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  • Like many counties throughout Ohio, Athens County has struggled with rising substance abuse issues within its communities for many years. 

    If you or a loved one is living with addiction in Athens, know there are several local rehab centers where you can find help

    Substance Abuse Treatment In Athens, Ohio

    The Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board (317 Board) oversees addiction services throughout Athens County. 

    If you’re ready to enroll in a treatment program based on your individualized needs, you can learn how to access rehab services by:

    Athens Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs

    As an Athens resident, you have access to a wide variety of substance abuse treatment services that span all levels of care for addiction treatment. Your individualized treatment plan may include any of the following levels of care:

    • detoxification
    • inpatient or residential treatment
    • outpatient treatment
    • medication-assisted treatment 
    • integrated mental health treatment for co-occurring disorders
    • continuing care

    Medical Drug & Alcohol Detox

    Detoxification is a short-term program designed to help you safely manage withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. Medically monitored detox provides 24-hour care and supervision, as well as comfort measures to help alleviate any withdrawal symptoms or side effects you may experience. 

    Inpatient/Residential Drug Rehab

    In a residential treatment program, you’ll live with your peers in an inpatient rehab facility for several weeks so you can focus fully on recovery. 

    Dual diagnosis treatment for mental health disorders, holistic therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, and several other treatment modalities are likely offered to provide a whole-person treatment approach. 

    Outpatient Treatment

    The two most structured forms of outpatient rehab are partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs

    These programs provide treatment several days per week for several hours each day. They offer many of the same health services as inpatient rehab, but they allow you to go home at the end of every treatment session. 

    Opioid & Alcohol Treatment Programs

    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is designed to improve long-term recovery outcomes for individuals with serious alcohol addiction or opioid/opiate addiction. 

    MAT provides medications to reduce physical and psychological substance dependence, as well as behavioral therapy and counseling to assist with the recovery process. 


    Aftercare provides access to supportive resources to help you stay strong in addiction recovery even after your rehab program is over. Depending on your needs, you may have access to sober-living housing, group therapy, relapse prevention, 12-step programs, and other resources. 

    Using Health Insurance For Addiction Treatment In Athens, Ohio

    Most addiction treatment centers accept Medicaid/Medicare or private healthcare insurance to help cover the cost of their services. You can learn how to use your insurance to pay for treatment by:

    • calling treatment facilities directly to verify your coverage
    • calling your insurance benefits rep to learn more about your benefits and how to use them
    • reading through your policy thoroughly to understand your coverage

    If you don’t have insurance and need help paying for rehab, both non-profit and state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities may offer services on a sliding fee scale. If your income qualifies, you may be eligible for free treatment at specific rehab facilities. 

    Addiction Treatment At Ark Behavioral Health

    At Ark Behavioral Health, we provide a whole-person approach to addiction treatment at our network of recovery centers. 

    We offer detoxification, inpatient treatment, outpatient programs, dual diagnosis care, and highly individualized treatment to suit the needs of each unique individual. 

    To learn more about our facilities or treatment with our team, please call our helpline today. 

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.

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