Local Addiction Recovery Resources and Information for Ohio

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Anyone who is struggling with drug or alcohol use in the state of Ohio has many options for assistance available to them. Inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and recovery support groups are available across the state. Many people have been helped by Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Many families have received support from Al-Anon and Alateen.

The list below are cities in Ohio. Click a link to find addiction recovery resources in your area.








Avon Lake


Bay Village


Beaver Creek


Bedford Heights






Why Consider Going to a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program in Ohio?

For someone who has decided that they want to stop using drugs or alcohol it can be unclear as to where to start. Many people have benefitted from 12-Step programs, but that may not be the best choice at the beginning. 12- step programs are peer led, they do not have professional counselors or medical staff.

Quitting drugs and alcohol is a difficult process, it is not something that can be done in a couple days or a week. Drugs and alcohol change the brain’s chemistry and the effects can become stronger the longer someone uses. When someone has been using for a long time quitting can require medical attention to make sure withdrawal symptoms do not become dangerous or even fatal. A drug and alcohol rehab program can help a person make changes safely.

Signs of Drug Addiction

Perhaps someone is considering that they might have a drug addiction, but they are not sure. Here are some signs to look for in another person or in one’s self.

  • They decided to buy drugs instead of paying a bill that was due
  • They feel like they cannot live without their drug of choice
  • They avoid people that do not approve of drug or alcohol use
  • Lying about how much of a drug they have used or what kind of drug they used
  • They use a drug as soon as they wake up or before going to bed
  • Taking one drug to overcome the effects of another
  • Lying to a doctor to get prescription drugs
  • Requests to borrow money
  • They have withdrawn socially, isolating themselves

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Someone does not have to spend all day at bars, or be falling all over the place to have an alcohol abuse problem. Sometimes it seems like everything is going well and their life looks really put together. There are some physical signs of excessive drinking.

  • Dry skin, brittle hair and nails, and an increased appearance of aging and wrinkles
  • Broken capillaries (small blood vessels) on face and nose
  • Yellow eyes and skin due to liver damage

Some other signs of an alcohol problem include:

  • Saying they have a problem or joking about alcoholism
  • Not keeping up with major responsibilities at home, work, or school
  • Loss of friendships or have relationship problems due to drinking, but continuing to drink
  • Legal problems related to drinking, such as a DUI arrest
  • Needing alcohol to relax or feel confident
  • Drinking in the morning or when alone
  • Getting drunk when they do not intend to
  • Forgetting what happened while drinking
  • Deny drinking, hide alcohol, or get angry when confronted about drinking
  • Causing loved ones to worry about or make excuses for their drinking

Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers Available in Ohio

A detox program is not exactly the same as a recovery program. Detoxification is the process of a toxic substance leaving a human body. Detox is the first step of recovery, once a substance is out of the body and a person is no longer having withdrawal symptoms the focus can move on to behavior changes, so they do not start using again.

When a person stops using a drug or alcohol the toxins leaving the body can produce significant withdrawal symptoms. If a person is trying to quit on their own, they may start using the substance again quickly to stop the extremely uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening, in those cases professional help is a must.

Detoxing Drugs

During an addiction, the body has become used to having a drug and physical changes occur when it is no longer used. When someone has not used a drug for a period of time, they begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can vary based on what type of drug was being used.  Common symptoms include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Changes in appetite
  • Feeling cold
  • Night sweats
  • Agitation
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia or severe anxiety

Some types of drugs may require medical observation during the detox process. There are more serious withdrawal symptoms that could happen like seizures or suicidal thoughts. some categories of drugs are:

  • Opioids– Opioids can be prescription drugs like codeine and morphine used for pain relief. Heroin is an illegal opioid that can be abused. Opioids can be used safely as pain relievers, but they can also become misused because they also create euphoric effects on the brain.
  • Benzodiazepines– This type of drug slows down the central nervous system. They are used for the treatment of anxiety and panic attack disorders. They can also be used to treat insomnia and seizures.
  • Amphetamines– These can be legal or illegal drugs. Legally prescribed amphetamines are used to treat narcolepsy, ADHD, and obesity. They can be misused as performance enhancers or to get high.

There are a few different treatment options to safely detox from drugs:

  • Holistic detox– A Holistic detox approach uses natural methods to support the body while drugs leave the system.  The method combines nutritional therapy, emotional support, and exercise programs to assist recovery.  Many people who suffer from addictions do not have healthy bodies because of the drug use.
  • Medical detox this style of detox uses medical supervision to monitor withdrawal symptoms. For some people monitoring is necessary to watch for life threatening symptoms such as seizures or psychotic episodes.  In this setting medications can be given to avoid some symptoms when necessary.
  • Medication assisted treatment– This combines medication and behavioral therapy.  This treatment uses FDA approved medications that do not impair a person’s mental state.  This reduces cravings and allows for behavioral therapy to be most effective.  FDA approved medications for opioid substance use therapy includes Buprenorphine, Methadone, and Naltrexone.

Alcohol Detox

Alcohol withdrawal can actually be extremely dangerous. This is one of the drugs that should be closely watched during detox, especially if the person was a heavy drinker, or has been drinking for more than ten years. Less severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling tired
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Appetite loss
  • Insomnia

Those who are detoxing from alcohol could experience the most severe withdrawal symptoms called delirium tremens (DTs). Someone experiencing DTs needs medical supervision as DTs can be fatal without proper treatment.  Symptoms often begin 48 to 96 hours after a heavy drinker’s last drink, but can sometimes start at 7 to 10 days after the last drink. Symptoms of DTs include:

  • Body tremors
  • Agitation, irritability
  • Deep sleep for over 24 hours
  • Restlessness
  • Sensitivity to light, touch, and sound
  • Quick mood changes
  • Delirium (Sudden severe confusion)
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

How Many Addiction Detox Programs are Located in Ohio?

The SAMHSA treatment locator tool lists both inpatient and outpatient programs. There are 98 outpatient detox programs available. These are mostly located around the large cities of Cleveland, Columbus, And Cincinnati. The locator tool shows 42 residential detox programs.

Are Detoxification Programs Available in Ohio Hospitals?

There are 28 hospitals in the state of Ohio that offer drug and alcohol detox programs. They are mostly located near the larger cities, very few are in more rural areas.

Drug Rehab Treatment in Ohio

Drug rehab is different than a detox program. Detoxing the drugs out of a person’s body is only the first step in the recovery process. Detox does not address the reasons a person was using a substance. A drug rehab program helps a person realize why they were using a substance and how to change behaviors to stay drug or alcohol free.

There is the possibility that someone has a mental health issue that they were self-medicating. A mental health issue and substance abuse happening at the same time is called a co-occurring disorder. For the best chance at a full recovery from substance abuse any co-occurring disorders should be treated at the same time. Possible Co-occurring disorders include:

Types of Therapy During Drug Rehab

The best drug rehab treatment centers offer programs that are based on each individual’s needs. Rehab can focus on the why someone was using part of addiction. When the reasons for using are understood then a person can take steps to change behavior so they can stay drug free. There are various types of therapy available:

How Many Drug Rehab Programs Are in Ohio?

There are 477 places in Ohio that provide some form of drug abuse rehab. There are different levels of care available.

  • There are 319 programs that offer telehealth services
  • There are 432 programs that offer outpatient services
  • There are 225 programs that offer intensive outpatient services
  • There are 99 programs that offer partial hospitalization services
  • There are 28 programs that offer inpatient services
  • There are 42 programs that offer long term rehab services
  • There are 78 sober living homes

Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Ohio

Some people may think that because alcohol is legal it is no big deal to be able to quit drinking, this is not the case at all. Alcohol is highly addictive and is one of the drugs that can have life threatening withdrawal symptoms. Once a person is through the detox stage, they still need alcohol rehab services to stay sober. The therapy parts of a rehab program get down to the root cause for alcohol abuse. Once someone understands why they were drinking they can take steps to properly handle the original issue.

In some cases, a person may be dealing with mental health issues in addition to alcohol abuse. In the past these issues would be treated at different places, or in some instances the mental health issue was ignored. Sometimes mental health issue symptoms are so similar to substance use symptoms the mental health need would not be recognized. Fortunately, a dual diagnosis is now caught most of the time. It is possible to treat both issues at the same time in the same program. In fact, this is the most successful way for people to stay sober.

How Many Alcohol Rehab Programs Are in Ohio?

There are 477 alcohol rehab programs in Ohio. They offer various levels of care and services.

Traveling to Arizona From Ohio for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Sometimes the best choice for a drug and alcohol rehab program is out of town.  Many people decide to travel for the right program. There are many possible reasons to travel for rehab.

  • The need to choose a program that is covered by health insurance
  • The need to find a plan that is more creative in expression, options may be limited locally
  • The need for privacy, traveling means they will not see people they know
  • The need for focus on recovery, the stress of everyday life may interfere with recovery if they are too close to home
  • The need to change locations to recover and avoid a relapse

Learn More About Addiction Rehab in Ohio

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