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Facts About Drug & Alcohol Addiction

For many who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction, it can be a very lonely and isolating struggle to cope with its effects. It's also an illness that's misunderstood by a large part of the community. Often drug and alcohol problems are viewed as the inability to say no or the lack of will power to control ones behavior. These misconceptions couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, many individuals who suffer from addiction are truly seeking a way to break their dependence on drugs or alcohol.

In addition, there are barriers that inhibit the proper access to treatment. Barriers such as stigma, unawareness of available treatment options and the hopelessness that can be attributed to individuals with substance use disorders feeling like they will never be able to recover from their addictions.

Fortunately, effective and confidential services for alcoholism and other drug addictions are available to both adults and children of Licking and Knox Counties. Providing quality services to individuals in need today, assures cost savings for communities tomorrow.

MHR is committed to providing education, prevention, early intervention and treatments that have a direct impact on savings in long-term health care, employment and other related costs. All drug and alcohol services provided by MHR are offered on a sliding fee scale to make sure all local residents suffering from alcohol and drug addictions can receive help.

Facts about Oxycodone

Facts about Methamphetamine

Facts about Marijuana

Facts about Cocaine

Facts about Amphetamines

Facts about Alcohol

Facts about Tobacco


Facts About Mental Illness

Mental health and substance abuse issues do not discriminate. They are real for many people.

Understanding mental illness means understanding illness in general. Mental illness is an illness just like a physical illness. But instead of affecting a person's body, it affects a person's feelings and behavior. Mental disorders and mental health illness can affect people at any age, including children and adolescents. While a physical illness might affect the heart, lungs or kidneys; a mental illness can make it difficult to maintain relationships with people or cope with life's daily activities.

In the United States alone, approximately 50 million people suffer from some type of mental illness in any given year. That's nearly 1 in 6 people. If you or someone you know may be suffering from mental illness, MHR's funded agencies can help. MHR is committed to providing community education, early intervention, effective treatments and strict confidentiality to those in need. All services are provided on a sliding fee scale to make sure all local residents who are suffering can receive help.

Facts about Social Phobia

Facts about Schizophrenia

Facts about Panic Disorder

Facts about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Facts about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Facts about Bipolar Disorder

Facts about Anxiety Disorders

Facts about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Facts about Specific Phobias