Estimated Ohio Residents Addicted to Opioids
Drug overdose deaths in 2016 rose more than 19% to at least 59,000, the largest jump ever recorded. Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdoses.
The faces of those struggling with addiction no longer fit into any particular stereotype of age, gender, or socioeconomic status. They include the teenage athlete that started taking painkillers for a sports injury, and the man down the street who was trying to recover from a painful shoulder surgery. This crisis is touching our neighbors, our friends, our children, and our families. The percentage of babies born addicted to drugs or alcohol is growing every day, and families are being torn apart by death or desertion.
Understandably most of the focus is on the current opiate crisis, but according to the 2016 Summit County Health Assessment, it is important to remember that alcohol represents 44% of the substance abuse issues of clients consuming services in Summit County. The capacity for providing treatment has not kept pace with the escalation of the crisis. For those who do seek help, the barriers to entry and time gaps in each next step of the process often result in relapse. Those struggling with addiction may attempt treatment repeatedly, but many are not connected with a seamless, long-term program to fully heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually - leading to program failure. Restore Addiction Recovery wants to join with you and rescue those struggling with addiction by transforming their lives and helping them experience the abundant life God intended.