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substance use treatment

Substance Use Treatment

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 Behavioral Health 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

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)

South Community Behavioral Health offers Integrated Dual Disorder 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 Disorder Treatment (IDDT) addresses both at the same time.

Integrated Dual Disorder 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 Disorder 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.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP):

South Community is offering an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental illness. An Intensive Outpatient Program can be an alternate to residential treatment, or a step down following a residential treatment stay. Within this program, individuals will participate in recovery groups several times weekly, as well as participate in individual therapy. Medication Assistant Treatment (MAT) is also offered when appropriate and can be used to achieve long-term recovery.

Our goal at South Community is to assist clients in their recovery journey. Individuals will be assessed for the appropriate level of care based on criteria from the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Intake assessments are offered on a walk-in basis at our Kettering Blvd. location Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm


We are committed to providing the best care to the persons we serve. Please share suggestions that would improve your experience working with South Community.

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 >>

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