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Nova Behavioral Health was founded in 1982 in Dayton, Ohio. The rehab offers outpatient, residential treatment and short-term opiate detox for adults ages 18 and older, struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. Their belief is that providing recovery services not only helps individuals, but also boosts the community’s standard of living.

Accommodations and Food

The co-ed inpatient facility is on the sprawling, manicured Nova grounds and has an 80-bed capacity, with 20 beds allocated to women. Men and women live in separate wings, with two to three clients per room. There are four beds available for small children belonging to female residents. The moms must have primary custody of their children in order to bring them to treatment.

Food is served three times per day, cafeteria-style, and although the menu is limited, vegetarians are accommodated. Typical dinner entrees include taco salads, fish, and barbeque-style chicken. Men and women eat together in the dining room area. Smoking is allowed, as long as the cigarettes are store-bought. No rolled tobacco or herbal smokes are allowed.

Treatment and Staff

Prospective clients meet with a counselor and receive complete assessments, determining which services are appropriate for them. Opiate detox lasts between three and five days, with medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone, provided. Prior to checking in, clients attend pre-admission groups that discuss the program’s protocols. During this time, clients receive their bed dates. The waiting list can be up to six weeks and residential treatment is typically 28 days.

Upon admission, clients receive individualized treatment plans.Weekly treatment includes 30 hours of group therapy, individual therapy and trauma-informed care services. Nova Behavioral Health uses evidence-based practices, specifically CBT. Motivational Interviewing (MI), motivational enhancement (an adaptation of MI) and rational emotive behavioral therapy (a form of CBT) are incorporated during treatment. Group topics include relapse prevention, anger management, parenting skills, healthy relationships, effective communication and healthy boundaries. Residents attend 12-step meetings on the premises.

The Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) track is for those with co-occurring disorders, as well as chemical dependency issues. Treatment length is 28 days. The weekly protocol is a 30-hour track including group therapy, individual therapy and psychiatric services. Residents focus on creating healthy lifestyle choices. The Morningstar track is for those with major mental health disorders and minimum to non-existent substance abuse issues. Treatment is 28 days, and includes group therapy, individual therapy and psychiatric services. Medication management is provided for residents, particularly those in the mental health treatment program.

Nova Behavioral Health, Inc. has a large staff, including 70 full-time employees and 20 part-time workers. Staff includes LCDCs, behavioral health therapists, psychiatrists and other medical staff.


While mothers with small children are responsible for their primary care, childcare is provided while the client is in therapy.

Aftercare is provided and includes group therapy and individual therapy (as needed). Nova residents participate in sober outings on the weekends.

In Summary

This facility has it all, for a reasonable price. Everything from detox to aftercare is provided under one roof, with medical supervision and dual diagnosis support. For adults seeking a well-rounded program for the treatment of chemical dependency, as well as for co-occurring disorders, Nova Behavioral Health is a great choice.

Nova Behavioral Health, Inc. Location

732 Beckman Street
Dayton, OH 45410

Nova Behavioral Health Cost

$9,750 (28 days). Reach Nova Behavioral Health by phone at (973) 253-1680 or (800) 750-0750 (toll free) or by email at [email protected]. Find Nova Behavioral Health, Inc. on Facebook and Google+

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