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Opioid Addiction Treatment in Ohio

Treatment for opioid addiction has helped thousands break their dependence on these powerful drugs and start their recovery journey. It’s time to get your life back.

Getting Help at The Recovery Village Columbus

Opioid addiction often starts with a prescription for pain medication. As your body becomes dependent on it to function, you may find you’d do anything to take more.  According to the Ohio Department of Health, 2020 surpassed 2017 as the year with the most unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio, with many of these deaths attributed to opioids. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost also says that Ohioans are dying at a devastating rate because of opioid overdoses.

Opioid overdoses have taken thousands of lives, but evidence-based addiction treatment saves lives and can help you start a new life in recovery.

Opioid addiction can happen even when you take the drug as prescribed.  

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Our therapies grow your mental and physical well-being during your stay.

What Happens in Rehab?

You’re guided through each step of recovery by our compassionate team.

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What Is Opioid Use Disorder?

Opiates and opioids are highly addictive drugs. A person with an opioid use disorder has lost control of their opioid or opiate use and continues to take these drugs despite negative consequences. Willpower alone may not improve this medical condition; it often takes opioid addiction treatment.

  • Taking more or larger doses than prescribed
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Hiding opioid use from others
  • Hurt relationships
  • Needing higher doses for the same effects
  • “Doctor shopping”
  • Behavior or mood changes
  • Poor work or school performance

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Opioid Abuse Statistics in Ohio

As of 2020, there were 47,820 opioid prescriptions written for every 100,000 residents in Franklin County, Ohio. In 2018, Ohio doctors wrote 53.5 opioid prescriptions for every 100 residents, which is above the national average of 51.4 per 100.

Consider these statistics as well:

  • In 2019 alone, the opioid fentanyl was involved in 76% of all overdose deaths in Ohio.
  • Ohio’s rate of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome/neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome was 11.6 incidents per 1,000 hospital births, compared to seven per 1,000 births nationwide. 
  • Data from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office shows 855 overdose deaths in the county in 2020, representing an increase of 83.9% since 2017. 

Of the 855 overdose deaths in Franklin County in 2020, 87% involved the synthetic opioid, fentanyl. This rate represents an increase that has occurred over the last four years.

Why Choose Our Addiction Treatment Center?

Over 40,000 people have trusted The Recovery Village treatment centers with their addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions. Clients at The Recovery Village Columbus graduate from our evidence-based opioid rehab with the tools, self-awareness and support needed for an opioid-free life. Anyone can overcome opioid addiction if they devote themselves to their recovery and receive patient-centric, personalized care.

Opioid Rehab Programs in Ohio

Successful opioid addiction treatment has several steps. Our programs help you tackle the physical, emotional and mental symptoms to give you the best chance at lifelong recovery.  

What Happens in Opioid Rehab? 

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

Personal Therapy

Our counselors work with each client one-on-one to address their symptoms and thought patterns to find the root of their addiction. 

Peer Support

Clients have regular group therapy sessions for support, guidance and fellowship with their peers in recovery. 

Continuum of Care

People are more likely to relapse if they leave treatment too early. Clients step down to lower levels of care as their condition improves so they always have the right amount of support.

Supportive Downtime

Recreational therapies, sports and invigorating vistas help people build relationships with drug-free peers and develop hobbies that support recovery.

Invigorating Meals

Opioid misuse can wreak havoc on your health. Our chef creates delicious, nutritious meals designed to boost recovery and motivate inpatient clients.

Relapse Prevention

At every stage of care, we’re preparing you for graduation. We’ll build a relapse prevention plan and connect you with vital post-treatment resources.  

Explore your insurance benefits to pay for opioid rehab:

  • Most health insurance providers cover opioid rehab. 
  • We’re in-network with most insurance providers.
  • Verify your insurance coverage for opioid rehab with us. 
  • We’ll help you understand your coverage and benefits.
  • Paying for rehab without insurance is also an option.

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About Opioid Addiction

How Opioid Addiction Happens

Opiates and opioids are highly addictive drugs, and the risk of addiction increases when people misuse them. However, even prescription opioids can become problematic. 

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, up to one-fourth of people with long-term opioid prescriptions from a primary care provider struggle with an opioid use disorder.

People who are addicted to opioids and opiates will continue to take the drugs despite understanding the negative consequences. In many cases, the drug stops providing pleasure. Someone with an opioid use disorder takes the drug because they have become physically dependent and want to avoid uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

People who are addicted to prescription opioids may engage in a practice called “doctor shopping,” in which they go to various doctors, seeking out more prescriptions. When prescriptions run out, people may turn to street-level drug dealers or begin using heroin, because it can be cheaper and easier to obtain on the street. In fact, about 80% of heroin users report that they began with prescription opioids before moving on to heroin. 

Common Signs of Opioid Addiction

How can you tell if you or someone you love is addicted to opioids? 

There are several common signs of opioid addiction:

  • Changes in behavior or mood
  • Changes in relationships
  • Pill bottles in the trash frequently
  • Doctor shopping or pharmacy shopping in an attempt to get more than one opioid prescription
  • Lying about symptoms in an attempt to get prescriptions
  • Isolation
  • Financial problems
  • Poor work or school performance
  • Loss of interest in activities that the person used to enjoy

Continue reading at Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects of Opioid Abuse → 

FAQs About Opioid & Opiate Addiction

What is considered an opioid?

Opioids and opiates are drugs that slow down the activity of the nervous system, which decreases pain and affects breathing. Common opioids include heroin, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco), fentanyl, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone), codeine, methadone, morphine, and tramadol (Ultram).

Why Are Opiates Addictive?

When someone uses opioids, the drug binds to the brain’s opioid receptors, which then triggers the release of feel-good chemicals, eventually causing the brain to seek out these substances again. The reaction that opioids cause in the brain creates a reduction in pain and an overall feeling of relaxation. People with an opioid use disorder take drugs repeatedly to achieve these same effects, but the body becomes dependent over time. 

How bad is the opioid epidemic in Ohio?

Multiple sources show that Ohio’s opioid epidemic is worsening. For instance, data from Franklin County Coroner’s Office shows that overdose deaths are increasing, with most overdoses involving the synthetic opioid, fentanyl. Ohio’s rate of opioid prescriptions exceeds the national average, as does the rate of babies born addicted to opioids. 

Are opioids legal in Ohio?

Opioid drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin are only legal with a prescription from a doctor, but some people may buy these drugs illegally from drug dealers, take prescriptions that belong to someone else, or misuse their own prescriptions. The opioid drug heroin is a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, making it illegal in Ohio and across the nation, as the Federal government declares that it is highly addictive and has no medical use. 

Are you at risk for opioid addiction?

Anyone can develop an opioid use disorder, especially if they misuse their prescription drugs, but certain risk factors can make addiction more likely. Research suggests that history of addiction, untreated mental health disorders and social or family environments that encourage drug use can also increase the risk of opioid addiction. For example, you may be at greater risk if your friends or family members misuse opioids.

Your Recovery Is Our Mission

The opioid epidemic is real, but you’re not alone. Read our reviews and learn why The Recovery Village Columbus may be the best 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.