Heroin addiction treatment in Ohio generally involves medically supervised detoxification and long-term residential treatment. According to SAMHSA, there are over 80 long-term residential treatment centers and 27 hospital inpatient detox programs.

Any approach taken to treat heroin addiction should be well-rounded. According to the National Institutes of Health, a combination of behavioral therapy and pharmacological treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms is standard. recommends long-term residential rehabilitation with behavioral therapies and holistic approaches.

Withdrawal management is critical, which is why medical detox is often required. provides an extensive directory listing of many drug rehab options in the state. For more information, contact one of our addiction counselors. Our directory includes contact information for drug rehab and heroin detox programs in Ohio.

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TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend who doesn't use it and understands your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity to take your mind off of using. (i.e., art, music, cooking, gardening)
  • Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e., school, career, volunteering)
  • Recognize the people in your environment who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Don't enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
  • Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
  • Support the person while they look for rehab since the process can be overwhelming.
  • Don't wait for rock bottom; it may be too late.

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List of Heroin Detox Centers in Ohio and Rehabs

Below, you will find a list of heroin rehabs in OH and detox centers. The list may be incomplete so if you have a hard time finding the proper service, call one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Different Types of Heroin Addiction Treatments in Ohio

Here is an overview of the kind of heroin rehab centers available in OH.

  • Outpatient heroin rehabilitation is a good option, especially when a person cannot afford to go away for the duration of treatment. One can also find intensive outpatient programs, which can be particularly useful at the beginning of recovery.
  • If family members also need help and support to get over the hardship caused by the addiction, some heroin treatments also offer family services.
  • Faith-based treatments are specifically built around a specific faith (Christian, Jewish, etc.) and can be a great option for those looking for a more spiritual approach to recovery.
  • There are short-term and long-term heroin rehab programs. Long-term treatments are often recommended to make sure the person has enough time to address all of their issues.
  • If someone is a professional in their industry (legal, medical, law enforcement, etc.), they can go to a heroin rehab center that will cater to them specifically.
  • Some rehabilitation programs will only accept either men or women. This can be a significant factor in some individuals' recovery process as the programs usually focus on specific issues that men or women can have.

There are also many other options available. If you are having trouble figuring out which type of Ohio heroin rehab center would be best, you can call one of our referral specialists 24/7.

Heroin Laws in Ohio

Below is information on the heroin laws in Ohio. It should not be taken as legal advice. If you or a loved one is in legal trouble related to heroin, an attorney should be contacted. Attending an Ohio heroin rehab center could help reduce the penalties associated with some heroin charges. Additionally, going through rehab could ensure that you never have problems related to heroin in the future.

Heroin offenses are classified differently in Ohio, depending on the amount of heroin involved.

Quantity Offense Incarceration Fine
Under 1 gram of heroin 5th-degree felony 6 to 12 months Up to $2,500
1 to 5 grams of heroin 4th-degree felony 6 to 18 months Up to $5,000
5 to 10 grams of heroin 3rd-degree felony 9 to 36 months Up to $10,000
10 to 50 grams of heroin 2nd-degree felony 2 to 8 years Up to $15,000
50 to 250 grams of heroin 1st-degree felony 3 to 11 years Up to $20,000
Over 250 grams of heroin 1st-degree felony 11 years Up to $20,000

Ohio Heroin Abuse and Addiction Statistics

  • In 2018-2019, 34,000 people in Ohio used heroin in the past year. 85% of them were 26 years old or older, and around 5,000 of them were aged 18 to 25 years old.
  • In 2017, 11,836 people attended a publicly funded drug rehab treatment in Ohio with heroin as their primary drug of choice. This represents around 35% of the number of people using heroin mentioned above.
  • In 2020, 375 people died from a heroin overdose in Ohio.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on April 25, 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.