HEROIN ADDICTION IS REAL.
AND IT'S IN BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO.

To speak to a person 24/7 call:
Butler County Crisis Hotline 844-427-4747
heroinhopeline.org
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Heroin use in Butler and surrounding counties is not only on the rise, but it's taking lives at unprecedented levels.

 

Heroin use often starts innocently enough. A prescription for opiate-based painkillers to manage pain after injury, surgery or dental procedure. Doctor prescribed. Taken as directed. But then the pills run out. For an addict, the need does not.

Heroin is an opiate, a highly addictive drug that mimics the effects of prescription painkillers. Once the prescription is gone, heroin is often cheaper and easier to get.

Right here in Butler County, Ohio, the heroin statistics are alarming. In 2014, 75% of deaths investigated by the Butler County Coroner were heroin-related. And 46% of those treated for substance use in Butler County abused heroin.

Heroin is right here in our county. It affects our children, our families, our friends and our colleagues. Many of us are unaware that this happens where we live, but the heroin statistics make it painfully obvious that heroin knows no bounds.

Rich or poor, young or old, no matter what race or creed or gender, heroin is very much here and the lives ruined are real.

In 2015 there were 149 total overdose heroin deaths in Butler County. Today that number has grown more than 500% in three years.

The signs of heroin use are hidden in plain sight. Being aware of these signs can help detour a path to addiction.

Addiction is powerful, and it is relentless, but it can be treated. Awareness, education and making resources readily available are critical to prevention and rehabilitation. No one wants to be an addict. It is up to us to help the ones in need, the ones we love, because very few can do it alone.

Take the time to learn about heroin addiction and what you can do to stop heroin abuse in Butler County.

 

Let's face it. We are in this together and only
WE can stop the Heroin epidemic.

Parents hope daughter’s obituary sends a message

Resources

Access Counseling Services
4464 S. Dixie Highway, Middletown
513-649-8008
www.acscounseling.com
Provider offers outpatient counseling services

 

Beckett Springs Psychiatric Hospital
8614 Shepherd Farm Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069
513-942-9500
www.beckettsprings.com
Provider offers heroin detox and inpatient and outpatient treatment. MEDICARE AND PRIVATE INSURANCE ONLY

 

Butler County Crisis Hotline
844-427-4747
www.heroinhopeline.org

 

Community Behavioral Health
820 S. MLK Jr. Blvd., Hamilton
513-887-8500
or
1659 S. Breiel Boulevard, Middletown
513-424-0921 ext. 10
www.cbh-services.org
Provider offers outpatient counseling services

 

Community Recovery Project
communityrecoveryproject.org
513-804-8892
Community Recovery Project exists to provide access to education and resources on the subject of Opiate and Heroin addiction.

 

Inject Hope
injecthope.com
513-946-4406
The Inject Hope Regional Collaborative brings community leaders in the areas of public health, health care, public safety, prevention and treatment and job and family services together across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana to address the heroin and opiate epidemic that is threatening the well-being and safety of our entire community.

 

Middletown and Hamilton Narcotics Anonymous
www.hamascna.org

 

Modern Psychiatry and Wellness
West Chester Location
6942 Tylersville Rd
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: 513-868-0055
Fax: 513-297-7577
www.modernpsych.com

Hamilton Location
25 North F Street
Hamilton, OH 45013
Phone: 513-795-7557
Fax: 513-795-7518
Provider offers medication assisted outpatient treatment

 

Nar-Anon Family Groups
Thursdays 7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
MidPoint Library Conference Room
125 Broad Street, Middletown
Questions? Call Kelly at:
513-313-4099

 

The Next Right Thing
930 Ninth Avenue, Middletown
513-727-1438
Provider offers outpatient counseling services

 

SAFE Substance Abuse Family Education Groups
Wednesdays 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Breiel Boulevard Church of God
2000 Breiel Boulevard, Middletown
or
Mondays from 6 to 8pm
Zion Lutheran Church on Front Street in Hamilton
Questions? Call Stephanie at:
513-868-5125

 

Sojourner Recovery Services
515 Dayton Street, Hamilton
513-868-7654
www.sojournerrecovery.org
Provider offers residential and outpatient counseling services

 

State Line Treatment Services
Harrison Office
120 May Drive
Harrison, Ohio 45030
(P)513-367-4444

Ross Office
3621 Rossgate Court
Hamilton, Ohio 45013
(P) 513-738-7600
www.statelinetx.com
Outpatient treatment services for chemical dependency.

Faith-Based Resources

Celebrating Restoration
www.celebratingrestoration.com
Our Mission is to provide crisis intervention and after care to those struggling with depression, suicide and substance use disorders. Our goal is to provide every individual equal access to treatment for their disease of addiction. There is NO fee for our services.