According to SAMHSA, there are over 450 substance use treatment programs and behavioral health services in Ohio to treat drug and alcohol addiction. Programs and services include over 100 detoxification centers and over 450 outpatient services. In addition, there are over 80 different long-term treatment centers. provides an extensive directory listing of many addiction treatment services operating within the state. Our directory offers contact information, and our addiction professionals help narrow the search. Whether you require long-term treatment, detox, or a 12-step meeting, these options and more are available.

When you first contact, one of our addiction professionals works with you over the phone. Based on the preliminary information you provide us, we can then refer you to treatment that meets your rehabilitation and recovery goals.

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend that doesn't use and would understand your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity 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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Ohio Long-Term Drug Rehab

The professional opinion of is that long-term substance use treatment provides the best opportunities for treatment and life-long sobriety—here are some reasons why:

  • Individuals remain in treatment for an adequate time. Long-term programs provide well-rounded services that can last 30, 60, 90 days, or longer.
  • Ohio's long-term rehab centers provide more with structure, routine, health habits, and healthy behaviors. Clients are surrounded by people 24/7 and have time to learn and change their ways.
  • Residential long-term programs utilize more than one treatment methodology. No one form of treatment is right for every person. Therapy may include behavioral therapies, holistic treatment, faith-based therapy, or experiential therapy.
  • Clients generally have access to 24/7 medical care and support, which is crucial for difficult withdrawal and underlying medical conditions.
  • Long-term programs have the time to attend to multiple needs, such as social, vocational, or legal problems.

According to SAMHSA and N-SSATS:


Roughly 14.3% of SAMHSA-listed drug and alcohol treatment centers in Ohio are classified as long-term residential treatment options. Listed below is a breakdown of some options for specific demographics and payment choices.


Long-Term Treatment Options for Specific Demographics:

  • Nine long-term drug rehab programs provide services for adolescents.
  • 49 residential programs providing long-term care are women-only.
  • 21 long-term rehab centers cater to pregnant or post-partum women.
  • 47 programs are men-only long-term treatment.
  • 23 programs offer long-term help to seniors and older adults.
  • 27 residential programs are providing long-term treatment help the LGBTQ

Payment Options for Long-Term Rehab:

  • 72 long-term programs accept Medicaid.
  • 53 long-term residential centers take private health insurance.
  • 72 long-term rehab centers are cash or self-pay.
  • 35 long-term programs offer a sliding fee payment scale based on income.

Numerous long-term drug and alcohol treatment options are available. Regardless of your financial situation or the types of drugs you are using, will help you find the right program. Our addiction professionals are available at any time for more information.

List of Different Substance Abuse Treatment Services in Ohio

Here is a list of the different drug treatment programs in Ohio. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Drug Rehab Types in Ohio

Drug and Alcohol Detox

Detoxification is an essential first step in treating substance use. According to SAMHSA, there are 131 drug and alcohol detox programs in Ohio. There are excellent detox resources in the state, including medical and clinical detoxification programs. However, this should not replace counseling or therapy at an outpatient or inpatient treatment center.

Short-Term Inpatient Treatment

Short-term inpatient treatment is defined as a program that lasts less than 30 days. Individuals with shorter addiction history commonly access these services. However, these programs are excellent options for all forms of substance use. According to SAMHSA, there are 79 short-term inpatient programs in the state.

Long-Term Residential Treatment

Long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Ohio is the best option to consider. According to SAMHSA, there are 80 long-term inpatient services in the state. Generally, treatment lasts three to six months or longer. Programs offer detox, counseling, therapy, and aftercare support. In addition, most live-in facilities provide everything the client requires while attending treatment.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient substance use treatment and counseling is the most accessible form of help in Ohio. Per the SAMHSA directory, there are over 450 outpatient programs. The services include regular outpatient care, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient treatment, day treatment, and partial hospitalization. Every major city has numerous options.

Cost of Drug Rehab in Ohio

The cost of substance use treatment in Ohio depends on several factors. These can include the program length, type, and whether the person has health insurance coverage or not. Without insurance, rehab can be quite expensive. But thankfully, there are several options in Ohio for obtaining assistance with healthcare costs with or without health insurance.

According to SAMHSA:

Paying for Treatment with Medicaid in Ohio

Medicaid can make it possible for someone to get treatment who otherwise mat not be able to pay for the cost. In Ohio, Medicaid is accepted by about 470 programs. This seems like quite a high number. But when one considers the number of people struggling with addiction in the state, it’s not surprising that many programs stay full and have waiting lists.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Ohio

A private health insurance policy can be acquired through one's employer or by paying for it. Private health insurance gives an individual an advantage when looking for rehab because most programs that are not funded by the state can only accept private health insurance. These policies can also substantially lower the cost of treatment.

Sadly, many people cannot afford private health insurance and yet don’t meet the criteria to receive Medicare coverage. This is a common problem in many states. But thankfully, Ohio expanded it’s Medicare coverage program in 2013 and since then, enrollment is up by 43 percent. Expanded Medicaid gives people who fall into this category an opportunity to apply for assistance paying for private health insurance through participating providers.

The following insurers are available through Ohio’s expanded Medicaid marketplace:

  • AultCare
  • Ambetter (Buckeye Community Health Plan)
  • CareSource (CareSource’s service area expanded in 2020 to include 65 counties)
  • Community Insurance Company (Anthem BCBS) (rejoined the exchange as of 29, after exiting at the end of 2017)
  • Medical Health Insuring Corp. of Ohio (Medical Mutual)
  • Molina (expanded service area to a total of 40 counties in 2021)
  • Oscar Buckeye State Insurance Corporation (available in the Columbus metro areas)
  • Oscar Insurance Corporation of Ohio (available in the Cleveland metro area)
  • Paramount
  • Summa

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

Despite the resources mentioned above, some people will still not have insurance coverage to help them pay for treatment. In those cases, certain facilities may work with them if they are experiencing financial hardship. They may utilize a form of assistance known as sliding scale payments. With sliding scale, the less income a person makes, the lower the program cost will be. There are also private pay options that offer payment plans so the cost may be broken up into smaller payments.

For more information on how to pay for treatment you can reach out to one of the treatment specialists at or contact the center directly.'s Evaluation of Drug Rehab in Maryland

After reviewing state statistics and options available for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Maryland, has discovered the following:


  • Approximately 60% of SAMHSA-listed substance use treatment programs in the state are classified as private for-profit, which means more specific treatment methodologies and programs tailored to individual needs. (source N-SSATS)
  • There are extensive detoxification services available, with over 90 listed by SAMHSA—roughly 4% classified as residential non-hospital and 4% classified as a hospital inpatient.
  • Roughly 83% of substance use treatment centers accept Medicaid.
  • There are 50 transitional housing, halfway houses, and sober living homes, yet most are situated in the Baltimore region.


  • Only 30% of substance use treatment programs in the state are classified as private non-profit, potentially limiting resources for low-income families.
  • Only 18% of SAMHSA-listed substance abuse treatment is classified as residential non-hospital; while this is still more than many other states, inpatient treatment is the best option for rehabilitation; ideally, it should represent over one-quarter of treatment options.
  • Roughly 34% of programs provide treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can not pay. In addition, 40% offer a sliding fee scale.
  • Only 40% of programs accept a state-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid.

Overall, it is a mixed bag in Maryland. While there is extensive access to substance use treatment and a good variety of resources, many residents may struggle with financial barriers and wait times. However, each county provides substance use resources and directories.

Ohio Drug Use & Rehab Statistics

Unintentional drug overdose and substance use disorders have become a significant problem in Ohio. Drug poisoning became the leading cause of death in 2019.

According to the Ohio Department of Health:

  • In 2019, 4,028 people died of a drug overdose, increasing 7% from 2018.
  • Fentanyl was involved in 76% of overdose deaths in 2019, often combined with other drugs.
  • Fentanyl was involved in 82% of all heroin-related deaths.
  • Deaths related to psychostimulants increased 46.6% and surpassed the number of deaths related to heroin.

According to the NSDUH:

  • Between 2017 and 2019, among people aged 12 or older, 3.6% had an illicit drug use disorder.
  • 1% of people aged 12 and older had a past-year alcohol use disorder.
  • 7% of people aged 12 and older had a past-year substance use disorder involving alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription drugs.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on January 16, 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.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on January 16, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.