Newark, OH is located about 30 miles east of Columbus and is part of Licking County. About 50,000 people call Newark home making it the 16th largest city in Ohio.  In 2017, there were over 4,854 fatal overdoses in Ohio, and a large portion of those deaths were caused by an opiate overdose. According to the Newark Advocate, “state data shows Franklin County, [just west of Licking County], reported 543 drug deaths in 2019, the highest in the state and up from 476, or 14%, in 2018.” Utilizing legitimate resources to find the help that you need is critical in times like these.  The internet can lead someone astray depending on paid advertisements or “click bait”. It is imperative that one knows what to search for in terms of quality addiction treatment. Be sure you are on a server such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. Using the right keywords to search for treatment is important, especially using the right combination of keywords.  Combining “Suboxone clinics near me” or “Suboxone clinics in Newark, Ohio” are a good way to start.  Other keywords could include “Detox near me” or “Outpatient or inpatient addiction treatment near me”.  Ensuring that there is a healthy link of geographical coordinates (city, neighborhood, community) and terms for what you are looking for specifically (outpatient, inpatient, detox, suboxone, medication assisted treatment) – this will produce more options that are tailored to exactly what you are looking for. It’s also important to read reviews of the different treatment centers you are researching.  Reviews from actual people who have experience with treatment centers is critical because it allows someone a window into another’s perspective on their experience, without having experienced it themselves.  Keeping an open mind when reading reviews is important as well, and noting if the business responded to the reviews, especially negative ones – with suggestions or solutions.  This can be an indicator of a well rounded business that cares about the satisfaction of their patients, even if that patient has something negative to say.

Another helpful resource,  The SAMHSA Locator  is an online tool that ensures that only addiction treatment centers that are considered authorized and approved by a litany of standards are listed on their resource database.  It takes a few months for each addiction treatment center to be approved and listed on their website, because of the detailed process that each listing goes through to ensure its authenticity.

If you do call an addiction treatment center to gather more information about their services, here are a few questions you could ask:

  1. What types of insurance do they accept?
  2. How much does the program cost?
  3. What are the attendance requirements?
  4. How soon can I get in?
  5. What do I need to do or know before I come on my first day?
  6. What do I need to bring on my first day?

If you need help, reach out to us today at 1-833-510-HELP to discuss treatment options. BrightView offers drug treatment centers that take Medicaid and Medicare throughout the state of Ohio, so if payment is a concern, please know that there are options available that can help. BrightView has locations across the state of Ohio, including Newark.  We are located at 1445 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055.