Brown County, Ohio Drug Rehab & Addiction Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on April 20, 2023

Residents of Brown County, Ohio, have limited local options for professional addiction treatment. If no nearby providers are available, or if they aren’t a good fit for your needs, you can consider other treatment sources like Ohio Recovery Center in Van Wert.

While addiction treatment facilities, overseen by the Brown County Mental Health and Addiction Services Board, are available to residents dealing with substance use disorders, programs are relatively scarce in the county with as few as three in operation.

Accordingly, Brown County residents can seek behavioral health treatment from other sources outside their local area, including alternative treatment options like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or inpatient rehabilitation programs across Ohio.

Substance Abuse Resources In Brown County, Ohio 

The Brown County Mental Health and Addiction Services Board provides a variety of resources to assist county residents who have been impacted by alcohol and drug addiction. These resources, available on their website, include:

  • the 211-crisis hotline/helpline
  • an extensive directory of government organizations, community partners, and informational resources relevant to mental health and behavioral health
  • referral information for partnered treatment organizations

Those living in Brown County also have access to nationally funded resources that can help them access appropriate behavioral healthcare providers to begin or continue the recovery journey. 

These services include the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) phone number and online behavioral health treatment locator.

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Ohio Recovery Center

Located in Van Wert, a community around three hours north of Brown County, Ohio Recovery Center offers professional and personalized inpatient treatment for all forms of alcohol/drug abuse, chemical dependence, and addiction in a comfortable residential setting.

Our services are available to adults and adolescents alike and include:

  • inpatient medically-supported detoxification
  • short- and long-term inpatient treatment stays
  • dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders
  • medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • aftercare support programs

Brown County Substance Use & Overdose Data

From 2015-2020, Brown County had the 7th worst rate of accidental drug overdose deaths in all of Ohio at 54.9/100,000.

At least 122 residents died during this period, with the majority of deaths linked to highly potent synthetic opioid drugs like fentanyl. Fentanyl is commonly laced into heroin, other illicit drug supplies, and counterfeit prescription medications.

The county’s reported age-adjusted rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths for 2020 was somewhat improved at 49.5/100,000, which is only slightly worse than Ohio’s average of 45.6/100,000 during the same period.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Brown County, Ohio

According to SAMHSA, there are at least three licensed and accredited addiction treatment centers operating in Brown County, including one inpatient/outpatient provider located in Mt. Orab and two outpatient services located in Georgetown.

Despite this small number of providers, county residents can nevertheless access a wide spectrum of care, with additional levels of treatment also offered in neighboring communities and elsewhere in Ohio.

Core treatment options Brown County residents should be aware of include:

Inpatient & Outpatient Medical Detox

Depending on what substances a person has become dependent on, how long they’ve been using them, and their overall health and resilience, the process and symptoms of alcohol and drug withdrawal can range from uncomfortable to outright hazardous.

Fortunately, medically assisted detoxification programs are available to give participants close medical support and security throughout the withdrawal process, with prompt treatment for serious withdrawal symptoms like sleep disturbances, seizures, hallucinations, and others.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment programs, also called residential treatment, are the most intensive format of rehabilitation available for those diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

Inpatient treatment often includes integrated mental health services (dual diagnosis treatment), behavioral therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy, individual and group therapy sessions, case management services, and recreational activities.

Outpatient Treatment

In contrast with inpatient treatment services, which take place entirely inside a specialized residential drug rehab center, participants in outpatient treatment programs commute to their scheduled sessions as needed while continuing to live at home.

Common outpatient formats available in Ohio include regular outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs).

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and other medications are available through certain drug treatment providers to help those experiencing either alcohol use disorder or opioid use disorder.

Dispensed in combination with therapy and other interventions, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is not a cure for substance use disorder. However, these medications can have a significantly positive effect on the long-term recoveries of those who use them.

Payment Options Accepted In Brown County, Ohio

The forms of payment accepted by Brown County recovery services vary from provider to provider, but generally include:

  • private health insurance benefits
  • Medicare/Medicaid benefits
  • TRICARE military insurance benefits
  • other local, federal, or state grants or other funding sources
  • cash or self-payment programs

Please contact the Ohio Recovery Center to verify your insurance coverage or learn more about substance abuse treatment options that may be a good fit for you.

  1. Brown County Mental Health and Addiction Services Board (BCMHAS) — Resource Guide
  2. Ohio Department of Health — 2020 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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