Akron Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Akron, Ohio is just one of the many areas of America’s heartland being significantly impacted by drug abuse, addiction and the resulting deaths that occur. According to local government representatives, in Summit County, drug overdoses rose sharply in 2016. Data shows there were 1,019 drug overdoses treated at Summit County emergency rooms in January and June 2016.

There was an average of 14 overdoses per day in the county during the same period, and 57 percent were by people aged 18-34. During that recorded time, 59 percent of overdose cases were men.

There were an estimated 225 overdose deaths in Summit County in 2016 from heroin alone, making it a record year regarding heroin addiction in the area.

While the heroin epidemic in Akron and the surrounding areas is one of the top drug problems, other drugs are being extensively used as well. One of the reasons there were so many accidental overdose deaths during 2016, along with the firm grasp of heroin addiction on Akron, OH and Summit County was the introduction of carfentanil, which is a highly dangerous and potent sedative used on large animals. Akron and the surrounding region has also been an area that’s gained nationwide exposure for the drug epidemic, as images of people passed out in vehicles after overdosing on heroin have gone viral. Along with heroin and carfentanil, other drugs heavily abused in Akron, OH include fentanyl, which is often laced with cocaine and marijuana.

While local officials and organizations have been working to curb the drug use as well as resulting overdoses and deaths in Akron, OH and all of Summit County, there are also resources available to individuals and family members of people struggling with addiction. These resources include inpatient and outpatient rehab centers, as well as programs that can be useful after treatment.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Akron, Ohio

For people who are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction in Akron, OH, many possible options can be considered for treatment.

Two of the primary drug treatment options are inpatient and outpatient rehab. With an inpatient rehab facility, someone who is struggling with substance abuse checks into a residential facility. These facilities typically offer an initial detox program where the person is given constant care as they withdraw from drugs or alcohol. In many cases during a medical detox, not only is constant medical care and attention required, but medication may also be used to help the individual deal with the symptoms of withdrawal. The detox aspect of rehab and drug addiction treatment is one of the reasons inpatient rehab is the best option for many people.

During the remainder of the inpatient drug treatment program, the individual continues on a course of therapy designed to create long-term success and coping strategies for after the person leaves the treatment center. A residential treatment program on average will last anywhere from 28 to 90 days, although stays may be shorter or longer.

At an outpatient rehab center, the individual may continue to live mostly as normal and attend school or work. They will also attend therapy sessions, usually consisting of both individual and group meetings throughout the week. They may meet with a psychiatrist or medical doctor for medications that will help them deal with their withdrawal and craving symptoms.

In the city of Akron, OH there are around 20 different drug treatment and rehab centers available, and while many are low or no-cost options, residents of Akron, OH, and the surrounding suburbs will often opt to visit a national brand recovery center. Traveling out of the area for drug addiction treatment allows you to immerse yourself in your treatment program and avoid the triggers and stressors that may have contributed to your drug use.

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, explore the options afforded by The Recovery Village. This Florida-based treatment center features a variety of choices for residents of Akron, OH, including detox, inpatient and outpatient rehab that are designed to create a foundation for a long-term, drug-free life.

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3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard
Groveport, OH 43125
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  Phone: 614.916.6571
  Distance: 134 miles
  Drive time: Approximately 2 hours 5 min

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Detox Centers

There are several Akron, OH detox centers, which primarily focus on detox and then an outpatient treatment program. While detox is an essential component of successful treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, it’s important for Akron residents to understand that it’s not the only factor. To be successful in your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, you should go through a medically-assisted detox and then an in-depth treatment program.

The most successful treatment programs usually incorporate a combination of group and individual therapy, as well as strategies for life outside of rehab. These programs should also include a full range of treatment that helps the individual cope not just with their direct addiction, but also co-occurring mental disorders that could have contributed to their addiction to drugs or alcohol.

A residential treatment program is often ideal for people in Akron, OH who suffer from addiction, because it is a complete approach to treatment that is holistic and looks well beyond the detox phase. A national detox center like The Recovery Village is excellent for people in Akron because it gives them not just around-the-clock medical care during their detox, but personalized treatment for the most effectiveness

Recovery Meetings Near You

AA Meetings

After someone goes through inpatient or residential rehab, as well as intensive outpatient treatment, they should plan to continue their treatment and recovery. One option is to attend AA meetings in Akron, OH. Once rehab ends, attending AA helps people make sure their recovery remains their priority, and it also provides them with a valuable, local support system and network.

Attending AA meetings in Akron following inpatient or outpatient rehab can help the person not only maintain that sense of support they had during detox and rehab but can also assist them to build new relationships and work through their existing mental disorders or challenges in their life that initially led them to abuse alcohol or drugs.

AA will often build on the concepts that were introduced during rehab as well, so there’s a natural progression. There are AA meetings held throughout Akron, and they are available every day of the week and year, in the morning, afternoon, evenings, and late night.

Meetings near Akron, OH

  • Akron Bible Church
    750 Brown St.
    Akron, OH 44311
  • Akron Christian Reformed Church
    50 Marshall Avenue
    Akron, OH 44303
  • Akron Springfield Assembly of God Church
    1551 Canton Rd.
    Akron, OH 44312

NA Meetings

NA stands for Narcotics Anonymous. This is a group similar to AA, but it’s focused on drug addiction, rather than alcohol dependence. This addiction recovery organization is free to attend and uses a 12-step program like AA. While NA is based on something called the Higher Power framework, it’s not affiliated with any particular religion. There is no cost to attend this program, attendance is completely confidential, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend and either overcome their drug dependence or continue the concepts they learned during inpatient or outpatient rehab.

NA is a great way to continue being successfully drug-free after you attend an in-depth detox and inpatient rehab center because it allows individuals to continue having access to social support and resources that will help them remain sober.

Attending an Akron NA program can also help people improve their relationships socially and with their family. There are dozens of NA meeting locations and programs throughout Akron:

Meetings near Akron, OH

  • Akron Bible Church
    783 Brown St.
    Akron, OH 44311
  • Akron Christian Reformed Church
    50 Marshall Avenue
    Akron, OH 44303
  • Akron Springfield Assembly of God Church
    1551 Canton Rd.
    Akron, OH 44312

SMART Recovery Meetings

A non-profit dedicated to providing assistance to those working to abstain from addictions of many kinds, SMART Recovery offers the unique 4-Point Program that teaches participants how to:

  • Build and maintain motivation
  • Cope with urges
  • Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • Live a balanced life

SMART stands for Self-Management for Addiction Recovery, but members are never in it alone. The program offers tools for sobriety including group meetings with strategic goals and focuses. The self-empowering mission of the organization is evident with the breadth of options available. In-person meetings around the world help build a live network of support, but online meetings are also available. An online message board also offers a safe space for discussion and networking. This broad range of resources makes it easier than ever to stay connected to personal care while cultivating meaningful connections with people who can help.

Assistance groups like SMART are a key part of continuing recovery, especially after treatment at an inpatient or outpatient facility. While these meetings can help springboard healthy habits, they often serve as better assistance to those who have already undergone detox and are well on their way to stable recovery.

Meetings near Akron, OH

  • Jefferson Park Office Plaza
    3618 West Market Street
    Akron, OH 44333
  • Highland Hills
    4199 Mill Pond Drive
    Highland Hills OH, 44122
  • Cleveland Clinic W.O Walker Building
    10524 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland OH, 44195

Select from a list of locations and meetings to become a part of a global system of support.

Nar-Anon Meetings

Addiction is a powerful force that not only impacts those struggling with its influences, but also family and friends. There are several support groups for recovery, but not as many for the loved ones of those suffering from opioid addiction. Because substance abuse has far-reaching effects beyond the individual embroiled in the battle, it is imperative that everyone involved has resources for dealing with addiction. Nar-Anon Family Groups are designed specifically for those who are concerned for family or friends struggling with addiction.

Nar-Anon takes a similar 12-step approach for friends and family members as Narcotics Anonymous takes with addicts. Because addiction is a deeply personal experience, Nar-Anon helps non-addicts recognize their role in recovery — as well as their limitations — with grace. There are several groups in the Akron area, including meetings that take place during the same time as NA sessions, making it easy for addicts and their at-home support to attend and make strides together. Some groups and locations include:

Meetings near Akron, OH

  • Tuesday Night Serenity
    First Congregational Church
    85 Heritage Dr.
    Tallmadge, OH 44278
  • 4 Us 2
    Manchester United Methodist Church
    5625 Manchester Rd.
    Akron, OH 44319
  • Naranon Tuesday Night
    Polaris Christian Church
    3289 Laurel Rd.
    Brunswick, OH 44212

With so many options for treatment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We know the weight of this struggle. Call us, we’re here to help.


Clinics in Akron, OH

Ohio Opioid Deaths
in 2015

It’s no secret that opioid use is on the rise in Ohio. It’s also clear that overdoses and deaths from substance misuse are on the rise. With numerous resources in the community and throughout the state, there are plenty of options for life-saving therapy. Full-service centers like The Recovery Village Columbus offer comprehensive care to treat and overcome addiction with medical detox, inpatient and outpatient services, and more.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

Akron, Ohio is a city that does have several addiction resources including methadone clinics, buprenorphine doctors and a variety of meetings that can be helpful for individuals after inpatient or outpatient rehab treatment including AA, NA and SMART Recovery. While many Akron residents may decide to travel for their intensive detox and rehab treatment to have the most success, once they return home they do have methods available to help them maintain their recovery and access support. Along with resources in Akron, nearby cities may also have options available for continuing recovery. Cities near Akron include:

Local Communities Served

  • 44223
  • 44301
  • 44302
  • 44303
  • 44304
  • 44305
  • 44306
  • 44307
  • 44308
  • 44305
  • 44306
  • 44307
  • 44308
  • 44310
  • 44311
  • 44312
  • 44313
  • 44314
  • 44315
  • 44317
  • 44319
  • 44320

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