ADAMH- Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board

Did you know that in 2011 over 18,000 crisis calls were placed to the Crisis Centers in Ross, Pike, Highland, Pickaway and Fayette Counties. Each clinic provides trained staff whether in person or over the phone. The Crisis Center has been an indispensable tool for us in assisting residents that need help.

Some facts and statistics have been provided, many dealing with the current fight against drug/medication abuses that are plaguing our community.

‘The Population and FACTS

In any given year 1 in 4 Ohioans 18 and older will have a diagnosable mental illness, and approximately 10% of Ohioans will have a substance abuse problem or addiction.
In a recent statewide poll, 2 out of every 3 Ohioans stated that they were impacted by a friend and/or family member with a mental illness and/or addiction.
Each day 4 Ohioans die due to unintentional drug/medication overdoses which on an annual basis are now higher than the annual deaths due to vehicular accidents.
Ohio suicides have reached a 10 year high.
Murder-Suicides have tripled.

The Impact on the Behavioral Health and other Systems
75% of youth in foster care have at least one parent with a substance abuse disorder, and approximately 85% experience mental health challenges.
Over 50% of all inmates at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction have a substance abuse disorder, and 36% have a diagnosable mental illness.
75% of youth in Ohio Department of Youth Services have a substance abuse disorder; 35% have a diagnosable mental illness.
50% of students with a mental illness at age 14 or older drop out of high school.
Of the single individuals experiencing homelessness, 60% will have a severe and persistent mental illness, and 80% have lifetime alcohol or other drug abuse problems.

The Facts on Treatment
Each year the costs of treatment are far lower than the cost of services in other community systems. If a person were able to access mental health or addiction treatment it would result in a savings to our community because treatment costs would be offset by reduced placements in foster care, prisons, and reduced homelessness.

$7,400 Average annual cost of community mental health treatment and medication
$1,600 Average annual cost of community addiction treatment program
$18,000 Average annual cost of foster care
$25,243 Average annual cost of adult incarceration
$40,000 Average annual cost of treating a mentally ill person who is homeless
$86,000 Average annual cost of youth incarceration

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