Dayton Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Dayton, as well as the entire state of Ohio, is grappling with troubling statistics regarding drug abuse. Members of health, addiction, and public safety agencies across the state of Ohio are coming together in the hopes they can reduce the epidemic of drug addiction happening across the state, as well as the fatal overdoses occurring as a result.

A recent national ranking named Dayton at the top of a list of the most drugged out cities in America, but local representatives say they weren’t surprised, having long been focused on dealing with the city’s opioid epidemic in particular.

One opioid that’s especially problematic and plaguing Dayton is fentanyl. Officials blame the distribution of this drug as one of the biggest contributors to the rise in drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2015 not only in Dayton but all of Ohio. In fact, unintentional drug overdose deaths related to fentanyl, which is a narcotic for severe pain, doubled from 2014 to 2015. Fentanyl is often combined with other drugs, including heroin, which is why it tends to lead to an unusually high likelihood of death.

Dayton in recent years has become known as one of the opioid hubs of the country, and some of the factors that may contribute to the problem include unemployment in the area following the Great Recession, as well as more accessibility to inexpensive drugs.

Despite the pervasiveness of drug abuse and addiction in Dayton, there are resources available to help people, whether it’s locally, nationally, or through a combination of both.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Dayton, Ohio

The concept of seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction can be a daunting one. There are so many different options, including whether you will stay local for treatment, or visit a national rehab center outside of Dayton and even Ohio. There isn’t one right answer for everyone, but it’s important to know the options available to you.

Often one of the most effective forms of treatment for addiction is to stay in an inpatient, residential rehab facility. These centers can combine detox with therapy, and also treat co-occurring mental disorders that often lead to the use of drugs in the first place. Inpatient drug rehab gives people the opportunity to address their addiction in a holistic way while having constant supervision from medical and mental health professionals.

Another option available is outpatient rehab. An outpatient rehab center, whether in Dayton, or outside of the city or state, typically involves the participant still continuing much of their typical daily routine, but also going to several meetings or therapy sessions a day or week.

For a lot of people who have an opioid addiction, or any substance use disorder, the best course of action is to attend an inpatient residential rehab center initially and then move to an outpatient treatment program, before finally moving to a supportive program, such as AA or NA.

While there are drug and alcohol rehab centers in Dayton and near Dayton, nationally branded recovery centers like The Recovery Village Columbus tend to offer more comprehensive care and treatment options. Leaving Dayton for treatment also allows the individual to focus exclusively on their recovery, outside of the places and people that might be triggers for them to abuse drugs.

Even for people who opt to leave Dayton and the state of Ohio for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, there are often payment options through insurance and other solutions that can help them cover the costs. If you or your loved one live in Dayton and are searching for safe, effective, expert rehab treatment for addiction, explore what The Recovery Village has to offer.

Once a person attends rehab, whether it’s in Dayton or out of the state, they can return home and continue their successful recovery by attending local meetings or therapy.

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3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard
Groveport, OH 43125
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Detox Centers

One of the first steps of treatment for anyone who’s suffering from drug or alcohol addiction in Dayton, Ohio is medical detox. During detox, the person stops using the substances they are addicted to, and their body adjusts to not having it present. This can be a difficult time, and a lot of people feel it’s the most challenging aspect of recovery; however, it’s necessary.

During detox, having an expert medical team around can be crucial, not only to help you be more comfortable but also to keep you safe, particularly if your withdrawal symptoms are severe, which they can be with opioid addiction especially.

There are detox centers in Dayton, but since detox is just one part of a successful recovery program, this is another area where a nationally recognized and accredited rehab center like The Recovery Village can be most valuable.

This allows individuals to go straight from a medically supervised detox to the remainder of their program within the same facility. Ultimately, research shows that one of the best ways for someone to achieve the best results is to pair detox with comprehensive treatment.

Recovery Meetings Near You

AA Meetings

After someone returns home to Dayton following an inpatient or outpatient rehab treatment program, it’s easy to feel as if they’re lost and unsure where to turn. An excellent option can be to locate Dayton AA meetings. AA, which stands for Alcoholics Anonymous, is an addiction treatment and recovery program focused on people who misuse alcohol.

It can be done on its own, and people can follow the 12-step program highlighted by AA, or they can complete rehab and then participate in AA to maintain their sobriety and build a social support network.

Attending regular Dayton AA meetings, particularly following a stay in an inpatient or outpatient rehab facility, allows you to ensure you keep your sobriety a priority, and that you can keep taking part in valuable counseling sessions.

The concept of sobriety can be one that’s lonely for a lot of people, so connecting with individuals who have also struggled with addiction in Dayton, Ohio can help combat that sense of loneliness that can contribute to relapse.

Residents of Dayton have dozens of AA meetings to choose from held throughout the day, every day and throughout the city. Below is a list of some of the AA meetings available in Dayton, Ohio:

Meetings near Dayton, OH

  • Never on Sunday Group
    5235 N. Main St.
    Dayton, OH 45415
  • Choices Group, Access Hospital Dayton
    2611 Wayne Ave. [Bldg. 61] Dayton, OH 45420
  • Big Book Discussion Group
    3359 W. Second St.
    Dayton, OH 45417

NA Meetings

Another option that’s particularly valuable for maintaining a drug-free lifestyle after attending rehab treatment are NA Meetings. NA, which stands for Narcotics Anonymous, is a group very similar to AA. Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship of people who have struggled with drug addiction. The purpose of attending these community meetings is to build a social support network and to gain or retain the tools and resources to remain drug-free.

NA isn’t affiliated with any other organization, and as with AA, there are NA meetings throughout Dayton, Ohio.

When you attend a support group in Dayton such as NA, you can learn to cope more effectively with obstacles or stumbling blocks to your sobriety. It’s also a good place to hear other people share their experiences, which can remind you why a drug-free lifestyle is so important.

There are many NA meetings in Dayton, and some of these include:

Meetings near Dayton, OH

  • Gar Drolma Buddhist Learning and Meditation Center
    1329 Creighton Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45420
  • Ohmer Park United Methodist
    1357 Arbor Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45420
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church
    502 Pontiac St.
    Dayton, OH 45427

SMART Recovery Meetings

Another alternative option to maintaining sobriety, particularly after attending inpatient rehab, is to attend SMART Recovery meetings. Dayton SMART Recovery meetings are based on a framework of scientific research, and they include access to a worldwide community of people who suffer from all types of addiction, including drug and alcohol misuse.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program puts the focus on self-empowerment and self-reliance. People who have attended drug addiction treatment can then move to SMART Recovery to learn more about empowering themselves to make self-directed changes.

SMART Recovery is unique from other Dayton addiction programs such as AA because much of the focus of the 4-Point program is on scientific research. Components of the program also continue to evolve, as research regarding addiction science comes to light.

Meetings near Dayton, OH

  • Linden Avenue Baptist Church
    101 Linden Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45403

Nar-Anon Meetings

There is a group of people that are just as impacted by addiction as the addicts themselves, and that’s their family. For families of people in Dayton who are suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, it can be difficult to find your own resources to help you deal with what’s happening in your life and the life of your loved one. Nar-Anon meetings are based on a 12-step program not for addicts, but for their families.

During Nar-Anon Family Groups, attendees can address the feelings of powerlessness or desperation they’ve often felt because of the impact of addiction. Much like AA or NA, families of people with addiction problems can find coping mechanisms and social support.

Participants in this Dayton, Ohio program are encouraged to keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as they can. The meetings are guided by the concept that addiction is a disease and that people impacted by it don’t have power over other people’s lives, but rather should put their focus on being constructive in their own lives.

Nar-Anon meetings in Dayton, Ohio are available at the following locations:

Meetings near Dayton, OH

  • Hillside Chapel
    3515 Shakertown Rd.
    Beavercreek, OH 45430
  • Epiphany Lutheran Church
    6430 Far Hills Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45459

With so many options for treatment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We know the weight of this struggle. Call us, we’re here to help.


Clinics in Dayton, OH

Ohio opioid deaths
in 2015

Opioid deaths will not have the final say in Dayton. If you are struggling to break free from addiction, there are a variety of therapy options throughout the state of Ohio. The Recovery Village Columbus offers full-service treatment options to get you on the pathway to recovery. Locally, there are plenty of doctors who can administer opioid recovery medications like methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol — the first step is reaching out.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

Dayton is a relatively large Ohio city, and also one heavily impacted by the opioid addiction epidemic. There are some valuable resources located in the city, as well as in nearby cities. These resources can be particularly useful if people travel to receive residential, in-depth addiction treatment, and then want supportive services once they return home to Dayton.

Cities near Dayton where there may also be addiction treatment services available include:

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