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Cincinnati, Ohio Residential Treatment Centers

Cincinnati, Ohio Residential Drug Rehab

Cincinnati, Ohio, like many large cities, has had its share of drug problems in recent years. In 2018, officials made several drug busts in the city that led to the arrest of individuals known for trafficking drugs in the area. The most common types of drugs being bought and sold in Cincinnati are opioids, including heroin and fentanyl, and deadly mixtures of these drugs with other substances like cocaine.


Drug addiction in America has changed over the past few decades. What was once a problem almost exclusively with street drugs has turned into a problem with abusing legal drugs like prescription painkillers. Because these medications are so readily available and relatively inexpensive, many are using them for the feeling of euphoria they produce. Instead of taking the pills as directed, those looking for a high crush the pills, snort them or inject them in order to feel immediate and amplified effects.

Because prescription painkiller opiates are so closely related to heroin, the next step in the progression of drug abuse in America has been for addicted individuals to turn to heroin for a better high and because it is sometimes easier to obtain. Today, communities have seen a sharp increase in heroin abuse and overdose, because of the switch from prescription painkillers. Other drugs are becoming problems as well, such as fentanyl and carfentanil, because they are even more potent than heroin.

The problem with current drug addiction trends is that it affects communities across the country, large cities and rural areas alike. Drug addiction, particularly heroin addiction, is not just a poor inner-city problem anymore. It is prevalent in suburbs and among middle-class families just as often as in impoverished areas.

The key to helping those with opioid addiction and preventing it in the first place is education. Better education programs will create awareness for the problem and will give parents, families, and the public in general signs to watch for and ways to keep young people from abusing drugs in the first place. Education will also help physicians, pharmacists, and patients understand the dangers of prescription opioids and the importance of using them as directed and monitoring those who take them for pain.

Education will also help reduce the stigma of drug addiction so that more people are open to receiving treatment who need it. Addiction can happen to anyone, of any background, family structure, profession, or socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, those who struggle with addiction still feel like they are being judged as morally inferior to others and that if anyone finds out their problem their reputation will be ruined. By creating a more open culture in which communities can talk about how addiction has impacted their lives, more people will feel comfortable asking for help.

Today, opioid addiction and overdose remain a serious problem in Ohio. Individuals need to be aware of the signs of opiate addiction, and communities should provide resources to prevent drug abuse. Most importantly, those who struggle with addiction should be provided with real resources for treatment so that they can take control of their lives again and develop lasting sobriety.

Cincinnati Inpatient Drug Rehab Resources

For families looking for drug rehab for a loved one, there are several options to choose from. Residential, or inpatient, drug rehab is the most structured of all treatment programs, providing full-time supervision and rehab to residents. Individuals who enroll in residential treatment live at the rehab facility, where all their meals and basic needs are provided for, allowing them to focus solely on recovery for the first few days and weeks of treatment. This also allows the individual to get away from the triggers and temptations, as well as stress and conflicts they experience on a normal day at home. Instead, these individuals are housed in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, where they interact with positive and compassionate staff and with peers that are going through similar experiences. During inpatient treatment, residents participate in group and individual therapy sessions, join in recreational activities and have free time to reflect and work on their sobriety. The person’s entire being is devoted to recovery when they are in residential treatment.

A step down from residential rehab is outpatient therapy. Those enrolled in this level of care are able to live at home and maintain a somewhat normal lifestyle, including going to work in many cases. These individuals return to the treatment facility regularly in order to participate in therapy sessions and are able to put into practice what they learned as they continue to deal with family, friends, co-workers, and the stress and pressure of everyday life.

For most people, inpatient treatment is the natural first step to rehab. It is in residential treatment that they lay the foundation for a sober life, by interacting with treatment professionals and learning how to live without their substance. Therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy help individuals identify faulty thought processes that contribute to their addiction and learn how to modify their thinking in order to facilitate sobriety.

The Ridge is an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center located 20 minutes from Cincinnati. We provide hope for families in the Ohio and Kentucky regions, and while we specialize in opioid addiction recovery, we help individuals struggling with any kind of drug or alcohol addiction. We begin our program with detox, and our compassionate staff is able to provide the encouragement and supportive care necessary to help clients through this sometimes dreaded first step of treatment.

Our residential treatment program helps individuals in Cincinnati and all of Ohio put their addiction in their past and work toward a healthier, happier, sober future. Our experienced professionals are committed to providing the highest level of care possible in order to help clients achieve lasting success.

Drug Use in Cincinnati

Drug statistics for Cincinnati, which is the seat of Hamilton County:

  • There were 31 percent more overdose deaths in 2017 than the year before, according to the Hamilton County Coroner's office.
  • Of the 529 overdose deaths investigated in 2017, 373 were opiate-related and 81 were cocaine-related deaths.
  • The 2017 numbers were up from 2016, when there were 403 overdose deaths in the county.
  • Ohio's opioid crisis continued to explode in the first half of 2017, with 5,232 Ohio overdose deaths recorded in the 12 months ending June 31, 2017.
  • The death toll increased by 1,469 or 39 percent, which trailed only the 43.4-percent hike in Pennsylvania and 39.4-percent increase recorded in Florida. Ohio’s total number of victims also only fell behind Florida (5,540) and Pennsylvania (5,443).
  • The escalation of drug deaths in Ohio was nearly three times the 14.4-percent increase in deaths nationally, which grew to 66,972 across the U.S., according to provisional numbers.
  • The federal report noted that the 5,232 drug overdose deaths in Ohio — an average of more than 14 a day —accounted for 4.3 percent of all deaths in the state and warned the numbers likely are under-reported due to incomplete reporting.

The Ridge residential treatment facility is fully licensed and provides real healing for a better future

Residential Addiction Treatment at The Ridge

The greater Cincinnati area is concerned about the opiate addiction problem surrounding it. Several county-wide coalitions have been established to help promote education and prevention campaigns:

Hamilton County Heroin Coalition

Get Clean Now Clermont

Prevention Action Alliance

For individuals and families struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, there is hope. The Ridge residential treatment facility is fully licensed and provides real healing for a better future. Our experienced staff provides compassionate treatment and support to clients, and with a full team of physicians, nurses, addictionologists, therapists, and other medical professionals, clients can be sure they are getting the very best care possible.

The Ridge provides a means for whole person healing, including physical wellness through a focus on nutritious meals and recreational activities, psychological healing through therapy and counseling, and emotional wellness through the development of interpersonal relationships. We work with all major insurance companies which cover our programming on an out of network provider basis.

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Cincinnati, Ohio Residential Alcohol Rehab

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are problems facing all areas of Ohio. The Ridge program is a residential alcohol rehab in Cincinnati. Because clients stay at the facility for several weeks, we are an ideal fit for anyone in Ohio who needs residential levels of care for alcohol use disorders.

Do I need treatment for alcohol abuse?

One of the most common questions we get is whether or not a person who is contacting us needs help. With alcohol, this is a more common question than other substances. Alcohol is a legal and socially acceptable drug. This makes leading a functional, even highly successful life possible even while abusing alcohol. This phenomenon is observed with all substances but is particularly evident in alcohol use disorder.

It is often said that if you are asking if you have a problem, well then you most likely do have a problem. The average person does not ask if they have a problem with alcohol use. Once you begin asking yourself this question begin to dig deeper. You can start by thinking, how is this problem affecting my life?

Often (but not always) a person who reaches out to us for residential alcohol rehab in Cincinnati has experienced some type of negative event. Problems which are highly indicative of an alcohol use disorder include:

  • Being arrested for driving under the influence
  • Being arrested for other crimes where alcohol use was the main cause
  • Family stress or problems related to alcohol use
  • Financial issues
  • Health problems
  • Job loss or trouble related to alcohol use
  • Pressure from friends or family to stop or moderate alcohol use

When the negative consequences build-up and a person cannot seem to stop drinking on their own then it is best to reach out for help. Before you are admitted to The Ridge we help you decide if you have a problem and what the best treatment plan for you is. We do a thorough pre-admission assessment with a licensed counselor. Upon admission, you receive a health and physical assessment from a physician. These assessments are defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) and organizations such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

You do not need to have a negative consequence either before you get help. The sooner you reach out the better. Why not stop before the consequences build up? Severe negative consequences are not required for an alcohol use disorder diagnosis.

After you receive an initial assessment and possible diagnosis you will then develop a treatment plan with your counselor.

Your treatment plan will guide you through the treatment process which usually includes several stages. These stages of treatment are modeled on a step-down process. For alcohol use disorder we find that clients normally stay with us for around 30 days depending on medical necessity. During this treatment time you may transition through various levels of care including:

Alcohol Detox: At The Ridge, many clients can stay at our facility during the first few days of recovery and use comfort medications to ease withdrawal. For more frequent or severe usage patterns a client may require a medical detox. In that case, we will place you with one of our detox partners and arrange a bed to bed transfer once your detox phase is completed.

Residential Alcohol Rehab: This level of care is offered at our Stuckert House location through The Ridge Residential Program. During this period which lasts several weeks, guests will have 24-hour clinical supervision. The residential stay includes meals, recreation, and exercise in addition to an intensive clinical program. We also help with mental health needs through our psychiatrists and counselors. Clients can expect one-on-one counseling, group therapy, individual physician meetings as well as other therapeutic adjuncts to treatment.

Partial Hospitalization/PHP: This is a step down from residential care which allows for less supervision with daily treatment still occurring.

Relapse Prevention Aftercare: This level of care is part of the Ridge program. We offer 52 weeks of group counseling for relapse prevention. We consistently see clients have much higher success rates when they complete all 52 weeks of aftercare groups. This gives clients additional accountability, a place to further their treatment, a community of others in recovery and access to our Ridge clinical team for individual sessions or a transfer to a higher level of care if that becomes necessary.

Ridge Alumni Community: This community is available to anyone who has graduated The Ridge program. Most folks who participate in this part of The Ridge Program do so long after their year of aftercare. The Ridge Alumni Community is highly active and meets once a month formally and often Ridge alumni get together outside of the formal meeting to share experience, strength, and hope. Folks who participate in The Ridge Alumni Community have high levels of success in staying sober and improving their lives after their formal treatment plan concludes.

The Ridge Alumni Community offers opportunities for service, mentoring, speaking and having sober fun among others who are committed to recovery for life.

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost at The Ridge?

Our program varies in length and intensity depending on your specific medical needs. We accept private health insurance and bill the out of network benefits for your treatment episode. This means that most people will have a copayment due on the day of admission.

We cannot accept Medicaid, Medicare or marketplace insurance plans as they do not offer out of network benefits. For more about our program costs please see this page.

How Long is The Ridge Residential Alcohol Rehab Program?

The Ridge program is based on medical necessity and that is determined throughout your treatment episode using clinical assessments, counselor and client input, and DSM-5 criteria. In general, the residential portion of the stay averages about 30 days. And the outpatient aftercare portion is 52 weeks. Detox, if necessary is completed before you are admitted to residential. Detox length can vary greatly depending on alcohol use habits and client health status.

The Ridge residential alcohol rehab facility is fully licensed and provides real healing for a better future.

If you or a loved one is in need of addiction treatment, we can help. The Ridge is the leading care provider for addiction treatment in the Cincinnati and surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

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