Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Where Can I Get Help? Alcohol Addiction Services at TCN-BHS

January 30th, 2014

alcohol addiction

If you have been arrested for an alcohol related offense, you may consider seeking the help of alcohol addiction specialists.  We try to help our clients by giving them the tools to manage both their case and any alcohol addiction issues that are present.  To that end, Charles Rowland has served on the board of TCN-BHS, Greene County’s mental health and alcohol addiction service provider. If you are struggling with an alcohol addiction, here is how to take the first step - If you are seeking a Substance Abuse Assessment, TCN-BHS offers the following Walk-In Clinics:

Xenia Office

  • Monday Check-in at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday Check-in at 9:00 a.m.

Fairborn Office

  • Tuesday Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday Check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Your visit will start with a prompt check-in by our front desk staff and a brief meeting with one of our financial specialists. As a new client, you will participate in an assessment session that focuses on gathering information on your specific circumstances. Providing input on your preferences, history, relationships and current needs will assist your counselor in working with you to develop goals that are meaningful to you as an individual. The assessment should last between one and a half to two hours. At the end of this initial session, you will have a Care Plan specially crafted by the counselor with your input. This Care Plan will recommend treatments with specific goals and target dates to lead you down the path to recovery.  Please prepare for the possibility that you may be at the clinic for up to four hours as you are seen in the order of your arrival time.  For your convenience, TCN also offers scheduled appointments throughout each week. Please call 937-376-8700 for more information. For more information on the alcohol addiction services provided by TCN, please click HERE.

OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio and protecting you.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

Ohio alcohol addiction information and other city-specific info at the following links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville

Prescription Drug Addiction in Ohio; Where to Get Help

October 23rd, 2013

heroin bayerThere is a public health epidemic in Ohio due to the use of opiate-based prescription painkillers.  Over the last decade the abuse of prescription drugs, a medical and legal crackdown have led to an increase in the use of heroin.  According to the Ohio Department of Drug & Alcohol Service, there are 67 pills for every man, woman and child in Ohio with the vast majority of Ohio homes having some form of a drug that may be abused.  Drug overdoses are at an all time high, averaging four deaths a day.  45 percent of the overdose deaths are attributable to prescription drugs.

Law enforcement has shifted resources to deal with this problem.  Using numbers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there has been a 60% increase in heroin seizures, a 41% increase in prescription narcotic seizures, a 27% increase in drug arrests (totaling 2,613) and a 9% increase in OVI arrests (8,145).  [Comparing January-March 2012 to January-March 2011]

The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services helps you find assistance.  They maintain a list of provider agencies on their website [HERE].  I have provided the names for agencies in Greene, Clark and Montgomery Counties below.

 Greene County

Montgomery County

Clark County

OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Find DUI/OVI information on these city-specific links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville 

Montgomery County OVI: The 72-Hour Weekend Intervention Program

September 10th, 2013

montgomery county oviMontgomery County OVI 72-Hour Weekend Intervention Programs

In Montgomery County, a 1st offense OVI/DUI conviction carries a mandatory minimum 3-day jail sentence. Most courts, including Montgomery County OVI Courts, allow this minimum sentence to be satisfied by attending a state-certified 72 hour (3-day) Driver Intervention Program. Most people prefer the D.I.P. because it is usually held in local hotels rather than in the local jail.  Most courts allow a person to choose a convenient weekend and location.  Check with your Ohio OVI attorney to arrange for a convenient program if you are convicted.  An experienced attorney will be able to help you meet the court’s requirements.

Listed below are the 72 hour OVI programs available in Montgomery County, Ohio.

Weekend Intervention Program Wright State University
Program Length: 72 Hours
P.O. Box 927
Dayton, OH 45401
Email: harvey.siegal@wright.edu
Phone: 937-775-3050
Fax: 937-775-2629

Regional DWI Programs
Program Length: 48 Hours
Director: Jeff Wingard
130 West Second Street First National Plaza
Suite 1444
Dayton, OH 45202
Phone: 937-223-7644
Fax: 937-223-3387

Note: Montgomery County requires that an OVI conviction be satisfied by attending the 72 hour program and that the person should also have a drug and alcohol assessment as part of the program.  Clark County OVI clients should be aware of this requirement and should be aware that the A.R.C. program offers a 48 hour alternative.  To satisfy the Clark County OVI requirement, you must attend the 72 hour program.

Montgomery County OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Find Montgomery County OVI  information and other city-specific info at the following links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville 

 

Clark County OVI and the 72 Hour Driver Intervention Program.

August 29th, 2013

clark county ovi

Clark County OVI and the 72 Hour Driver Intervention Program.

In Ohio, a 1st offense OVI/DUI conviction carries a mandatory minimum 3-day jail sentence. Most courts, including Clark County Municipal Court, allow this minimum sentence to be satisfied by attending a state-certified 72 hour (3-day) Driver Intervention Program. Most people prefer the D.I.P. because it is usually held in local hotels rather than in the local jail.  Most courts allow a person to choose a convenient weekend and location.  Check with your Ohio OVI attorney to arrange for a convenient program if you are convicted.  An experienced attorney will be able to help you meet the court’s requirements.

Listed below are the 72 hour OVI programs available in Clark County, Ohio.

  • ADAPT Driver Intervention Program
  • 825 East High Street
  • Springfield, OH 45505 
  • Director: James Davis
  • P.O. Box 2283
  • Springfield, OH 45501
  • Phone: 937-323-0951
  • Fax: 937-323-0951
  • Addictions Resorce Center Inc.
  • Comfort Inn Suites
  • 121 Raydo Drive
  • Springfield, OH 45505 
  • Director: Lisa Houser-Thomas
  • P.O. Box 398
  • Springfield, OH 45501
  • Phone: 937-323-4722
  • Fax: 937-322-5317
Note: Clark County requires that an OVI conviction be satisfied by attending the 72 hour program and that the person should also have a drug and alcohol assessment as part of the program.  Clark County OVI clients should be aware of this requirement and should be aware that the A.R.C. program offers a 48 hour alternative.  To satisfy the Clark County OVI requirement, you must attend the 72 hour program.

Clark County OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Find city-specific Ohio DUI information at the following links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville 

Does Alcohol Consumption Kill Brain Cells?

August 27th, 2013

alcohol brainIt has become a common belief that alcohol consumption kills brain cells, but is that true?

Much of the anti-alcohol rhetoric comes from the prohibition era.  The early temperance writers made the assertion that alcohol killed brain cells and also insisted that the alcohol in their blood could cause “drunkards” to catch fire and burn alive. Hanson, David J. Alcohol Education: What we Must Do. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996, p. 13.  While such over the top arguments have been dropped, they have left the impression that drinking alcohol hurts your brain.  Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.

Scientific medical research has actually demonstrated that the moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better cognitive (thinking and reasoning) skills and memory than is abstaining from alcohol. Moderate drinking doesn’t kill brain cells but helps the brain function better into old age. Studies around the world involving many thousands of people report this finding.  See, for example, Antilla, Tiia, et al. Alcohol drinking in middle age and subsequent risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in old age: a prospective population based study. British Medical Journal, 2004, 329, 538-539; Harrison, P.G. Moderate Drinking Helps Preserve Women’s Brains. Reuters Health, June 15, 2001; McDougall, Graham. Older Women’s Cognitive and Affective Response to Moderate Drinking. Presented at the meetings of the National Congress on the State of Science in Nursing Research. Washington, D.C., October 7-8,2004; University of Texas at Austin. Moderate drinking in older adult women has positive influence on memory. News release, October 3,2004; Matthews, Robert. Alcohol sharpens your brain, say researchers. The Telegraph(UK), August 1, 2004; Galanis, D. J., et al. A longitudinal study of drinking and cofgnitive performance in elderly Japanese American men: The Honolulu-Asia Aging Study.American Journal of Public Health, 2000, 90, 1254-1259; Elias, P.K., et al. Alcohol consumption and cognitive performance in the Framingham Heart Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 1999, 150(6), 580-589. Bates, M.E., and Tracy, J.I. Cognitive functioning in young “social drinkers”: Is there impairment to detect? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1990, 99, 242-249.

Older people who drink in moderation generally suffer less mental decline than do abstainers, another study finds. Ganguli, M., et al. Alcohol consumption and cognitive function in late life: A longitudinal community study. Neurology, 2005, 65, 1210-12-17.  Moderate alcohol consumption protects older persons from the development of cognitive impairment.  Zuccala, G. , et al. Dose-related impact of alcohol consumption on cognitive function in advanced age: Results of a multicenter study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2001, 25, 1743-174.  A study reported at the annual Congress of Epidemiology in Toronto found moderate consumption of alcohol to be associated with superior mental function among older women compared to abstainers. Harrison, P.G. Moderate Drinking Helps Preserve Women’s Brains. Reuters Health, June 15, 2001. See also Reuters, Associated Press, ABCNEWS, and HealthSCOUT of same date.  Women who consume alcohol moderately on a daily basis are about 20% less likely than abstainers to experience poor memory and decreased thinking abilities, according to recent research.Stampfer, M.J., et al. Effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cognitive function in women. New England Journal of Medicine, 2005, 352, 245-253; Heslam, Jessica. Women age better with a fine wine: Study: Alcohol helps memory. Boston Herald, January 20, 2005; Stein, Rob. Study: Moderate drinking good for cognitive health. Washington Post, January 20, 2005.

Of course, long-term heavy consumption can lead to problems.  Alcohol has a severe dehydrating effect on the body. In extreme cases the body may become so dehydrated that permanent damage is caused to the brain. This is one effect of a condition known as alcohol poisoning.  Alcohol-related brain damage is also used to encompass several medical conditions related to alcohol consumption. These include alcohol-related dementia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.  Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is caused by a deficiency in thiamine, also known as vitamin B1. This deficiency is common to many alcoholics – up to 80%.  Alcohol consumption has been associated with mental health problems, such as anxietyor depression.  Moreover, more serious mental health problems, such as psychosis, can be caused by “extreme levels of drinking.”

Some studies suggest that alcohol consumption does not kill brain cells, but it can damage them. It damages the dendrites of neurons which bring information to the cell body.  The damage results in problems relaying information between the brain cells.  Not surprisingly, the damage particularly affects the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain concerned with learning and motor coordination.    Research on rats suggests that the damage caused by binge drinking can be temporary.  During simulated alcohol “binges,” rats’ ability to create new brain cells was reduced. But after the animals no longer consumed alcohol they had a “huge burst” in new brain cell development. The study is the first to demonstrate that brain cell production can return after abstinence from alcohol abuse. Nixon, K. and Crews, F. The Journal of Neuroscience, Oct. 27, 2004; vol 24: pp 9714-9722.  But even in such extreme cases, there’s a lack of evidence that alcohol kills brain cells.

Ohio DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Find city-specific Ohio DUI information or alcohol treatment, please follow these links:

FairbornDaytonSpringfieldKetteringVandaliaXeniaMiamisburgSpringboro,Huber HeightsOakwoodBeavercreekCenterville