Alcohol & Drug Rehab In Lucas County, Ohio

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on May 5, 2023

Lucas County, home to downtown Toledo, is served by a diverse network of behavioral and mental health treatment options. For discrete, evidence-based inpatient services, residents can also consider Ohio Recovery Center located in Van Wert.

As the sixth largest of Ohio’s 88 counties by population, Lucas County public health officials have been hard pressed to manage increased alcohol and drug abuse, as well as rates of drug overdose substantially higher than the state average.

Residents with drug addiction or alcohol addiction can access treatment programs hosted by a large network of addiction treatment centers spread throughout the county, and in the vicinity of Toledo in particular.

However, if treatment providers in your area aren’t available, or you don’t feel they are a good fit for your needs, you can participate in professional recovery programs located elsewhere in the state, including Ohio Recovery Center.

Substance Abuse Resources In Lucas County, Ohio 

In Lucas County, all substance abuse treatment services are overseen by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County.

This nonprofit government-mandated organization works to promote effective and accessible mental and behavioral healthcare, harm reduction, and addiction prevention for all adults and adolescents in the county.

As part of its mission, the Lucas County MHRSB also hosts:

  • a 24/7 Crisis Care hotline that can connect residents to crisis services as well as addiction and mental health services
  • an emotional support phone line
  • a directory and informational profiles on contracted service providers in the county

The national SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) hotline and online treatment locator is also available to help Ohio residents locate drug and alcohol rehab programs across the state and county.

In addition, major peer support groups like NA (Narcotics Anonymous) and AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) have active meetings available in the county for those who wish to participate.

Ohio Recovery Center

Ohio Recovery Center is proud to offer comprehensive inpatient addiction treatment services at our comfortable residential treatment center located in Van Wert, around 1.5 hours southwest of Toledo.

Specific recovery services we provide include:

Lucas County Substance Use & Overdose Data

In 2021, at least 226 people in Lucas County lost their lives due to accidental drug or alcohol overdose, down from 258 in 2020. 

A shocking 199 of these cases involved abuse of opioid drugs (predominantly fentanyl), while 54 of those deaths also involved abuse of stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine.

In 2020, the county’s age-adjusted rate of accidental drug overdose was 65.5/100,000, well over Ohio’s average of 45.6 during the same year.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Lucas County, Ohio

According to SAMHSA, Lucas County (and more specifically the Toledo metro area) is home to more than a dozen inpatient and outpatient treatment providers covering a comprehensive spectrum of care for substance-related behavioral health disorders.

Some notable levels of care that may be recommended to you as part of your personalized recovery plan include:

Medical Detox

Participation in medical drug or alcohol detoxification is strongly urged for all those who have shown signs of substance dependence, especially alcohol, benzodiazepine, and stimulant dependence.

In medical detoxification, you will receive close supervision and support as you navigate withdrawal symptoms and prepare for additional inpatient or outpatient addiction services.

Inpatient Programs

Addiction recovery is a grueling process that requires focus, discipline, and 24/7 support. In an inpatient program you will receive this close, regimented care while living in a comfortable residential treatment facility for an extended period of 30 to 90 days. 

Dual diagnosis care for co-occurring mental health disorders as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, individual/group counseling, education, peer support, and other interventions may also be provided during this time.

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient treatment is more widely available than inpatient treatment, and can usually meet the needs of a wide range of participants, including those who cannot attend inpatient care, those with more mild cases of substance use disorder, and those who have already completed an inpatient treatment program.

Regular outpatient care, intensive outpatient services, and day treatment/partial hospitalization programs may all be locally available depending on your situation.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

The cravings and withdrawal symptoms that many experience while in recovery from alcohol and opioid use disorder are, to a degree, treatable using specific FDA-approved medications like naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone.

These medications are dispensed from approved providers in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy and are beneficial for relapse prevention.

Payment Options In Lucas County, Ohio

How you pay for your treatment will depend on the policies of your chosen rehab provider and which financial assistance programs you may qualify for.

Common options in Lucas County include:

  • private health insurance benefits
  • Medicare, Medicaid, or Tricare (military insurance)
  • cash or self-payment plans
  • federal, state, or local government funds or grants

If you have questions about your health insurance coverage or benefits, or if you want to learn more about developing a treatment plan for yourself or a loved one, please contact Ohio Recovery Center today.

  1. Data Ohio — State of Ohio Integrated Behavioral Health Dashboard
  2. Ohio Department of Health — 2020 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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