Below you’ll find information, resources and more if you’re struggling with substance abuse in Dublin, Ohio.

Dublin, Ohio, is located in Franklin, Delaware and Union Counties. Dublin is considered a suburb of Columbus. There are events such as the Dublin Irish Festival and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the area.

Unfortunately, Dublin and other cities and towns in Ohio also struggle with the effects of substance abuse. Ohio has been hit especially hard with the ongoing effects of the opioid epidemic. The states with the highest opioid overdose rates include West Virginia and Ohio. Following Ohio are Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and Kentucky.

It’s not just opioids that people in Dublin and throughout Ohio may struggle with, either. Common drugs of abuse include methamphetaminecocaine and alcohol.

There are Dublin, Ohio drug and alcohol rehab, detox and recovery resources available in the area locally, but also in other parts of Ohio and throughout the nation.

Dublin Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment

There are different forms of drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment available in and near Dublin. When someone struggles with substance abuse and addiction, they may do one type of program, or they may participate in several treatments, which is known as a continuum of care. Some of the different types of drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment programs can include supervised detox as well as hospital inpatient programs.

Also available are residential treatment programs, which can be short- or long-term, partial hospitalization programs and outpatient rehab. As well as treatment programs, there are support and recovery groups available, like 12-step groups.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs and Treatment Centers in Dublin, OH

There are quite a few options for drug and alcohol detox and treatment centers in Dublin, close to Dublin and throughout the state. Some people also opt to participate in treatment programs located in a different state.

There are a total of 46 substance abuse programs currently within 15 miles of Dublin. These programs include residential and outpatient treatment, as well as specialized programs. The Recovery Village Columbus is near Dublin as well.

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Dublin, OH Residential Treatment Programs

While everyone’s treatment needs are unique, many people begin substance abuse treatment in a residential program. A residential program may also include medical, supervised detox. During supervised detox, a team of medical professionals and support staff can provide care and treatments to help patients cope with withdrawal symptoms. When a residential treatment program includes on-site detox, the patient can then transition to the rehabilitation phase when they’re ready.

Residential rehab occurs at what’s known as an inpatient rehab facility. Inpatient alcohol rehab or drug addiction treatment offers a stable, safe and supervised environment.

Within 15 miles of Dublin, there are currently eight residential treatment programs. These options include programs at The Recovery Village Columbus.

Dublin Partial Hospitalization Programs

partial hospitalization program is a type of addiction treatment that’s a lower level of care than inpatient rehab, but it’s more intensive than outpatient treatment. During partial hospitalization programs, patients participate in therapy throughout the day, and if necessary, the program can include medication management and psychiatric treatment. Then, depending on the situation, the person may return home or to a sober living facility.

Seven programs within 15 miles of Dublin offer day treatment and partial hospitalization programs, and The Recovery Village Columbus does as well.

Dublin Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient drug treatment or alcohol rehab is a less intensive form of rehab. Some people go to outpatient treatment exclusively, especially if they haven’t been struggling with addiction for a long time. Other people may step down into this phase of treatment following a higher care level.

Outpatient treatment requires commuting to the treatment facility, usually several times a week. Programming can include group or individual therapy or a combination.

Currently, 40 programs exist within 15 miles of Dublin and offer regular outpatient substance abuse treatment, and 28 offer intensive outpatient treatment. Individualized outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are also available at the Recovery Village Columbus.

Sober Living and Rehab Aftercare Programs in Dublin

Relapse can occur even after someone completes an addiction treatment program. When you struggle with addiction and receive treatment, one of the important parts of preventing relapse is having adequate aftercare support and continuing care.

Aftercare helps people transition back to their daily lives and their community, and it’s not an afterthought but rather should be one of the most important parts of an effective treatment program.

Continuing care plans can include therapy at drug rehab aftercare programs, sober living support, group meetings at aftercare facilities and rehab alumni programs.

Specialized Treatment Programs in Dublin

Sometimes people who seek addiction treatment have specialized needs, and they require a rehab program that can meet these needs.

Specialized treatment programs in and near Dublin include:

  • Within 15 miles of Dublin including in Hilliard and Columbus, there are ten programs with rehab for teens and adolescents
  • 24 programs in and near Dublin include women’s rehab centers
  • Nine substance abuse programs in Hilliard and Columbus include rehab for pregnant women and postpartum women
  • Within 15 miles of Dublin, there are six substance abuse programs with rehab for veterans
  • 20 programs near Dublin including in Columbus offer rehab for people referred from the courts
  • For people with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, there are 25 programs near Dublin
  • Five substance abuse programs include rehab for the LGBT community
  • For people who have experienced trauma, there are 15 nearby substance abuse programs that offer rehab for PTSD as well

What Is the Process Like in a Drug Detox and Rehab Facility?

When you choose a drug treatment facility, what is the drug treatment process like and what can you expect? While facility treatment processes differ, most follow similar outlines.

  • Intake assessment: At most treatment centers, as you check in, the staff will do a full assessment of your mental and physical health. They will ask you questions about your life and your history of substance abuse. Answering these questions honestly and completely is important because the answers will inform your treatment plan.
  • Medical Detox: For someone dependent on substances who hasn’t yet detoxed, that may be the next step in the treatment process. The time detox takes can depend on substances used, personal health and other factors. During medical detox, a team of medical professionals monitors patients, keeps their withdrawal symptoms under control and provides medical treatment if necessary.
  • Transitioning to further care: Following medical detox, patients can transition into the next phase of their treatment program, which is usually inpatient care, partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programming. During this time, patients work on deeply rooted issues that led to and stem from their addiction. Group and individual therapy will likely take up most of the day in treatment programs, as well as recreational forms of therapy like yoga, mindfulness training and meditation.
  • Aftercare planning: Aftercare planning is the final stage of the drug treatment process. Along with seeking local support and engaging in recommended therapies, participants can start to transition into their daily lives and use the coping mechanisms they learned in treatment.

Find more about what to expect during detox and rehab on this page from The Recovery Village.

Finding the Best Rehab Program for You

Finding a program you are happy with and that meets your needs is one of the factors that can increase your chance of completing rehab, and also of seeing recovery progress after leaving treatment. When you’re comparing the best rehabs and looking for the best rehab program for your needs, balance personal requirements and preferences with the qualifications of the treatment program.

For example, how long have you been struggling with substance abuse? If you have been using substances for a long time or have tried other programs and relapsed, you may need a high level of care that’s not available at all centers.

You may also be comfortable with a certain type of setting, like a single-gender rehab. You can also think about whether or not you’re able to travel for treatment and if you’re comfortable doing so.

Many rehab plans accept private health insurance providers, so you can also see which programs meet your needs and are in-network providers with your insurance.

What Questions Should You Ask When Considering a Treatment Program?

As well as personal considerations, certain factors should be in place with a treatment program to ensure it’s providing a high quality of care. The following are questions you can ask admissions representatives to give you a better idea of what qualifications the program has.

What is your treatment philosophy?

While a good rehab program will likely individualize care, it will still have underlying philosophies that fuel treatment programs. Following the 12 steps (like in Alcoholics Anonymous) is one example. There are also holistic treatment centers that may focus on the mind and spiritual connection, and there are religious programs as well.

Do you offer dual diagnosis treatment?

Not every substance abuse treatment program offers dual-diagnosis care, but it’s important for a lot of people. What dual diagnosis means is that multidisciplinary treatment teams can provide not only treatment for addiction, but also for co-occurring mental health disorders, including eating disorders. If someone has untreated mental health disorders, it will be difficult for them to recover from addiction.

How long do programs last?

The length you might expect to stay in a treatment program depends on your personal needs, but when you speak with rehab centers and tell them more about your particular situation, they might be able to provide you with a better idea of the potential timeline.

Is your center accredited?

A rehab center should have state licensing where it’s located, and while rehab centers don’t have to have independent accreditations, it can be an important indicator of the quality of care available. For rehab centers, there are two primary bodies, which are the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission.

Find answers and more information with The Recovery Village’s frequently asked questions.

Exploring Treatment Options Near Dublin

There are so many considerations when it comes to choosing a rehab program, and one of them is the location. If you’re able to travel for rehab, some benefits can come with this option.

First, it expands the treatment options available to you. People often find benefits in being physically separated from their environment of addiction, also, at least during the earliest days of treatment. Being away from home for rehab lowers the risk of leaving early too.

In contrast, staying near Dublin for treatment has its own set of advantages. Your family will be close, and they may be able to participate in parts of your treatment. You don’t have to think about arranging travel, and insurance may only cover in-state treatment programs.

Additional Addiction and Rehabilitation Resources in Dublin

Along with rehab programs, other addiction and rehabilitation resources are in Dublin and nearby. These are resources that can be helpful to someone seeking treatment or someone who is returning from a treatment program and wants to connect with local support.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Dublin

Social support is something anyone who is in recovery from addiction needs. It’s valuable to help prevent relapse and encourage positive habits. Participation in recovery meetings and support groups is one way people find this. Recovery meetings include 12-step programs, but there are others available as well.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Dublin

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the oldest and most well-known support group for recovering addicts. Alcoholics Anonymous is based on the 12 steps, and meetings are usually open to anyone as long as they have a desire to stop drinking or remain sober.

Meetings of AA in Dublin include:

Local AA Meetings

Dublin Community Recreation Center
Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
5600 Post Rd., Dublin, OH 43017

St. John Lutheran Church
Sundays, 6:00 p.m.
6135 Rings Rd., Dublin, OH 43016

Northwest Presbyterian Church
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
6400 Post Rd., Dublin, OH 43016

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Dublin

For people who struggle with drugs other than alcohol, there is also a 12-step program called Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Aside from the fact that NA is for people with substance addictions rather than alcohol addictions, the program is very similar to AA.

Meetings near Dublin include:

Local NA Meetings

Fellowship Lutheran Church
Mondays, 8:00 p.m.
7350 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, OH 43235

North Congregational United Church of Christ
Sundays, 8:00 p.m.
2040 Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43220

Riverside Methodist Church
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
2695 Zollinger Rd., Columbus, OH 43221

SMART Recovery Meetings in Dublin

Another group, SMART Recovery stands for self-management and recovery training. A unique alternative to 12-step programs, SMART Recovery is not spiritually-driven. There are four principles of the program, built primarily on concepts of self-reliance and empowerment.

There aren’t SMART Recovery meetings in Dublin, but the closest meetings include:

Local SMART Recovery Meetings

Worthington United Methodist Church
Mondays, 6:00 p.m.
600 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

CompDrug Inc.
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
547 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Dublin

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are support groups not for people in recovery, but for people affected by someone else’s struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. Both Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are 12-step groups, but they are geared toward loved ones of people with substance abuse problems.

Local Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Nearby Al-Anon meetings near Dublin include:

Northwest Presbyterian Church
Saturdays ,10:30 a.m.
6400 Post Rd., Dublin, OH 43016

Meadow Park Church of God
Thursdays 8:00 p.m.
2425 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43220

Nar-Anon meetings near Dublin include:

Meadow Park Church of God
Sundays, 6:00 p.m.
2425 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43220

St. Paul Catholic Church
Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
313 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43082

Non-Profit Organizations in Dublin, OH

If someone in Dublin or nearby is struggling with mental health or substance abuse, there are not only rehab centers but also non-profit organizations that can provide services and referrals.

Some of the non-profit organizations in Dublin and throughout Columbus and Central Ohio include:

Access Ohio Mental Health Center of Excellence

Access Ohio Mental Health Center of Excellence
99 N. Brice Rd. Suite 360, Columbus, OH 43213

Al-Anon and Alateen of Central Ohio

Al-Anon and Alateen of Central Ohio
1415 E. Dublin-Granville, Rd. Suite 107, Columbus, OH 43229

Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County

Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County
447 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

Amethyst, Inc.

Amethyst, Inc.
455 E. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43215

Huckleberry House

Huckleberry House
1421 Hamlet St., Columbus, OH 43201

Dublin Substance Abuse Hotlines

There are substance abuse hotlines available to residents of Dublin and Central Ohio that are locally operated, as well as national crisis and helplines. If you aren’t in an emergency and you would like information about substance abuse or treatment programs, you can also contact The Recovery Village Columbus.

CHOICES Eliminating Domestic Violence

CHOICES Eliminating Domestic Violence

Ohio’s Mental Health and Addiction Helpline

Ohio’s Mental Health and Addiction Helpline

NetCare Access 24-Hour Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Intervention

NetCare Access 24-Hour Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Intervention

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Lines for Life Alcohol and Drug Helpline

Lines for Life Alcohol and Drug Helpline

The Recovery Village Columbus

The Recovery Village Columbus

The City of Dublin, OH

Dublin, Ohio, is a suburb of nearby Columbus. Dublin is located in three counties. Every year in the early summer months the city is a stop on the PGA Golf Tour with the Memorial Tournament event.

There are also many other community events, including the Dublin Irish Festival, which is the world’s largest three-day Irish festival. Dublin is headquarters to companies including Wendy’s, Cardinal Health and Stanley Steemer. The population of Dublin is estimated at around 47,000 people, and the city is located at 40.0992° N, 83.1141° W.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Ohio Cities

For those who are seeking alcohol and drug treatment facilities outside of Dublin , Ohio, there are also many drug rehab resources across the state of Ohio:


National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Ohio Opioid Summary.” March 2019. Accessed May 20, 2019.

World Population Review. “Dublin, Ohio Population 2019.” (n.d.) Accessed May 20, 2019.

Visit Dublin Ohio. “It’s Always Greener in Dublin, Ohio.” (n.d.) Accessed May 20, 2019.