Alcohol rehab centers in Ohio are generally inpatient or outpatient facilities. According to SAMHSA, roughly 16% of the detox programs in the state are outpatient, while over 5% are hospital inpatient centers. The severity of alcoholism and withdrawal symptoms determines what detox is required.

In our professional opinion, medical detox is often the safest option for alcoholics because of dangerous withdrawal symptoms. provides an extensive directory listing of many detox options among other programs available in the state.

Detoxification is essential, and it should not replace adequate counseling or therapy. Contact one of our professionals to find available options or consult our directory for further information. Alcohol detox is the first step on the road to life-long recovery and sobriety.

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Alcohol Drug Rehab Options in Ohio

When someone tries to quit alcohol and is dependent, they often face withdrawal symptoms that can be daunting and dangerous. Detoxes are used to help them get off alcohol and through those symptoms so they can begin treatment and recover. Long-term programs that have on-site detoxes give people a good chance of recovering without relapsing or needing further treatment.

Reasons Detox is Necessary for Alcohol

  • Alcohol withdrawal can be risky and may cause deadly symptoms like seizures.
  • Detoxes provide medical supervision during this dangerous phase, helping patients get through withdrawal safely.
  • Detoxes make it possible for patients to focus on recovery during treatment rather than withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Reasons Long-Term Treatment is Beneficial for Alcohol

  • Long-term treatment programs give time for the patient to get through the effects of alcohol abuse and become comfortable living an alcohol-free life.
  • Most long-term programs offer intensive counseling and other forms of therapy that cannot be done with shorter programs.
  • Long-term treatment programs may have immediate availability instead of the waiting lists that many shorter programs have.

Detox & Long-Term Residential Options in Ohio


  • There are 32 long-term treatment programs with detoxes in Ohio.
  • Sixteen of them accept patients who are seniors for enrollment.
  • Only one of them accepts patients who are minors for treatment.


  • Twenty-nine of the 32 long-term treatment programs in Ohio with detoxes accept Medicaid for payment.
  • Twenty-three of them accept private health insurance.
  • Thirteen of the long-term programs with detoxes mentioned above offer sliding-scale payment assistance.

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List of Alcohol Rehab Centers in Ohio

Here is a list of alcohol treatment centers in Ohio. The list can be incomplete so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Ohio Alcohol Laws

This section is for informational purposes only. The laws in Ohio can change over time. If you have legal questions or concerns, make sure to speak to a legal professional.

The legal drinking age in Ohio is 21 years old. It is illegal for someone under this age to possess or consume alcohol. A violation can carry a fine and a driving privilege suspension. However, a minor is allowed to consume alcohol for medical or religious purposes, in a private location where alcohol isn't sold, and in a place where alcohol is sold with parental consent.

Ohio Drunk Driving Laws

The law prohibits people (21 or older) from driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more in Ohio. If someone is under the age of 21, the BAC limit is 0.02%. It is also illegal for someone to drive a commercial vehicle with a BAC of 0.04% or more. Ohio uses the term operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) instead of DUI.

Here is an overview of the penalties for OVI offenses in Ohio. There can, however, be mitigating or aggravating factors that can influence the punishments linked to each violation. For example, having a BAC of 0.17% is an aggravating factor that will increase the penalties. If you or someone you know are facing OVI charges, seek the help of a legal professional.

When a person younger than 21 years old gets an OVI conviction with a BAC of 0.02% or more (but less than 0.08%) in Ohio, the penalties are a fine of up to $250, up to 30 days of jail time, and a license suspension of 3 months to 2 years. A second offense (within 1 year) can carry a fine of up to 500$, a jail sentence of up to 60 days, and a license suspension of 1 to 5 years.

Here is a picture of the OVI penalties for people over 21. Each of the following OVI offenses would have to occur within six years of the previous ones to add up.

OVI Offenses Jail Time Fine License Suspension
1st offense 3 days to 6 months $375 to $1,075 1 to 3 years
2nd offense 10 days to 6 months $525 to $1,625 1 to 7 years
3rd offense 30 days to 1 year $850 to $2,750 2 to 12 years

Ohio Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Statistics

Ohio's alcohol consumption was 2.04 gallons of alcohol per capita in 2020. This number is much lower than the US average of 2.52 gallons per capita. Underage drinking is a problem in the state. A three-year average (2008 to 2010) showed that over 28% of the underage population in Ohio drank alcohol.

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 56% of the population consumes alcohol, and Medina County had the highest rate at 64%. Of those who drink alcohol, 15% percent of them are heavy drinkers and 35% binge drink.

In 2018, there were 294 impaired-driving fatalities in Ohio, representing 27.5% of all road fatalities. 71.1% of impaired drivers had a BAC of 0.15% or more. There was also a total of 13,723 DUI arrests that year. The silver lining is that between 2009 and 2018, there was a drop of 10%.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on May 9, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.