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Ohio is located in the Midwest and is the tenth most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's name originates from the Iroquois word ohi-yo'; when translated means "great river" or "large creek". Known as the "Buckeye State" due to the state's buckeye trees, Ohioans are referred to as "Buckeyes". The United States Census Bureau estimates Ohio's population at 11,570,808 residents as of 2013.

The illegal drug market is thriving in Ohio and is flooded with marijuana, cocaine and heroin. The ever present drug problem in the state has lead to an escalated amount of violent crime, poverty, and theft. Ohio has seen the number of treatment admissions for drug addiction problems continue to grow as a younger portion of the state's population becomes addicted to illegal substances. During 2012, Ohio enrolled 71,047 residents into drug rehab programs throughout the state. The primary drug of addiction in Ohio drug rehab centers during 2012 was marijuana (16,364 residents) followed by heroin (12,549 residents) and alcohol addiction combined with a secondary substance (11,901 residents). 62 percent of all enrollments in Ohio during 2012 were male and 38 percent female.

Marijuana cultivation in the state is widespread and abuse of this substance often begins as young as ten years of age. It is believed that marijuana addiction is one of the state's biggest drug threats due to resident's belief that it is a benign substance. Ohio's fertile farmlands make for ideal growth conditions leading to the escalating domestic cultivation of marijuana. Additionally, marijuana distributors in Ohio have begun to use in-door cultivation methods such as hydroponics to grow their product. Mexican drug cartels are also responsible for the state's marijuana supply. Smuggled in through southern states, Mexican drug cartels bring in shipments ranging from ounces to kilos using various local criminal syndicates.

During 2012, an estimated 16,364 residents enrolled in Ohio drug rehab programs citing marijuana addiction as their reason for receiving treatment. This portion of drug rehab admissions during that year made up 23 percent of all the enrollments in Ohio drug rehab programs during 2012. An estimated 73.7 percent of all the admissions into Ohio drug rehab facilities for marijuana addiction were male and 26.3 percent were female. The largest age group enrolled in Ohio drug rehab programs during 2012 was between the ages of 12-17 years old (24.7 percent). The second largest group enrolled in state drug rehab programs during that year was between the ages of 21-25 years old (21.7 percent).

Ohio has a number of quality drug rehab programs throughout the state to help residents overcome their marijuana addiction. These programs provide a variety of rehabilitation services and run anywhere from a few weeks to several months on end. While many residents choose to enroll in short-term or outpatient programs, they come to find that their recovery needs are not being met. Residents with a long history of marijuana addiction should consider attending an inpatient or residential long-term treatment program. These more intensive types of drug rehab programs provide structure, a safe drug-free environment and the support necessary to transition into a life of sobriety.

Heroin addiction is a severe problem in Ohio. The state is one of the few in the country where heroin addiction statistics continue to rise. While in the past a majority of the heroin in Ohio was smuggled in from Mexico, the increasing demand for the substance has seen additional markets open up. Southeast Asian, Colombian and Afghan criminal drug organizations are meeting the increased demand for heroin in Ohio and distributing the illegal substance throughout the state. With the increase in foreign drug trade in Ohio, violence and gangland territorialism has become an acute problem.

During 2012, Ohio drug and alcohol rehab programs enrolled 12,549 residents citing heron addiction as their reason for needing treatment. The male to female ratio citing heroin addiction was nearly equally split; 51.7 percent male and 48.3 percent female. The largest age group to receive treatment in Ohio for heroin addiction during 2012 was between the ages of 26-30 years old (27.9 percent). The second largest age group enrolled for heroin addiction during 2012 in Ohio was between the ages of 21-25 years old (24.3 percent).

Heroin is a substance that is both physically and mentally addictive. Due to the physical nature of heroin addiction most addicted individuals will require medical detox prior to receiving drug rehabilitation. Ohio residents have several options when it comes to withdrawing from heroin. They can choose drug replacement therapy (e.g. methadone), rapid detox using general anesthesia and prescription withdrawal medications to ease withdrawal symptoms. While drug replacement therapy and rapid detox are viable solutions to discontinuing heroin use, they do not provide long-term recovery. To truly recover from heroin addiction the individual must be able to live life substance free. This means no longer being controlled by any substance, prescription or otherwise. For the greatest chance of long-term sobriety, it is recommended that the addicted individual go through medical detox using limited prescription medications that can be discontinued once the withdrawal phase is complete.

Medical detox for heroin addiction is the first step in the rehabilitation process. Without additional treatment and rehabilitation services the individual is ill-equipped to handle life sober. Ohio drug rehab programs provide recovering heroin addicts with the life skills, relapse prevention tools and insight they need to live a clean and sober life. Through inpatient or residential long-term treatment the recovering individual has the time, resources and dedicated focus on their recovery they need to make the transition from addiction to total rehabilitation.

Poly addiction problems in Ohio are prevalent. In 2012, an estimated 11,901 residents cited alcohol addiction with a secondary substance as their reason for enrolling in drug rehab programs in the state. This made up 16.8 percent of all the drug and alcohol rehab admissions for that year in Ohio. The severity of a multiple drug addiction problem requires intensive treatment and medical detox for some. A treatment professional is able to determine what type of program will best fit the individual's recovery needs.


Ohio Drug Statistics

1. In Ohio, Marijuana perseveres to be the most abused illicit drug, and use among residents under 18 years of age rate highest among all age groups.

2. In 2007, accidental drug poisoning turned into the leading cause of injury death, in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicle wrecks for the 1st time on record. This trend continued in 2010.

3. In Ohio, the rate of accidental drug poisonings increased 372%, and the increase in deaths has been largely by prescription drug overdoses from 1999-2010.

4. There were 327 fatal accidental drug overdoses in 1999 growing to 1,544 yearly deaths in 2010, in Ohio.

5. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) revealed that in 1998, the state of Ohio, paid conservatively $81. 3 billion dollars on substance dependence and abuse, 13. 1 % of the $620 billion in gross state spending.

6. On average, almost 4 people died every day in Ohio due to drug overdose.

Drug Facts
  • In the 1970's Ecstasy was actually given to psychotherapy patients, but in 1986 this practiced was stopped when animal studies showed that Ecstasy use caused brain damage.
  • Individuals who use PCP generally report an out-of-body experience where they feel detached from reality, or ones consciousness is disconnected from reality.
  • Over one million adolescents each year are confirmed as victims of child abuse and neglect by state child protective service agencies. State welfare records indicate that alcohol and drug abuse is one of the top two problems exhibited by families in 81% of the reported cases.
  • Methamphetamine use is associated with increased numbers of HIV infections in some populations.