Summit County, Ohio Drug Rehab & Addiction Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on March 18, 2023

The Summit County ADM Board offers substance abuse resources for residents of this county, and there are more than 20 treatment centers located in this area. Residents can also travel to Ohio Recovery Center for comprehensive residential care.

Summit County, the fourth-most populated county in Ohio and home to the city of Akron and several Cleveland suburbs, faces a severe public health challenge in the form of drug and alcohol addiction. 

While fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are of particular concern, this drug abuse crisis also includes stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine, diverted pharmaceutical products, and alcohol abuse.

Fortunately, the county is home to a network of addiction treatment centers with services overseen by the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board, or ADM.

Summit County residents also have the option of traveling outside of their home county to treatment centers like Ohio Recovery Center in Van Wert.

Substance Abuse Resources In Summit County, Ohio 

The Summit County ADM Board offers a variety of resources to help those living with drug and alcohol addiction, including:

  • a 24/7 mental health crisis hotline that can provide immediate support for those in distress, including those struggling with suicidal thoughts
  • an addiction helpline for those struggling with drug addiction who need to connect with treatment programs and other resources in the county, including those set aside for those with financial need
  • live data dashboards tracking overdose deaths and other key public health data in the county
  • directories of addiction treatment services for both adults and adolescents
  • a directory of peer support/recovery coaching services and other partnered organizations
  • an introduction to the Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program (SURWSP), which trains employers who wish to hire and manage workers in substance use recovery
  • other mental health services and counseling services including those directed towards suicide, gambling addiction, hoarding, and substance use prevention

Summit County residents may also call the national SAMHSA helpline or use the SAMHSA self-service treatment locator to identify and evaluate the services offered by substance abuse providers in Summit County and across Ohio as a whole.

Ohio Recovery Center

Ohio Recovery Center is proud to provide professional, evidence-based substance abuse treatment in a residential setting. Our residential treatment facility is located in Van Wert, Ohio, less than three hours from Akron, we provide services such as:

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

Summit County Substance Use & Overdose Data

In 2020, Summit County reported the 6th highest number of accidental overdoses in all of Ohio (217). 

This was a slight increase from the year before (201), and significantly lower than the county’s high-water mark in 2016 (298), which occurred during the initial wave of fentanyl distribution in the United States.

However, the county’s age-adjusted rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths during 2020 was 42.4/100,000, which was slightly lower than Ohio’s overall average during the same period (45.6/100,000).

According to the Summit ADM Board, fentanyl (and its analogues) remains the single deadliest drug of abuse in the county in terms of overdose death, followed by methamphetamine, cocaine, drinking alcohol, and other opiates.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Summit County

There are approximately 23 licensed and accredited rehab centers operating in Summit County, with the largest concentration of providers located in and around downtown Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, and Fairlawn. 

These providers collectively offer a broad spectrum of addiction treatment services for Summit County residents, including, but not limited to:

Medical Detox

Detoxification is the uncomfortable and sometimes risky process of quitting an addictive substance and allowing it to fully work out of your system, despite the withdrawal symptoms this process may cause.

In order to avoid potentially serious complications like dehydration, mental health crises, relapse, overdose, and seizures, healthcare professionals strongly urge that anyone beginning the recovery process work through withdrawal with the help of a professional detox program.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient, or residential treatment, takes place in a specialized treatment facility offering short-term or long-term stays. 

In these programs, you will be closely supervised as you participate in behavioral therapy and other personalized treatment services designed to give you the motivation, tools, and support you’ll need to maintain your sobriety long-term.

Inpatient treatment programs also support their graduates through addiction recovery aftercare such as employment counseling, sober living housing, case management, and support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Outpatient Treatment

Alternatively, regular and intensive outpatient programs, including partial hospitalization programs, are available to support you if you don’t need to enroll in an inpatient program or if you’ve already finished one. 

Outpatient care tends to be flexible and accommodating, fitting into your life as you work through your recovery while you continue to live in your home.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment programs are also available from select service providers, as certain FDA-approved medications are available (in combination with mental health counseling) if you’re recovering from alcohol or opioid dependency.

Payment Options Accepted In Summit County

Payment types accepted by drug or alcohol rehab providers vary depending on the specific program, but generally include:

  • private health insurance benefits
  • Medicare/Medicaid benefits
  • other federal or state funding sources
  • cash or self-payment

Summit County residents can contact Ohio Recovery Center to verify insurance coverage or learn more about our substance use disorder treatment options.

  1. County of Summit ADM Board — Recovery Starts Here
  2. County of Summit ADM Board — Summit County Opiate & Addiction Task Force Data Dashboard County of Summit ADM Board — Summit County Opiate & Addiction Task Force Data Dashboard
  3. Ohio Department of Health — 2020 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — Find Treatment

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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