Belmont County, Ohio Drug Rehab & Addiction Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on May 17, 2023

Although dealing with increasing rates of addiction and overdose, Belmont County offers a variety of drug and alcohol treatment services and community resources for its residents.

Belmont County is located in eastern Ohio near Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To address alcohol and drug abuse, the county offers a variety of addiction services, helplines, and support groups to help anyone seeking assistance on their recovery journey.

Substance Abuse Resources In Belmont County, Ohio

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Belmont, Harrison, and Monroe Counties is the primary agency responsible for establishing, funding, and managing addiction recovery and mental health services in Belmont County.

The board was created to determine local needs, develop a community plan, set priorities, and then ensure those needs are met. 

The board gets its funding from state and federal funds. They also get local funds from levies, fees, and donations.

Beyond the board, Belmont County also has a Common Pleas Drug Court that provides non-violent offenders who are dependent on drugs and/or alcohol with the tools to live sober lives. Instead of going to jail, they are allowed to go through addiction treatment. 

The community also provides Project DAWN, which is a program that offers drug overdose education and naloxone (Narcan) kits.

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Ohio Recovery Center

Ohio Recovery Center is located in Van Wert, Ohio, which is about four hours away from Belmont County. 

At Ohio Recovery Center, our experienced staff of treatment specialists can help you build a treatment plan that’s customized to you. Our drug addiction treatment options include detox, inpatient drug rehab, medication-assisted treatment, dual diagnosis, and aftercare support.

Belmont County Substance Use & Overdose Data

When left untreated, substance use disorder can lead to a life-threatening overdose. 

The number of fatal drug overdose deaths in Belmont County in 2016 was 20. Most were from opioids like oxycodone, morphine, heroin, and fentanyl. The number of deaths unfortunately increased over the next few years.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths in 2018 was 13.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

In 2020, Belmont County saw 28 unintentional drug overdose deaths, and the rate of drug overdose deaths in the same year was 33.1 per 100,000.

The most popular drugs used in the county include cocaine, marijuana, heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid drugs.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Belmont County, Ohio

There are 14 drug and alcohol rehab centers within a 25-mile radius of Belmont County. Most are located in the city of Belmont and Saint Clairsville.

These treatment facilities offer a variety of addiction treatment programs. Some of the treatment services they provide include medical detox, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). 

Medical Detox

Medical detox involves healthcare providers helping you through the withdrawal process. They can help manage your withdrawal symptoms by providing medication for specific symptoms. They will also watch your vitality to ensure your stability. 

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment involves 24/7 supervision and is recommended for those with moderate to severe addiction who don’t have strong support systems at home or in their community.

With residential treatment, you live at the drug rehab center for the entirety of your rehab program, which is likely to last between 28-90 days.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is for anyone with a mild addiction and for those who have strong support systems outside of treatment. Instead of staying at the treatment facility, you go to treatment sessions and then return home at night.

There are three types of outpatient care: standard outpatient, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs).

PHPs are the most intensive form of outpatient treatment and take about 35-40 hours per week.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT is for those living with alcohol addiction or opiate/opioid addiction. In MAT, medical professionals prescribe medications that are approved for those two addictions. They work by easing cravings and physical dependence, and are administered alongside behavioral therapy.

Payment Options Accepted In Belmont County, Ohio

Paying for addiction treatment may be easier than you might think. Especially if you have private health insurance, military insurance, or Medicaid/Medicare. Insurance is likely to pay for some of the cost of addiction treatment.

If you don’t have insurance, some payment assistance options include:

  • applying for a loan or grant
  • asking a treatment center about sliding fee scales and payment plans
  • starting a GoFundMe to crowdsource the funds
  • self-payment out of pocket

To verify your insurance, or to see if our treatment options will work for you or a loved one, please contact Ohio Recovery Center today.

  1. — ’Numbers off the charts’: SE Ohio coroner accused of prescribing 1.5 million opioid pills in private practice
  2. Ohio Department of Health — 2020 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings
  3. NPR — Drug Overdoses Contribute To Rise In Midlife Mortality In Ohio River Valley

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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