Know this: you’re not alone.
It’s not easy to take that first step. But we know recovery is possible. We see it every day. We believe in a recovery-oriented system of care. A system that recognizes the fundamental goal of every form of treatment is the same: To help you recover.
Case management services are healthcare professionals working with you to identify issues and barriers that may prevent you from getting better. They help you find mutually-agreed upon solutions to achieve your recovery goals. Case managers work with individuals and families to understand illness, what they can do to participate with the clinical team, and how to follow the treatment plan and reach the best possible outcome. Clients who need additional support, advocacy and connection to community resources as well as those needing additional accountability while completing substance use disorder treatment may benefit from case management. You might receive this service through referral, or if you are involved in residential treatment or intensive outpatient treatment.
The Diagnostic Assessment is a series of comprehensive assessments conducted by FRC healthcare professionals. Everyone who seeks support through the services provided by FRC undergoes the diagnostic assessment, which aids FRC staff in getting each client the care and support they need to successfully reach their healthcare goals. You may be assigned a case manager when receiving services through FRC, and your case manager will refer you to the services you may benefit from.
Drug testing is a lab service that tests for illicit drugs and/or compliance with medications. Anyone who is in treatment within our agency may participate in drug testing. This may be a part of your treatment plan or a procedure related to residential treatment or housing.
Parents with an open case with Hancock County Children’s Services will appear in Family Dependency Court, which is a specialized docket certified by the Ohio Supreme Court and operated by Hancock County Juvenile Court. If your children are placed out of your custody as the result of a substance use disorder (SUD) and/or mental health (MH) condition, you may be recommended for this service, but it is a voluntary program and you will ultimately have to request this court service. FRC staff provide all levels of SUD or MH treatment for parents as requested. We also offer parenting classes, home coaching, medication-assisted treatment and pharmacological management. FRC participates in the treatment team meeting held prior to court reviews to assist the judge in determining appropriate incentives or deterrents.
The hospital liaison is a FRC staff member who helps clients who have undergone psychiatric hospitalization upon their discharge. This staff person will help you, your family and the hospital staff coordinate aftercare. The hospital liaison will work with the hospital and FRC staff to schedule phone calls, meetings and more.
Sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy or treatment, individual counseling is a process where you, the client, works one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring and confidential environment. If you’d like to improve your daily life, beginning the process of treatment is as easy as coming to any FRC location during Open Access to complete the paperwork and the diagnostic assessment.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for those who struggle with problems associated with addictions, substance use and abuse, or co-occurring disorders associated with substance use. Our staff will determine the level of care you need during the diagnostic assessment and can refer you into the program. Most IOPs occur three days a week for three hours a day, for a total of nine treatment hours per week for adults, with less time for adolescents.
Our Jail Services are offered to Hancock County residents during their incarceration at Hancock County Justice Center. Each inmate participates in a universal screening for substance use disorders or mental health disorders. Inmates are then referred to participate in either the Criminal Justice Matrix programming (an evidence-based program for substance use disorders) or a mental health support group. Participation is voluntary. Inmates may also submit a request to meet with a FRC jail-based therapist.
Each inmate is eligible to meet with a case manager and/or peer support while incarcerated, and may continue to receive these services after release. Upon request of the court, diagnostic assessments can be completed during a period of incarceration if treatment recommendations are needed prior to the inmate’s release. FRC Quick Response Team also visits inmates during their incarceration to assist in accessing treatment upon release. These services are only available to inmates who resided in Hancock County immediately prior to their period of incarceration, as this program is funded by levy dollars.
Medicine Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and other treatment to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat those disorders, and for someone struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is primarily for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug. Those who are struggling with substance use dependence disorders can benefit from this treatment, and may be referred by a client’s treatment team. Hancock County offers Suboxone and Vivitrol MAT; Shelby County offers Vivitrol MAT. FRC requires each individual to be engaged and maintain treatment to receive MAT.
The Hancock County Quick Response Team (QRT) is a service that works with law enforcement to respond to non-fatal overdose victims to engage them in treatment. Anyone who has experienced an overdose related to opioids may be referred by law enforcement or by an admitting hospital.
Call or text the QRT confidential reporting line 419.306.6534 to report an overdose. Leave a message with name, number, and address of the overdose survivor.
Those who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder may benefit from residential treatment services. We provide the highest level of rehabilitation services for individuals diagnosed with alcohol or other drug addiction and need an extended period of time for treatment conducted in a secure, protected and monitored environment. Individuals are typically referred to residential SUD treatment by an existing counselor, healthcare provider, court official, and may be self-referred. FRC offers an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level 3.5 facility called Tree Line, which is a co-ed, non-smoking 12 bed facility for these services.
Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a 4-point program that offers specific tools and techniques to help individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities). Based on evolving scientific knowledge, the four points are:
Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life
Any individual who seeks help with addiction related to substances or activities may benefit from the SMART program, and may be referred by a treatment team. FRC has trained staff members to facilitate SMART Recovery Groups, but this service is not yet being offered.
Specialized Forensic Programming is a full range of services offered by a specially trained team of FRC employees that work at the Audit Probation Office. These services may include diagnostic assessments, Intervention in Lieu assessments, case management, peer support, individual therapy, group therapy and intensive outpatient therapy. Treatment is provided using an evidence-based practice developed by the University of Cincinnati to address substance use, mental health disorders and criminogenic thinking. These clients are referred to the team by a probation or parole officer after completing the Ohio Risk Assessment Scale (ORAS). The Forensic Team meets with the adult probation officers every Friday to staff cases.
Survivors Talking About Recovery (STAR) is a one-time impact panel group led by peer support individuals. Led by two peer support persons and others from the community who can provide testimony regarding substance use and its impacts, STAR speakers have included overdose survivors, family of those who have lost loved ones to overdoses, and EMTs and law enforcement personnel who frequently respond to overdoses. The Findlay Municipal Court will refer individuals charged with low-level substance-related offenses during their sentencing phase, and there is a $50 fee to attend the presentation. Upon completion of STAR, individuals receive a certificate to provide the court as confirmation of their attendance.
Treatment Court is a specialized docket certified by the Ohio Supreme Court and operated by Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Individuals on felony probation with a conviction of a substance use disorder will be referred by the Forensic Team or their probation officer. Frequently, an Intervention In Lieu assessment will include a referral to be screened for Treatment Court. Once referred, the Treatment Court Coordinator (employed by the adult probation office) meets with the potential participant for screening. A court hearing is then conducted to accept the participant into Treatment Court.
FRC staff provide all levels of substance use disorder or mental health disorder treatment for the participants as requested. FRC also offers referrals for Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) and pharmacological management. FRC staff participate in the treatment team meeting held prior to court reviews to assist the judge in determining appropriate incentives or deterrents for each client.