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CompDrug is one of the largest comprehensive organizations in Ohio offering prevention, intervention and treatment programs for persons with substance abuse problems and a provider of institutional and community based correction. CompDrug is located in Columbus, Ohio.

CompDrug Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Clinical staff is able to integrate addiction and mental health treatment to address Co-Occurring Disorders.

Rehab Services:

Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate that has been used for the treatment of opioid addiction for over 40 years. It has a much longer half life than most opiates. It works by blocking the ‘high’ produced by other opiates and helps decrease cravings and withdrawal symptoms for 24-36 hrs after each dose, which helps decrease the risk of relapse.

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in conjunction with counseling to provide a patient centered approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. For opiate dependence, this includes Methadone, Buprenorphine (with and without naloxone) and Naltrexone. At CompDrug, they have many clients successfully maintaining their recovery with all three of these options, in conjunction with active participation in counseling.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Buprenorphine is a opioid partial agonist, which means that it can produce the typical opioid effects and side effects, however, its maximal effects are less than those of full agonists. Buprenorphine also allows suppression of withdrawal symptoms and decreases cravings, but for a longer time (about 24-60 hrs) after each dose. Because of its partial agonist activity, it is safer in overdose and carries lower risk of side effects.

Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.


Naltrexone is a once a month injection that is used in the treatment of both opiate and alcohol addiction. It can help significantly reduce cravings for opiates and/or alcohol, and is used to help prevent relapse of either addiction. Naltrexone is not a narcotic or an opiate, it is an opiate blocker or antagonist. Once injected, the naltrexone molecules sit in and fill up the opiate receptor sites. This significantly reduces cravings (many clients even report their cravings are eliminated), and helps prevent relapse because one will not have a euphoric or ‘high’ effect, if they use opiates.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does CompDrug offer?

Outpatient (OP)

CompDrug’s Outpatient Treatment program helps restore the patient with untreated mental illness and/or substance abuse to fully functioning adult status within his/her family and the community, and teaches skills to help the patient maintain the recovered level of functioning. Their program focuses on clinical intervention, family support, relationship building, work and meaningful activity, patient empowerment and self-control.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Psychological testing assists with determining an individualized plan for each person to accelerate the treatment process. This plan is determined by the client and their counselor, and may include individual and group counseling. Greater access to take home medication can be achieved with continued success in patient’s treatment plan.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. The Relapse Prevention Group discusses various topics each week related to relapse as chosen by the group participants.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

CompDrug Highlights:

Youth to Youth was founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure– making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
The Senior Sense program works with older adults who live independently and manage their own medications. Seniors are at risk for medication mis-management because of the large amounts and varying types of medications needed for curative purposes or to maintain good health. Seniors may suffer from difficulties including: non-assertiveness with healthcare providers, medical impairments, isolation and grief that can lead to intentional and unintentional medication abuse and use of alcohol and other self-remedies to cope.
Day School Available for patients


  • CARF


  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment

Rehabs in Ohio

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  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center - Wade Park Campus 10701 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center - Youngstown Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic 2031 Belmont Avenue Youngstown, OH 44505
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center - Warren Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic 1460 Tod Ave (NW) Warren, OH 44485
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center - Ravenna Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic 6751 N Chestnut St Ravenna, OH 44266


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Perinatal services focus on the time before, during, and after pregnancy Wrap-around services for pregnant women struggling with opiate addiction are extremely important to ensure the health of both a mother and her infant. This pathway of services follows a women beginning prior to pregnancy, through the duration of pregnancy, and through her child’s first birthday.
  • The substance abusing client is at high-risk for contracting HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s). The Early Intervention Program provides a team of trained professionals to deliver accurate and up-to-date information on STI’s to the substance abusing population in a candid and enlightening format. Through appropriate and creative educational sessions, which are often humorous in nature, people are relaxed and ready to learn information about a historically taboo subject.
  • Programs for active duty military seeking for mental health help