Substance Use Services Available

Community Counseling Center
2801 C Court
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: (440) 998-4210 or (800) 998-4210

2863 State Route 45
Rock Creek, Ohio, 44084
Phone: (800) 234-1001 or (440) 563-3400

Lake Area Recovery Center
2801 C Court
Ashtabula, Oh 44004
Phone: (440) 998-0722

Signature Health
4726 Main Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: (440) 992-8552

How do I know if I, or a friend or loved one, may have a substance use problem?

Try to answer the questions below as honestly as possible. If the person is willing, you can include him or her in the discussion. If some or all the following items apply, you or your loved one may have a substance use problem. In the most severe cases, it is an addiction. Any person who uses a drug can develop an addiction.

•Taking drugs in larger amounts or for longer than they are meant to.
•Trying to cut down or stop but can’t.
•Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recuperating from the effects of drugs.
•Having cravings or strong urges to use drugs.
•Work, home, or school responsibilities suffer because of drug use.
•Continue to use the drug even when it causes problems in relationships.
•Continuing use despite physical or mental conditions that are aggravated by drug use.
•Taking more drugs to get the desired effect.
•Experience withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug.

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional. The Board offers completely anonymous and confidential screening tools on its website.  You can complete a screening for yourself or someone you care about. Visit

Where to start?

To find out what services are available for you or your loved one, you can call 211, the Hopeline, or the MHRS Board, or contact a Substance Use provider directly.


Help Network of Northeast Ohio
Help Network Ashtabula Hopeline provides comprehensive crisis intervention and information about resources available to Ashtabula County residents. This crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Hopeline (800) 577-7849

If you have an emergency call 911 or go to the closet Emergency department

Crisis Text Line: Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 and expect a reply from a trained Crisis Staff person within five minutes. Your message is confidential, anonymous, and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free, and the number will not appear on a phone bill with the mobile service carrier. The text line serves all ages. Outside Ohio text the keyword “HELLO” to 741 741.


Medical Withdrawal (Detoxification) alone is not a treatment and is associated with a high relapse rate and significantly increases an individual’s risk for overdose and death if opiate use is resumed following detox.  Medical Withdrawal, the process by which the body clears itself of drugs, is designed to manage the potentially dangerous physical effects of stopping drug use.  Medically assisted withdrawal (detoxification) is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to produce the lasting behavior changes necessary for recovery.  Medical Withdrawal should be followed by referral to alcohol or opiate use disorder treatment, including medication for opiate use disorders to reduce the risk of overdose and overdose death following medical withdrawal services

The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board contracts with two agencies that provide inpatient Detoxification Services for indigent (uninsured) persons:

Glenbeigh Hospital and Windsor-Laurelwood
Contact Your Treatment Provider or Signature Health to make a referral at:
4726 Main Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-8552

The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board contracts with one agency that provides outpatient Detoxification Services for persons who uses opiates or heroin:

Community Counseling Center
Transitions to Recovery Program
2801 C Court, Ashtabula, OH 44004

The following are additional resources for Detoxification and Residential Services that may accept Medicaid, Medicare, and/or private insurance:

First Step Recovery
2737 Youngstown Road, S.E. Warren, OH 44484
(330) 369-8022

New Vision (UH Geauga Medical Center)
13207 Ravenna Rd. Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 214-3106

Addiction Recovery Services
Univ. Hosp. of Cleveland/Dept. of Psych
10524 Euclid Avenue, Suite 3200 Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 983-3066

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
2351 East 22nd Street Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 363-2580

Windsor Laurelwood Center for Behavioral Medicine
35900 Euclid Avenue Willoughby OH 44094
(440) 953-3000

Lutheran Hospital Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center
1730 West 25th Street Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 363-2230 (216) 363-2122

Glenbeigh Hospital
2863 State Route 45 Rock Creek, OH 44084
(440) 951-7000

Mother and Child Dependency Program @ MetroHealth
2500 MetroHealth Drive Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 778-5498

Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center, Inc.
2421 13th Street NW Canton, Ohio 44708 44708
(330) 452-9812

Quest Recovery and Prevention Services- Detoxification Services for Opiate Addiction Only
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Square One Health
620 W. 44th St. Ashtabula, OH 44004
Ph: 440-650-5030


Naloxone is a drug used to temporarily reverse an opiate overdose until emergency medical personnel can arrive. Those who proactively seek out a Naloxone kit will first receive education on recognizing the signs and symptoms of an overdose, distinguishing between different types of overdose, performing rescue breathing, calling emergency medical services, and administering Naloxone. Most Naloxone kits include two doses of the drug. All major pharmacies in Ashtabula County can make this drug available to families and persons with addiction without a prescription. Within Ashtabula County, Naloxone kits are carried by ambulance crews and some other first responders, such as law enforcement. Local emergency rooms also maintain a supply of the drug.

You can purchase Naloxone to use on someone you care about with your personal insurance or Medicaid. You also receive a free Naloxone kit by contacting the Ashtabula County Health Department at 440-576-6010, Community Counseling Center by calling (440) 855-2265, or Signature Health at (440) 992-8552 Extension 20112. Free naloxone is also available through the mail by visiting  Events to distribute free Naloxone kits occur around the county on a regular basis.


Almost all services, except for Crisis, Medical Withdrawal (Detoxification), or Information and Referral require an individual to have an Assessment at an alcohol or drug service provider that is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Assessment will determine the level of care that you or your loved one needs to move forward in recovery. Privacy laws will require that agency staff speak directly to the individual seeking treatment unless they are a minor. Community Counseling Center, Glenbeigh, Lake Area Recovery Center, and Signature Health are the providers that have a contract with the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board to provide a variety of Alcohol and Drug Services:

Community Counseling Center
2801 C Court
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Community Counseling Center provides Alcohol and Drug Assessment; Ambulatory Medical Withdrawal (Detoxification), Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Counseling, Case Management, and Aftercare Services. In addition, Community Counseling Center provides Medication Assisted Treatment using Suboxone and Vivitrol.

2863 State Route 45
Rock Creek, OH 44084

Glenbeigh provides assessment, medical withdrawal (detoxification), and residential treatment services in the Ashtabula County facility located in Rock Creek, Ohio. Glenbeigh provides intensive outpatient treatment, assessments, individual sessions, continuing care groups, and family programs in Ashtabula County and at its out-of-county sites in Beachwood, Canton, Nile, Rocky River, and Toledo, Ohio as well as in Erie, Pennsylvania. Contact agency for locations of services.

Lake Area Recovery Center
2801 C Court, Ashtabula, OH 44004

Lake Area Recovery Center provides Alcohol and Drug Assessment; Individual, Group, and Family Support Services, Intensive Outpatient Counseling, Case Management, Recovery Coaching, Aftercare, and Recovery Housing.  Turning Point is a non-medical drug and alcohol residential facility for both men and women.  Due to funding sources, males interested in Turning Point must be referred by a probation or parole officer.  Liberty House is a ¾ house for males also run by Lake Area Recovery Center.

Signature Health
4726 Main Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-8552

Signature Health provides Alcohol and Drug assessments for adolescents and adults: Psychiatry, Nursing, Primary Medical Care, Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Counseling, Case Management, Customized Aftercare, and Road to Recovery adolescent group treatment. Signature Health also provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (Suboxone, Vivitrol), Dual Partial Hospitalization Program, and collaboration with all area probation, parole, and courts. Signature Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Square One Health
620 W. 44th St. Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 650-5030

Square One Health provides men’s residential. The facility offers a 30, 60 to 90 inpatient residential stay that can accommodate up to 15 clients. They offer case management, life skills, health and wellness, and in-house and community-based AA and NA meetings.

2210 South Ridge Road East, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 (4357)

BrightView provides outpatient addiction treatment anytime a person needs help. They accept walk-ins 5 days a week from 8 am – 3 pm and start real treatment at the first appointment, including quick access to medications for opiate use disorders, counseling, and case management. BrightView addresses the whole person.  Patients can walk in any time from 8 am – 3 pm or call the 24-hour scheduling line at (4357). A real person always answers the line.


The first step to obtaining Drug or Alcohol Treatment is to have an Assessment completed at one of the three Ashtabula County provider agencies or at another agency of your choice. The person desiring an Assessment will need to contact a provider to set up a face-to-face interview. During the initial telephone call, the individual will be asked for basic information about their residence, financial situation, and the type(s) of problem(s) they would like assistance with. The purpose of the Assessment is to determine the nature and extent of use, misuse, and/or addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs and develop recommendations for a treatment plan. Assessment can include family members or significant others with the permission of the person requesting services.


The outpatient treatment uses behavioral therapies to help motivate people to participate in drug treatment, offer coping strategies for dealing with cravings, and teach ways to avoid alcohol or drugs and prevent relapse. The type and length of Outpatient Treatment recommended are based on an individual’s needs. There are several types of Outpatient Treatment:

Individual Counseling: involves working with a counselor who has special training and certification to work one-on-one with an individual to address alcohol or drug problems and work toward a mutually agreed-upon plan for recovery.

Group Counseling: involves working with a counselor and other individuals in a group setting who share similar problems and goals.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment: involves individual and group alcohol and drug addiction services that are provided for at least eight hours and three days per week. This higher level of treatment is intended for persons who are addicted or at high risk for dependency on alcohol or drugs.

Aftercare Treatment: provides additional support to persons who have completed treatment and assists individuals in working on relapse prevention.


In the treatment of opioid addiction (which includes pain pills and heroin), there are supervised medication treatments available. Medications developed to treat opioid addiction work through the same receptors as the addictive drug but are safer. Methadone, naltrexone (Vivitrol or Revia), and buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, or Zubsolv) are increasingly prescribed as an aide to maintaining sobriety. Ideally, these medications are used in conjunction with outpatient treatment.


Case management services are activities provided to assist individuals in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. Case management services may include interactions with family members, other individuals, or entities.


A Peer Supporter is a peer that is in recovery from substance use and uses their experience to provide support, hope, and guidance to persons seeking recovery from addiction. A Peer Supporter can link a person to the recovering community and serve as a personal guide and mentor. Peers are not therapists and do not offer counseling, therapy, or any other clinical services. Instead, they are peers who assist people on the path from a life of addiction to a life in recovery. Peers have personal experience in navigating this path and will offer “insider” knowledge. Peer Supporters have at least two continuous years of recovery and have completed special training in becoming Peer Supporters. They help individuals in recovery address areas of their lives that have been negatively impacted by addiction, including housing, education, and employment.


Residential treatment involves living at a treatment facility while undergoing intensive alcohol or drug treatment.  Structured alcohol and drug addiction services are provided for at least 30 hours per week and include individual or group counseling five days per week.  Residential treatment normally lasts from 30-90 days.  Access to residential treatment programs can take time and persons may choose to enter outpatient treatment or participate in other recovery support services while waiting for entrance into residential treatment.


This is an evidence-based practice that helps adults who are recovering from mental or substance use disorders to explore and succeed at work as part of their mental health recovery. Employment specialists will help clients look for and obtain competitive jobs in their communities; jobs that any qualified person can apply for and that pay at least minimum wage.  Supported Employment /Individual Placement and Support services are individualized and can include some or all of the following, depending upon need and preference: job-seeking skills training (education and development of job applications, resumes, and interview skills), job search and placement assistance, on-site job coaching, job retention support, and benefits planning.

In Ashtabula County, this service is located at Community Counseling Center.  To make a referral into the program contact Community Counseling Center at 440-998-4210 and ask for the Supported Employment office.


There are several different types of sober living or transitional housing options. All provide an alcohol and drug-free living environment with various levels of supervision and recovery support. Typically, individuals residing in sober living environments receive services at local agencies and participate in peer support and self-help groups. Some individuals receive a rent subsidy and are then required to obtain employment and help with the cost of room and board.

The following recovery housing options currently exist in Ashtabula County:

Mayflower House (for men)
Main number: (440)813-4611
Contact: Rob Fortune

Jefferson House (for women)
Main number: (440) 998-0722
Contact: Michael Murphy

Eubanks House (for men)
Main number: (440) 998-0722
Alternative number: (440) 624-4001
Contact: Michael Murphy

Light House (for women, pregnant women, and women with children)
Main number: (440) 998-4210
Contact: Penni Schaefer


Al-Anon Family Groups: provides support and education for persons who have a family member with an alcohol problem or addiction.
To find a local meeting:

Nar-Anon Family Groups: provides support and education for persons who have a family member with a drug problem or addiction.
To find a local meeting:

The Parents Toll-Free Helpline, 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373), is staffed by clinical social workers with practical experience in substance use prevention and treatment. It is sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and can be used to obtain advice regarding youth or adults.

Ohio Can Change Addiction Now: is the State Chapter of a non-profit national organization whose vision is to bring the family a voice to addiction and recovery. Its mission is to embrace, educate, and empower families living with substance use disorders.


Support and self-education are important components of treating addiction and preventing relapse. It is important to seek out helpful resources and use them. Recovery is an ongoing process. Supportive groups are valuable for the recovering addict and for family members and loved ones. An up-to-date list of meetings can be obtained by contacting the Help Hotline. Information and meetings are also available online via the following websites:

Alcoholics Anonymous
This is a 12-step-based recovery support group intended for individuals struggling with alcohol use. To locate meetings in your area: Ashtabula Area Intergroup Office (440)992-8383.

Narcotics Anonymous
This is a 12-step-based recovery support group intended for individuals struggling with narcotic use. To locate meetings in your area:

Heroin Anonymous
This is a 12-step based recovery support group intended for individuals struggling with heroin use. Signature Health currently hosts a Heroin Anonymous meeting. For further information and local meeting locations:

Dual Recovery Anonymous
This is a 12-step-based recovery support group intended for individuals struggling with both mental health and substance use. Community Counseling Center currently hosts a Dual Recovery Anonymous meeting. For further information and local meeting information:

Celebrate Recovery
A Christ-centered recovery support group To locate a meeting:

Smart Recovery
This is a self-empowerment science-based support group that does not follow the 12-step model. There are currently Smart Recovery meetings held at Lake Area Recovery Center. Online groups and resources are also available via their website:

Encouraging and Support People to Choose Recovery

There is no surefire “recipe” for influencing people to change. There is no guarantee that any “outside influence” will motivate people to change. People are influenced, however, by their friends, family, co-workers, treatment professionals, as well as others who are struggling with the same self-destructive habit they are struggling with. The following are actions that are generally helpful and generally not helpful in attempting to influence someone to begin or continue in Recovery.

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Additional Resources: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids National Institute on Drug Abuse Ohio Citizens Advocates National Institute on Drug Abuse Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) National Institute on Alcohol Use and Alcoholism Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration

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