholic processes alcohol differently than the "normal" drinker. Of course the term normal includes all ranges of drinkers. But only the alcoholic develops what is known as the phenomenon of craving. In essence, an alcoholic is allergic to alcohol. This allergy manifests itself in this craving making it impossible for us to stop drinking. It is the FIRST drink that gets us drunk, not the last. When one drink is ingested it sets off this phenomenon of craving and makes us want more and more and more. We do not stop until we pass out, black out, go to jail, experience many consequences, and/or die.

The mental obsession is the second aspect of the disease of alcoholism. This obsession crowds out all other thoughts, including the reminders of all the pain, heartache, injury or other consequence that we have experienced. The disease of alcoholism centers in the mind. Therefore, the mind of the alcoholic cannot differentiate between the true and the false. We have just as much a thinking problem as we do a drinking problem.

If these two aspects sound grim, that is because they are what leads us to the desperation, futility and hopelessness that we feel while we are in the throes of the disease. We are either drinking, or we are thinking about drinking. Either way, we have no positive results.

This leads us to the third aspect of alcoholism- the spiritual. An alcoholic must experience an entire psychic change to overcome the physical and mental parts of our disease. There is a "black hole" that we feel and all we know to do is fill it with alcohol. Yet alcohol is only a symptom, our temporary solution to help us not have to feel. We self-medicate, and once we put any form of alcohol, including some in pill form, we set off this allergy/phenomenon of craving and we are gone. And, when we are not drinking, all we can do is obsess over the next drink- when and how we're going to get it. It is a vicious, never-ending cycle which leaves t...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Addicted.com