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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN CINCINNATI, OHIO

According to Trust for Americas Health (TFAH), Ohio has the 12th highest Drug Overdose Mortality Rate in the US. Since 1999, number of overdose deaths have tripled with the majority coming from prescription drugs. The percentage initially was 4.2 per 100 000. The increase of these deaths rose and is still increasing, raising many concerns, as it completely outpaces deaths from heroin and cocaine overdose combined. The number from 1999 hit 1765 deaths which exceed the number of deaths caused by vehicle accidents. At the same time, misuse of the drugs cost the government $ 53.4 billion yearly. Such drugs are Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin. Prescribed drugs are very helpful when used according to doctors’ orders. However, if one consumes excessively, they are most likely to have an addiction which gives them trouble while withdrawing.

Cincinnati and other cities in Ohio affected by this problem with the help of drug rehab treatment programs can easily curb the menace. However, there should be responsible administration of the drugs plus dire education lessons for both health providers and patients. This way, there will be a reduced number of emergency admissions. However, if you know anyone with addiction problems, refer them to our directory where we have the best Cincinnati, Ohio drug and alcohol treatment programs that suit them.
WHAT THERAPISTS IN CINCINNATI HAVE TO SAY
Brian Wright
Brian Wright
Cincinnati, OH 45230

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I utilize person-centered approach mainly. I also use some rational-emotive techniques and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I deal with substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxieties, adjustment disorders, and relationship concerns.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy can be beneficial for anyone whether it requires brief or long term approaches. The person should feel comfortable talking to their therapist and open to exploring difficult issues.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

People can gain all types of benefits from therapy: reduction in symptoms from their disorder, increased personal insight, improved communication and social skills, increased self esteem and worth.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I think I provide a safe and welcoming environment regardless of your concern or background. Ive helped people from different nationalities, diverse sexual orientations, ages 13 and up, and different religions. If people don't feel comfortable in counseling, they would likely not receive benefits.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I think in most cases mental health will precede substance abuse. For example, if someone is depressed, they turn to marijuana. However, I am one of those therapists that believe you can treat substance abuse and mental health concurrently. I think that those conditions can relate to each other and that it shouldnt necessarily be treated as separate.

Brian is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with locations in Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (513) 446-7040. 

 

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2117 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45230
John Harrison
John Harrison
Cincinnati, OH 45230

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

My approach tends to be a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and a mindfulness based approach. I believe it’s important for people to understand that they can change the way they associate to their world. Instead of fighting the world, or fighting one self, beginning to understand where healthy control of thoughts and behavior is located. It’s within the self. Of course, before we can understand what to change, we need to be aware of ourselves, our surroundings, and how our thoughts and behavior affect our lives. This is where the mindfulness approach comes in. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with substance abuse and dependence issues. Almost all of these clients are dealing with some form of traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, stress, or lack of self-esteem. For every client I work with that is dealing with substance abuse, I work with one trying to move past depression, anxiety, or intrusive thoughts.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy can be beneficial for anyone. The type of therapy or the duration will differ. Much of the therapy “fit” is the connection between the client and the therapist. A lot of people quit therapy because they don’t think it works so they don’t go back and give it another try. It’s quite possible that the problem was because they didn’t “fit” with their therapist. There is someone for everyone. Give yourself enough respect and time to find the right therapist for you and your needs.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

The benefits I usually hear clients experience, are improved mood, and mood stability, increased self-esteem, and increased self-awareness and empowerment. Clients also report a basic, overall ability to experience a renewed sense of happiness and wonder in their lives. Life doesn’t change. The way they are interacting with life changes.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I’m relatively young as far as therapists go. At 38 years old, I’ve been doing this work for about 6 years. However, I feel like a have a very good feel for people from the broad range of experiences I have explored. I’ve been in the military, I’ve been in combat, and therefore I’ve lived in different states and cities living with various communities. I’ve had regular corporate type jobs working for wealthy executives and I’ve counseled the homeless population and worked with inmates. I’ve been single for most of my life, and now I’m married with a young daughter. I feel I’ve done a little of everything. I try and focus on the unique worldviews of every client. There’s so much out there to be experienced in our lives. We’ve all experienced life in terms of joy and sorrow, happiness and pain. I’m interested in seeing how I can help each client use their life experiences, both past and present, to help shape some of the changes they may be seeking. We’re going to work on redefining the client’s experiences. Not change them, or erase them, or fight them. We’re going to work on transcending the client’s struggle and establish a greater understanding of what peace can feel like.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

What comes first? The chicken or the egg? Instead of trying to figure out if the substance abuse caused the mental health instability or the mental health instability led to “self-medicating”, for example, we want to look at the whole self. Life does not exist in a vacuum. We want to recognize the correlations in personality, worldview, life events, substance abuse behavior, and mental health. All aspects of self should be explored and treated as much as possible and as much as the client is willing.

John is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on his services (513) 612-9987. 

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2117 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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