Frequently Asked Questions
Are there warning signs for mental illness?
Ten Warning Signs
1. Marked personality change,
2. Inability to cope with problems and daily activities,
3. Strange or grandiose ideas,
4. Excessive fears, worries and anxieties,
5. Prolonged depression, apathy, sadness, or irritability,
6. Feelings of extreme highs and lows,
7. Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits,
8. Excessive anger, hostility or violent behavior,
9. Abuse of alcohol or drugs,
10. And thinking or talking about suicide.
How do I know if I have a substance abuse problem?
If drugs/alcohol are causing troubles in your relationships, in school, in social activities, or in how you think and feel, you probably have a substance abuse problem. If you are concerned you or someone in your family has a substance abuse problem, contact your personal physician.
If a person is compulsively seeking and using drugs/alcohol despite negative consequences, such as loss of job, debt, physical problems brought on by drug abuse, or family problems, then he or she is probably addicted. Seek professional help to determine if this is the case and, if so, work to get that person into the appropriate treatment.
How do I receive help?
The BCMHARS Board has contracted with twelve Mental Health providers and seven Alcohol and Drug providers. Please see our Provider Service Guide under the Services tab for more information. Anyone in need can contact the Crisis Hotline via telephone or text at 1-844-427-4747 to receive crisis or referral & information services.
Where are you located?
The Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board is located in Fairfield, Ohio at 5963 Boymel Drive. For a map and directions from your location, click here.
Directions to Board Office
The Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board offices are located in the Fair Oaks Plaza Shopping Center. Parking is available in any of the unrestricted parking spaces. Please observe reserved parking spaces for other businesses in the shopping center.
FROM NORTH OF FAIRFIELD
Take SR 4 South to Boymel Drive. Turn Right onto Boymel Drive and go to the second driveway entrance on your right.
FROM MIDDLETOWN, MONROE OR WEST CHESTER
Take SR 4 South to Bypass 4 South. Turn Left onto SR 4 (heading south) to Boymel Drive. Turn Right onto Boymel Drive and go to the second driveway entrance on your right.
Take US 27 South to 1-275. Head East on 1-275 to Exit 441 (SR4). Head North on SR 4 to Boymel Drive. Turn Left onto Boymel Drive and go to second driveway entrance on your right.
Take 1-71 North or 1-75 North to 1-275. Head West on 1-275 to SR 4 (exit #41). Head North on SR4 to Boymel Drive. Turn Left onto Boymel Drive and go to second driveway entrance on your right.