Treatment Services

Treatment works. Recovery is possible.

Clinical Treatment Services

Our clinical providers are trained to assess and diagnose Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and other behavioral and mental health disorders. Licensed and credentialed LSW, LISW, LPCC, LICDC, LCDCII, LICDCIII, CDCA, and nurses are available to all clients and work together to create individualized treatment plans. The Recovery Council serves all clients regardless of their ability to pay. Discounts for services are offered based on family size and income. For more information, please contact us.


Outpatient and intensive outpatient services, including partial hospitalization, are available in Waverly and Chillicothe.


Residential programs, including partial hospitalization, are available for both men and women throughout Pike County.

Each program has 24-hour supervision and offers a full continuity of care including individualized treatment plans, case management, group and individual counseling, referrals, and transitional planning.

Transitional Housing

Transitional housing is available in Chillicothe and Waverly for individuals who have successfully completed treatment at any facility.

Contact admissions to learn more about our transitional housing options, availability, and qualifications.

Trauma-Informed Program

A specialty program designed for women who are survivors of human trafficking and other significant trauma.

This program is located in Pike County and works with local courts and programs, such as Franklin Co. CATCH Court, and offers special trauma-informed services such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), certified counseling, and specialized yoga and coaching.

Family Reunification & Stabilization

The Family Recovery Program is intended to provide a safe, stable, and supportive environment for a parent or parents who have successfully completed multiple levels of treatment.

Families can stay in the program to stabilize as long as they need, with the support of our staff, and leave when they know they can be successful on their own.

Recovery Housing

Recovery housing is intended to serve individuals who have completed treatment and transitional housing.

Tenants have more independence and privacy while still receiving services that support a commitment to a healthy, substance-free lifestyle. Licensed and credentialed staff provide individualized treatment plans that are specific to the needs of each tenant.

Withdraw Management

Services provided include a holistic approach to healing the body, mind, and spirit. Staff will provide services 24/7 and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is available for stabilization. In accordance with ASAM criteria, a credentialed team of nurses, nurse practitioners, and doctors will assess and refer to various levels of care as appropriate.

Connections Day Program

Comprehensive therapeutic care for ages 8 through 18. Services include coping skills education to improve classroom functioning and transition support for a successful return to the classroom. Available in Highland County only.


For all questions related to treatment programs, including availability and requirements, please get in touch with our admissions department at 740-835-8485,

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The Recovery Council offers prevention services, mental health services, individual and group counseling (with topics including life skills, co-dependency, parenting, and anger management), drug testing, outreach services, substance abuse assessment, substance abuse education, and transportation services.

Prevention & Diversion

Our prevention specialists make a huge impact in our communities by serving hundreds of students, across four school districts, providing classroom education, coalition building, grant writing, collaboration with community partners, and attending and hosting several community events.

The Wave Makers are a coalition of high school students who are dedicated to empowering and inspiring youth to live substance-free. The Wave Makers were established in 2020 and were Pike county’s first youth-led coalition, with a mission to promote kindness and a substance-free lifestyle. The coalition meets regularly to discuss ways to be a positive change in the community and organize and support community service efforts.

The Helping Profession Scholarship is administered by our prevention team and agency to support high school students in Pike and Ross counties who plan to study social work, counseling, and other health and social service-related fields. To date, this scholarship has supported five students from Pike and Ross counties.

This scholarship is awarded in May and is currently available to seniors attending Huntington-Ross, Western, and Piketon. Interested students should speak to their guidance counselors.


Michelle and her late husband, Bob.

Michelle Black

Job title and site: Deputy Director, Admin

How long have you been with the agency? 23 years

What do you love most about your job? What this agency stands for! The mission of The Recovery Council is to provide evidence-based, quality integrated alcohol and drug abuse/addiction, and mental health services to support a life of recovery as well as evidence-based prevention services.

What do you think people should know about the agency and/or substance use disorder? That we are here to help people recover!!!!! That it is an addiction!!!! We love you 100% no matter what you have been through, what you have done, or where you have been!

3 words to describe yourself: Loyal, Rigid, and Respectful

What is your favorite hobby? Camping and riding my Harley

What is something you can’t live without? Food

Where is your favorite place to be? St. Pete, FL

What was your first concert? George Strait

Cody Webber

Job title: Resident Advisor (RA)

How long have you been with the agency? 10 months

What do you love most about your job? How my coworkers are like family

What do you think people should know about the agency and/or substance use disorder? Amazing treatment, amazing staff.

3 words to describe yourself: Hard worker, reliable, and loyal

What is your favorite hobby? Fishing, attending my kids’ sports events, and disc golfing

What is something you can’t live without? My kids and fishing

Where is your favorite place to be? Tennessee

What was your first concert? Lil Wayne

Slide through to see some of our staff and clients enjoying trips, activities, training, celebrations, and various service and art projects!