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Heat Map

OCAAR is excited to announce Ohio's first Recovery Supports Heat Map. Recovery supports are critical to the behavioral health field, and OCAAR's Recovery Supports Heat Map is the first tool to map out the capacity of recovery supports in each of Ohio's counties.

The Recovery Supports Heat Map gives us a glimpse into the story of the addiction epidemic in Ohio, while also highlighting the need for more recovery supports in every county across the state. The heat map uses data from the CDC Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). To learn more about SVI data, visit the Ohio Department of Health Website here. 

The Recovery Supports Heat Map last updated April 2023

How to Use the Heat Map

1. Click the button below to access the heat map

2. Use the arrows on the right side of the screen to view the different slides and map layers

3. To see all of the data for a particular county, click on the chosen county directly on the map


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Support Our Data Work

OCAAR is developing a data collection tool for collection of data on Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and Peer Run Organizations (PROs). As we work to develop this data system, we welcome financial support from those who are interested in supporting this work. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Molly O'Neill at

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