I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

There are many different types of rehab programs and treatment options to consider. Here are a few of the decisions you need to make:

The main factors that determine which rehab options will be best for you are the severity of your addiction and your unique personal and financial situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Ohio

If the cost of rehab is a barrier for you – as it is for many – and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to receive help. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 408 substance abuse treatment centers in the state of Ohio. Of those 408 rehabs, The Crossroads Center in Cincinnati received the highest overall score based on our five core metrics.

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For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

1. The Crossroads Center

Located in Cincinnati near the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, The Crossroads Center is the top-rated center in our ranking index for Ohio with an overall score of 7.5 points out of 10 possible points. The center provides short and long-term residential and outpatient services that feature medication-assisted treatment, detoxification, maintenance, and prevention services for adults and adolescents.

The center is the highest-ranked choice for Treatment Approaches and hold the second-highest score for the category of Rehabilitation Services Provided in our rankings. However, the relative lack of special programs for unique populations takes a toll on the center’s overall score. Treatment approaches include brief intervention, 12-step facilitation, and trauma-related counseling, in addition to many more. The center’s medication-assisted treatment program is comprehensive and includes the use of drugs such as buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone.

The center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, any government funding for substance use programs, and private health insurance.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 9.23
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 5
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 3.55
  • Ancillary Services: 7.3

2. Unison Health - Dual Recovery Program

Unison Health – Dual Recovery Program is located in Toledo, at the western tip of Lake Erie. It has the second-highest score in our rankings with 7.1 points out of 10 points, primarily powered by its multitude of options in the categories of Special Programs for Unique Demographics and Ancillary Services, where it ranks in second place among all of the centers in our rankings.

The center offers intensive and regular outpatient rehabilitation services utilizing medication-assisted treatment – including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone – with adult and young adult populations. Its ancillary services feature assistance with social services, domestic violence services, transportation assistance, case management, and much more. The center also serves patients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, deaf and hard of hearing clients, and Spanish speakers.

Unison Health also offers a wealth of treatment approaches ranging from cognitive/behavioral therapy to relapse prevention and more. Cost is based on income and other factors, and the center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, state-financed health insurance, and private health insurance.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 4.97
  • Treatment Approaches: 7.77
  • Cost: 7
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 9.23
  • Ancillary Services: 9.25

3. Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center Pike County Clinic

The Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center Pike County Clinic is based in Waverly, 65 miles south of Columbus, and it owns the third-highest score in our rankings for Ohio with a total score of 7.1 points out of 10 points.

It is the top-listed center in the Cost category, as its payment options are among the best in Ohio. The center also scores well in Treatment Approaches, providing dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies, anger management, relapse prevention, and the Matrix Model approach, among others.

The center provides rehabilitation services that include the prescription and administration of buprenorphine and naltrexone. Specialized programs are a weakness of the center as its offerings are relatively limited to adults and adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and clients referred from the judicial system.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 5.68
  • Treatment Approaches: 8.88
  • Cost: 10
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 2.13
  • Ancillary Services: 8.51
The Top-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Ohio
RankRehabTotal ScoreContact Information
#1The Crossroads Center7.5311 Martin Luther King Drive East Cincinnati, OH 45219 Main Tel: 513-475-5300
#2Unison Health – Dual Recovery Program7.1544 East Woodruff Avenue Toledo, OH 43604 Main Tel: 419-242-9577
#3Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center Pike County Clinic7.1102 Dawn Lane Waverly, OH 45690 Main Tel: 740-947-7783
#4Community Health Center Adolescent Treatment Program7.0702 East Market Street Akron, OH 44305 Main Tel: 330-315-3789 Intake Tel: 330-315-4141
#5Charak Center for Health and Wellness6.912395 McCracken Road, Suite A-UP Garfield Heights, OH 44125 Main Tel: 216-587-6727 Intake Tel: 855-424-2725
#6McKinley Hall6.9255 East Street Springfield, OH 45505 Main Tel: 937-328-5300
#7Women’s Recovery Centers6.8515 Martin Drive Xenia, OH 45385 Main Tel: 937-562-2400 Intake Tel: 937-562-2405
#8The LCADA Way Elyria Men’s Center6.7120 East Avenue Elyria, OH 44035 Main Tel: 440-989-4900
#9Family Recovery Center6.4416 Jackson Street East Liverpool, OH 43920 Main Tel: 330-424-1468
#10The LCADA Way Lorain West Park Center6.42115 West Park Drive Lorain, OH 44053 Main Tel: 440-989-4900

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Ohio

Start by contacting your referral center

In Ohio, the first step is to contact the Substance Use Agency at the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The best option is to visit the OhioMHAS website and then click on “Find Addiction Services Providers.”

You will be redirected to The Emerald Jenny Foundation’s website to search for addiction services providers by county. Once there, you will be able to choose among 88 counties in Ohio to select the treatment and recovery option which you are seeking.

The purpose of a referral center is to determine what type of help each individual needs, as well as the resources available for each individual. The referral center is also the first point of contact for anyone who may need assistance paying for treatment. To learn if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Ohio recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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Type Of Care
Treatment Apporaches
Service Setting
Age Groups Accepted
Ancillary Services
Facility Operation
Facility Smoking Policy
Gender Accepted
Language Services
License Certification Accreditation
Payment Assistance Available
Payment Methods and Insurance Accepted
Special Programs Groups Offered

    What to Expect in Rehab

    Many different methods are available for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of rehabilitation are generally very similar.

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    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process.

    II. Substance Abuse and Rehab for At-Risk Groups

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    Ohio ranks among the top 10 states for veterans engaging in binge drinking

    Veterans face unique challenges that can place them at higher risk for a substance use disorder (SUD) than the general population. The primary factor leading to this increased risk is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while other situations, such as unemployment, homelessness and chronic pain, can also be contributing factors. Furthermore, individuals – including veterans – with a substance use disorder are more likely to develop PTSD, so the problem is cyclical in nature.

    According to the CDC, Ohio ranked among the top 10 states in 2017 for veterans who engaged in binge drinking, with a reported 18.5% of veterans in the state taking part in the dangerous behavior that is often linked to PTSD. This percentage is among the highest for all 50 states; Hawaii reported the greatest percentage of veterans engaging in binge drinking at 21.5%, while Utah was at the bottom of the rankings at 9.1%.

    Top 10 States by Percentage of Veterans Who Binge Drink, 2017

    Veterans in Ohio can reach out to their local VA medical center to search for information on substance abuse treatment, including the possibility of a VA-based substance use disorder (SUD) program in their state. Additionally, they can locate information regarding substance abuse treatment services at the Ohio Department of Veteran Services.

    Treatment is available for veterans in Ohio who are suffering from a substance use disorder. As of 2017, 48 substance abuse treatment facilities in Ohio – representing 11.7% of all treatment facilities – catered specifically to veterans.

    For more information, read our guide on Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans.

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents

    Most adolescents in Ohio with a substance use disorder don’t receive treatment

    36,000

    Ohio adolescents with a substance use disorder, 2016-2017

    34,000

    Ohio adolescents that didn’t receive treatment, 2016-2017

    According to the 2016-2017 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, approximately 36,000 adolescents aged 12-17 in Ohio suffered from a substance use disorder in the past year. While disturbing, this number represents only 3.5% of the total number of adolescents experiencing a substance use disorder in the United States. However, the statistic that is very concerning is that of those 36,000 adolescents in Ohio with a substance use disorder in the past year, an estimated 34,000 needed but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility for substance use. This number also accounts for 3.5% of the total number of adolescents in the United States who needed treatment for their substance use disorder but did not receive it.

    Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers

    The Ohio Department of Health provides help to adolescents throughout 113 local health districts across the state. Each health district works with youth and adults in a particular region to prevent substance abuse and also has unique resources for families in the region. To find the health district near you, click on “Find Local Health Districts” at the top of the Adolescent Health Program page. You can peruse Ohio’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey data on the Ohio Department of Health website as well. If you want to learn more about how public health officials in Ohio are working to decrease substance abuse rates and increase behavioral and physical health services for adolescents, visit the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership website.

    Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

    Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2017, 45.6% of adults with a substance use disorder also had a mental health disorder, and 18.3% of adults with a mental health disorder also had a substance use disorder. For adolescents in 2017, 35.9% of those with a substance use disorder also had a major depressive episode, while 10.7% of adolescents with a major depressive episode also had a substance use disorder.

    Mental Health Resources & Treatment

    If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety, there are many resources from which to receive help.

    Below are a few ways to receive immediate assistance, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:

    Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to gain immediate access to emergency services.

    Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.

    Veterans Crisis Line: Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat or text 838255.

    Here are two ways to find a provider of mental health treatment in Ohio:

    Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: OhioMHAS strives to provide mental health services to children, adults, families, schools, and communities in Ohio. The website offers a special section for adolescents and young adults, in addition to a section devoted to veterans, current service members, and their families.

    Ohio National Alliance on Mental Illness: The NAMI website provides resources for each state. Navigate to the page dedicated to Ohio. This page offers a multitude of resources for individuals dealing with mental illness, with a link leading directly to programs for adolescents, veterans, and their families.

    Individuals who have both substance use and mental health issues may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehab facilities. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehabilitation centers with treatment programs designed to meet the unique challenge posed by co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

    III. Finding Aftercare in Ohio

    Substance abuse aftercare treatment is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who try to resume their lives without pursuing further treatment in an aftercare setting. Several different types of aftercare are available for recovering addicts, including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    12-Step Addiction Meetings in Ohio

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) being just one example.

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    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    A.A. Intergroup OfficeNewarkAA(740) 345-7060N/A
    Akron Intergroup CouncilAkronAA(800) 897-6737;(330) 253-8181N/A
    Answering ServiceLimaAA(419) 234-3800N/A
    Appalachian Foothills Area NAAppalachian Foothills Area (Cambridge, Marietta)NA(800) 766-4442N/A
    Appalachian Ohio Intergroup OfficeChillicotheAA(740) 774-2646?N/A
    Area 13 Ohio NAArea 13 Ohio (SE Ohio)NAN/AN/A
    Ashtabula Area IntergroupAshtabulaAA(440) 992-8383N/A
    Best Little Area NABest Little Area (Toledo, OH)NA(419) 250-6262N/A
    Buckeye Region NABuckeye Region (NE Ohio, Cleveland)NA(888) 438-4673N/A
    Canton Area Intergroup CouncilCantonAA(330) 491-1989N/A
    Central Office Of Dayton, Inc.DaytonAA(937) 222-2211N/A
    Central Ohio Area NACentral Ohio Area (Columbus, London)NA(614) 252-1700N/A
    Central Ohio Group Fellowship IntergroupColumbusAA(614) 253-8501;(800) 242-1729N/A
    Cincinnati Intergroup OfficeCincinnatiAA(513) 351-0422N/A
    Cleveland District OfficeClevelandAA(216) 241-7387N/A
    Dayton Area NADayton AreaNA(937) 833-6262N/A
    Dist 11 Answering ServiceMiddletownAA(513) 423-0102N/A
    Dist. 4 IntergroupCentral OfficeMt. VernonAA(740) 393-2439N/A
    Five Rivers Area NAFive Rivers Area (Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Dayton, Fairborn, Hillsboro, Xenia, Yellow Springs)NA(937) 505-0705N/A
    Greater Cincinnati Area NAGreater Cincinnati AreaNA(513) 820-2947N/A
    Hamilton & Middletown Area NAHamilton & Middletown Area (Fairfield)NA(513) 820-2725N/A
    Kentucky Ohio Recovery Area NAKentucky Ohio Recovery Area (Ashland, Greenup, Grayson, McDermott, New Boston, Portsmouth, Tollesboro, Vanceburg)NA(800) 587-4232N/A
    Lancaster Area IntergroupLancasterAA(740) 653-4869N/A
    Lancaster Co-op Area NALancaster Co-op AreaNA(800) 587-4232N/A
    Lorain Intergroup of A.A., Inc.LorainAA(440) 246-1800N/A
    Mansfield Area IntergroupMansfieldAA(419) 522-4800N/A
    Marion Area Fellowship IntergroupMarionAA(740) 387-5546N/A
    Mid-Ohio Area NAMid-Ohio Area (Ashley, Marion, Upper Sandusky, Tiffin)NA(800) 587-4232N/A
    North Central Ohio Alcoholics Anonymous IntergroupSanduskyAA(419) 625-5995N/A
    Northwest Ohio Area NANorthwest Ohio Area (Kenton, Lima, Findlay)NA(800) 587-4232N/A
    NW Ohio & SE Michigan Central OfficeToledoAA(419) 380-9862N/A
    Springfield Area NASpringfield Area (Clark Co, Champaign, Springfield)NA(800) 587-4232N/A
    Stark, Tuscarawas, and Carroll Services Area NAStark, Tuscarawas, and Carroll Services AreaNA(888) 438-4673N/A
    Tri-State Region NATri-State RegionNA(888) 251-2426N/A
    Western General Area Service Area NAWestern General Area Service AreaNA(888) 438-4673N/A
    Western Reserve Area NAWestern Reserve AreaNA(888) 438-4673;(330) 678-7564N/A
    Wheeling Area NAWheeling AreaNA(888) 251-2426N/A
    Youngstown Area A.A. IntergroupYoungstownAA(330) 270-3000N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living independently while maintaining their sobriety. These homes can be especially beneficial for individuals who don’t have a supportive and positive environment in which to live after leaving a rehabilitation facility.

    Residents of sober living homes can stay from a few months to several years, as long as they follow house rules and avoid relapse, as these homes typically have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Additionally, residents are expected to complete chores, attend mutual support groups, and pay an equal share of the cost of renting the home.

    Some sober living homes are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. You can also check out our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them and to find a certified recovery residence near you.

    IV. Substance Abuse in Ohio

    Overview

    The following table illustrates the annual estimates of substance abuse among residents of Ohio between 2016 and 2017, in addition to the percentage of the Ohio population and the U.S. population that those estimates represent.

    Annual Estimates for Substance Abuse in Ohio, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17Ages: 18+Total Ages% of Ohio Population% of National Population
    Alcohol15,000531,000546,0004.67%0.17%
    Cocaine5,000168,000173,0001.48%0.05%
    Heroin1,00043,00044,0000.38%0.01%
    Marijuana110,0001,233,0001,343,00011.49%0.41%
    Methamphetamine1,00034,00035,0000.30%0.01%
    Prescription Opioid5,00067,00072,0000.62%0.02%

    Source: 2016-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health State-Specific Tables, Table 81

    * ‘Alcohol’ refers to an Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD, defined as meeting the criteria for alcohol dependence.

    * ‘Prescription opioid’ refers to a Pain Reliever Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use or even occasionally misuse a prescription opioid, but rather those who have a PRUD, defined as meeting the criteria for illicit drug dependence.

    16.13%

    of Ohio deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of U.S. deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The following table shows the number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol in Ohio between 2008 and 2017. The corresponding graph illustrates the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Ohio compared to the national average.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Ohio, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths159195,851196,011
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths2022,43922,460
    Total Deaths15,9041,338,7871,354,695
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.13%16.31%16.13%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    The following table explains the number of admissions to state-funded treatment programs in Ohio in 2017, based on the primary substance for which the individual was seeking treatment.

    Admissions to State-Funded Treatment Programs in Ohio by Primary Substance, 2017
    Total Treatment Admissions% of All Treatment Admissions in Ohio% of All Treatment Admissions in the U.S.
    All Substances50,269100.00%2.67%
    Alcohol (Including Alcohol Usage with Secondary Drug)12,12324.10%0.65%
    Amphetamines (Including Methamphetamines)2,1994.40%0.12%
    Cocaine (Including smoked and other usage)3,5757.10%0.19%
    Hallucinogens400.10%0.00%
    Heroin15,84531.50%0.84%
    Inhalants220.00%0.00%
    Marijuana8,85217.60%0.47%
    Other Opiates (Including Prescription Opioids)4,9499.80%0.26%
    Other Stimulants480.10%0.00%
    Other/Unknown Substances2,1814.30%0.12%
    PCP770.20%0.00%
    Sedatives510.10%0.00%
    Tranquilizers3070.60%0.02%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    When trying to understand substance abuse issues in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage statistics, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances present the most serious concerns and which demographics can be most impacted by substance abuse. Key indicators of substance abuse issues within the state of Ohio, along with recent, credible statistics, are examined below.

    Over 15% of Ohioans suffer from mental illness every year

    As discussed earlier in this guide, there is a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. When an individual is afflicted with both of these issues at the same time, health professionals refer to it as co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” Consequently, the prevalence of mental health issues in a given state can also help us to understand the level of substance abuse.

    5.2%

    of Ohio adults had a serious mental illness

    12.5%

    of Ohio adolescents had a major depressive episode

    Between 2013 and 2017, 5.2% of Ohio adults were afflicted with a serious mental illness, compared to 4.2% nationally. Among Ohio adolescents, 12.5% of individuals aged 12-17 suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, compared to a national average of 12.1%.

    The table below sheds some light on the prevalence of mental health issues in Ohio.

    Mental Health Issues in Ohio by Age and Percentage of Population, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17% of Ohio PopulationAges: 18+% of Ohio Population
    Major Depressive Episode129,0001.10%670,0005.73%
    Any Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data1,759,00015.05%
    Serious Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data439,0003.76%
    Serious Thoughts of SuicideNo DataNo Data404,0003.46%

    Suicide rates in Ohio are slightly higher than the national average

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States: The suicide rate has risen in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with that rate increasing by more than 30% in half of all 50 states since 1999. Suicide is an act that is often linked to substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substance abuse is a primary risk factor for both adults and adolescents who attempt and/or complete suicide, and this is particularly true for at-risk populations.

    Furthermore, the relationship between substance abuse and suicide is multi-faceted and complex. Persons who have substance abuse issues typically also carry other risk factors for suicide, including depression, impulsive behavior, and other struggles with relationships, finances, illness, or unemployment that make them more likely to engage in self-harm. Between 1999 and 2016, Ohio witnessed a 36% increase in the number of suicides. In 2017, Ohio ranked 33rd in the country for the number of suicides per 100,000 residents.

    Suicides and Suicide Rates in Ohio and the United States, 2017
    Suicides in OhioSuicide Rate Per 100,00Suicides in the U.S.Suicide Rate Per 100,000
    Ages 10-14253.45172.5
    Ages 15-2424315.96,25214.5
    Ages 25-4459620.515,28317.8
    Ages 45-6457518.416,54319.6
    Ages 65-7414512.94,62015.6
    Ages 75+15418.73,94818.6
    All Ages1,74014.947,16314.5

    Ohio has a higher opioid prescribing rate than the U.S. rate, but it’s closing the gap

    Prescription drug abuse – particularly in the form of opioids – has become an epidemic in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the Centers for Disease Control has researched the variation in opioid prescriptions between states, establishing a direct connection between an increased level of opioid prescriptions with a greater potential for dependence and abuse. Across the United States in 2017, 191 million prescriptions for opioids were written by physicians, ultimately leading one in four patients who begins long-term opioid therapy to an addiction.

    63.5

    opioid prescriptions per 100 Ohio residents, 2017

    58.7

    opioid prescriptions per 100 U.S. residents, 2017

    After peaking in 2012, the U.S. opioid prescribing rate has been on a steady decline for the last several years due to the explosion of the opioid epidemic and the recognition of the role that excessive opioid prescriptions have played in this epidemic. Between 2013 and 2017, the opioid prescribing rate in the United States dropped from 78.1 prescriptions per 100 residents to 58.7 prescriptions per 100 residents, a decrease of 24.84%. The opioid prescribing rate in Ohio was consistently higher than the U.S. prescribing rate during that time period, from 93.1 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2013 to 63.5 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2017; however, it reveals a more profound decline of 31.8%, which is allowing Ohio to close the gap with the national average.

    Ohio and U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rates, 2013-2017

    Homelessness rate in Ohio is slightly over half the national average

    A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a greater potential for substance abuse issues. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance abuse as both the cause and result; some individuals become homeless due to a substance use disorder, while other individuals who are already homeless frequently turn to substance use to dull the pain and desperation of their situation.

    The 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Point-in-Time Count reported approximately 552,830 homeless individuals in the United States, the equivalent of 17 of every 10,000 U.S. residents. This number represents a decrease of 4.1% since 2014, when the number of homeless persons in the U.S. was around 576,450. Furthermore, homelessness across the United States has decreased by 15% since 2007, the year that HUD began collecting data on the homeless population.

    9

    of every 10,000 Ohio residents were homeless, 2018

    17

    of every 10,000 U.S. residents were homeless, 2018

    By comparison, Ohio had approximately 10,249 homeless persons in 2018, equating to 9 of every 10,000 Ohio residents and just slightly over half the national average. This number reveals a 13.3% decrease since 2014, when 11,823 homeless persons lived in Ohio.

    V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs

    The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in Ohio by examining the drug- and alcohol-related death rates in the five most populous cities. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in each city are listed.

    Columbus

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Columbus are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Columbus
    CompDrugSoutheast Healthcare ServicesAmethyst
    Rehabilitation Services Provided7.14.262.13
    Treatment Approaches6.666.666.66
    Cost362
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics6.392.135.68
    Ancillary Services7.777.038.51
    Total Score6.15.24.4

    Drug- and alcohol-induced deaths are slightly higher in Columbus than across Ohio

    16.79%

    of Columbus deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.13%

    of Ohio deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Between 2008 and 2017, there were 18,189 deaths induced by drugs and/or alcohol in Franklin County, in which Columbus is located. This number represented 16.79% of the total number of deaths among all ages during the same time in the county and was just slightly higher than the state average of 16.13%. Of the top five cities in Ohio, the death rate in the capital of the state fell squarely in the middle of the group.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Franklin County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths1716,23716,254
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths21,9331,935
    Total Deaths2,186106,138108,324
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.87%17.12%16.79%

    Cleveland-Akron

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in the Cleveland-Akron area are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Cleveland-Akron
    Catholic Charities Diocese of ClevelandSummit Psychological Associates, Inc.St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
    Rehabilitation Services Provided3.554.264.97
    Treatment Approaches7.77104.44
    Cost856
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics5.680.710
    Ancillary Services3.75.558.88
    Total Score5.85.44.7

    The rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Cleveland-Akron is lower than the state average

    14%

    of Cleveland-Akron deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.3%

    of Ohio deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The cities of Cleveland and Akron are located in neighboring Cuyahoga and Summit counties, respectively. Combined, these counties had a drug- and alcohol-induced death rate of 14% between 2008 and 2017. This percentage was considerably lower than the state average of 16.13% and the lowest rate among the top five cities in Ohio by population.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths2926,84326,873
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths34,5394,542
    Total Deaths2,634221,811224,447
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.21%14.15%14%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Cincinnati

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Cincinnati are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Cincinnati
    The Crossroads CenterTalbert HouseFirst Step Home
    Rehabilitation Services Provided9.235.683.55
    Treatment Approaches106.664.44
    Cost572
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics3.550.717.81
    Ancillary Services7.032.229.62
    Total Score7.55.14.7

    Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Cincinnati are slightly lower than in Ohio

    15.35%

    of Cincinnati deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.13%

    of Ohio deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Hamilton County, in which Cincinnati is located, experienced 14,146 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, representing 15.35% of the total number of deaths in the county during that time. Although still high, it is almost one percentage point less than the average of 16.13% across all of Ohio. Compared to the other top five cities in the state, Cincinnati held the second-lowest rate for these types of deaths.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Hamilton County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths1012,50712,517
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths21,6271,629
    Total Deaths1,47290,67592,147
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.82%15.59%15.35%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Toledo

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Toledo are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Toledo
    Unison HealthHarbor Behavioral HealthTASC of Northwest Ohio, Inc.
    Rehabilitation Services Provided4.976.391.42
    Treatment Approaches7.776.663.33
    Cost753
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics9.233.554.26
    Ancillary Services9.255.923.33
    Total Score7.15.72.8

    The rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Toledo far exceeds the state average

    18.66%

    of Toledo deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.13%

    of Ohio deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Although the raw number of deaths due to drugs and alcohol is lower than all of the state’s top five cities, the percentage of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Lucas County, of which Toledo is the largest city, is 18.66%, far exceeding the state average of 16.13%. Of the top five cities in Ohio, Toledo’s death rate ranks the highest, over 4.6 percentage points higher than Cleveland-Akron, the area with the lowest rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Lucas County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths38,8038,806
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths21,2231,225
    Total Deaths66053,10653,767
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.76%18.88%18.66%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Dayton

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Dayton are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Dayton
    Unison HealthHarbor Behavioral HealthTASC of Northwest Ohio, Inc.
    Rehabilitation Services Provided8.525.681.42
    Treatment Approaches5.556.664.44
    Cost253
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics3.552.133.55
    Ancillary Services8.146.664.81
    Total Score5.75.43.1

    Dayton has a drug and alcohol death rate similar to the state average

    16.96%

    of Dayton deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.13%

    of Ohio deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Montgomery County, including primarily the city of Dayton, reported 12,003 drug- and alcohol-induced deaths between 2008 and 2017, equating to 16.96% of the total number of deaths in the county during that time frame. This percentage is similar to the percentage across Ohio of 16.13% during those same years. However, of the top five cities in Ohio, Dayton had the second-highest rate of deaths resulting from drugs and alcohol.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Montgomery County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths810,65910,667
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths11,3351,336
    Total Deaths76970,00470,773
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.17%17.13%16.96%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    VI. Take Action

    Substance abuse treatment is available in Ohio for anyone who needs help beating an addiction – you don’t have to struggle alone. To receive assistance, start by determining your insurance coverage and by contacting your referral center. You can also use our tool earlier in this guide to locate a treatment center near you. Remember, many low-cost rehabilitation centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel like you are unable to afford treatment.