September 14, 2016 – The County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board will fund 20 additional residential treatment beds for males with opiate / heroin addiction at IBH Addiction Recovery Center beginning October 1st. The ADM Board of Directors recently approved an additional 3.2 million dollars to be dedicated to addressing the ongoing opiate / heroin epidemic. This increase in residential treatment capacity is the first of several related system enhancements being planned.
“The ADM Board, along with their community partners, are dedicated to eliminating this epidemic by providing critical treatment and recovery supports to those in need. These additional treatment beds will improve our ability to provide treatment in a timelier manner” says Jerry Craig, ADM Board Executive Director, “We are pleased to partner with IBH Addiction Recovery Center as they begin to expand further into Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), an evidence-based practice which combines behavioral therapy and medications to effectively treat substance use disorders.”
Deborah Foster-Koch, Executive Director of IBH Addiction Recovery Center adds, “It is a privilege to be chosen for the addition of 20 beds in Summit County’s continuum of care. We recognize and appreciate the trust the community has placed in us, and this expansion will allow IBH to serve even more people.”
IBH Addiction Recovery Center, located on South Main Street in Coventry Township has been in operation since 1970 and has used residential treatment to help over 16,000 people suffering from drug and or alcohol addiction. While at IBH Addiction Recovery Center, clients engage in an intense program towards recovery which includes chemical dependency and mental health counselors, medical staff, education specialists, spiritual advisors, recreation, and daily interactions with knowledgeable staff. IBH also operates the IBH REACH Project for people that complete residential treatment at IBH. REACH is a free aftercare program for up to two years post residential treatment. IBH is funded in part by the County of Summit ADM Board, City of Akron, foundations, and private donors. For more information about IBH, please call (330) 644-4095 or visit ibh.org.
Each year, over 26,000 Summit County residents and their families face the challenge of recovery from mental illness and addictions and turn to the ADM Board for treatment and support. The continuum of care received runs throughout the lifespan – from services and programs for toddlers to older adults. It includes preventative and treatment services, housing support, employment assistance, transportation, respite, peer support, recreation, and educational services.
For information about the ADM Board’s network of services, please call 330-762-3500. For 24-hour emergency assistance call 330-762-6110 for a mental health emergency or 330-996-7730 for an addiction emergency.