Addiction & Recovery

Having trouble with Addiction and Recovery? Check out the resources that Southern State offers below.

Substance Abuse

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Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

This article from NPR tells the story of Jack O'Connor and his struggle with Heroin Addiction, and describes the effects of these drugs on the brain.

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Many people have heard of BAC levels, and what can happen if they're too high and law enforcement gets involved, but not everyone understands how the process works. BAC levels are used to determine if a person should be able to operate a motor vehicle legally. How this determination is made consists of several parts and processes. The Alcohol Addiction Center's guide will explain what BAC is, why it's important to know your level before making decisions, and what the consequences of some of those decisions might be.

Drug Addiction

Addiction is a growing concern in the United States. People often use drugs as an outlet for their problems, although drug use creates its own problems over time. Drug addiction not only affects a person's health and relationships, but also impacts society and the environment. has numerous treatment options to guide people toward a sober and healthy life.

FRS Counseling

FRS Counseling is a treatment facility in Hillsboro, Ohio which specializes in mental health and substance abuse services. They provide outpatient options for those who enroll. It has programs catering to particular demographics, such as adolescents and DUI / DWI offenders. Payment is accepted at this facility through self-payment, Medicaid, and private health insurance.

LGBTQ+ and Addiction states that substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.

Solutions Counseling and Recovery Center

Solutions promotes wellness in mind, body and spirit through the provision of effective, affordable mental health and alcohol/drug services that promote recovery, overall health and a sense of belonging. Solutions has three locations in Wilmington, Ohio.