Drug abuse statistics in Ohio

Ohio has a population of 11,780,017 people. The most recent data from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that 1,698,000 people over the age of 12 had abused illegal substances in the past month, around 14.41% of the population. 1,560,000 reported marijuana use in the past month and 2,183,000 in the past year. The report also found that 265,000 Ohio residents had abused cocaine in the past year, 155,000 had abused meth, and 457,000 had abused prescription pain medication. 67,000 people over the age of 18 reported using heroin in the last year. Those reporting opioid misuse including heroin, painkillers, and fentanyl in Ohio totaled 466,000 people.

Alcohol abuse in Ohio

Alcohol misuse was also reported in Ohio with 5,337,000 people over the age of 12 saying they had used alcohol in the last month and 2,648,000 reporting binge drinking. The perceived risk of people over 12 years of age indulging in problematic alcohol use (5 or more drinks twice a week) in a month was 4,242,000 people.

Drug overdose deaths in Ohio

In 2021, Ohio saw a total of 5229 recorded drug-related overdose deaths. This includes those that were accidental or unidentifiable but excludes those that were related to suicide or homicide. This puts the overdose death toll in Ohio at 44.4 people per 100,000. The total number of alcohol-related deaths (including overdose and all other causes) was 1771 or 15 per 100,000 people.

Addiction treatment in Ohio

The NSDUH report also recorded the total amount of substance abuse disorders in Ohio and those who currently require treatment. The report found that 1,871,000 were recorded as having a substance use disorder (SUD) and 1,153,000 had an alcohol use disorder. 313,000 people were recorded as having an opioid use disorder including those with painkiller, heroin, and other opioid-based drug use disorders. There are also many who have been diagnosed with or reported a substance, illicit drug, or alcohol use disorder that require rehab treatment and are not receiving it. The report found that 844 people in Ohio needed treatment for illicit substance abuse, 1,147,000 required treatment for an alcohol use disorder, and 1,651,000 needed treatment for a diagnosed substance use disorder.

What treatment options are available in Ohio?

Ohio rehab centers offer inpatient treatment, residential treatment, medication-assisted treatment, therapy, and 12-step facilitation to help you beat your addiction. There are also specialized treatments for specific addictions, like opioid addiction treatment for individuals of a specific gender and age, to increase the treatment success rate.

Rehab centers that offer this treatment services in Ohio include:

Ohio rehab centers that offer medication-assisted treatment

  • Lima Urban Minority Alcohol
  • Health Recovery services

  • Lake Area Recovery Center

  • Signature Health

Rehab centers in Ohio with outpatient services

  • Pike county Recovery Council
  • Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare system

  • Pathways Counseling Center

  • Darke County Recovery Services

Ohio rehab centers that offer behavioral therapy services

  • Sojourner Recovery Services
  • Pathways Counseling Services

  • Hopewell Health Centers

  • Crossroads Counseling Services

Rehab centers with detox programs for teens and young adults

  • Crossroads Counseling Services Inc
  • Village Network Brite Futures

  • TCN Behavioural Health

  • Family Recovery Center

  • Clermont Recovery Center Inc

Ohio Rehab Centers with 12-step programs

  • Amethyst Inc
  • Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment

  • Clean Acres

  • Hitchcock Center for Women Inc

  • Gateway Rehab

  • New Direction Treatment Services

  • Oriana House

How do I pay for rehab in Ohio?

Your rehab costs depend on your location, the treatment facility, and the kind of treatment you need to get better. If you can't afford to pay in cash, you should get an insurance cover to help cover part of your treatment. 

Most Ohio rehab facilities accept private and public insurance plans like Medicare for addiction treatment. Some also accept military insurance for veterans. Depending on the institution, you can get payment assistance and pay for treatment on a sliding scale according to your income. 

Getting help from family and friends can also help with payment, so all your attention is on getting sober and overcoming your addiction.

Government assistance for addiction treatment in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers programs to improve mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery for needy individuals. 

They also provide peer recovery services, drug and alcohol abuse information, and funding for individuals who need additional assistance. You can reach the department at (216) 241-3400.