Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County's Addiction Services provides substance use disorder treatment, problem gambling treatment, prevention, and intervention services.  We help individuals and families find a treatment program and a recovery life that works.

Treatment Services Include:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Outpatient counseling
  • Intensive outpatient counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Medicated assisted treatment
  • Home-Based Counseling Team
  • Referral to other treatment and Mental Health Services

Outreach Services

  • Going into the community to reach those in need of Substance Use Disorder and related services
  • Working with community businesses
  • Engaging with the Faith Based Communities
  • Working through the courts and the police departments to assist in addiction related problems

Diagnosis, what does that mean? 

Diagnosis is based on scientifically developed criteria involving your personal interactions with mood altering substances or gambling

Adult Outpatient

The Adult Outpatient program is approximately 16 weeks long but depends on the individual’s response to treatment as well as their life circumstances.

Core 12 Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Our Core 12 program is fully client centered. Our 3 tracks (Suboxone to Vivitrol, Vivitrol Only, or medication free) have no specific program lengths of time. The length of the treatment episode is determined by the client’s readiness and our highly licensed medical and therapeutic staff. Each stage of treatment is an inclusive process that allows the client to be involved in all decisions concerning their recovery journey.

Community Based Addictions Therapy (CBAT)

CBAT provides intensive substance abuse treatment including peer support to those individuals diagnosed with Opioid or other Use Disorder who are unable to attend treatment onsite. The services will be provided in the home or community. The team consist of a Physician, Social Services, Nurse Practitioner, RN, Counselor, and Peer Support. Criteria is Montgomery Resident, 18 and older, medical or other condition that limits mobility.

Prevention Services Include:

  • Strengthening Families – parenting education for children and their families (meals included)
  • Risky Business – Sessions for youth to improve decision-making in high risk situations
  • Coalition involvement – Community Overdose Action Team, as well as the Montgomery County Prevention and Problem Gambling Prevention Coalitions

Specialty Care Groups Include:

  • Women’s Trauma Group – supports women who have experienced trauma
  • Young Peoples’ Group – helps with the day-to-day challenges of coping with life and substance use
  • Male Awareness Group – deals with lifestyle and substance issues unique to men
  • MAT Awareness Group – aid those using Medication Assistance Treatment during their recovery


What do I need to do to receive services?

Call Addiction Services at (937) 461-5223. Schedule an assessment for your alcohol, drug or gambling behavior or walk in and receive immediate access to services. The assessment will be completed by a professional licensed counselor. Treatment options will be offered.

Ways to pay:

  • Addiction Services accepts Medicaid. Montgomery County residents without insurance will need to apply for Medicaid Benefits (with substance abuse services included)
  • If you are not eligible for Medicaid, fees will be adjusted based on the ability to pay
  • Non-Montgomery County residents can receive treatment, but must pay for services through Medicaid (that includes substance abuse treatment) or other payment source
  • Self-pay is an option.
  • Addiction Services does not accept private insurance
  • Gambling services are free for any Montgomery County resident who is not Medicaid eligible or cannot afford to pay for services



Commonly asked questions:

Diagnosis... What does that mean?

Diagnosis is based on:

  • Kind of problems
  • Number of problems
  • How serious are your problems
  • How long you have been using
  • How much you use

How long are the various treatment programs?

That depends, generally, the Adult Outpatient Program lasts approximately 16 weeks. However, this depends on:

  • The individual’s commitment to change
  • Progress in treatment
  • How bad the problems are when using

Some individuals with a “mild substance use or gambling disorder” diagnosis may have shorter outpatient involvement.

What do people do in treatment?

In Outpatient, individuals attend education groups to learn about addiction. Group therapy sessions promote learning and build coping skills to prevent gambling or using alcohol and drugs. They attend individual counseling sessions where goals are set and progress is evaluated. Individual sessions can be used to discuss private information they may not feel comfortable discussing in groups. Sometimes homework is assigned to help learn new coping skills needed for recovery. Participants are encouraged to attend and learn about community supports for recovery.

Can my family be involved?

Yes. Family members 13 years and older can attend education groups. Family counseling services are available if desired. Family members are encouraged to attend and learn about community supports available to help them cope with the challenges they may encounter.

Does Addiction Services provide detox services?

No, Addiction Services does not provide medically-managed detox. When an individual needs medical detox, the Addiction Services staff will assist in linking them to that service. Addiction Services does provide counseling services for those who are receiving Medically Assisted Treatment services.

Does Addiction Services provide Medication Assisted Treatment Services (MAT)?

Yes, Addiction Services does provide MAT services. In partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Addiction Services offers the Comprehensive Opiate Response (COR-12) program. This program is designed to offer evidence-based opioid treatment services using medication in support of recovery.

How do I know that Addiction Services is providing good services?

Addiction Services is certified or accredited by the following entities:

  • Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)
  • The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which audits our treatment practices
  • The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Montgomery County (ADAMHS) that provides funding for our programs and audits the services provided
  • The Ohio Chemical Dependency Counselors Professional Board (OCDPB). Addiction Services clinical staff is required by the OCDPB to receive 40 hours of training in a two-year period to maintain their license or credential

Additionally, Addiction Services encourages and supports the counselors in developing skills that have been identified by researchers to be best-practice models for addictions treatment.

Addiction Services provides evidence-based prevention education. We serve youth, adults and families. The prevention programming includes information on a variety of topics.

What type of prevention services does Addiction Services provide?

Strengthening Families – Helps parents and their children. Program topics include:

  • Developmental stages of children
  • Communication
  • Changing behavior
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Stress management

Risky Business – Helps youth understand and reduce risky behaviors. Topics include:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Anger management/violence
  • Gambling
  • Sexual behaviors

Other Evidence-Based Prevention services: Available upon request


Addiction Services works closely with ADAMHS, OMHAS, Montgomery County Courts and Probation Departments, Children’s Services Board, Head Start, Homefull, Places, the Job Center, OASIS House, Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry and many others to help meet our clients’ needs. Addiction Services has a close relationship with a variety of support systems including AA, NA, Al-Anon, GA, and Families of Addicts (FOA).


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