When considering attending an addiction recovery program there are many common questions about addiction treatment that may come up. We strongly suggest you call us at 800-481-8457 and not go off of the Q&A listed below as your only source for information. We do our best to make our program accessible and affordable to everyone that needs help.

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Covid Practices and Procedures

Staff – Before an employee arrives to the building, they must complete the online COVID questionnaire. If an employee answers yes to 3 or more questions they must contact the DON immediately and await further instruction.

Upon arrival for their shift, all staff must enter through the main entrance and immediately sanitize hands, and are checked for temperature. Temperature checks are logged into the sign-in sheet. Any employee with a temperature or is showing signs of illness will be sent home.

All staff are required to wear a mask at all times except when actively eating while on break. Employee breaks are limited to designated areas. Employees are required to disinfect any surfaces touched in the breakroom area.
Visitors – Until further notice, no outside visitors will be allowed entry into the building unless an exception is made by the Executive Director.
Admissions – Prior to entering the building, all new admission are tested for COVID-19 using the CareStart rapid test.
All new patients will enter through the front entrance, must immediately sanitize hands, and have their temperature taken.

Every new admission goes through a COVID-19 pre-screening and will be tested upon admission. No patients are permitted to enter the main unit without a negative test result.

Employees are mandated to wear PPE while intaking a new admission. This includes gloves & a mask.
Patient Activities – Until further notice, patients will not be permitted to leave the building for non-essential activities.

Patients and staff are to maintain a distance of 6ft at all possible times. When possible, group room chairs are placed 6ft apart. Group facilitators are to conduct groups from a minimum of 6ft distance and masks are to be worn.

Individual counseling sessions are to occur with a 6ft distance and masks are to be worn.
Environment – Housekeeping has increased procedures for wiping down commonly used surfaces with disinfectant, this will occur steadily throughout the day.

Vehicles have been supplied with Lysol, gloves, and sanitizing wipes to be used before and after vehicle entry.

Hand sanitizing stations are posted throughout the facility.

CDC publications on reducing the spread of germs and proper handwashing guidelines are posted throughout the facility.

How do I know if me or someone I care about needs addiction treatment?

The answer is very simple, if you have found yourself here most likely you do. The best way to determine is by giving us a call to do a brief assessment to see if you would benefit from a rehab program. When you have trouble controlling or managing your drug use and/or life it will lead to destructive behavior. This till continue day after day despite the harm that addiction is causing to your self-esteem, job, relationships, and health. If this is relatable, you need addiction

Doing this alone is not only very difficult, but it is rarely successful. Substance abuse is merely the surface issue that is visible to the world. More often than not, there are a variety of underlying issues that must be addressed. Please contact our toll-free line if you have any questions at all. Calls are always 100% confidential and free of charge.

Does Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment?

Thanks to new legislation, insurance coverage has significantly changed to better cover addiction treatment services.  With the introduction of the new Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, treatment for addiction must cover treatment.  In other words, insurance must cover addiction treatment services much like any other medical or surgical conditions. This enables many more people to utilize their insurance coverage and health benefits to cover the cost of addiction treatment services.

Ohio Addiction Recovery Center is able to accept most health insurance plans and will work closely with your insurance company to secure insurance coverage for your treatment program. Our staff will manage and coordinate every aspect of your admission to our rehab center. We want to take as much stress out of this already stressful situation for you. We will determine your exact insurance coverage and eligibility, will bill your insurance company, and find out what, if any out pocket expenses, such as co-pays or deductibles, will be needed. You have insurance for a reason, we want it to cover as much of your stay in treatment as possible.

How long is your program?

First, we would like to say that the length of the program is not the same for each person based on a variety of factors. As mentioned earlier, Ohio Addiction Recovery Center designs a treatment plan around each client’s individual needs. Some people require more help which will take more time. This timeline will help give you an idea of what to expect on the road to recovery.

  1. Detox– 5-10 days depending on the substance being used, amount being used, and duration of use.
  2. Residential Treatment- 17-28 days – Clients live in the rehab center and are under the care and supervision of our staff.
  3. Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – 15-20 sessions. During this phase, you will transition into sober living and attend PHP 5-7 times a week. Each PHP session typically runs 5-6 hours.
  4. Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)- 18 sessions. During this phase, you will transition into sober living or returning home and attend IOP 2-3 times a week. Each IOP class typically runs 2-4 hours.
  5. Sober Living- Live life as you wish while following our simple guidelines that will help you stay on the right track. 6 Months

The program is set up this way to slowly transition you back into a sober and drug-free life by giving you support throughout the process. This model ensures long-term recovery.

What if I do not have insurance or cannot afford your program?

We will do whatever we can to make addiction treatment available to you. Please call us at 800-481-8457 to discuss your options.

Do I need Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

To determine whether you need inpatient or outpatient treatment services will come down to a few questions that only you can answer.

1)   Do you use or drink on a daily basis?

2)   When you stop using or drinking, do you go through withdrawal?

3)    Is your use prohibiting you from living a normal day-to-day life?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you more than likely would need to go to an inpatient treatment program and continue your care from there.

If no was your answer to those questions, then an outpatient program may be more suitable for your particular situation. In most cases, we suggest making a call into our admissions office at 800-481-8457. This is the best way to get the answers you’re looking for in a timely manner.

Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare. Using outpatient treatment as the first line of defense is not recommended.

What do I Need To Bring?

In order to provide an efficient and comprehensive admission process please bring the appropriate paperwork and follow the guidelines and rules provided below.

Items permitted and suggested:

1. Appropriate paperwork: Driver’s license or photo ID, medical insurance card, approved
prescriptions, medication and dosage information, allergy information, medical/other
healthcare professional’s contact information, information on ailments or conditions, emergency contacts, information for any other persons requiring contact (required), Envelope, and stamps for writing loved ones.

2. Please bring comfortable and appropriate clothing (T-shirts, Sweatpants, jeans, pajamas, sweatshirts, shorts, dress outfit (court, job interviews, family night), undergarments) We limit the number of items to 5 tops, 5 bottoms, 1 outfit for the barn, and 2 workout outfits. Weather permitting (coat, gloves, etc). A washer and dryer are available to keep clean clothing on hand.

3. All over-the-counter medication must be new/unopened: Ibuprofen, Imodium, Maalox, Melatonin, Milk of Magnesia, Mints, Nicotine Patches.

4. Personal hygiene products must be new/unopened: shaving cream, mouthwash, hair products, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner.

5. Toiletries: toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, lotion, deodorant, feminine hygiene products.

What Should I Not Bring?

For the safety of self and others, as well as space and hygiene of self and others we do not permit the following items.

Items not permitted:

1. Alcohol or any drugs of any kind.

2. Unapproved prescription medication.

3. Sample medication.

4. Anything that includes alcohol as an ingredient. Hair-care products and mouthwash often contain alcohol.

5. Weapons of any kind.

6. Pornographic material.

7. Cologne containing alcohol, no aerosol cans.

8. Mouthwash containing alcohol.

9. No Ipads, tablets, iPods, MP3 players, gaming systems, cell phones, or any other electronic devices.

10. No expensive jewelry or excessive cash.

What are the Rules With Phone Calls and Visitation?

1. There are no direct incoming calls to clients. Family contact is made through staff (counselors, case managers, or resident assistants), or a message is left with our front desk for a return call, that can be completed within the appropriate rules and parameters of phone calls.

2. Clients are allowed to make phone calls to approved family and support persons on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They have a 5-minute limit on time.

3. Visitation is scheduled every Sunday from 12pm-2pm (for Women) and 4:30pm-6:30pm (for
Men), for approved persons ONLY. If someone is not on the approved list, they will be asked to
leave. The first group of visitors can leave after the first hour and if room is available additional
visitors may check-in and visit during the last hour. There is a 3-person maximum for each client
each week (per hour and not to exceed 3 per hour). The first check-in begins 15 minutes prior to

4. Any items (money, clothing, etc) must be processed first by the staff before given to the clients. Failure to do so could result in discharge for the client or for the loved one removed from the approved visitation list.

5. The family night takes place once per month. This is organized by case managers. Family night allows approved family members to come into our rehab facility, meet with therapists, and work on any concerns they may have. Clients are often encouraged to have their families come in and partake in these groups. It not only will help the client grow in their recovery, but it will help the family learn how to assist them in the best ways possible.

Resources for Family and Friends

The Addicts Parent United Closed Page – a FaceBook page for parents that have a child with the disease of addiction or have lost a child.
Grands United Closed Page – a Facebook page for grandparents raising grandchildren due to addiction

Family’s fighting addiction – Jim Leezer and his wife, Sherri run a group that meets on Thursday 7 p.m at Crosslink Community Church (4747 Harrisburg Pike).

*Jim (554-4607) Sherri (554-4610) calls for support or questions always welcome