There’s a disturbing trend that has a firm hold in towns across Ohio, including Hudson. It’s drug abuse, particularly of opioids like heroin, and a tremendous spike in unintentional deaths related to drugs. The trend first started in the area around 2009 following the widespread unemployment from the Great Recession.

In 2015, the Ohio Department of Health released a report showing that more than 3,000 state residents died from an overdose.

In Summit County, where Hudson, OH is located, there was a record number of fatal overdoses in 2016 according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Chief Investigator Gary Gunther estimated between 225 and 250 deaths happened in Summit County alone because of drugs. That represents an increase of more than 11 percent over the previous year. The number of unintentional drug-related deaths in the county was significantly more than those caused by car crashes and homicides.

This isn’t just a problem for Summit County and Hudson. The state of Ohio led the country in opioid overdoses in 2014, in front of both California and New York.

So what are the solutions?

Local, state and federal leaders continue to look for possible solutions to the problems of heroin, fentanyl and other opioids. The following information highlights the available resources in Hudson, OH as well as nearby cities and towns and national resources for addiction treatment.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Hudson, Ohio

If you live in Hudson, OH and you or someone you know have a problem with drugs or alcohol, it can be difficult to know where to turn. One of the reasons people in small towns across Ohio and the U.S. have a difficult time dealing with their addiction is because they feel like they have few treatment resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are options located in cities near Hudson, as well as national facilities where people can go to receive inpatient residential addiction therapy and treatment.

There are two broad categories of addiction treatment: outpatient and inpatient treatment. Finding the right program is essential to successful recovery.

Inpatient residential rehab is often the most effective form of recovery. During inpatient rehab and treatment, a patient checks in and stays at a clinic where they have around-the-clock medical and emotional care and support.

Most people opt to travel out-of-state and visit a national rehab center if they’re seeking inpatient treatment. If someone is willing to go outside of Hudson and Ohio for rehab, they’re giving themselves more options regarding the quality and type of care they receive. It can also be helpful to focus solely on recovery, which is easier when you’re away from your environment and your triggers.

If you’re interested in a leading inpatient rehab program, including a combination of individualized and group therapy as well as treatment for co-occurring mental disorders, you can contact The Recovery Village to learn about options and insurance coverage.

Another way to get treatment for a substance use disorder is with outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment has advantages including a lower cost, and the ability to continue working or going to school as normal, but it can be harder to focus on your recovery during these situations. You do maintain your sense of family and friend support during outpatient treatment, but if these people that are also users, that can actually derail your recovery.

In Hudson, the primary resources available to help dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol are publicly funded programs, but in nearby towns like Massillon, OH or Pittsburgh, PA, there are more extensive options.

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Detox Centers

A medical detox center is a place where people begin their road to recovery from addiction. These are medically supervised programs that help people avoid the discomfort and dangers of a home detox or a cold-turkey withdrawal from drugs. Making the detox process as comfortable as possible fis one of the best ways to improve chances of success for recovery and completion of a full rehab program.

Inpatient withdrawal is optimal, particularly with the symptoms of withdrawal that can come with opioid addiction. When people have support and medical supervision during detox, there is a reduction in physical symptoms and cravings. And, if it’s done in a facility that also treats co-occurring mental disorders, the medical team can make sure the patient has the medications they need to deal with this as well.

There are a few detox centers located near Hudson, but the resources are relatively limited regarding options, which is why many people opt to leave Hudson for treatment. Also, if you go to a rehab facility that includes detox, it can allow you to get to know your therapists and medical team closer, and go through a more seamless recovery process.

Recovery Meetings Near You

AA Meetings

If you were to leave Hudson, OH and go out of state to treat your addiction to drugs or alcohol, you might be wondering what happens after you return. A lot of people will leave their environment for addiction treatment, and they will successfully complete a program, only to return home and relapse. One of the most common questions is how to maintain their sobriety once home.

While there’s no one right answer for every person and every situation, attending a 12-step program once you’re back in Hudson can be optimal. AA is a popular option because it focuses on not just the 12-step program, but also on building a support network that can help you when you’re feeling alone or facing obstacles.

AA meetings are held all the time, in many cities around the U.S. and even the world. So, if you’re facing a difficult period, it’s never difficult to locate a meeting.

Some of the Hudson AA meetings include I AM Responsible held at Christ Community Chapel, Hudson Terex PM at Hudson Presbyterian Church and It’s About Time at Rejoice Lutheran Church. This is just a small example of the many meetings held throughout the city every day of the week and at almost any time of the day.

Meetings near Hudson, OH

  • I AM Responsible
    Christ Community Chapel
    750 W Streetsboro St. (Rt. 303)
    Hudson OH 44236
  • Hudson Terex PM
    Hudson Presbyterian Church
    201 W Streetsboro St
    Hudson, OH 44236
  • It’s About Time
    Rejoice Lutheran Church
    7855 Stow Rd
    Hudson, OH 44236
NA Meetings

If you’re addicted to drugs, you may opt to attend Narcotics Anonymous (NA) rather than AA. Narcotics Anonymous is a place where people in Hudson can turn before going to rehab, but it also makes an excellent program following rehab. You’ll learn many of these same principles while you’re in rehab, so it will be a natural fit for you to attend NA meetings once you return home to Hudson.

It’s particularly important for people to attend regular NA meetings right after they either stop using drugs or return from rehab. The NA program encourages something called 90 in 90, which means attending 90 meetings within 90 days after ending drug use. This is important since the initial months following drug cessation or attending rehab are when your brain is still trying to adjust to this new lifestyle.

Meetings near Hudson, OH

  • First Christian Church of Stow
    3493 Darrow Rd.
    Stow, OH 44224
  • Holy Family Church
    3179 Kent Road
    Stow, OH 44224
  • Temple Beth Shalom
    50 Division St.
    Hudson, OH 44236

For a full list of meetings, including times and address, visit the NA website to find the best fit for your support group.

SMART Recovery Meetings

For some people in Hudson seeking effective addiction recovery options, they might prefer a program that’s not AA or NA. Both AA and NA are based on 12-step principles, as well as spirituality and the idea of a higher power. There is an alternative to these programs, however, which are SMART Recovery meetings.

SMART Recovery is an addiction program based on science and research, and SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training.

These free meetings last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. Their focus is geared toward self-empowerment and freedom of choice while removing the use of common labels like alcoholic or addict.

A trained volunteer facilitates all SMART meetings, and not only do discussions and dialogue happen, but participants also learn tools that they can use in their life as they battle their substance use problems. Some of the tools that are introduced during SMART meetings include the Stages of Change, a Change Plan Worksheet and a Cost-Benefit Analysis.

The local SMART Recovery meetings held near Hudson, OH include options in Akron, Ohio and Highland Hills, Ohio. People can also participate in online meetings and forums through the SMART Recovery program.

Meetings near Hudson, OH

  • Jefferson Park Office Plaza
    3618 West Market Street
    Akron, OH 44333
  • Highland Springs
    4199 Mill Pond Drive
    Highland Hills, OH 44122
  • Lockwood United Methodist Church
    3680 Manchester Road
    Akron, OH 44319
Nar-Anon Meetings

When someone goes to inpatient or outpatient rehab, it often includes therapeutic components that involve their family and loved ones. Addiction can have a tremendous impact not just on the addict, but on the people around them, which is why this can be a major factor in successful recovery.

Nar-Anon is specifically a family and friends group for those individuals who have relationships with users. There are weekly meetings based on 12-step principles, and the objectives are to bring people together to share experiences, provide strength for one another and create a sense of hope.

Nar-Anon meetings can be valuable whether the attendee’s loved one is currently using or not, and also whether or not they still maintain a relationship with that person.

While schedules can change, currently the closest Nar-Anon meeting to Hudson is called Tuesday Night Serenity, and it’s held at the First Congregational Church in Tallmadge, OH.

Meetings near Hudson, OH

  • Tuesday Night Serenity
    First Congregational Church
    85 Heritage Dr.
    Tallmadge, OH 44278
  • Naranon Tuesday Night
    Polaris Christian Church
    3289 Laurel Road
    Brunswick, OH 44212
  • We Believe in Recovery
    Mayfield Village Community Room
    6621 Wilson Mills Road
    Mayfield Village, OH 44143

For a full list of meetings available, along with accompanying NA meetings and times, visit the Nar-Anon website.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

There are some addiction and substance abuse resources in Hudson, but in many cases, residents of this Ohio city must travel to nearby cities to receive the services they need. People in Hudson might also opt to leave Ohio in order to go to rehab for drug or alcohol addiction.

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