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Founded in 1953, Maryhaven is a Central Ohio-based addiction treatment agency headquartered in Columbus, one of the 80 percent of rehabs in Ohio that operates on a private nonprofit basis. The Columbus facilities offer detox, extended care, and other services.

This regional office in central Delaware, 30 miles north of Columbus, offers outpatient care for adults and adolescents of Delaware and Morrow Counties who are struggling with substance use disorders or a dual diagnosis. Maryhaven also has outpatient offices in Marion, Marysville, and elsewhere.


Clients typically stay in outpatient treatment between 12 weeks and six months. Maryhaven facilities use a multidisciplinary approach, including the 12-step model of recovery and other self-help programs along with individual and group counseling, educational services on addiction and recovery, and evidence-based services such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Maryhaven is also among the 36.9 percent of rehabs in Ohio that offer treatment for gambling addiction.

In addition to outpatient counseling, the center offers offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT), namely buprenorphine, Vivitrol, and methadone programs with accompanying counseling. A program called “Stable Cradle” offers mentoring for pregnant women who are struggling with addiction.

For teens (aged 13–18), there are tailored, evidence-based programs designed to help them make better decisions, forge better relationships with their families and friends, and remain abstinent from substances. Most adolescents attend treatment for 14 weeks, but the length of programming varies according to the client’s needs. Teens’ loved ones are also given support in how best to help their troubled teen.


According to Maryhaven’s website, the treatment team across all facilities includes eight psychiatrists, 12 physicians who specialize in addiction, and five nurse practitioners, as well as psychologists, social workers, and counselors. The two individuals polled by to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it a four-star and a five-star rating.


“I loved the facility. All the nurses were nice. I loved my counselor. Nobody judged you there,” was the glowing appraisal of the single alum polled by to date. They indicated that they would strongly recommend the center, and gave it five stars for its ability to treat co-occurring disorders and its treatment effectiveness, but just two stars for its counseling options and one star for its family participation.

Maryhaven in Delaware has polarized feedback on secondary sites at the time of this writing, with two one-star ratings and a five-star rating, all left on Google.[1] “Literally a life saver. This place helps people with opiate addictions,” wrote Ryan, praising the center’s medication-assisted programming. However, Sarah described the center as a “waste,” and Jarrett wrote: “It’s sad that this is what we have to offer as a society for people who truly need the help. Absolutely sickening.”


The sole loved one polled by to date would recommend treatment at Maryhaven, awarding the facility five stars for its family participation and four stars for its counseling options and ability to treat co-occurring disorders, but just two stars for its holistic offerings. “Persistent, patient, and attentive,” was the reviewer’s appraisal — though they also complained that the center’s treatment methods were standard, with “no switching things up.”


Employee review sites yield mixed feedback of Maryhaven — note, these reviews apply to the organization as a whole rather than the Delaware location in particular. On Indeed, Maryhaven has a 3.2 out of five-star average rating based on 40 reviews, and on Glassdoor, a 2.9 out of five-star average rating based on six reviews.[2] [3]

Reviewers repeatedly praised the center’s mission and the work they were able to do with clients; however, several cited difficulties with management that sometimes seem to result in staff being overworked or otherwise impaired in their ability to do their job. “The employees all have significant concern and compassion for their clients/patients… Counselors are overwhelmed with responsibilities,” one reviewer wrote on a typical comment on Indeed.


Maryhaven receives much of its funding from donors, enabling it to keep costs to clients low — though the organization does not specify precisely what these costs are. Maryhaven is among the 86.2 percent of facilities in Ohio that accepts Medicaid. The two individuals polled by to date gave polarized feedback on Maryhaven’s affordability, with a one-star and a five-star rating.

[1] GoogleReviews

Reviews about Maryhaven

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  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Persistent, patient, and attentive. The loved one who attended the facility said the people who worked there were very attentive. However, the typical methods of practice were a downfall; there was no switching things up.
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    I loved the facility. All the nurses were nice. I loved my counselor. Nobody judged you there. I like that they offered suboxone in treatment and they took insurance. However, it was far from my home.