Warren, Ohio is located in Trumbull County, which is at the center of an epidemic of drug addiction. Some primary drugs have led to spikes in overdose deaths. One such drug is called carfentanil, which is an elephant tranquilizer that is 100 times more potent than heroin. In 2016, at least 5 of the 98 people who died from drug overdoses in Trumbull County had carfentanil in their system according to the county’s coroner’s office.

Another culprit for the rise in deaths that occurred in Warren and Trumbull County in 2016 was something called 3-methylfentanyl. It’s classified as a warfare agent that’s 6,000 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid which is 50 times more potent than heroin was responsible for many of the deaths in 2016.  These trends are somewhat different from what was seen in 2015 when heroin was the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in Trumbull County.

Law enforcement representatives in Warren have said they’re no longer charging people following an overdose, because of Good Samaritan laws, but they worry this could become problematic. Instead of people going through the justice system and being connected with potentially life-saving addiction treatment programs and resources, they’re continuing to use.

While opioids like fentanyl are particularly problematic in Warren, methamphetamine use is also on the rise in the area. It can be cheaper than opioids, and it doesn’t cause the severe withdrawal symptoms of opiates when it’s not being used. Speedballing, which is a street term referring to the combination of uppers and downers such as opioids with meth or cocaine, is becoming popular but is also highly dangerous and more likely to lead to unintentional death.

While law enforcement struggles to find a solution to the growing problem of drug abuse in Warren, OH, there are things individuals can do on their own before it’s too late. The following are resources available to residents of Warren who may themselves be addicted to drugs or other substances, as well as options for their family members who are impacted by their use.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Warren, Ohio

When someone is facing a substance use problem, whether it be with drugs or alcohol, they often feel there is nowhere to go to get help, or they may feel unsure where to begin. There are options available to people in Warren, including community-based resources, private, local treatment facilities and programs and also national programs that will accept people from Warren and can be paid for with options such as private insurance.

Regarding local resources, the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is one free, community-based option that you can contact if you need help with a variety of mental health or addiction issues. They have a 24/7 mental health hotline available at (330) 392-1100. The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is charged with funding and monitoring mental health and substance use services throughout Trumbull County, OH.

There are also non-profit groups like the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP), which can connect people to local resources in Warren, OH, and also hold regular information events. Regarding private, comprehensive addiction treatment, there are a few alcohol and drug addiction treatment center options in Trumbull County including First Step Recovery, the New Start Treatment Center for Chemical Dependency and the Riverbend Center. These licensed detox and treatment centers aren’t the only options available to residents of Warren and Trumbull County, however. There are also The Recovery Village Columbus just hours away.

The advantages of visiting a national center like The Recovery Village include the ability to make a clean break from the environment where you were using while receiving expert, around-the-clock care. When you travel away from home for substance use treatment, not only are you gaining access to the best experts in addiction treatment, but you are also giving yourself the chance to leave your daily life and put your entire focus on recovery.

Another option available in Warren, OH is outpatient addiction treatment. Outpatient treatment can be done at one of the rehab centers listed above, or even at a mental health facility or office, but outpatient care may not be enough for people struggling with addiction. It can often be better utilized as a follow-up to intensive, residential treatment.

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Detox Centers

Detox centers are a unique and essential part of successfully recovering from addiction. Drug detoxification is the process by which your body eliminates substances including drugs and alcohol from the system. Detox is not the same as going cold turkey. Addiction experts define detox as being a medical process that allows people to go through acute withdrawal safely.

Withdrawal is a time when someone who is not just addicted but physically dependent on a substance experiences symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, when they stop using.

Detox is part of recovery, but not a treatment for addiction in and of itself. It’s the first step of a more in-depth rehab treatment process. Detox may be available at Warren, OH rehab facilities such as the New Start Treatment Center for Chemical Dependency, or for confidentiality and a focused environment, people from Warren might opt to travel to a facility like The Recovery Village Columbus for a combination of a medical detox and subsequent treatment for their addiction.

During detox, the patient is treated medically, in terms of being given medicines and medical interventions that make the process more tolerable, but emotional and psychological issues are also addressed.

Some risks come with not attending a medical detox program and trying to stop using substances cold turkey including potential fatalities.

The best option for anyone in Warren who wants to recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is to select a licensed, accredited treatment center that includes medical detox and then rehab.

Recovery Meetings Near You

AA Meetings

Whether you travel to Columbus, out of state or you stay in Warren to attend an inpatient or outpatient addiction program, you are going to have extensive support. You have the support of a team of care providers and therapists, as well as the other people who are participating in rehab. It’s an environment where you are surrounded by care, and that can be valuable during the initial days of your recovery.

After you complete treatment, you can then rely on local resources like Alcoholics Anonymous to help you maintain your sobriety. Recovering from addiction is often seen as a process, and AA can play a valuable role in that process, even if you have already gone to rehab.

AA is a 12-step program that focuses on elements of spirituality and a higher power to guide people through recovery. Accessibility is one of the big benefits of groups like AA. In communities around the country including Warren and nearby Ohio cities and towns, there are regular meetings held throughout the day, seven days a week. It provides the sense of being a part of a community of peers who share a struggle with addiction.

Meetings near Warren, OH

1st Presbyterian Church Of Warren
256 Mahoning Ave Nw
Warren, OH 44446

Blessed Sacrament Church
3020 Reeves Rd NE
Warren, OH 44483

Bruta Center
221 Highland Avenue Southwest
Warren, OH 44485

NA Meetings

Whether you haven’t attended rehab and are still using drugs, or you’ve participated in an inpatient or outpatient drug rehab program locally or out of state, the next step after completing your program is often to find a local support group in Warren. One option is Narcotics Anonymous, or NA, which has similarities to AA including the 12-step recovery process.

There can be a sense of anxiety among people when they’re considering attending their first NA meeting, but it’s an important part of gaining a new social network to help you avoid friends who are still using substances. It’s a valuable, convenient way to work on maintaining your sobriety and drug-free lifestyle.

The first time you visit an NA meeting in or near Warren, you’re demonstrating your commitment to remaining drug-free in your life. People in Warren can visit narcoticsanonymous.com to find meetings near them, and there are also local NA Central Offices and NA hotlines that you can contact.

There are a variety of types of NA meetings so you can choose the option that appeals most to you, including Discussion and Step meetings.

Meetings near Warren, OH

First United Methodist Church
309 North Park Ave
Warren, OH 44481

Christ Episcopal Church
2627 Atlantic Avenue
Warren, OH 44484

Blessed Sacrament Church
3020 Reeves Rd NE
Warren, OH 44483

SMART Recovery Meetings

A frequent question from people in Warren, OH is whether or not there are addiction support resources for them if they don’t want to participate in NA or AA. The answer is yes: There are substance abuse and addiction recovery options outside of the traditional framework of a 12-step program.

SMART Recovery is a program that delivers self-management training for people with a wide variety of addictions, which include substance use. It tends to work well for people who simply don’t find 12-step programs appealing, or who have tried them and not gotten results.

The SMART Recovery 4-point program teaches people to change their self-destructive behaviors and live a more positive life by altering their thinking, emotions and behaviors. SMART Recovery is unique from a 12-step program because it uses the most up-to-date scientific research and discoveries, as well as widely accepted science related to addiction.

There is a SMART Recovery meeting that’s currently held in Warren, OH on Thursday evenings, and there are also a couple of meetings in nearby Austintown.

Meetings near Warren, OH

Howland Glen Elementary Building
8000 Bridle Lane Northeast
Warren, OH 44484

CaliPARC
1051 North Canfield Niles Road
Youngstown, OH 44515

Highland Springs
4199 Mill Pond Drive
Highland Hills, OH 44122

Nar-Anon Meetings

When exploring substance abuse and recovery resources in Warren, Ohio, it’s also pertinent to think about what’s available for the families and loved ones of people who use drugs or alcohol. One of the top options is to attend Nar-Anon. Nar-Anon Family Groups are for people who have someone close to them with an addiction problem, and they have felt desperate or struggled in their own life because of it.

Much like AA or NA, Nar-Anon creates a built-in support system for people, and while the program isn’t religious, it is spiritual. Nar-Anon is a 12-step program as well, focused on helping members find wisdom and courage to live their lives despite the destruction that might occur because of the addict and their behavior.

There is a Nar-Anon meeting held in Warren, Ohio at the Howland Community Church and there’s also a meeting at the Sahara Club in nearby Youngstown.

Meetings near Warren, OH

Sunday Serenity
Sahara Club
2345 Youngstown Rd.
SE Warren, OH 44484

Just For Today
Howland Community Church
198 Niles Cortland Rd. SE
Warren, Ohio 44484

A New Day
Serenity Place
29 East Broad Street
Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

Warren, OH offers quite a few addiction resources for people struggling with substance abuse. There are inpatient and outpatient rehab centers, as well as mental health care providers, physicians who can work with patients on a plan for medication-assisted addiction treatment and support groups like AA and NA. People from Warren can also travel to world-class addiction facilities such as The Recovery Village Columbus.

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