Alcohol Addiction Treatment at The Recovery Village Columbus

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“I’d tell myself it wasn’t a lot of alcohol, that I was managing fine. But I wasn’t doing my job right, my marriage was hurting. I had no control, and I didn’t see a way out. I could not imagine a future without alcohol being part of my life.”  

If you can’t seem to stop drinking, you’re not alone. Thousands of our patients saw no end in sight, but now live alcohol-free with our evidence-based treatment. Let our experts help you heal. Get the support you need and get your life back. 

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What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

Alcohol use disorder is a chronic brain disease where a person loses control of their drinking and keeps drinking despite negative consequences. It isn’t a moral failing or a lack of willpower. It’s chemical changes in your brain that can benefit from addiction treatment. Signs of alcohol addiction can include:

  • Feeling lack of control
  • Heavy/binge drinking
  • Needing more to get drunk
  • Drinking alone or in the morning
  • Hiding drinking from others
  • Stopping activities to drink
  • Hurt relationships or career
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans struggle with alcohol addiction every year. Nearly 531,000 residents had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2017; of these, around 494,000 needed treatment but did not receive it. 

In 2014 the Behavioral Health Barometer reported an annual average of about 95,000 adolescents aged 12–17 (10.3% of all adolescents) used alcohol in Ohio in 2014–2015. Of all adults, 19% reported binge drinking habits which can lead to long-term alcohol issues. 

Across the U.S., alcohol is the most widely used and abused substance among adults. In 2019, a study completed by ​​the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that: 

  • 85.6% of adults over 18 have consumed alcohol
  • 25.8% admitted to binge drinking in the past month.
  • 15 million adults have alcohol use disorder (AUD). 
  • Only 7.3% of adults with AUD received treatment for AUD in a treatment center.

How do you know if you are dependent on alcohol and abusing it? To determine if you are drinking too much alcohol, it is important to look at how much you’re drinking, how quickly, and how often. Drinking too much or too often can lead to alcohol abuse, then alcohol dependence, then alcohol addiction, otherwise known as alcoholism. According to the NIAAA, heavy drinking can occur in different ways, including binge and chronic drinking. Binge drinking involves four drinks in one sitting for women and five for men, while chronic heavy drinking involves more than eight drinks per week for women and more than 15 drinks per week for men. If you’re drinking this much or more, you are much more likely to need professional alcohol addiction treatment. However, it’s important to note that many people struggle with alcohol addiction and drink less than this.


Our Alcohol Rehab Programs in Ohio

Recovery happens in stages. Our alcohol rehab programs provide support at each stage to give you the best chance at lasting sobriety. 

Clients live onsite and receive intensive alcohol addiction treatment daily. Staying onsite helps patients focus entirely on their recovery. 

Clients attend scheduled appointments at the facility, then return home. These patients may continue going to work or school while receiving care. 

Substance use and mental health are often linked. We treat addiction and mental health symptoms simultaneously for better outcomes.

Medications can help those with severe alcohol use disorders reduce cravings and avoid relapse. 

Online teletherapy through our Nobu mental wellness app brings clients life-changing treatment from the comfort of home. 

At The Recovery Village Columbus, we treat the whole person — not just their alcohol addiction. Our methods are backed by research and results, then personalized for each patient’s needs. 

Continuum of Care

People are more likely to relapse if they leave treatment before they’re ready. Our patients can step down to lower levels of care as they get better so they always have the support they need.

One-on-One Counseling

Our licensed counselors help each person address their physical, mental and emotional symptoms and find the root of their drinking behaviors.

Get Well with Peers

Clients receive group therapy to get guidance, fellowship and support from peers who understand the day-to-day realities of alcohol addiction.  

Purposeful Relaxation

Downtime helps people to reflect, build friendships with peers and grow hobbies that support recovery. Recreational activities like art therapy support these goals. 

Nutritious Meals

Excessive alcohol use can often lead to exhausting nutritional deficits. Our chef creates delicious, nutritious meals that meet clients’ needs as they recover.

Relapse Prevention

Recovery continues long after leaving rehab. Our aftercare program offers client-specific relapse prevention plans, referrals, recommendations and follow-ups.

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Speak With Admissions

Speak with a Recovery Advocate who can answer your questions and get you started on your recovery journey.

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Alcohol addiction or alcoholism is a chronic medical condition with frequent periods of alcohol abuse and a loss of control over how much or how often you consume alcohol. Alcohol addiction can also occur when someone develops a physical or emotional dependence on alcohol.

Other factors that may impact alcohol abuse can include:

  • Stress
  • Life events
  • Poor life satisfaction
  • Trauma 
  • Pre-existing psychiatric disorder (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Personality Disorders)

Alcohol misuse or abuse can damage aspects of someone’s life if left untreated. Physical, emotional and social consequences can occur with continued alcohol abuse. 

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can lead to serious physical consequences. Alcohol use is linked to more than 200 diseases. It can lead to health problems and mask symptoms of other problems. Physical health issues can include:

  • Hepatitis
  • Gastritis
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cancers, including mouth, ovarian, prostate and breast cancer
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Dementia
  • Gout
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Ready to start your recovery?

We’re available to answer any questions, confirm your insurance benefits and schedule individualized treatment that works for you.

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What To Expect

When you call our team, you will speak to a Recovery Advocate who will answer any questions and perform a pre-assessment to determine your eligibility for treatment. If eligible, we will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. If The Recovery Village is not the right fit for you or your loved one, we will help refer you to a facility that is. All calls are 100% free and confidential.

All calls are 100% free and confidential.