Drug Rehabs in Akron, OH

Akron, Ohio, is sometimes called the "City of Invention." Unfortunately, it has been struck by the Opioid epidemic; residents can seek assistance from inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, however.

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Akron, Ohio

Akron is the fifth largest city in the state of Ohio and is located in Summit County. As is the case throughout the state, Akron is suffering from the effects of the Opioid epidemic. Residents may abuse Fentanyl or a variety of synthetic Opioids; many who transition to eventual Heroin use do so because the drug is more affordable and accessible than the prescription Opioids they began using in the first place.

The good news for those suffering, or for those who have friends and family members faced with the peril of addiction, is that treatment options are available locally for those who struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with drugs and/or alcohol.

Opioid Addiction In Akron

Summit County has been devastated by the powerful synthetic drugs Fentanyl and Carfentanil. These drugs were sending an average of 20 people to the hospital per day. There was a marked increase in overdose deaths within Akron relatively recently; authorities report that relevant fatalities grew from 25 in the first 4 months of 2020 to 60 in the first 4 months of 2021.

Akron narcotic officers said they discovered Fentanyl mixed with street drugs other than Heroin as well. They also noted that street dealers generally sell a variety of drugs, from Marijuana to Heroin.

Treating Addiction In Akron

In 2018, Akron was personally touched by the overdose of local school board member John Otterman. He was found unconscious alongside a white substance that tested positive for Fentanyl, as well as Marijuana. Otterman was given 4 doses of Naloxone before he was revived and sent to the hospital for further treatment. Otterman encouraged equipping every public school in Akron with Naloxone. The board eventually approved the plan.

As governor, John Kasich announced that new rules were necessary for companies that distributed drugs in the state. He commented that “total clarity” is needed for where drug distributors sell their products. Across the country, drug distributors are under pressure to take a stronger lead in the fight against the ongoing addiction epidemic. Multiple lawsuits have accused distributors of not monitoring suspicious drug orders closely enough.

Some Ohioan entrepreneurs are taking the drug epidemic into their own hands. Some companies are forming non-pharmacological pain treatments, others are creating tech solutions to make sure people take the correct dosages of medication, and another is focused on treatment and support for those struggling with addiction.

Summit County received a grant of $1.3 million for efforts aimed at diverting low-level felony offenders from jail. That money is being used by Greenleaf LLC to decrease the backlog of assessments for Summit County’s intervention program for substance abuse and mental health issues, a program that helps criminal defendants find treatment.

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If you or someone you love is having trouble quitting drugs or alcohol in Akron, know that treatment is available. You’re not only able to make the choice to move towards getting clean, but there are also multiple resources that might aid in staying clean once you’ve gone through initial detox. Help is out there. Contact a treatment provider today for more information.



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Government Programs

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Name Location Phone
Buckeye Regional Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous (BRSCNA) PO Box 1074
Kent, OH 44240

College Programs

Counseling & Testing Center

University of Akron Main Campus

302 E Buchtel Ave
Akron, OH 44325

Counseling Center

Kent State University at Kent

150 Terrace Drive
325 White Hall,Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242

The Counseling Services of Walsh University

Walsh University

2020 E Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720

Counseling Center

Malone University

2600 Cleveland Ave
NW, Canton, Ohio 44709

Counseling Center

University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Ave
Alliance, Ohio 44601

AA and NA Meetings in Akron

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Akron Area Intergroup 775 N. Main, St.Akron, OH 44310 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
BUCKEYE REGION PO Box 1074 Kent, OH 44240 Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
The Canton, Ohio Area Intergroup 4125 Hills and Dales Rd, NW Suite 400B, Canton, OH 44708-1676 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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