For over 70 years, Stella Maris has offered a place of hope and healing for those addicted to alcohol, opiates and devastating new synthetic drugs. We continue to be "ground zero" for the State's opiate crisis. More deaths and near-deaths occur in Cuyahoga County than anywhere else is the State. Most victims are young, between the ages 18 and 34. They are our neighbors, friends, family members, classmates, and coworkers. They are young, lost, and without hope.
Statistically, our programs achieve significantly higher results when compared to the state and national average. During the last 10 years, Stella Maris has continuously been reforming the treatment protocols and services in our effort to combat opioid addictions. The many challenges we have encountered are: high AMA rates, higher risk of relapse, lack of support in the community, lack of job skills, and homelessness.
From day one, our clients are continually evaluated to determine specific treatment protocols. Enveloping a clients treatment plan is our philosophy that recovery is best achieved methodically, patiently, and with encouragement. You cannot fix in a month what has been torn apart for years. What we call a continuum of care is our commitment to provide the best care to help our clients achieve a meaningful and purposeful life.
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What we have accomplished
In March 2019, Stella Maris announced the start of a Capital Campaign to respond to the ever increasing demands we face from the opioid crisis. With generous support from The State of Ohio, foundations, The Stella Maris Board and committed individuals, we were able to commence construction on a 13,000 sq.ft. facility that will house an expanded and modern sub-acute detox unit and a new cafeteria and kitchen. We are thrilled to announce that the building was completed June 2020, and fully operational August 2020 - two months ahead of schedule. You can view a video of The Margaret Roche Detox Center below!
At Stella Maris, we rebuild one purpose-filled life at a time.
“When I went into Stella Maris, I honestly believed there was no hope for someone like me. I thought there was no way I could have a life of meaning. I was proven wrong. I have a beautiful life today. I could never express the gratitude for the staff at Stella Maris. Without their help, I truly believe, had I been lucky enough to stay alive, I would be completely lost and existing only because of my want for the next fix” – Client
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