​​​​First Steps to Getting Substance Use Disorder Help

Call or visit  HOPE Community Center on Friday morning between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm to speak with a Recovery Coach. During the week, the Clermont Recovery Center, our county safety net provider,  has open enrollment on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Phone number : 513-735-8100 or on the web: www.gcbhs.com. CRC is located at 1088 Wasserman Way # C, Batavia, OH 45103.

What you can expect:

  • Look for open registration sign in. Your wait will be 20 minutes to two hours.
    The expectation is that you will be seen immediately. However, wait times are dictated by number of requests at open enrollment and the number of staff available to begin the process. Pregnancy is a high priority and we encourage you to call or visit CRC immediately to begin care.
  • Ask for a Recovery Coach to talk to you about the process. They can explain the process at CRC and what it takes to get and remain clean.
  • Bring any insurance information. Don’t have insurance? There is a benefit specialists on site to help you understand your benefits and/or get you signed up for Medicaid. 
  • Bring financial information which includes: proof of Clermont County residency; proof of income which could be a pay stub, benefit letters, or any other proof you may have.
  • Bring a picture ID
  • You will meet with a Registration Expert to discuss: 

        - Financial Agreements. Have a prior balance at CRC? We will discuss your options
​          and arrangements will be made. CRC is dedicated to helping you in your recovery

          and does not want to let a prior balance prevent you from seeking services.  

        - Release of information

        - Any financial responsibility that may be incurred. For Clermont County residents,
          CRC uses a sliding fee scale and your fee is based upon your family household

  • Urine screen. No one will be denied services based upon their urine screen. CRC
    will establish a baseline to help determine the services needed. This sample will be analyzed on site and used to determine the best course of treatment for you. Wait time for analysis takes 20 minutes to one hour. The drug test will determine the best recovery process for each person.
  • The results of the urine screen are given to a Assessment Counselor. You will meet with the Assessment Counselor for one to two hours. These highly trained counselors will assess your needs and find the proper placement for your recovery. This is an open discussion to ensure every path to recovery is personalized to each individual. They will make referrals as needed to additional resources such as Primary Care Physicians, housing placement, mental health agencies, transportation, etc.
  • You will be assigned a treatment track. This is your plan of care. CRC is an outpatient provider of recovery services. These services can include all or some of the following:
    - Groups
    - Individual Counseling
    - Case Management
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Once you see your counselor, a referral
    may be made to MAT. Not all will qualify for MAT. MAT at CRC includes these types
    of treatment medications: Buprenorphine and Vivitrol. MAT will not start the day
    ​of referral and wait times could be  two weeks to six weeks. Your counselor will discuss support options and harm reduction techniques. Group therapy and individual counseling are available immediately.
  • Occasionally these are special circumstances that require external referrals. These include:
    - Residential care: This is not provided at CRC.
    - Pregnancy care is a high priority and we encourage you to call CRC immediately.
    - Housing
    - Mental health providers
    - Transportation through CTC

​​What to expect while you are in treatment. 

  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP). This includes:
    - Attend Groups three hours a day up to three days a week. Groups are offered             during the day and evening.
    - Relapse Prevention

  • Traditional Outpatient Groups (TOPP)
    - Attend groups 1-2 days a week

All paths include: individual counseling sessions with an assigned counselor; random drug screening; group therapy led by counselor or trained peer group leader.
Services are provided as long as they are needed.

Ongoing recovery can be also be found in Recovery Support groups which meet around the county. Find a community support group by calling the HOPE Community Center: 513-752-6170. Successful discharge includes connection to the community and connection to sober recovery groups.

Please visit the Clermont County Opiate Task Force web-site Get Clean Now for more information.

Congratulations for taking the first step in your path to recovery. Recovery is possible!!!