Franklin County, Ohio Drug Rehab & Addiction Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on March 23, 2023

Franklin County offers many substance abuse and addiction services, including access to Narcan, helplines, and both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. Some of the treatment programs offered include medical detox, behavioral therapy, and support groups.

Franklin County is in central Ohio and is home to the city of Columbus. As of 2020, it was the most populous county in Ohio. Unfortunately, like many counties in Ohio, the population has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction.

Thankfully, Franklin County also has a wide range of addiction treatment centers that offer various treatment programs. All the rehab services in the county are overseen by the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Franklin County.

However, you’re not obligated to consider only rehab centers in Franklin County. You also have access to evidence-based treatment services across the state, including residential care at Ohio Recovery Center.

Substance Abuse Resources In Franklin County, Ohio 

To find treatment centers and other substance abuse resources in Franklin County, check out the ADAMHS Board of Franklin County’s website

You can search for treatment centers based on the type of program you’re looking for. They also have online tools to look for support groups, legal help, and school services.

Adults in crisis can also use the Netcare Access helpline, and anyone can dial 988 for mental health and addiction crises. By dialing 988, you have access to a network of mental health providers who connect you with local resources.

Franklin County Public Health also offers a treatment finder on their Recover For Life website as well as information on getting access to fentanyl test strips and naloxone (Narcan).

Naloxone is a medication that can quickly reverse an opioid overdose. As Ohio continues to struggle with the opioid epidemic, having naloxone on hand is vital.

The county also has a Recover For Life hotline for those in need of immediate treatment.

Ohio Recovery Center

Ohio Recovery Center is located about two hours away from Franklin County. 

If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, we offer comprehensive inpatient treatment. Some of the treatment programs we provide include medical detox, behavioral therapy, and medication-assisted treatment.

Franklin County Substance Use & Overdose Data

When left untreated, substance use disorder can lead to a life-threatening overdose. This unfortunately is highlighted in Franklin County’s overdose death statistics from the past few years.

In 2018, the Franklin County Coroner’s Office saw 522 people die of overdoses. This was approximately the same number of overdose deaths recorded in 2017.

In 2021, there were 825 cases of overdose deaths reported to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office. This was a 4% decrease from 2020 but a 48% increase from 2019.

Local Drugs Of Abuse

Cocaine, methamphetamine, and benzodiazepine-related overdose deaths increased from 2017 to 2018. 

The number of cocaine-related overdose deaths went up by 4%, methamphetamine-related overdose deaths went up by 5%, and benzodiazepine-related overdose deaths went up by almost 3%.

Cocaine (powder and crack), heroin, fentanyl (an often-lethal synthetic opioid), and prescription opioids were the most popular drugs abused in 2020.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Franklin County

There are about 56 alcohol and drug rehab centers in Franklin County, and most are located in Columbus. Other behavioral health centers for addiction recovery can be found in Dublin, Hilliard, and Reynoldsburg.

These alcohol and drug treatment centers provide medical detox, inpatient and outpatient care, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Medical Detox

During medical detox, medical professionals help you through the detox process. This involves managing your withdrawal symptoms, ensuring your stability, and providing medication to ease specific symptoms.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment involves 24/7 supervision and care and is best for those with moderate to severe addiction as well as a co-occurring mental illness. For all intents and purposes, you live at the residential treatment center until the recovery program is complete.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is for milder addictions and for those with a strong support system at home. You’re able to live at home when you’re not in treatment. 

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

Medication-Assisted Treatment

MAT is for those struggling with alcohol or opiate/opioid addiction. In MAT, healthcare providers prescribe certain medications approved to ease the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that come with these two substance use disorders.

Other Treatment Services

Beyond the rehab services listed above, you may also find other programs at the treatment center you choose, including:

Payment Options Accepted In Franklin County

Most of the addiction treatment centers in Franklin County accept multiple private health insurance plans. On top of that, many also accept Medicaid/Medicare. But if you want to know how much your plan covers for a specific treatment center, contact your insurance provider.

To verify your insurance coverage or learn more about our treatment options that help you overcome alcohol or drug use, please contact Ohio Recovery Center today.

  1. Franklin County Coroner — Franklin County Ohio 2021 Drug Overdose Fatalities Data Brief
  2. Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring (OSAM) Network — Drug Abuse Trends in the Columbus Region

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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