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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs in Ohio

Ohio struggles with an overwhelming availability and use of multiple illicit drugs as well as alcohol. The primary drug threats to Ohio are cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine. During 2006 there were 67,101 admissions to drug and alcohol rehab programs, with alcohol only, alcohol with the use of a secondary drug, cocaine and marijuana being the leading substances causing the need for drug and/or alcohol treatment. However, with alcohol and marijuana being the leading causes of admission to an alcohol and/or drug rehab program in Ohio, the state has rates of past month marijuana use and past month alcohol and binge alcohol use at or below the national rates among all age groups.

Drug Abuse in Ohio

Ohio’s rates of dependence on or abuse of illicit drugs within the past year have varied among different age groups. According to the 2005-2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Ohio was among the lowest rates in the country for past year dependence on or abuse of an illicit drug among ages 12-17. However, for individuals 12 and older Ohio was among the 10 highest in the country for rates of past year dependence on or abuse of illicit drugs. According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, there has been a steady increase in the number of admissions mentioning marijuana or heroin. These increases in drug use have contributed to the increase of drug only admissions more than doubling in recent years, accounting for 30% of treatment admissions in 2006.

Ohio Alcohol Rehab Admissions

Rates of past year alcohol dependence have consistently remained at or below the national rates. According to the 2005-2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, these rates were among the lowest in the country for Ohio citizens 12-17 and 26 and older. However, alcohol use remains the number one cause of treatment admission in Ohio. The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services as well as the Treatment Episode Data Set, indicate in recent years mentions of alcohol use upon admission have been declining, and in 2006 alcohol only admissions accounted for 19% of admissions to rehab programs in Ohio.

Recover with Ohio Drug & Alcohol Rehab Programs

There were a total of 424 drug and alcohol rehab programs in Ohio during 2006 according to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Private non profit organizations represented 349 of these treatment facilities, and just 34 treatment facilities were private for profit. The remainder of the drug and alcohol rehab programs were owned/operated by Federal, State or local government. Of the total number of treatment facilities 363 offered some form of outpatient care and residential care was offered by 115 treatment facilities, and additional 19 facilities offered an opioid rehab program. Another 48 treatment programs and 201 physicians were certified to provide buprenorphine treatment for the addiction of opiates.

There are a number of drug and alcohol rehab programs that have contracts or agreements with managed care organizations and the majority of the treatment centers receive funds from Federal, State, county or local government which make drug and/or alcohol treatment highly accessible in Ohio. The financial situation or lack of insurance should not stop you or your loved one from attending a drug and alcohol rehab program in Ohio.

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