“I had hit rock bottom. I was addicted

to heroin. I was unable to support my daughter, and could not effectively communicate with her or her mother. Since completing drug court, I’ve been sober for 6 months. The lines of communication are opening slowly but surely, and for the first time in a long time, I was able to give my daughter a birthday present.”

Drug Court, is a collaboration of the Butler County Pleas Court and Community Behavioral Health. Drug Court is typically the first place for intervention when a client has been convicted of a crime involving substance abuse. Because most individuals are first time offenders, Drug Court offers an opportunity to achieve sobriety AND avoid jail time by completing an intensive outpatient treatment program.

This year-long intensive treatment program provides multiple levels of care including intensive outpatient and relapse prevention programs.

Drug court comprises of three phases:
  1. Intensive Outpatient program – three times a week for three hours
  2. Outpatient program- two times a week for two hours
  3. Aftercare
The outpatient Drug Court programs that are currently offered include:
  • Evening adult intensive outpatient programs
  • Evening adult outpatient programs
  • Relapse prevention
  • Family sessions
  • Individual sessions


The Drug Court Program is certified by Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and accredited by The Joint Commission.

Butler County Drug Court is a member of The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).


For more information on Drug Court, please contact:

Steve Cahill, LICDC, Director
Phone (513) 868-5105

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