Canton Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Like many cities in Ohio, the drug epidemic has hit Canton hard, particularly regarding opioids, such as heroin and prescription drugs. Canton, the suburbs and small towns surrounding this area have seen a tremendous uptick in overdoses, including hospital visits and deaths related to substance abuse.

The epidemic in Canton, Ohio has become difficult for local officials to deal with, and they’re always seeking solutions for a problem that’s become incredibly widespread.

According to Canton Police & Fire, there were 23 overdoses in 2015, with seven that resulted in death. By mid-2016, that number jumped to 24 overdoses and four deaths in only the first half of the year. Of the overdoses in those time periods, 66% of people were age 18 – 30.

In the state of Ohio in general, there has also been an incredibly troubling rise in drug overdose deaths. More than 3,000 Ohio residents died from overdoses in 2015, many of which were from fentanyl, which is a powerful synthetic opioid that is often combined with heroin. These numbers mean someone died from a drug overdose every two hours and 52 minutes in 2015, on average in Ohio.

For people in Canton, Ohio who are suffering from an addiction to drugs, there are opportunities to receive help, both locally and nationally. There are also options for family members who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, and the following information gives a brief overview of some of those options.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Canton, Ohio

One of the most difficult aspects of treatment can be finding the motivation to start. And deciding what type of treatment approach is right for their individual circumstances. In general, there are some key types of treatment that people in Canton, OH might consider. The first option is inpatient residential rehab.

With inpatient rehab, people will first go through a medically supervised detox. Here, they go through withdrawal as their system clears of drugs and other substances. Once that is complete, an inpatient rehab usually consists of various intensive treatment steps. These can include a combination of group and individualized therapy, as well as complimentary activities. It’s important for Canton residents seeking any kind of treatment to ensure it’s both accredited and licensed.

Another option is outpatient rehab. This form of rehab often works well as a transitional step following inpatient rehab, but some people may opt to participate in only outpatient rehab. With outpatient rehab, the participant usually attends several group and individual therapy sessions a day, while continuing their regular routine including school or work.

For people battling addiction, the best option is often to consider an inpatient rehab treatment center located in another city, or ideally, state. The reason for this is to immerse in their recovery, and remove themselves from the situations in their daily lives that could trigger a relapse.

With a national recovery center such as The Recovery Village, Canton residents can take advantage of comprehensive rehab treatment from detox to transitional periods that will prepare them for success outside the facility. The Recovery Village is accredited and licensed and can offer the level of attention and care someone needs to truly deal with their addiction, including the root causes that led them to this point in their lives.

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3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard
Groveport, OH 43125
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  Phone: 614.916.6571
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Detox Centers

Detox is one of the most challenging but pivotal parts of a successful drug addiction treatment program. During detox, most people will experience physical withdrawal symptoms that can range from minimal to severe. During this time, it’s important that the individual has the right expert care and assistance, including around-the-clock medical supervision. In some cases, medication may be needed during detox to prevent harsher withdrawal symptoms and to keep the patient comfortable.

This is why it’s important to choose the right rehab facility. While there are local detox centers in and around Canton, Ohio, the optimal course of action for many individuals is to visit a national brand. When you opt for a national brand recovery center, not only do you have access to the best experts in the world who are specifically trained for detox treatment, but these facilities often include accompanying rehab and therapy that can continue immediately following detox.

It’s also important for people in Canton who are struggling with addiction to drugs or other substances to realize that detox is only one piece of a complex puzzle. It’s essential, but it needs to be followed by licensed addiction treatment. Detox alone isn’t going to help a person develop the long-term skills and resources they need to avoid drugs in the future, which is why a national, comprehensive rehab centers typically offer the best results.

Recovery Meetings Near You

AA Meetings

Many people who are struggling in Canton with various addictions wonder what happens after rehab, whether it’s inpatient or outpatient drug addiction treatment. They may wonder how they can continue to be successful after they leave a rehab facility and travel back home. Often the solution is to find a local support network, as well as attend meetings or therapy post-rehab.

An option that a lot of people find beneficial is Alcoholics Anonymous or AA. The foundation of a 12-step program is introduced in an accredited rehab center like The Recovery Village, and then there is a natural continuation of these concepts if a person attends meetings once they return to Canton.

AA is described as a fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem, and it’s not only available throughout Canton, but the entire country. AA membership is open to anyone, and it’s based on principles that can help people get past their desire to drink and become thriving, happy people.

Most addiction professionals agree: AA is essential after inpatient or outpatient rehab treatment, and it’s a valuable part of overall recovery.

Meetings near Canton, OH

  • Candlelight Discussion Group
    Crosby Hall
    1216 Cleveland Ave. Nw
    Canton, OH 44703
  • Recovery Hall
    2118 6th St. SW,
    Canton, OH 44706
  • Church of the Lakes
    5944 Fulton Dr. NW
    Canton, OH 44718

NA Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is similar to AA. This program is designed to help people who are dealing with an addiction to drugs. People come together in Canton to discuss their recovery and their experiences with others.

Also, much like AA, NA is an excellent option for someone continuing to maintain their recovery following inpatient or outpatient rehab.

For example, if someone were to attend an out-of-state rehab treatment facility, they could build on their coping skills and recovery by continuing to attend Canton NA meetings. They would experience many of the same components of rehab, such as sharing and having access to a support network. People in Canton interested in finding an NA meeting near them can visit the Narcotics Anonymous website, which features a location-based meeting finder.

Meetings near Canton, OH

  • Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
    425 Cleveland Avenue Southwest
    Canton, OH 44702
  • Grace United Church
    2300 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
    Canton, OH 44709
  • YWCA
    231 6th Street North East
    Canton, OH 44702

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is another option for people who want to recover from their addiction to drugs or alcohol. SMART Recovery can be useful following treatment in a rehab facility, and the focus of this program is for addiction recovery based on a scientific framework. This is a world-wide community group that’s described as “self-management for addiction recovery.”

It all centers around the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program, and this can include face-to-face meetings, daily online meetings, message boards and forums. For Canton residents interested in SMART Recovery, the program centers on building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, dealing with thoughts, feelings and behaviors and living a balanced life.

Some of the things focused on during the SMART Recovery approach include self-empowerment, self-reliance, support and self-directed change.

Meetings near Canton, OH

  • Lockwood United Methodist Church
    3680 Manchester Road
    Akron, OH 44319
  • Jefferson Park Office Plaza, Middle Bld.
    3618 West Market Street
    Akron, OH 44333

Nar-Anon Meetings

Addiction to drugs or alcohol impacts family members as well.

Whether it’s before seeking treatment, during a loved one’s stay in a rehab treatment center or following rehab, Nar-Anon is a program for family and loved ones of current and former users. These family groups are designed to help people in Canton gain a sense of understanding, as well as serenity and peace of mind.

These programs aren’t denominational but are based on a framework of spirituality. Each offers the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. Meetings approach addiction as a disease, and they provide support and guidance to help family members understand they are powerless to control other’s lives, but that they can be constructive in their own lives.

Meetings near Canton, OH

  • Manchester United
    Manchester United Methodist Church
    5625 Manchester Road
    Akron, OH 44319
  • New Philadelphia NFG
    201 West High Ave.
    New Philadelphia, OH 44663
  • Creating Serenity
    First Church of God
    1953 Akron Rd.
    Wooster, OH 44691

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 Canton, OH

Ohio Opioid Deaths
in 2015

Opioid addiction can touch people from all walks of life. But it doesn’t have to mean the end of a life. With resources throughout Ohio, there are numerous options for people seeking help with substance use disorder. For more intensive treatment, The Recovery Village Columbus offers full-service therapy for people from across the country to overcome addiction.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

Canton, OH is a relatively small town, which can make it difficult for people to access recovery resources near them. There are several resources located in nearby Ohio cities and towns, including detox centers, rehab facilities and medically assisted treatment providers. Once they’ve developed a foundation for success at a residential or comprehensive outpatient rehab facility, they can then return to Canton and receive local supportive services.

Some of the cities near Canton, OH that may offer addiction resources such as meetings, support networks and medical providers include:

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