4 Drug Rehab Centers Near Alliance, Ohio
In Alliance opioid prescriptions have dropped a dramatic 41 percent, from 2012 to 2018. However, many people have already become addicted to opioids, and more difficult access means turning to street drugs like heroin and fentanyl. Fortunately, there is one drug and alcohol treatment center in Alliance and three more in Stark County.
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Substance Abuse In Alliance And Stark County, Ohio
Stark County witnessed a 603 percent increase in adult opiate use between 2004 and 2016, representing a dark time in the community. At the height of this epidemic, the state of Ohio saw four overdose death each day. Stark County had 69 overdose deaths in 2017. Over the past two years, fatalities have significantly declined. Consider the following:
- 21 percent of Stark County high school students have tried prescription opiates
- In 2017, over-burdened morgues saw a 20 percent increase in human remains needing to be prepared for burial. This forced them to rent extra trailers to store and process the remains.
- The county has had to spend a staggering $75,000 per year on toxicology screenings to determine causes of death.
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Stark County Mental Health & Recovery - https://starkmhar.org/help/stark-countys-heroin-epidemic/heroin-facts-figures/
Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/03/16/drugs-are-killing-so-many-in-this-county-that-cold-storage-trailers-are-being-used-as-morgues/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7d95c1166ece