How to find rehab in Ohio
Finding detox in Ohio can be difficult. Here's everything you need to know about OH rehab options and how to find local treatment as soon as possible.
Takeaways from this article:
Types of rehab in Ohio
How to pay for detox in Ohio
State-funded-rehab in Ohio
Drug overdoses took the lives of 3,980 Ohioans in 2018. Opioids are responsible for an overwhelming proportion of those deaths, killing 3,237. Alcohol is another mass killer, responsible for the deaths of 3,674 people in Ohio from 2011 to 2015.
At American Addiction Centers we consider it our responsibility to prevent as many deaths, and enhance the lives of as many people as possible who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. That’s true whether or not they can receive treatment from one of our own facilities.
On this page we will show you what kinds of treatment are available in Ohio, how they are funded and which options are best for you, how to pay for it, and certifications to look for.
Withdrawal Treatment Options in Ohio
Drug treatment is split into three basic categories: outpatient, residential, and hospital inpatient.
Hospital inpatient facilities are staffed with medical professionals to help patients who are struggling with the symptoms withdrawals. As the WHO reports, alcohol withdrawals last two to five days and include anxiety, agitation, sweating, shaking, depression, nausea, and sometimes delirium and seizure. Opioid withdrawals include watery eyes, runny nose, aches, chills, goosebumps, and cramps.
Withdrawal symptoms for heavy can be serious and sometimes deadly. The symptoms can also be a strong motivator for patients to continue using the drug.
While outpatient and residential facilities may also offer detox services, patients should ideally detox in a hospital inpatient facility with medical staff.
Only 5.6 percent of the facilities in Ohio are hospital inpatient. There are 22.4 percent which are residential non-hospital facilities. They have limited or no medical staff capable of treating withdrawals, but these temporary live-in facilities allow patients to isolate from people and triggers that can cause them to use. The best residential facilities offer intensive therapy to treat the underlying psychological conditions that contribute to substance abuse.
Most, 88.8 percent, of the facilities in Ohio are outpatient. What outpatient facilities all share in common is that they are not temporary live-in facilities. However, the intensity of treatment can vary dramatically. Some programs are daily and last most of the day, while others are weekly even less. Some may simply offer therapy sessions, others may offer group sessions.
As with residential facilities, the most effective outpatient facilities will employ mental health professionals. The goal of an outpatient facility should be to help patients reintegrate into society with coping skills to prevent triggers from making them use again.
Here is how types of treatment are distributed in Ohio:
|Type of Care, by number and percent|
|Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization||73||15.73%|
|Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment||187||40.30%|
How to Pay for Withdrawal Treatment in Ohio
The costs of drug treatment vary wildly depending on how facilities are funded and whether they are detox, residential, or outpatient facilities. The amenities in a facility can also have a tremendous impact.
For an idea of the costs, nationally, a year of methadone maintenance treatment is about $4,700.
How can people struggling with addiction pay these costs?
Most patients will pay with insurance. All insurance plans are currently required by law to cover treatment for substance use disorder, and not to refuse coverage for having substance abuse as a preexisting condition.
If you can’t afford private insurance, you likely qualify for Medicaid. You can find out how to apply for it here.
Costs can depend on whether a facility is privately funded, or funded by the government, which we will discuss more in the next section. If for some reason you can’t get insurance, there are other payment options, which we will discuss in the section after that.
State-Funded Rehab vs. Private Rehab in Ohio
Addiction treatment centers can be either publicly or privately funded, and privately funded facilities can be either for-profit or non-profit.
Speaking generally, the advantage of public facilities is that they are typically more inexpensive or free. The advantage of private facilities is that they often have more amenities and staying in them can even be quite leisurely.
Patients don’t just opt for private facilities because they are a more comfortable experience, however. Only 5 facilities in Ohio are state-funded, another 8 are funded by local governments, and 19 are federally funded. A full 75.4 percent of Ohio facilities are private for-profit, and 17.7 percent are private non-profit.
Since there are so few publicly funded facilities, they often aren’t available near a patient’s location, and they may be too crowded to accept new patients, or have more strict admission requirements, or even require a court order.
Sheer numbers mean that most patients will attend a private facility. Here is the distribution of public and private facilities in Ohio:
|Facility Operation, by number and percent|
|Private for Profit||82||17.67%|
|Local, county, or community government||8||1.72%|
While the number of public facilities is limited, this doesn’t mean affordable and free options aren’t available for patients who can’t get into a public facility. There are 82 non-profit facilities in the state. There are many payment options for struggling patients, as we’ll discuss in the next section. We assure you there is a solution for you.
Withdrawal Treatment Payment Options in Ohio
As we discussed above, if you have health insurance, it is required to cover substance use disorder, so if it doesn’t cover treatment with us, there is still a facility out there for you that it will cover. Also, remember if you can’t afford private insurance, you likely qualify for Medicaid and can apply for it by clicking here.
75.2 percent of the facilities in Ohio accept private insurance, and 88.6 percent accept Medicaid.
If you are one of the 6.6 percent of Ohioans without health insurance, there are still more payment options for you. There are 285 facilities with no charge or minimal cost options for patients who can’t afford treatment, as well as 339 facilities with sliding-scale costs for low income patients.
Here is how all payment options are distributed in Ohio:
|Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent|
|Cash or self-payment||431||92.89%|
|Private Health Insurance||349||75.22%|
|State-financed Health insurance||210||45.26%|
|Federal military insurance||200||43.10%|
|No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients)||5||1.08%|
|IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds||6||1.29%|
|Sliding fee scale||339||73.06%|
|Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay||285||61.42%|
With hundreds of low and no-cost options for low-income patients, you can find treatment no matter your situation.
Ohio Withdrawal Treatment Center Accreditations
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) has statutory and regulatory authority over addiction services, and you should verify that any facility you go to for treatment is licensed with them.
MHAS explicitly recognizes the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA), and The Joint Commission as authoritative accrediting organizations. Accreditation isn’t required for facilities that don’t do detox, but it is recommended.
MHAS requires facilities with acute hospital detox services to receive accreditation from DNV GL Healthcare, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), or The Joint Commission. Facilities offering “sub-acute” hospital detox aren’t required to, but are encouraged to.
Here is how licensing and accreditation is distributed in Ohio:
|Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent|
|Any listed agency/organization||452||97.41%|
|State substance abuse agency||409||88.15%|
|State mental health department||321||69.18%|
|State department of health||80||17.24%|
|Hospital licensing authority||23||4.96%|
|The Joint Commission||115||24.78%|
|Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)||245||52.80%|
|National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)||4||0.86%|
|Council on Accreditation (COA)||39||8.41%|
|Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)||11||2.37%|
|Other national organization or federal, state or local agency||18||3.88%|
97.4 percent of all facilities have licensing and accreditation of some kind, so there is always a reputable option within your grasp.
Find Withdrawal Treatment in Ohio Today
At American Addiction Centers, our goal is to help people find treatment. If you still have questions, that’s okay. We can help. Call our confidential helpline and speak to one of our team members. We can be reached at 1-888-935-1318.
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