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Substance Abuse Stats in Akron, OH

Looking for drug abuse stats and trends in Akron, Ohio? This city is the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous so it’s no surprise that alcohol is a problem there. 

Besides alcohol, reported drugs with growing availability include: 

  • Methamphetamine
  • Fentanyl
  • Cannabis 

Powdered and crack cocaine both rank 10 out of 10 on an availability scale in Akron. 

Police in Akron-Canton seized over 5 pounds of powdered cocaine and 380 grams of crack cocaine in a 6-month period leading up to 2019

Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient and outpatient are both very different experiences. For most clients, inpatient rehab is the treatment of choice. 

That’s because inpatient rehab offers a level of stability that you can’t mimic with outpatient. There’s a huge benefit to being removed from the stresses of daily life during recovery. 

Outpatient treatment lets you get help for drug abuse while working or taking care of your responsibilities. You’ll attend appointments part-time while living at home. If inpatient rehab isn’t an option for you, then outpatient ensures you can get better. 

How Long Can Treatment at a Rehab Last?

Your treatment should last at least 90 days. Rehab treatment isn’t as effective when it lasts less than 3 months. 

For opioid treatment, the minimum rehab treatment is 12 months. That’s because opioid addiction takes more recovery time than some other conditions. 

Both of those numbers are only minimums. You should stay in rehab as long as your care team recommends it. There’s no stay in rehab that’s too long: in fact, long treatment stays actually help your outcome. 

What to Expect at Rehab

At rehab, you should expect a complete focus on recovery. Your care team will help you create a care plan that’s right for you. 

Some effective treatments for addiction include: 

  • Therapy: Talking with a therapist helps you uncover the reasons you abuse drugs. It can help you realize (and avoid) your triggers. 
  • Medication: If you live with opioid or alcohol addiction, then medication to control your symptoms may be an option. Talk to your doctor about Suboxone or other medications. 

When Would You Need to Go to Detox?

Go to detox if your care team tells you to do so. Medical detox is an important part of recovery. 

Detoxing from an addictive drug causes withdrawal. The signs of withdrawal can include: 

  • Cravings
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Muscle pain
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Withdrawal can feel like you’re very sick! Going to detox helps you get through this part with the least discomfort. 

It’s very important to go to detox if you’re stopping opioids, alcohol, or benzos. These drugs can have severe detox symptoms.

How Long is Detox?

The length of detox is different for everyone. It can take as few as 3 days or as many as 3 weeks. 

Your care team will recommend a detox length based on: 

  • Your drug use history
  • Your health history
  • Your relapse history, if any

Some common rehab stay lengths are 3-7 days, 10-14 days, and 14-21 days. Most detoxes take less than a week, but it depends on the drug. 


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  2. Finding the right program for you. (2019, April 11)
  3. Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network. (2019). Drug abuse trends in the Akron-Canton region