Wood County, Ohio Drug Rehab & Addiction Services

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on May 10, 2023

In Wood County, residents can access professional treatment resources in both Bowling Green and Perrysburg, including inpatient and outpatient options. For recovery services provided outside of Wood County, residents can consider inpatient treatment at Ohio Recovery Center.

Since 2018, the number of overdose deaths in Wood County has increased each year as public health officials, law enforcement personnel, counselors, and clinicians grapple with the opioid and methamphetamine epidemics, alcoholism, and prescription drug abuse in the region.

Fortunately, Wood County residents have access to addiction treatment providers within their own county, as well as many other well-regarded, licensed, and accredited treatment providers located elsewhere in the state, including Ohio Recovery Center in Van Wert.

Substance Abuse Resources In Wood County, Ohio 

In Wood County, mental and behavioral healthcare services are overseen by the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (Wood County ADAMHS). 

The organization’s stated mission is to plan, fund, and monitor services for those in Wood County facing serious and persistent issues related to mental health and drug addiction, and to facilitate convenient access to these critical services.

Specific community resources provided by the Wood County ADAMHS board include:

  • a Find Help resource directory of secure drug drop-off locations, crisis hotlines, informational and referral phone numbers, treatment providers, and other partnered professional treatment and peer support organizations
  • Stigma Busters, an original local podcast for experts in the topic of addiction to openly discuss various aspects of drug and alcohol addiction in Wood County
  • an up-to-date opioid and other addictions resource guide
  • a directory of other information and resources related to mental health, addiction, substance abuse, recovery, treatment, prevention, housing, support, and awareness

National resources are also available to help residents locate and understand their options for treatment in Wood County and Ohio, such as the SAMHSA treatment referral and information helpline and online behavioral health treatment locator.

Ohio Recovery Center

Ohio Recovery Center is a residential alcohol and drug rehab center located in Van Wert, around 1.5 hours southwest of Bowling Green. We offer inpatient detoxification and multidisciplinary drug and alcohol treatment services, with special emphasis on:

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

Wood County Substance Use & Overdose Data

Twenty-six Wood County residents died from drug overdoses in Wood County in 2019, followed by twenty-eight in 2020, and thirty in 2021.

In 2021, twenty-six of these deaths involved opioids (primarily fentanyl) with five of those also involving stimulant drugs (primarily cocaine or methamphetamine).

In 2020, Wood County reported the 77th lowest rate of age-adjusted accidental drug overdose of all 88 Ohio Counties at 24.0/100,000 (compared to 45.6/100,000 for Ohio overall).

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Options In Wood County, Ohio

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are at least three alcohol and drug rehabilitation providers operating inside Wood County, including one outpatient and one residential program in Bowling Green and another outpatient provider in Perrysburg.

Common levels of care that may be recommended to you in Wood County include:

Medical Detox

Drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms range from minor discomfort to severe or even life-threatening medical issues. 

Because of this, healthcare providers strongly recommend that you begin your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction with help of a medically assisted detoxification program staffed by trained, attentive, and compassionate clinicians.

Inpatient Treatment Programs

If you’ve attempted alcohol or drug treatment in the past, have a co-occurring mental illness, or feel overwhelmed by the recovery process, long- or short-term inpatient care may actually be the best option for you.

While working with a residential addiction treatment center you’ll be supported with 24/7 access to clinicians and a personalized treatment program that may include both individual and group therapy, dual diagnosis treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and alternative therapies.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

If you’re unable to go to an inpatient treatment facility, have already gone through inpatient treatment, or you don’t require such an intensive treatment format, regular or intensive outpatient treatment may also be good solutions.

In an outpatient program you’ll attend scheduled sessions at a local treatment center while continuing to live at your home. Outpatient programs are more common than inpatient programs and can cater to the needs of different participants.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

If you struggle with alcohol abuse or an opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one option for you to consider.

In MAT programs, approved treatment providers dispense medications like naltrexone, methadone, or buprenorphine to relieve your cravings and other withdrawal symptoms or discourage a future return to alcohol or opioid abuse. 

These medications are then supported with counseling and/or behavioral therapy as your recovery progresses.

Payment Options Accepted In Wood County, Ohio

Depending on your level of care, provider, and income, you may be able to use a variety of resources to cover the cost of your treatment, including financial aid options for those who qualify.

Commonly accepted payment options include:

  • cash or personal check
  • private health insurance benefits
  • government insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare)
  • local, state, or federal grants and other funding

To confirm your insurance benefits and available substance abuse treatment options for yourself or a loved one, please contact Ohio Recovery Center today.

  1. Data Ohio — State of Ohio Integrated Behavioral Health Dashboard https://data.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/data/view/ohio-ibhd
  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

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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