North Central Mental Health Services - Spruce Street

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North Central Mental Health Services - Spruce Street is a comprehensive, community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment and recovery agency serving Franklin County, Ohio. North Central Mental Health Services - Spruce Street provides short-term outpatient and intensive treatment services to all age groups from children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families.

North Central Mental Health Services - Spruce Street 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

The Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) Center is designed to improve the quality of life of people struggling with the dual disorders of mental illness and addiction. This program offers a multi-disciplinary team approach to providing comprehensive treatment services. The team approach allows persons served to receive services that are focused on their individual recovery needs. Services are based upon evidence-based practices that are proven to enhance recovery in this special population.

Rehab Services:

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 North Central Mental Health Services - Spruce Street offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Family Focus provides high quality mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, adolescents, families and adults. The goal of the program is to help people resolve problems and improve the quality of their lives. The Family Focus team offers individual, family, couples and group counseling with an emphasis on a brief, solution focused approach. The staff are skilled in dealing with a range of child, adolescent, family (traditional and non-traditional) and adult problems including: school or job difficulties, depression and anxiety, effects of divorce, loss or family conflict, and normal family stresses.

Aftercare Support

The Recovery Assistance Services department, formerly known as Aftercare or Designated Case Management, provides mental health and limited alcohol and drug addiction services to two groups of consumers: persons who require coordination of their psychiatric services, counseling, and other supports; and individuals who have received the maximum benefit from non-psychiatric treatments yet require continued access to medication and less intensive services.

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.

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.

North Central Mental Health Services - Spruce Street Highlights:

Caring, trained professionals help persons served deal with life problems and pressures in positive, constructive ways. Outpatient services help consumers deal with situational problems.
In addition to its direct treatment programs, North Central emphasizes the importance of education and prevention services, including Suicide Prevention for schools, civic organizations, faith-based institutions and businesses.
The later years can be a time of vitality, purpose and dignity. Some adults, however, experience difficulty with the problems of daily life. Elder Focus offers a broad range of services for people 60 and over. Specialists on the Elder Focus Team can meet the unique needs of each older adult struggling with mental health issues or problems with alcohol and other drugs. The team consists of case managers, psychiatrists, and counselors. In-home, short term counseling and peer support are available for homebound older adults and their caregivers.
The SNAP Team provides intensive recovery services to adults experiencing mental illness who have no insurance or government entitlements or other basic supports such as income and housing. Although these clients have the same clinical conditions as clients on other teams, the SNAP (Strengths, Needs, Abilities and Preferences) Team puts extra emphasis and expertise on helping the persons served attain necessary community supports and resources.
The Recovery Team and Super Team help consumers achieve and maintain successful living in the community. Persons served by these teams are generally from 21 to 60 years old. Services include: family support/education, education and employment referral, linkage to housing and other community resources, assistance with managing finances, skills training in activities of daily living, assistance in obtaining and maintaining benefits and entitlements (such as Medicaid), and connection to consumer based and other recovery groups.
North Central’s Transitional Teams provide services to young persons who have had emotional difficulties over a long period of time and those whose illness began in adolescence. The age range of persons served by Transitional Team I is 16 to 22. The minimum age for youths served by Transitional Team II is 14.
The Dual Disorders Community Treatment Team provides individualized treatment that is compassionate, humane and sensitive to each person’s unique needs. The team provides advocacy, support, case management, education/employment linkage and crisis intervention services—all focused on services that promote ongoing recovery. The team works assertively using all community resources to assist persons served as they work to achieve their life goals.
The Soaring Sober program, a unique day service for persons with dual disorders, operates five days a week. Soaring Sober stresses the importance of abstinence as a vital recovery tool. The primary goal of the program is to aid consumers in developing, increasing and maintaining stabilization related to their unique combination of mental health and addiction disorders. The Soaring Sober program uses stages of interventions (for example, plan interventions to match each person’s level of recovery) that encourage motivation and recovery.
Consultation, Education, and Prevention services are designed to educate the community about mental health and addiction issues, to reduce the stigmas associated with mental illness, and to work with other community organizations to enhance the quality of life in Franklin County.


  • CARF


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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 - Lorain Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic 5255 N Abbe Rd Elyria, OH 44035


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment