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Columbus, Georgia, suffers from high rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Luckily, there are many treatment options available.

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Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

Columbus, OH


Recovery Institute of Ohio

Sandusky, OH


Options Behavioral Health Hospital

Indianapolis, IN


Harbor Oaks Hospital

New Balitmore, MI

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Opioid Addiction In Columbus, Georgia

Much of America’s opioid abuse stems from prescriptions for powerful pain-relieving pills to treat chronic pain. Due to the addictive nature of these drugs, patients become dependent on pain pills, and opioid use disorders emerge.  Georgia is in the top 11 states for opioid deaths, and the Columbus area is among the hardest hit. The state witnessed a tenfold increase of opioid abuse from 1999 to 2014, totaling 549 deaths.

Additionally, 55 out of 159 counties in Georgia endured higher opioid abuse rates than the U.S. average. In 2015, Georgia witnessed 1,307 drug overdoses—”900, or 88%,” were directly related to heroin use. In 2017, 27 people fatally overdosed on opioids. Of those 27 fatalities, deaths involved both prescription and synthetic opioids.

Columbus Drug Busts

Muscogee county, home to Columbus, Georgia, witnessed a “historical drug bust” in 2017. Local law officials seized $ 4.1 million in heroin and meth. A man was also arrested for possessing $6,000 in cocaine and 6 ecstasy pills. Despite these findings, opioids are the biggest threat in the city of Columbus.

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Opioid Dependence And Abuse Symptoms

A key factor in understanding opioid use disorders and dependences is identifying mild to threatening symptoms of abuse. Using opioids without a prescription, taking extra doses, or using pills as mood boosters can indicate abuse. Relying on the pills to cope with emotional difficulties or continuing to use them despite negative consequences are also examples of potential abuse. Experiencing cravings for the substance can indicate opioid dependences. Lastly, feeling as if prescription pills are not strong enough, and intentionally seeking a “more intense high” via synthetic opioids is a strong indicator of opioid dependence and abuse.

Typical signs of opioid abuse include:

  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Needle marks (if using intravenously)
  • Itchy, dry skin
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Increased euphoria
  • Hallucinations
  • Emotional instability/aggression

Dependences have a high potential to transition into addictions. Using opioids with other substances, such as stimulants or alcohol greatly increase the risk of fatally overdosing.

Doctor Shopping And Opioid Abuse

Doctor shopping is a common practice for patients obtaining prescription opioids for misuse. Doctor shopping is when patients visit multiple doctors to get prescriptions for one or many chronic illnesses. Since some doctors do not check if the patient is currently taking pain medication, they risk administering the patient multiple drugs, unknowingly increasing their exposure to several prescription opioids.

Who Is At Risk For Opioid Abuse And Overdose In Columbus?

According to the Substance Abuse Research Alliance, “non-Hispanic whites and American Indian or Alaskan Natives” were most at risk for opioid dependence and abuse. Other statistics noted people between 25 to 54-years old, particularly males, were at risk. People with a history of mental health conditions and past substance abuse disorders (SUD) are also more likely to develop an opioid use disorder.

Find Addiction Treatment In Columbus, Georgia

Opioid abuse is 1 of America’s most wide-spread epidemics. The first step towards recovery is taking empowered action and contacting a treatment provider. They are available to answer one’s questions about treatment practices and rehab options. Financial choices may influence someone to travel or stay local and reaching out to a treatment facility can help clarify some of these choices. For more information on treatment options, contact a treatment provider today.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Area 56 Southwest Ohio PO Box 2131
Columbus OH 43216
Ohio Regional Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous (ORSCNA) PO Box 546
Columbus, OH 43216

College Programs

The Counseling & Wellness Center

Columbus College of Art and Design

60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Counseling Services

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

127 South Davis Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43222

Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service

Ohio State University-Main Campus

4th floor
1640 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

Counseling Services

Capital University

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394

Counseling Services

Ohio Dominican University

1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Counseling Services

Pontifical College Josephinum

7625 N. High St. Columbus
OH 43235

Counseling Center

Otterbein University

1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH

Counseling Services Center

Ohio Wesleyan University

61 S. Sandusky St. Delaware
OH 43015

Ohio Christian University Student Development

Ohio Christian University

1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113

AA and NA Meetings in Columbus

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Central Ohio Group Fellowship 651 W Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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