Public Health -  Dayton & Montgomery County's Addiction Services provides substance abuse treatment, problem gambling treatment, prevention, and intervention services.  We help individuals and families respond to the devastation of alcohol, gambling and chemical dependency.

Treatment Services Include:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Outpatient counseling
  • Intensive outpatient counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Medicated assisted treatment

Prevention Services Include:

  • Celebrating Families – classroom and home-based parenting education for children and their families (meals included)
  • Seasons – classroom and home-visit parenting education for adults
  • Risky Business – helping kids and their parents understand how to improve decision making processing in high risk situations.

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. When an individual requests or is identified as needing MAT, the Addiction Services staff will arrange for the individual to receive the appropriate service through a qualified physician. Addiction Services does not offer Methadone treatment.

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 Addicition Services provide?

Celebrating Families – Program is designed to help parents and their children. The program includes classroom, home-based sessions and home-style meals. Target audiences include: parents involved in Head Start, Children’s Services, self-referrals and referrals from other agencies. The program topics are:

  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • Developmental stages of children
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse
  • Accessing services in the community

Seasons – Program is the same as Celebrating Families but has a different target audience (adults on probation). 

Risky Business – Program is designed to help youth and their parents understand and reduce risky behaviors. Goals are to help youth and their parents make better decisions related to:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and substance 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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