Dayton Ohio’s Demand for Opioid Addiction Treatment
A spike in heroin overdose deaths leads officials in Ohio to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies, which produces and distributes prescription opioid drugs.
In the last few months, a number of cities, counties, and states across America turn to courts to punish those they believe are responsible for the spiraling opioid crisis. New cases are being filed throughout the country almost every week, and drug makers and distributors deny responsibility and claim they intend to defend their companies vigorously.
In addition, opioid internet sales are also fueling the crisis. Opioid users access online drugs through secret web browsers. They also have ways of making a purchase using encrypted channels, fake names and even virtual currency, such as Bitcoin.
“Darknet vendors are pouring fuel on the fire of the national drug epidemic,” states Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Additionally, President Trump administration is controlling the situation by doubling the number of federal agents working on these illegal sites, plus adding harsh punishments for drug dealers.
Fentanyl and Carfentanil are Major Contributors to Overdose Deaths
Data shows an increase in unintentional overdose deaths involving fentanyl and carfentanil. In 2016, drug overdoses caused the deaths of 4,050 Ohio residents, a 32.8 percent increase compared to 2015. The most substantial number of fentanyl and carfentanil overdose deaths were among the age group between 25-34.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, at least 100 times more potent than heroin or morphine. Also, dozens of fentanyl analog variations of the original molecule are available. They are even more powerful or deadly and predominantly manufactured in China.
Montgomery County, “The Overdose Capital of America”
Per capita, Montgomery County is the one county in the nation for overdose deaths of people under 50 years of age. Overdose is claiming more lives than car crashes and gun deaths. According to the Montgomery County coroner, 365 people died of drug overdoses from January through May of 2017, while 371 people died of such causes in all 2016. Opioid overdoses were up 30% in the last year across the United States, but in the Midwest, overdoses are surging by 70%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Addiction Treatment Programs in Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery County
The Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol provides a wide variety of services for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Services often involve prevention, intervention, and treatment. Even though approximately 6,000 county residents receive drug and alcohol awareness counseling, this number is not close to being enough. With the opioid crisis growing, education, drug treatment services and mental health assistance need to be abundant and widespread. The old and archaic rehabs and drug treatment programs often keep patients in revolving doors of failure. This failure induces depression, hopelessness and, eventually, overdose.
Rapid Detox and Medical Detox
People often become discouraged when looking for addiction treatment programs in Dayton. Addiction treatment professionals are commonly ex-users themselves, with no physiological understanding or training. Rehabs are still running on archaic forms of viewing and treating a person suffering from addiction. Programs are based on labels and suffering.
For those reasons, we receive a large number of phone calls from people seeking opioid treatment with us. They are willing to fly to California to undergo rapid detox or opioid medical detoxification in an accredited hospital, by a board-certified physician. If you have interest in receiving additional information about drug treatment options that you have not found in Dayton, call us today.