Jefferson County, Ohio Drug Rehab & Addiction Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on April 26, 2023

Jefferson County, Ohio, experienced a sharp increase in overdose deaths with at least 40 cases recorded in 2022 alone. Residents can access care through a network of outpatient providers or travel outside the county for inpatient care provided by Ohio Recovery Center.

Jefferson County is challenged by alcoholism, the opioid epidemic, and high rates of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse. 

According to SAMHSA, Jefferson County is home to at least four outpatient drug rehab centers overseen by the Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board (JCPRB), which is based in Steubenville.

Jefferson County residents can also consider traveling outside their community to access other levels of care, particularly inpatient treatment services like those provided by Ohio Recovery Center located in Van Wert.

Substance Abuse Resources In Jefferson County, Ohio 

The JCPRB plans, coordinates, funds, and evaluates the mental health and addiction treatment resources available in the county, with the goal of helping all residents achieve personal health, wellness, and an enhanced quality of life.

This mission is furthered by providing residents with specific resources, including:

  • a 24/7 crisis and information text line
  • referrals to the Jefferson behavioral health system and specific partnered rehab facilities offering service to all county residents, regardless of one’s ability to pay
  • an extensive directory of government organizations and community partners offering services relevant to mental health services and addiction treatment, as well as public health data and other informational resources

Residents may also turn to national resources, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services national helpline and online behavioral health treatment locator tool.

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Ohio Recovery Center

All Jefferson County residents living with drug or alcohol addiction are invited to experience the professional, evidence-based inpatient substance abuse treatment services offered by Ohio Recovery Center.

Our comfortable, residential addiction treatment center is located in Van Wert, around four hours west of Steubenville. At our facility, you’ll have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for your recovery through evidence-based treatment services, including:

  • inpatient medical detoxification
  • short- and long-term inpatient treatment
  • dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • medication-assisted treatment
  • aftercare support

Jefferson County Substance Use & Overdose Data

At least 40 Jefferson County residents died from drug overdose in the 2022 calendar year, with most linked to opioid overdose and the lethal opioid drug fentanyl in particular.

This is a steep increase from the latest published figures from the Ohio Department of Health, which list 28 county overdose deaths in 2020 and an age-adjusted rate of unintentional drug overdose death of 55.1 per 100,000 (compared to 45.6 for the state as a whole).

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Jefferson County, Ohio

Addiction is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive and personalized treatment approach. This is why such a variety of drug and alcohol rehab programs are available to meet the widest possible range of individual needs.

Addiction services available in Ohio include:

Medical Detox

Medical detoxification programs exist to help participants safely withdraw from drugs or alcohol with the help of compassionate and attentive medical professionals. 

This process, while uncomfortable, is a critical part of substance abuse treatment and can sometimes be dangerous if attempted alone without the necessary social, emotional, and medical support.

Inpatient Treatment Programs

Inpatient addiction treatment programs are recommended for those with severe and unmanageable substance use disorders, a history of relapse, and co-occurring mental illnesses like PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, and others.

While living in a comfortable inpatient treatment facility, you participate in a highly personalized, regimented, and intensive treatment program that may feature dual diagnosis care, individual and group counseling, behavioral therapy, and alternative treatment interventions.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

In contrast with inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment allows participants to live at home while still receiving professional treatment for a substance use disorder. 

Outpatient treatment centers are more common than inpatient centers. Treatment options in this setting commonly include regular outpatient care, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs).

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a type of addiction recovery treatment that combines the use of FDA-approved medication with counseling and behavioral therapies.

This approach has been demonstrated to effectively aid the recovery of many individuals with substance use disorders, specifically opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder, leading to significantly improved long-term treatment outcomes.

Payment Options Accepted In Jefferson County, Ohio

While specific policies can vary, Jefferson County providers commonly accept payment from Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance benefits, cash or self-payment, sliding-scale (income-based) arrangements, and state or county payment assistance programs.

To verify your insurance benefits, or to find out if our drug addiction treatment options will work for you or a loved one, please call our phone number today.

  1. Ohio Department of Health — 2020 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings
  2. WTOV — Dashboard to track, report overdose deaths available in Ohio,Naloxone%20distributed%20in%20an%20area.

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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