World Health Day
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By BrightView
Author Mikaela Taylor, LMHC
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Mikaela Taylor, LMHC

Mikaela Taylor is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and is the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Ohio. Mikaela has grown with... read more

Published: April 7, 2022
Updated: April 21, 2022

On April 7, 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. In recognition of that, World Health Day is celebrated every year on the same day, with the WHO highlighting one theme that is of particular concern to public health. For over fifty years, World Health Day has brought to light various issues such as food safety, climate change, and universal health coverage. A significant part of public health is the issue of substance use disorders, which can affect anyone from any background, race, or income level. World Health Day is the perfect chance to reflect on the journey to recovery.

If you live in the Cleveland area and are looking to begin recovery, we at BrightView are ready to assist you with ongoing addiction treatment near Cleveland, OH. Call us today at 1-833-510-HELP or fill out our online form so we can give you the tools you need to stick to your treatment program. Our professionals are standing by 24/7, and if necessary, we can get to you quickly so you stay on the road to recovery.

2021 Overdose Statistics in Cuyahoga County

The adverse effects of drug and alcohol addiction are being felt throughout our community. Now more than ever, World Health Day provides an opportunity for those with substance use disorders to get the help they need. According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, there were 715 overdose deaths in the county in 2021.1 This is an increase from 553 overdose deaths in 2020 and the second-highest number the county has experienced in a calendar year.

These statistics firmly support the idea that residents of northeastern Ohio are not getting the help they need, particularly when it comes to high-quality addiction treatment. Unfortunately, many Ohioans don’t realize that they do have access to addiction treatment in their communities. For people who live in the greater Cleveland area, BrightView has the programs and services for people ready to begin their recovery from addiction.

Why Celebrate World Health Day in Cleveland, Ohio

Even though World Health Day focuses on a specific concern, that doesn’t mean we can’t also recognize other vital areas of public health.

Substance use disorders are a significant concern because, when untreated, these disorders have a high cost to society, including:

  • Increase in co-occurring disorders
  • Loss of personal and societal productivity
  • Decreased well-being of communities
  • More money spent on public healthcare

World Health Day reminds recovering individuals that they are not alone. It gives those in recovery a chance to regroup, refocus, and recommit to recovery. Eighty-four percent of Ohioans are thirty minutes or less from a BrightView center, so we provide essential services and resources on World Health Day in Cleveland, OH. World Health Day also allows those actively struggling with substance use disorders to hear from others who have been in the same situation and have overcome addiction. A supportive, understanding, non-judgmental community is vital to recovery.

Contact BrightView Today for Ongoing Addiction Treatment near Cleveland

At BrightView Parma, our team of addiction specialists is committed to providing accessible and comprehensive care for addiction on World Health Day and every day. We are located at 5850 Ridge Road across from PJ’s Pizza and accept walk-ins on weekdays until 3:00 pm. Visit today to learn more about how BrightView can help you.

The professional, compassionate staff at BrightView is dedicated to getting you or your loved one the tools they need to achieve genuine, lasting recovery. Don’t wait another day to discover why BrightView is an industry-leading addiction treatment provider in Ohio. Take a few moments today to contact us online or call us at 1-833-510-HELP and learn more about our comprehensive alcohol and drug rehabilitation location near Cleveland.

  1. Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office – Heroin/Fentanyl/Cocaine Related Deaths in Cuyahoga County