For residents of Hamilton, Ohio, a city located in Butler County, the reality of drug use is one that’s all too familiar. The city, which is in Southwest Ohio, is part of Cincinnati metro area, and as with many areas across the state, is facing a growing drug problem, particularly with opioids.

According to reports, in 2014, 75 percent of the deaths investigated by the Butler County Coroner were related to heroin, and 46 percent of county residents treated for substance use had a problem with heroin. In 2015, there were 149 heroin deaths in Butler County, and the number of this kind of deaths has grown 500% over a three year period. According to the county coroner in Hamilton and surrounding Butler, drug overdoses were the number one cause of death in 2016, with many attributed to the use of fentanyl. Of the 192 overdose deaths in Hamilton and Butler County last year, 153 were related to either heroin or fentanyl, and of those many were related to a combination of heroin and fentanyl.

As with many other areas in Ohio, another significant cause of drug-related deaths in Hamilton is the opioid carfentanil, which is used as a large animal sedative. This highly potent opioid is also incredibly deadly. It’s even more astounding to think about the impact of these drug-related deaths considering the fact that there were only 30 heroin-related deaths in Butler County in 2012.

It’s not just Hamilton and Butler County dealing with this pervasive problem. Ohio had the most deaths related to heroin in the country in 2016, and also the most deaths from synthetic opioids. Ohio mortality rates from drugs surpassed those of much larger states, with a total of 2,106 opioid overdoses being reported.

There can be a sense of hopelessness that surrounds drug abuse and addiction, particularly to opioids, but there are options available to residents of Hamilton, Ohio. These options are widely varied and range from inpatient and outpatient rehab to aftercare programs and supportive services.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Hamilton, Ohio

People who live in Hamilton, Ohio and have a problem with drugs or alcohol may find themselves wondering whether or not rehab treatment centers are available in their area. There are an estimated three possible treatment centers in Hamilton, but they’re primarily publicly-funded facilities. Another local option available in Hamilton, OH is an outpatient rehab facility. With an outpatient program, the individual attends meetings throughout the week, maybe even several times a day or several times a week. These meetings may be group based, individualized or a combination of both.

Outpatient rehab can be the right choice for some people because they can stay close to home and continue their work, school or family commitments. With that being said, for many Hamilton addicts, the best course of action is to explore holistic, comprehensive rehab centers located away from home. When you choose to travel to receive help with your recovery, you’re distancing yourself from the negative elements and people of your current environment, and giving yourself a fresh start. At a rehab center like The Recovery Village Columbus, your sole focus during your inpatient stay is on your treatment. When you leave Hamilton for rehab, you’re also giving yourself a greater sense of privacy and confidentiality as you battle your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Another factor to consider is the potential you might leave treatment early. If you check yourself into inpatient rehab facility away from home, you’re a lot less likely to check out prematurely, as compared to going to a program located in Hamilton or nearby. Once you complete an inpatient addiction treatment program, you might opt to then return to Hamilton and continue your therapy with an outpatient program. That outpatient program can then be followed by participation in a 12-step program, which will be detailed below. If you’re considering rehab for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, explore the holistic options available from The Recovery Village Columbus, one of the nation’s leading addiction treatment facilities.

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Detox Centers

Drug detoxification, often referred to as detox, is the first step of any in-depth drug or alcohol rehab program. Unfortunately, while an essential part of the recovery puzzle, detoxing can be uncomfortable or severe, particularly with opioid dependence. During detox, the objective is dealing with the physiological aspects of dependency, while later rehab treatment focuses on the psychological elements that contribute to addiction.

First and foremost, as soon as a person enters a detox program, they are stabilized. A medicalteam will constantly monitor the patient and provide as much support as is possible while the body adjusts to the process of ridding the drug from all systems. Detox is also focused on helping alleviate as many of the uncomfortable symptoms that can occur during withdrawal as possible.

While there are detox centers in Hamilton, Ohio or near this city, it’s important for people to realize that detox is not a treatment for drug addiction. Instead, detox is simply one part of a complex process, which is why it’s best for people in Hamilton suffering from an addiction problem to explore holistic rehab facilities that manage the physiological elements of dependence, and also the mental components. The treatment team at an inpatient rehab facility should be there around the clock, offering individualized care and therapy. Without comprehensive treatment following detox, there is a very high likelihood that the addicted person will relapse.

Recovery Meetings Near You

AA Meetings

When someone leaves Hamilton, Ohio to attend an inpatient rehab facility, whether it’s The Recovery Village or somewhere else in the country, they have not only around-the-clock care but also an incredibly supportive environment. They work with therapists and build relationships not only with caregivers and addiction specialists but also the other people attending rehab. For many people, the question becomes what happens after they return to Hamilton? The thought of returning home following inpatient or even outpatient rehab can be intimidating or frightening for people, as they wonder what might happen when they’re not in a dedicated addiction treatment facility.

One of the keys to success often lies in attending an aftercare program such as Alcoholics Anonymous. AA meetings don’t necessarily provide the immersive experience of a residential rehab, but they do offer support, social networks, and also the opportunity to build on what was learned in treatment.

Some of the AA meetings available in or near Hamilton, Ohio include:

Meetings near Hamilton, OH

  • Hope is Found Here (OD)
    Queen of Peace Church
    2550 Millville Ave.
    Hamilton, OH 45013
  • Happy Hour
    427 S. Second St.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Ladies Night Out
    Trinity Church 115 N. Sixth
    6th & Butler St.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
NA Meetings

Eliminating drugs from your life is a process. It’s about building coping skills, treating co-occurring mental disorders, understanding your triggers, and ultimately it’s also about hard work. Those are some of the reasons that aftercare is so important. Following a stay in an inpatient rehab facility or an outpatient program, choosing ways to maintain sobriety can be incredibly important. Luckily, there are options for programs like Narcotics Anonymous, or Na, available in and around Hamilton.

Participating in something like NA is considered part of an ongoing recovery, and it allows you to continue many of the concepts you were introduced to in rehab. For many people, recovery is a process that continues throughout their life, and regularly attending Hamilton NA meetings can make it easier to deal with stumbles or obstacles in that process.

It’s important to note that NA meetings aren’t the immediate aspect of aftercare you’ll enter following a stay in a residential rehab facility. Depending on the facility and your individual treatment plan, you may start an outpatient program or go to a sober living facility. After that point, when you’re ready to return to Hamilton you would start exploring your options to attend NA meetings.

Meetings near Hamilton, OH

  • Lakeview United Church of Christ
    8639 Columbia Rd.
    Maineville, OH 45039
  • New Life Baptist Mission
    415 Henry St.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Traditions Clubhouse
    1307 Woodlawn Ave.
    Middletown, OH 45044
SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is another option for people in Hamilton, OH who want to continue maintenance of their sobriety and drug-free lifestyle after leaving rehab, whether it be inpatient, outpatient or a combination of both.

For people in Hamilton, SMART Recovery is a program that offers a unique set of tools to guide you through different phases of the recovery process. SMART Recovery is not a 12-step program and is instead based on a 4-point framework focusing on building and maintaining motivation, dealing with urges, management of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and how to live a balanced life. SMART Recovery is recognized as a substance abuse and addiction recovery program by the American Academy of Family Physicians, The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Center for Health Care Evaluation.

Meetings near Hamilton, OH

  • Beckett Springs Hospital
    8614 Shepherd Farm Drive
    Beckett Ridge, OH45069
  • LCNB Bank
    30 West Park Place
    Oxford, OH 45056
  • Lindner Center of Hope
    4075 Western Row Road
    Mason, OH 45040
Nar-Anon Meetings

If you live in Hamilton and someone you love has an addiction problem, it impacts your life as well. Many people who have a loved one with an addiction spend so much of their and energy thinking about the problem, and they may experience negative feelings and emotions as a result. This can lead to the tendency to focus less on your own life, and more on the addicted person.

Nar-Anon is a family program for people who have loved ones with substance use disorders. These groups are valuable whether the person in your life is still using drugs or alcohol, is currently attending rehab, or is out of rehab and on the road to recovery. Nar-Anon is a program that can help people in Hamilton learn how to put the focus on their own lives again.

Meetings near Hamilton, OH

  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    115 N 6th St.
    Hamilton, OH 45011

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

Hamilton is a relatively small Ohio city, and there are some addiction resources located here, but there are also other nearby towns and cities where additional drug and alcohol recovery options might be available. Some of the cities and towns closest to Hamilton, Ohio include:

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