Drug treatment center expanding care options in Mason

Drug treatment center expanding care options in Mason


DOWNTOWN, JOHN LONDON. WLWT NEWS 5. MIKE: ALL RIGHT, JOHN. AN ADDICTS WILL SOON HAVE A NEW PLACE TO GO FOR TREATMENT HERE IN THE AREA. THE LINER CENTER OF HOPE CONFIRMING TODAY IT IS EXPANDING ITS SERVICES AND OPENING A NEW ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER IN MASON. WLWT NEWS 5’S KARIN JOHNSON CONTINUES OUR LIVE TEAM COVERAGE. REPORTER: AND, MIKE, UP UNTIL NOW THE LINEAR CENTER AND THE CITY OF MASON HAVE BEEN PRETTY TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT THE PROJECT. I DID CONFIRM TODAY THIS BUILDING HERE, IT’S THE FORMER OHIO E CHECK BUILDING ON ROUTE 42 WILL SOON OPEN AS A NEW OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CENTER FOR HEROIN ADD DUCTS AND THOSE BATTLING OTHER ADDICTIONS. THE PERMIT IT ON THE WINDOW AND WORK INSIDE THE BUILDING ON ROUTE 42 NEAR 741 IS ON THE WAY. THE CENTER SAYS IT WILL OPEN THE DOORS TO HOPE CENTER NORTH THIS SPRING. WHAT WE WANT THERE IS A PLACE WHERE ANYONE CAN COME IN FOR TREATMENT FOR ANY TYPE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS AND GET THE CARE RIGHT THERE. REPORTER: LIKE METHADONE CLINICS HOPE CENTER NORTH WOULD TREAT THOSE ADDICTED TO HEROIN AND OTHER OPIATES BUT THE DOCTOR SAYS IT GOES WELL BEYOND THAT? WE ARE PLANNING TO TREAT ALL SUBSTANCES, ALCOHOL, OPIATES, COCAINE USE DISORDERS AND ALSO TO ADDICTIONS SUCH AS GAMBLING IS WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR. REPORTER: A FEW PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T WANT TO GO ON CAMERA REACHED OUT TO WLWT WITH CONCERNS. THEY ARE NOT HAPPY THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER IS SPREADING INTO THE CITY AND DOWN THE ROAD FROM A PARK INSTEAD OF EXPANDING ITS ADDICTION SERVICES ON ITS CURRENT LOCATION OF OLD WESTERN ROAD BOULEVARD. BUT THOSE WHO WERE VOCAL HAD A DIFFERENT TAKE. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT IS DEFINITELY NEEDED. I DON’T THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH IT BEING THERE, BECAUSE I MEAN THAT IS NOT BASICALLY A COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE LIVE RIGHT THERE, YOU KNOW, THERE IS MORE INDUSTRY AROUND THERE THAN THERE IS AND THERE IS NO SCHOOLS AROUND THERE. I THINK IF THERE IS A NEED IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE IT IN THE COMMUNITY. REPORTER: THE DOCTOR SAYS THERE IS A NEED AND HE SAYS ALONG WITH TREATMENT COMES OTHER BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY. REDUCED CRIME, REDUCINGED CHRONIC MENTAL ILLNESS, REDUCED PHYSICAL ILLNESS, A REDUCTION IN HIV, HEPATITIS C INFECTION. REPORTER: AND DOCTORS SAY HOW PEOPLE ARE TREATED REALLY DEPEND UPON THE PERSON AND THE ADDICTION. FOR EXAMPLE, SOMEONE WHO IS A HEROIN ADD DUCT MAY BE GIVEN METHADONE WHERE THERAPY MAY BE BETTER SUITED FOR AN ALCOHOLIC. REPORTING LIVE IN MASON, KARIN JOHNSON, WLWT NEWS 5. MIKE: DOORS TO THE OUTPATIENT

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