Alcohol and Drug Use Statistics in Elyria, OH
Like most cities in the U.S., Elyria has experienced a surge in drug and alcohol use and the impact of substance abuse in the community. The following statistics illustrate the extent of substance abuse and its impact in Elyria, Lorain County, and the corresponding region in Ohio:1,2,3
Close to 2% of the residents 12 years and older reported using cocaine in the past year between 2016 and 2018.
About 52% of the residents 12 years and older reported using alcohol in the past month between 2016 and 2018.
Nearly 26% of the residents 12 years and older reported binge alcohol use in the past month between 2016 and 2018.
Levels of Addiction Treatment
Here are the various levels of addiction treatment you’ll want to consider.
Suddenly quitting drugs and alcohol often results in painful and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Professional detox can help manage these symptoms and keep you safe and comfortable while you go through withdrawal.
Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehab
The most structured and intensive setting, you live at the facility for a month to several months, depending on your needs. This option may be beneficial for those with a severe addiction or those who have previously dropped out of outpatient treatment.
Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)
A step down from residential, PHPs involve a high frequency of care that is similar to inpatient except you return home during non-treatment hours.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)
A step down from a PHP, IOPs involve several hours of treatment per day, for three to five days per week.
The least intensive option, standard outpatient, involves just a few hours of treatment per week. It may only be appropriate for someone with a mild addiction, strong support system, and strong motivation to quit.
When you near the end of your program, you’ll collaborate with your treatment team on creating an aftercare plan that will help you stay sober even when transitioning back into your everyday life.
How to Pay for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Ohio
There are many ways to finance the cost of drug rehab in order to get the help you need.
Thanks to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, every insurance provider must cover substance abuse treatment to some extent. Contact your health insurance provider directly to learn more about your specific plan and its coverage.
Ohio Medicaid, a government program for low-income people, covers some or all of drug addiction treatment, including inpatient, outpatient, PHPs, and beyond.
Ohio Medicare, a government program providing coverage to people 65 and older, covers alcohol and drug rehab as well as screening and assessments.
TRICARE in Ohio
Ohio TRICARE, a government program providing coverage for veterans and military personnel, covers some or all of the cost of substance abuse treatment services.
Sliding Scale Payments
Sliding scale rehabs are a great option for those looking to reduce the financial burden of rehab. They offer discounted drug rehab based on a person’s income and financial situation.
IHS-Funded Drug Rehabs
These rehabs receive funding from the Indian Health Service and in turn are able to provide no-cost addiction treatment to Native peoples.
Traveling to and Within Elyria, OH
Elyria, OH, provides a great environment for drug and alcohol rehab, with its parks, nature reserves, museums, and eateries. You may find the following tips useful for planning your stay in Elyria for rehab or when visiting friends and family who are currently receiving treatment in Elyria:
- Elyria is roughly 30 miles southwest of Cleveland and a 35-minute drive away.
- Many highways connect Elyria to the rest of the country including route 2, the Ohio turnpike, route 20, and route 113.
- Lorain County Transit (LTC) offers public transport services for Lorrain County connecting Elyria to other cities in the county. LTC provides express service to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from Oberlin.
- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the closest major airport to Elyria, OH, and 21 miles away.
- Elyria is not a very walkable city. You may need a car to run most of your errands.
- Rideshare options like Lyft and Uber as well as taxis are available in Elyria for convenient and fast travel within the region.
- Amtrak offers rail travel from the Elyria train station.
- Elyria is known for massive waterfalls at the Cascade Park, the Apple Festival, and a quaint central square.
- There are plenty of hotels and motels to stay during rehab or a visit to Elyria, including affordable options like Hampton Inn & Suites, Quality Inn at Elyria, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Elyria, and Sprucewood Inn.
Ohio Substance Misuse and Overdose Laws
Here are some relevant and important Ohio drug and alcohol laws:1
Ohio Addiction Discrimination Laws: Employees are able to request time off work to attend addiction treatment and employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation to them, as long as the employee’s absence won’t cause hardship for the company.
Ohio Naloxone Access Law: Anyone can purchase naloxone at a pharmacy without a prescription.
Ohio Good Samaritan Overdose Law: Much like other states, this law provides protection from drug-related prosecution for those who call 911 when someone is overdosing. Unlike other states, the person must seek screening and referral for addiction treatment within 30 days of calling 911. They also won’t get immunity if they’ve already sought immunity twice under this law.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). 2016 -2018 NSDUH Substate Region Estimates – Tables.
- Ohio Department of Health. (n.d.). Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Drug Overdose Among Ohio Residents Ages 11 Years and Older.
- Ohio Department of Health. (2022). Preliminary Data Summary: Ohio Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths.