In Ohio, one person dies every five hours due to an opioid overdose, equalling about five deaths per day. Approximately 1,825 people die each year from these narcotics, just in “the Buckeye State” alone. This is almost 80 percent more than the number of fatal car accidents. According to Ohio State Patrol, there were 1,054 fatal car crashes in 2016, which means residents of Ohio have a higher chance of dying from a drug overdose than a car accident.
In light of the Ohio opioid epidemic, Advanced Recovery Systems, an integrated behavioral healthcare management company, is opening a new treatment center in Groveport, Ohio. Named The Recovery Village Columbus, this new center is located at 3964 Hamilton Square Blvd., Groveport, OH 43125. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Tuesday, July 11 to present Ohio’s newest addiction, substance abuse and mental health treatment facility.
About The Recovery Village Columbus
The facility is conveniently located just 18 minutes outside of Columbus in Groveport, close to both local airports. The 80-bed treatment center specializes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and co-occurring disorder treatment. The Recovery Village Columbus offers services including specialized treatment programs for co-occurring disorders, medical detox, drug and alcohol rehab, individual and group therapy and counseling, inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization. In the heart of Ohio, the facility sits on 6.586 acres and is complete with a fitness center, on-site chef and other healing amenities to make recovery as comfortable as possible.
The Recovery Village Columbus offers affordable programs and accepts most insurance policies with private pay rates available. For additional information about admittance, waitlist and availability, please visit https://www.columbusrecoverycenter.com/or call (855) 649-1990.
Opioid Use and Abuse
An opioid is a drug made synthetically that affects the central nervous system to relieve pain. It can be taken in a tablet, capsule or liquid form. Opioid medications are meant to be used for only a short period of time; long-term use can lead to severe side effects or addiction. Brand names include Oxycontin, Vicodin, Sublimaze, Tylox, Percocet and more. Opiates are drugs used to treat pain, like opioids, but they come from an opium poppy plant. Some of the most well-known opiates include morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone and illicit substances like heroin and fentanyl. The two terms are often used interchangeably.
Many people can be prescribed an opioid by a licensed physician for chronic pain from surgery, back injuries, migraines and other conditions. People are finding new ways to obtain these drugs, like scouring the Internet to build anonymous relationships with drug manufacturing companies that supply opioids. In 2016, 631 million opioid pills were prescribed to the residents of Ohio. Purchasing an opioid at retail cost is substantially cheaper than buying on the street. For example, Oxycontin can be less than six dollars per pill when sold legally, but can range from $50 to $80 per pill on the street. Even with these skyrocketing prices Ohioans are still purchasing illicit opioids. People are also turning to street drugs like heroin and fentanyl, which are typically much cheaper than both retail and street perscription pills. According to CBSNews.com, the heroin epidemic in Ohio kills at least 23 people each week. Heroin can cost between $15 to $20 per dose and fentanyl is about $20 to $30 per pill. With these drastic numbers and easy access to street drugs, Ohio has spent more than 1 billion dollars a year to fight the opioid epidemic.