The Community C.O.R.E. strongly believes that prevention is key. Treatment options provide hope that people need, but our best chance at ending this epidemic of opiate abuse in Logan and surrounding counties is prevention. Prevention starts at home and there are many resources to help parents with prevention and how to talk to their children about drug abuse and the dangers. As well as teachers. Educating students on how drugs affect the body and the mind and the well-being of life. These two sources alone make for a strong background for a child to resist drug abuse. In addition there are programs like K.N.O.W. and D.A.R.E. These programs are designed to educate students on what drugs look like what to do if they are approached by someone offering drugs.
Treatment & Help
Finding help for someone who is addicted to drugs starts with talking to a professional about what treatment options are available. Here in Logan County there are a number of treatment options that may work for you.
The Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services Board for Logan and Champaign Counties will be able to connect you to services best suited for your situation. Contact Tammy Nicholl at (937) 465-1045 or email Community CORE at LoganCountyCORE@gmail.com.
The number one priority is the immediate safety of the parties involved. If you believe someone is currently overdosing call 911 to get them help immediately.
First let’s define addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is defined as, “A chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain. They change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long-lasting, and can lead to the armful behaviors seen in people who abuse drugs.