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Substance Abuse


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.
  • Cigarettes
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Sedatives, tranquilizers, pain killers
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • 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, Halcion, ProSom)
  • Opioid derivatives for pain relief (OxyContin, Darvon, Vicodin, Dilaudid, Demerol)
  • 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:
  1. Court involvement
  2. Loved ones concerned enough to reach out for help
  3. Loss of employment
  4. Loss of relationships
  5. 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 use) disorders
  • 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 individual.
 

To Whom It May Concern:
I am a parent of a child with special needs. We have been involved with South Community for many years. It is a partnership that I have come to rely on as an integral part of my son’s support system.

The summer program that South Community has in place is an awesome program that provides a wonderful opportunity for many kids at risk, who otherwise would be left out of a truly adventurous experience. READ MORE >>

I honestly do not know what I would have done without South Community. It has helped me so much in rebuilding my life. I went from living at home with my mother for financial reasons, and also severe depression, to having a place of my own and a job!

Thanks to South Community, I was able to get the therapy I needed. I was also able to obtain a caseworker, Lynn Wynstrep. Lynn helped me get my life back in order. READ MORE >>

To Staff of South Community:
Thank you all for a wonderful training year. You guys were a great supportive staff to work with. I felt like I was part of the team here, and I appreciate everyone for helping me with anything I needed throughout the year.

I know that many agencies talk about having a recovery focus, but the staff here truly implements it. I noticed it and my clients noticed it. From the front service desk to the providers in the back, there is an emphasis on client care. READ MORE >>