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Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

Columbus, OH

Multiple Levels of Care


Options Behavioral Health Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

Multiple Levels of Care


Harbor Oaks Hospital

New Balitmore, MI



Mount Regis Center

Salem, VA

Multiple Levels of Care


Life Center of Galax

Galax, VA

Multiple Levels of Care


Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center

Williamsburg, PA

Multiple Levels of Care


Banyan Heartland – Illinois

Gilman, IL

Full Spectrum of Care


JourneyPure – Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY

Full Spectrum of Care


Timberline Knolls Treatment Center for Women

Lemont, IL

Multiple Levels of Care


Village Behavioral Health Treatment Center

Louisville, TN

Multiple Levels of Care


Banyan Chicago

Chicago, IL

Full Spectrum of Care


SUWS of the Carolinas

Old Fort, NC



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 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 devoted treatment provider. They are available to answer one’s questions about treatment practices in facilities and help determine which method of treatment a future patient would need. Financial options and choices to travel or stay local will help the future patients feel secure in making the best decision. Contact a provider today, and get closer to thriving in your wellness.

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Government Programs

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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

The students have access to the Counselling & Wellness Center. This center contributes to the professional and interpersonal success of the students. They provide counseling which is studen...

60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Counseling Services

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Carebridge is accessible to college student and it provides private counseling to the scholar and their family members. The counselors are expert professionals who can assist the scholar or fami...

127 South Davis Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43222

Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service

Ohio State University-Main Campus

The Counseling & Consultation Service staff provides various services to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students which includes individual and group mental heal...

4th floor
1640 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

Counseling Services

Capital University

Students who are registered in a minimum of one Capital University course are eligible free counseling sessions throughout that semester. The center is staffed by a board licensed medical psycho...

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394

Counseling Services

Ohio Dominican University

College life can be complicated. Home-sickness, unfamiliar surroundings , juggling high-stake courses and new people can become challenging – even for the most outgoing and eager individua...

1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Counseling Services

Pontifical College Josephinum

We provide confidential help to seminarians, both individually and in groups, on a broad range of personal issues. The Josephinum offers licensed professional counsellors. To resolve personal an...

7625 N. High St. Columbus
OH 43235

Counseling Center

Otterbein University

Otterbein Counseling Center clinicians will endorse and make easy stepped forward psychological health, development and exchange by means of presenting ethically suitable, clinically sound psych...

1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH

Counseling Services Center

Ohio Wesleyan University

Our Counseling Services help students transition successfully through various academic and interpersonal challenges so that they can attain their individual goals and optimize their learning exp...

61 S. Sandusky St. Delaware
OH 43015

Ohio Christian University Student Development

Ohio Christian University

You will find a family with your best interests in mind, when you come to Ohio Christian University. For opportunities to lead or serve there are a variety of ministries, and organizations. Ther...

1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113

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