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Alcohol Addiction Treatment at The Recovery Village Columbus

Learn why you’re best chance at recovery from alcohol addiction is here we’re with. We’re here to help.

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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. 

Alcoholism isn’t failing; it’s a chronic brain disease.  

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Our alcohol rehab helps you manage life without alcohol.

What Happens in Rehab?

Alcohol addiction treatment plans are designed around you.

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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

Alcohol Abuse Statistics in Ohio and Beyond

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 Much Is Too Much?

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.

Why Choose Our Addiction Treatment Center for Alcoholism?

We believe anyone can overcome alcoholism. Over 40,000 people have trusted The Recovery Village treatment centers with their alcohol use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Patients at The Recovery Village Columbus graduate from our evidence-based rehab with the education, self-awareness and tools they need to live alcohol-free lives. Additionally, our speciality track Fortitude offers veterans, fire fighters and first responders culturally competent, trauma-informed care for their unique occupational needs. 

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. 

What Happens in Alcohol Rehab?

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.

Explore your insurance benefits to pay for alcohol rehab in Ohio:

  • Most insurance plans cover alcohol rehab.
  • We’re in-network with most major insurance providers.
  • Verify your insurance coverage online or over the phone.
  • We’ll help you understand your coverage and benefits.
  • Paying for rehab without insurance is also an option.

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About Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction may sound the same, but they are two elements of the more significant problem. Alcohol abuse is the act of drinking excessively or using alcohol to self-medicate. Someone may abuse alcohol even after it causes physical or mental harm. 

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.

Risk Factors for Alcohol Abuse

Numerous risk factors can impact someone’s potential for alcohol abuse or addiction. These can include genetic, physiological, and environmental factors.

People who suffer from mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety or other mood disorders are also at a high risk of developing an addiction or alcohol abuse. Alcoholism can also run in families. If you have family members who have abused alcohol, this could indicate you have a higher likelihood of doing so. However, it does not mean you are destined to become an alcoholic.

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)

Your Recovery Is Our Mission

If you struggle with addiction, you’re not alone. Read our reviews and learn why The Recovery Village Columbus may be the right place for your recovery.

Bradley M.
16:43 27 Sep 23
Gave me the tools and a different way of living to adjust me to sober living. Well put together place if your doing what you need to do to get better.
April S.
21:20 25 Sep 23
Let me start by saying, no place is absolutely perfect. There's always room for improvement. Having said that, RVC literally changed my life! Most the staff really wanted to be helpful and the Clinicians were absolutely amazing! If you are in need of recovery, without a doubt choose RVC. I learned so much about myself and how the awful Disease of addiction works while being in a safe environment. The counselors were great and the groups were even better! I 100% recommend RVC to go get well and get a healthy clean life back!Addiction is giving up everything to have one thing. Recovery is giving up one thing to have EVERYTHING!THANKS RVC!I'd like to add the recipe I learn for recovery is Time,Effort and surrender. If you're willing to surrender and put effort and time in YOU CAN RECOVER! Many blessings to all at RVC and All looking for RECOVERY!
Jordan B.
20:23 21 Sep 23
Best 2months of my 23years! All the staff is very respectful especially if you respect them and their authority. The food is almost ways good, especially for a rehab. The counselors are amazing S/O to Mel, Raynita, Bri, and Ninjah! Together they all changed my life. Thank you RVC
Ro Z.
19:18 15 Sep 23
This place was super informative and helpful
Olivia/Millie W.
17:34 08 Sep 23
Absolutely wonderful facility! My time in the program really changed my way of thinking, and changed my idea of what it is to be an addict. Definitely reccomend this location to anyone in need of help. 3 months sober, and many more to go!
Crystal C.
20:22 18 Aug 23
All staff is good at what they do. I am so grateful for all of them.

The Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

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. 

The Physical Consequences 

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

On a short-term basis, alcohol can lead to slower reactions, memory and balance problems, trouble with hearing, anxiety and restlessness. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can also cause errors in judgment that lead to illness or injury, such as unprotected sex or driving under the influence.

The Emotional Consequences 

There are numerous consequences of alcohol abuse, and not all are physical. For those suffering from pre-existing mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, alcohol can be a way to relax and manage everyday stresses. However, serious emotional consequences of overusing alcohol exist. You may do something you regret or neglect your responsibilities. While under the influence of alcohol, you’re more likely to take risks, and your judgment is clouded. This leads to more stress and anxiety and, in turn, more alcohol.

The Social Consequences

People often drink for social reasons. Going out for a drink or having a drink with dinner is commonplace, but excessive drinking is socially unacceptable. Unfortunately, people often drink to increase their positivity, make social events more enjoyable, reduce discomfort and avoid social rejection.

Alcohol abuse can lead to withdrawing from your friends and family as you try to hide the extent of your illness. Your relationships could suffer from your behavior or inappropriate public behavior. If you drive under the influence, you could lose your driver’s license and even your job if you show up to work drunk, forget about work or misbehave. While alcohol loosens inhibitions and may make you feel good at the time, there is the distinct possibility that you are damaging your social ties by drinking.

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