Lancaster, Ohio Alcohol & Drug Rehab Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on December 13, 2022

Those in Lancaster, Ohio, have local access to outpatient addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment programs. For inpatient care, Lancaster residents are invited to travel to Ohio Recovery Center in Van Wert.

Ohio’s Fairfield County has a lower rate of drug addiction and overdose than many other areas of the state. Nevertheless, alcohol and the ongoing American opioid and methamphetamine epidemics have left deep wounds in this small, tight-knit community.

Fortunately, a variety of substance use disorder treatment services are available to Lancaster residents locally, elsewhere in Fairfield County, and across Ohio.

Available Alcohol & Drug Rehab Services In & Near Lancaster, Ohio

According to the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are four distinct rehab centers operating in Lancaster. 

These outpatient treatment providers each offer intensive outpatient treatment formats, transitional housing, dual diagnosis care for mental health issues, and medication-assisted treatment using buprenorphine or naltrexone.

For other treatment types, including inpatient or outpatient medical detoxification, short term inpatient treatment, or long-term inpatient treatment, Lancaster residents can access treatment in Columbus, Newark, Granville, Circleville, or Van Wert.

Medical Detoxification

Medical detox programs can help you manage the difficult process of withdrawal in a structured, supportive, and medically supervised setting. This can help keep you safe and supported as you work through detoxification from start to finish, and then move on to other stages of treatment.

Outpatient Programs

The outpatient treatment centers in Lancaster offer a range of treatment services to meet the varying needs of patients.

Local options include regular, non-intensive outpatient treatment/counseling programs as well as intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for severe substance use disorder.

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) may also be accessed in Columbus or other nearby communities.

Inpatient/Residential Programs

If you would benefit from a more intensive treatment approach, you may wish to participate in an inpatient addiction treatment program hosted close to Lancaster in the city of Columbus or elsewhere in Ohio.

Also known as residential treatment, these highly personalized programs provide participants with a structured and supportive environment inside a specialized rehab facility for an extended stay. 

Family, individual, or group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, medication-assisted treatment, dual diagnosis care, and life-skills training may all be included as part of your personal treatment plan.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Substance use disorders often co-occur with other mental health disorders, and many will use substance abuse to cope with mental or emotional issues.

As a result, quality addiction treatment devotes time to addressing and managing co-occurring disorders to meaningfully improve an individual’s overall mental health and personal wellness.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

There are several medications that have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid or alcohol addiction.

In Lancaster, two local providers offer access to buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist able to relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings), and naltrexone (an opioid antagonist that counteracts the rewarding or euphoric effects of opioid drugs to discourage relapse).

Other MAT options for opioid and alcohol use disorder are also available from substance abuse treatment providers located farther away.

Aftercare Programs

Aftercare programs exist to provide those who complete an addiction treatment course with supplementary forms of long-term care and support.

Local aftercare services in Lancaster may include:

  • transitional/sober-living housing
  • employment counseling
  • peer support groups
  • case management

Paying For Your Rehab Program In Lancaster, Ohio

Addiction treatment centers in Ohio accept a variety of payment options including:

  • private health insurance
  • government marketplace insurance
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • income-based repayment
  • nonprofit treatment centers
  • other financial aid

Contact your local treatment facility, or the Fairfield County ADAMH Mental Health Crisis Hotline/Text Line, if you have concerns about paying for your recovery program.

Substance Abuse In Lancaster, Ohio

The average age-adjusted rate of unintentional drug overdose in Fairfield County from 2015-2020 was 22.1/100,000 individuals, providing Fairfield with one of the lower rates of drug overdose in the state.

However, after a small decrease around 2018, this figure jumped up to 37.1 in 2020, amounting to the deaths of a record 54 individuals in the county.

Local Substance Use Resources Available In Lancaster

The Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board operates a call and text helpline able to provide residents with critical information on local treatment centers and other resources.

In addition, Lancaster residents are advised to use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) behavioral health treatment locator tool or helpline if needed.

Ohio Recovery Center

Located only 2.5 hours northwest of Lancaster, Ohio Recovery Center strives to provide expert inpatient drug and alcohol rehab services, including specific treatment programs like:

  • inpatient drug and alcohol detox
  • inpatient rehabilitation
  • medication-assisted treatment
  • aftercare support

For more information on our inpatient substance abuse treatment options, please contact us today.

  1. Ohio Department of Health — 2020 Unintentional Drug Overdose Annual Report
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) — Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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