Dayton, Ohio—Drug Abuse

Dayton, Ohio

Dayton has a population of 166,179 and is located in Montgomery County. Significant industrial, aerospace, and technological/engineering research activity has taken place in Dayton and the city is known for the many technical innovations and inventions developed there.

Known as the birthplace of aviation where Wilbur and Orville Wright lived and developed the airplane, Dayton has many historical landmarks and museums highlighting their achievements.

The city, however, has one of the country’s most urgent needs for drug rehab because of its situation as an epicenter of the country’s heroin problem.

Rather than bring their drugs to major metropolitan areas like Chicago or New York, Mexican criminal organizations looking for new routes and customers chose Dayton as one of their main cities for direct delivery of heroin.

And so it is that Montgomery County has one of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths in the state. Ohio itself already has a relatively high rate of overdose deaths but it’s lower than nearby West Virginia, which tops the list.

Dayton rated higher than the national average in most crime rates including murder, robbery and car theft in 2003.

Although the city has been working to improve public safety, Dayton continues to have an ongoing drug problem and along with high rates of drug abuse comes crimes related to drug sales and use.

Many Dayton residents rely on Cincinnati drug rehab facilities, but there are several programs that service Dayton as well.

Dayton, Ohio Drug Information

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Any law enforcement officer in the state knows that heroin is the biggest threat to peace and life in the state.

In 2013, 983 people died of heroin overdoses and another 726 died from painkiller overdoses. In all, more than 2,000 Ohioans lost their lives in 2013, contrasted with 1,475 in 2008.

But heroin and other opioids are not the only drug threat. Since 2008, Ohio law enforcement officers estimate they have seized $328 million in live marijuana plants. But it is getting harder to make these seizures as more growers are moving their operations indoors. With indoor grows, they can escape law enforcement attention and grow more potent strains by using high-powered grow lights day and night.

Methamphetamine is a very low threat in Ohio and only sends a few hundred people to rehab in the state each year. For comparison, alcohol sends a little under 20,000, marijuana sends almost 14,000, while heroin’s admissions rocketed almost 2.5 between 2002 and 2012.

Along with meth, cocaine use and addiction is also on a decline. This drug that sent 14,424 to rehab in 2007 sent fewer than 4,000 in 2012.

There are fewer than a dozen drug rehabs in Dayton and most of these are either outpatient programs or base their treatment on the distribution of methadone or buprenorphine.

But families in Ohio should know that these are not their only choices.

In Louisiana, Narconon New Life Retreat offers a program that treats each person holistically—which means that the harm done to a person’s mind, body, abilities, and life are addressed and repaired on this rehab program.

This is a program that requires eight to ten weeks to complete, giving each person time to come out of the fog of drug abuse and build real sober living skills.

The Narconon program includes a deep detoxification step that enables each person to flush out old, stored drug toxins which remain behind every time drugs or alcohol are consumed.

Once this is complete and the individual has a brighter outlook and can think more clearly, he (or she) can engage more actively in his own recovery.

In the life skills training that follows, he will learn how to recover his own integrity and self-respect, how to identify those associations who would be likely to lead him back into substance abuse, how to confront and handle problems and challenges in life—and much more.

Substitute drugs are not needed when a person learns how to lead a productive, satisfying and sober life at Narconon.

By looking outside the Dayton area for rehab, a family can get back the one they lost to addiction, without the need for further addictive substances.

Call today to learn more about this program.