Crisis Support Lines
National Suicide Hotline
This is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services – HELPLINE
United Way’s First Call For Help
United Way’s Ohio 2-1-1 Help Line can connect you to multiple services, including treatment for substance use disorder. 2-1-1 provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service.
Support Organizations and Resources
The 12 Step
The Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in recovering from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in the 1930s and has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with recovery from alcoholism, but also from drug abuse and various other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors.
The 317 Board
The 317 Board creates a network of individualized care for people who need prevention and treatment for mental illness and/or alcohol and drug addiction.
County ADAMHS Boards
Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a County Board. It is usually called the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Board. Most of the county board websites list treatment providers in their county, plus they may also have other helpful information.
Addiction Policy Forum
The Addiction Policy Forum is a partnership of organizations, policymakers and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction and to improve national policy through response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery and criminal justice reform. They support, promote and work with others in the addiction community to advance knowledge and translate discoveries about substance use disorder and its complications into practical solutions.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
ARC (Addiction Resource Center) – From the Addiction Policy Forum
Addiction Resource Center Line: (M – F from 9 am – 6 pm) 833-301-4357
An initiative of the Addiction Policy Forum, Addiction Resource Center is dedicated to supporting patients, families, and providers with critical information about addiction and connects them to quality treatment and recovery resources through their database.
Area 53 is a service area of Alcoholics Anonymous serving Central and Southeastern Ohio.
Center on Addiction
Center on Addiction is on a mission to transform how the nation addresses addiction. They are the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery. This is a great resource for gaining knowledge about addiction and recovery. They have an extensive library and have available materials to help guide you with your recovery plan.
NAMI OHIO (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Toll free: 800-686-2646
NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Some of the local affiliates also support Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance use disorder).
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for
whom drugs had become a major problem. It is for recovering
addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
NARR (National Alliance for Recovery Residences)
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences is dedicated to expanding the availability of well-operated, ethical and supportive recovery housing. They have developed the most widely referenced national standard for the operation of recovery residences. They work with and support 30 state affiliate organizations. NARR and these organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States.
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
NIDA is a federal scientific research institute under the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA is the largest supporter of the world’s research on drug use and addiction. It provides a wealth of information including understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, tracking emerging drug use trends, and developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches.
Ohio Recovery Housing
An alliance for individuals and organizations operating quality recovery housing in Ohio. Search for residences, learn about the levels of recovery residences, and more. ORH is the state affiliate of NARR (National Alliance for Recovery Residences) and certifies Recovery Residences as meeting certain quality standards.
OhioMHAS (Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services)
Maintains a list of provider agencies for Addiction Service Providers and Mental Health Providers by County.
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone)
Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program.
Their addiction treatment directory has more than 8,000 listings for facilities, recovery programs, and recovery resources across the United States. They constantly strive to verify, enhance and increase the resources in their database. They work with treatment providers and resource managers to help build out their listings.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
SoberRecovery is the leading online referral source for those seeking the best rehab facility centers.