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130 West North Street
Lima, Ohio 45801-4311
Phone: (419) 228-1836
Fax: (419) 228-3891

Substance Abuse


Current Situation - The use of alcohol and drugs is a major public health problem. Substance use and abuse can increase the risk for violence, injuries, HIV infection, and other diseases.  In addition to illegal drugs, overdoses with prescription painkillers have tripled in the past 20 years.  Since 2003, more overdose deaths have involved opioid analgesics than heroin and cocaine combined.  In Ohio, individuals ages 18-25 are more likely to misuse prescription medications and illegal drugs.

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Opportunities for Improvement


What is being done in our Community?

In September 2011 and 2013, Community Summits were held to address substance abuse.  The 2011 Summit addressed Bath Salts and the 2013 Summit was entitled "Preventing Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in Children." 

Lutheran Social Services provides outpatient services for individuals with a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence.

St. Rita's Medical Center treats adults with addiction disorders who have commercial insurance or Medicare in an outpatient setting.  The programming involves partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, aftercare groups and traditional services. 

Lima UMADOAP provides substance abuse prevention and treatment

Coleman Professional Services provides substance abuse treatment.

Partnership for Violence Free Families (PVFF) provides substance abuse prevention.

* Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks on one occasion or in a short period of time.