Hancock County, Ohio Drug Rehab & Addiction Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on May 19, 2023

Hancock County has seen a rise in addiction issues and overdose deaths over the years. To help address these issues, the county provides many substance abuse treatment services and resources, including support groups, inpatient and outpatient care, and helplines.

Located in northeast Ohio near Toledo, Hancock County has seen its fair share of addiction and overdose. 

Thankfully, Hancock County offers a variety of substance abuse and addiction treatment services which are overseen by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services. 

However, residents are not stuck with only receiving addiction treatment from programs in Hancock County. There are services all over the state, including accredited rehab programs at Ohio Recovery Center in Van Wert.

Substance Abuse Resources In Hancock County, Ohio 

The primary agency that oversees addiction treatment services and substance abuse resources in the county is the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services

Its mission is to “create an environment that brings hope and improves the quality of life for persons affected by mental illness and substance use.”

The board is made up of volunteer members who are dedicated to working together to meet the substance use and mental health needs of people in the community. It also reviews the policies, funds, and services provided in the area.

The community also has a drug court where people who have committed crimes and are struggling with substance use disorder are given the chance to go to treatment instead of going to jail.

Project DAWN is also available in Hancock County, which provides naloxone (Narcan) kits and overdose education to reduce the number of drug overdoses in the area. 

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Ohio Recovery Center

Ohio Recovery Center is located in Van Wert, Ohio, which is only about 45 minutes away from Hancock County. 

At our residential treatment center, our treatment specialists can build a specialized plan that suits your needs. Your treatment plan may include detox, inpatient drug rehab, medication-assisted treatment, and aftercare.

If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse and need treatment, please call our helpline today.

Hancock County Substance Use & Overdose Data

Like many counties in Ohio, Hancock County has seen an increase in drug overdoses over the last few years. The most recent data confirms this steady increase.

From 2015-2020, the rate of unintentional drug overdoses was 29.4 per 100,000 population.

In June 2022, there had already been three confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths and 85 overdose visits to the hospital emergency department. In 2021, there were 240 overdose ER visits with 19 overdose deaths, and 232 in 2020 with 22 confirmed drug overdose deaths.

In September of 2022, there was a spike in drug overdose deaths. From September 13-19, there were eight suspected drug overdoses in Findlay and Hancock County.

The most popular drugs used in Hancock include heroin, fentanyl, and stimulants like cocaine.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Hancock County, Ohio

There are currently six drug and alcohol rehab facilities within a 25-mile radius of Hancock County. Most are in either Findlay or Bowling Green

Many rehab centers offer a number of evidence-based treatment programs, including medical detox, inpatient and outpatient care, and medication-assisted treatment.

Medical Detox

Medical detox involves clearing your system of drugs and alcohol while being under the supervision of medication professionals. 

While the substances leave your system, withdrawal symptoms are likely to show up. To help manage these symptoms, healthcare providers will prescribe medications for specific symptoms.

Inpatient Treatment

After detox, inpatient treatment (or residential treatment) may be your next step and is typically for those with severe addiction. 

During inpatient care, you live at the rehab facility to receive 24/7 supervision and support. Some of the treatment programs you may participate in include behavioral therapy, dual diagnosis, support groups, and addiction education.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is recommended for people with milder addictions and for those who have a strong support system at home.

There are three outpatient programs you’re most likely to find. They include partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and standard outpatient programs.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

In MAT, your healthcare provider will prescribe you medication that is specifically for the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that come with opioid or alcohol use disorder. 

On top of the medication, you’ll also participate in behavioral therapy. This ensures your body and mind are treated simultaneously.

Payment Options Accepted In Hancock County, Ohio

Paying for addiction treatment can be relatively simple when you have private health insurance or Medicaid/Medicare. Your plan will likely cover most, if not all, of the cost. If you want to know exactly how much your plan will cover, contact your insurance provider.

To verify your insurance, or to learn more about Ohio Recovery Center, please call our helpline today.

  1. The Courier — Fentanyl runs rampant https://thecourier.com/news/393692/fentanyl-runs-rampant/
  2. Ohio Department of Health — 2020 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/6a94aabe-ea77-4c01-8fd8-2abdd83b4ff8/2020%2BUnintentional%2BDrug%2BOverdose%2BAnnual%2BReport.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_K9I401S01H7F40QBNJU3SO1F56-6a94aabe-ea77-4c01-8fd8-2abdd83b4ff8-o2GcAjB
  3. WFIN — Spike In Suspected Overdoses In Hancock County https://wfin.com/local-news/spike-in-suspected-overdoses-in-hancock-county/

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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