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New Medication Management Withdrawal Program

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Coleman Behavioral Health recently partnered up with St. Rita's to start a new medication management withdrawal program. Coleman Behavioral Health recently partnered up with St. Rita's to start a new medication management withdrawal program.
They're still in the early stages, but they're hoping this new program with help serve the community in the fast growing opiate and heroin epidemic. They're still in the early stages, but they're hoping this new program with help serve the community in the fast growing opiate and heroin epidemic.

Recently released data by the Seattle based Researcher's Live Stories states that Ohio has a higher amount of heroin deaths than those in Texas and California per capita.

Micah Sobota, Director of the Crisis Stabilization Unit in Lima says there's no specific reason behind that and it's hard to tell why Ohio is gripped in the opiate epidemic.

"There's multiple theories we can't pinpoint one exact reason why. There could be the theory of the pill mills the medical world that has created the over prescribing of opiates, the overuse and now over abundance of heroin because of the overuse, there are multiple theories but we can't pinpoint one to be exact," says Sobota.

But, more resources are being added for people suffering with drug addictions here in Lima. Coleman Behavioral Health recently partnered up with St. Rita's to start a new medication management withdrawal program. They're still in the early stages, but they're hoping this new program with help serve the community in the fast growing opiate and heroin epidemic.

Tammie Colon from Coleman Behavioral Health says withdrawing from opiate addiction is hard, but the person needs to be committed to get through it.

"Getting them through that most difficult part when their body is actually craving and demanding that they continue to use and we're here trying to combat that and support them while they fight their own body," says Colon.

As the program continues to grow, Colon says says it will allow patients to be close to family as they get the help they need.
 

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