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New Treatments Available to Help People with Drug Addictions

The statistics surrounding addiction are shocking and the impact is devastating.

In 2017, 70,000 people[i] in the U.S. died from drug overdoses – the highest number in history. Hamilton County accounted for 570 of those deaths[ii]. The City of Cincinnati alone saw a 79% increase in overdose deaths from 2014 to 2017.

The region, including Kentucky and Indiana, continues to be hit especially hard by the opioid epidemic. Overdose death rates[iii] here are among the highest in the country. As a result, children in our communities experience parental loss rates that nearly double the national average.

For someone with addiction, sobriety can be a long and painful process. As addiction becomes better understood as a mental illness[iv], new approaches are being implemented to help people maintain long-term recovery.

Lindner Center of HOPE recently unveiled a new 10-day, in-patient substance use disorder detox and evaluation program that increases our community’s capacity for treatment, and employs the latest  proven methods.

The approach includes a comprehensive evaluation for each person, and each visit is uniquely designed to meet that person’s needs. Upon completion of the program, patients receive an individualized plan-of-action to increase the odds of continued sobriety.

“Our expert addictions team found that a one-size-fits-all treatment approach doesn’t work for sobriety,” said Paul E. Keck, MD, president and CEO of Lindner Center of HOPE. “Each individual must have a personalized path to success. That’s what this program is designed to do.”

Treating the Whole Patient

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration[v], 80 percent of people who have a substance use disorder also have a mental illness. So a personalized approach to recovery is vital.

Program participants first complete detoxification with close medical supervision. The in-patient portion of the program includes about nine hours of daily programming. The patient also participates in an additional 10 hours of internal addiction programming and access to community support groups.

While completing the inpatient portion, patients stay in Lindner Center’s Sibcy House – a one-of-a-kind facility dedicated to individualized, compassionate comprehensive care. Each patient resides in a private room, complete with a full bath. The program includes:

  • Sessions with a psychiatrist, social work and addictions therapist
  • Testing determined by an addictions therapist
  • Coaching sessions with a chemical dependency specialist
  • Patients also participate in additional programming tailored to their individual needs.

For more information about the program, visit Lindner Center of HOPE’s website or call 513/449-8415.

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Addictions Expertise

Lindner Center of HOPE treats most substance and behavioral addictions. Plans may include medication-assisted treatment, therapy or support groups, and screenings for underlying issues like depression and anxiety.

 

About Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE, located in Mason, OH, is a comprehensive mental health center providing patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. Learn more at LindnerCenterofHope.org.

 

[i] WKRC. (2018, November 30). Acting Attorney General addresses the opioid epidemic during Cincinnati visit. https://local12.com/news/local/acting-attorney-general-to-address-the-opioid-epidemic-during-cincinnati-visit

[ii] WCPO Staff. (2018, July 30). Staggering numbers in Cincinnati’s opioid crisis, but health officials see progress. https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/staggering-numbers-in-cincinnati-s-opioid-crisis-but-health-officials-see-progress

[iii] Demio, T. (2018, Aug. 3). Children here experience parental loss at higher rate than national average

[iv] National Institute of Mental Health. (2016, May). Substance Abuse and Mental Health. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/substance-use-and-mental-health/index.shtml

[v] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019, Jan. 30). Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disorders