Please Contact Us if you know anyone who is suffering from substance abuse. In case of an emergency or need of immediate care, please call 911.
Dayton and Montgomery County substance abuse is epidemic, tragic and in
need of solutions. While treatments may differ, South Community, Inc. has
provided area citizens with physicians and facilities dedicated to wellness
and addiction free living. Substance abuse may involve legal, illegal
and/or legal prescription drugs.
- Sedatives, tranquilizers, pain killers
- Ecstasy (MDMA)
While many prescription drugs can be abused or misused, these three classes
are most commonly abused:
- Depressants that treat anxiety or sleep (Valium, Librium, Xanax,
- Opioid derivatives for pain relief (OxyContin, Darvon, Vicodin,
- Stimulants such as prescribed for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity
Disorder ADHD (Dexedrine, Ritalin)
People report using substances for a variety of reasons. Often it only
comes to the attention of treatment providers through other problems/issues:
- Court involvement
- Loved ones concerned enough to reach out for help
- Loss of employment
- Loss of relationships
- Experiencing other mental health related issues
The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports:
- 8.9 million adults have co-occurring (mental health and substance
- 7.4% receive treatment for both conditions
- 55.8% receive no treatment at all
In the State of Ohio Department of Health report drug overdoses have
increased by 372% (from 1999 to 2010).
South Community, Inc. offers Integrated Dual Disordered Treatment (IDDT),
an evidence-based model for adults who have these co-occurring issues of
substance abuse and serious mental illness. No longer does a person have to
go to two different programs to get help. Integrated Dual Disordered
Treatment (IDDT) addresses both at the same time.
Integrated Dual Disordered Treatment (IDDT) works with the individual on
sobriety, understanding his/her mental illness and substance abuse
disorder, with an emphasis on community treatment.
Treating the co-occurring disorders of mental health and substance abuse
through Integrated Dual Disordered Treatment (IDDT) can improve quality of
life, decrease court involvement, seeks to bring loved ones and
family/other support into the treatment process and with independence can
mean stable housing, employment and other meaningful activities for the