The Recovery Village Columbus offers a continuum of care to effectively treat addiction and co-occurring disorders for those seeking a Cincinnati rehab.

The Recovery Village Columbus serves the greater Cincinnati community and people from all over Ohio and throughout the country. Our trusted, physician-led addiction treatment center creates and implements personalized, evidence-based treatment plans so you can get your life back from alcohol and drugs. 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Cincinnati, OH

Drugs and alcohol are a major problem in Cincinnati, Ohio:

  • Two in every 10 greater Cincinnati adults report binge drinking, a symptom of alcohol use disorder. 
  • In 2021, Cincinnati was named number one on the University of Cincinnati’s list of the country’s 25 hotspots hardest hit by opioids. While the 25 hotspots were found throughout the country, the Rust Belt made up almost one-third of them. 
  • Southwest Ohio counties, including Hamilton, saw a 37% increase from 2019–2020 in overdose deaths among young people ages 15–24. The majority involved fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.
  • In 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Cincinnati seized a shipment with more than 43 pounds of meth. 
  • In 2021, meth was involved in an estimated 25% of Ohio overdose deaths, up 21% from the past year.
  • Cocaine contributed to a record number of overdose deaths in Ohio in 2020, with 1,233 fatalities. 

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Substance Abuse Treatment in Cincinnati

Addiction is a treatable but complicated disease affecting behavior and brain function. Using alcohol or drugs can change the brain’s structure and function. There’s no single treatment protocol that works for everyone. Instead, treatment settings, services and interventions must be tailored to the person receiving treatment.

At The Recovery Village Columbus, our addiction specialists and clinical team treat the whole person rather than just their addiction. We address each patient’s physical, mental, and emotional needs for sustainable recovery. 

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The Recovery Village Columbus
3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard Groveport, OH 43125

Drug and Alcohol Detox

When someone struggles with addiction, the first step to recovery at The Recovery Village Columbus is medical detoxification. During detox, the body rids itself of the drugs or alcohol in its system while under medical supervision, often leading to withdrawal symptoms. Your medical team helps make the withdrawal experience as safe and comfortable as possible For most patients, a medical detox lasts around a week, but can vary by substance and addiction severity.

During your medical detox, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive psychological, social and risk assessments
  • Screenings for drugs and alcohol
  • Co-occurring disorder evaluation
  • 24/7 medical care
  • Medications to manage withdrawal symptoms
  • Nutritious foods
  • Quiet spaces for rest

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Inpatient Rehab

Once most patients complete a medical detox, the next step is inpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab is the most intensive level of care, where patients live onsite and participate in full-day programming. Inpatient treatment at The Recovery Village Columbus includes:

  • 24-hour medical support
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Nutritious, well-balanced meals
  • Recreational therapy and activities like yoga, fitness, sports and art
  • Peer support 

When appropriate, a residential patient’s treatment plan may also include:

  • Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • Family therapy
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Residential treatment has unique advantages. In a structured setting, patients living onsite can step outside of their daily environment, minimizing stress, distractions and triggers. This allows for a complete focus on healing and recovery. You begin developing healthy lifestyle habits and work with your treatment team to understand and address the root of your addiction. 

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Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab at The Recovery Village Columbus can include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Medical care
  • Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Case management
  • Medication management when needed

In an outpatient treatment program, you can live at home or in a sober living community and travel to the facility for scheduled appointments. Most patients enter outpatient treatment following higher levels of care, but every situation differs. In outpatient treatment, you are more accountable for your recovery, sobriety and personal growth. While there’s more responsibility to maintain your recovery outside of treatment, you also have the flexibility to take care of home, family and work responsibilities.

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Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

As they recover, patients step down to the partial hospitalization program (PHP) at The Recovery Village Columbus after inpatient treatment. PHPs provide a smoother transition to outpatient care and independent living, with more hours of free time than inpatient programming. Patients continue to receive individual and group therapy, medical care and case management, while beginning to manage their own recovery.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Co-occurring disorders, like depression or anxiety, affect roughly half of the people with a drug or alcohol addiction. The dual diagnosis program at The Recovery Village Columbus is a core offering at every level of care. We diagnose and treat a patient’s addiction and mental health conditions together to improve patient outcomes and decrease their relapse risk.

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Completing rehab programs is a huge accomplishment, but it’s not the end of recovery. Aftercare plans at The Recovery Village Columbus includes:

  • A detailed relapse prevention plan
  • Continued online therapy through Nobu, our mental wellness app
  • Local medical referrals
  • Support groups
  • Twelve-step programs
  • Sober living recommendations

An aftercare plan that’s well-designed and thought out significantly improves the chances of maintaining a long-term recovery after leaving a formal treatment program. All aspects of your aftercare plan are personalized to you and intended to help you stay focused on your achievements and healthy lifestyle.

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Why Travel to The Recovery Village Columbus?

Traveling for addiction treatment outside your hometown puts a physical and mental separation between yourself and your active addiction. The Recovery Village Columbus is a secure, substance-free space designed to facilitate recovery. While staying at home and receiving treatment is possible, you may face triggers in your environment that tempt you back to drinking or using drugs. Triggers can be people, places or things associated with your use, or stressors at work, home, or around Cincinnati.

The Recovery Village Columbus helps patients begin their new life in recovery, through:

  • A multidisciplinary approach that’s personalized to your needs
  • Evidence-based techniques backed by decades of research
  • A compassionate, professional team dedicated to your recovery
  • Dual diagnosis care for co-occurring disorders
  • Medication-assisted treatment for severe opioid and alcohol use disorders
  • Clean and well-appointed rooms for your comfort
  • Healing amenities where patients build healthy habits to fight relapse
  • Nutritious, delicious meals designed to help your body heal

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