A new report, "By the Numbers 3: Developing a Common Understanding for the Future of Behavioral Health Care Analysis of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment in Ohio" was released. Over the last several years, The Center for Community
Solutions (CCS) and the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) have partnered to provide data to policymakers and advocates to improve Ohio’s delivery of mental health and addiction services.
The first two reports published in the By the Numbers series focused on behavioral health treatment across Ohio’s systems and mental health supportive services. This third report is intended to provide an overview of Ohio’s addiction services
and a snapshot of their utilization. The first four sections of this report provide background on addiction and its impact
on the greater community. The fifth section contains data collected by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and
Addiction Services (MHAS) on the utilization of addiction services and the demographics of those individuals utilizing
the services funded by public sources. The last section also includes data from hospital admissions and emergency room
(ER) visits related to substance use.