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Medical Detox in Ohio

Don’t take on withdrawal alone. Our experts make withdrawal as safe and comfortable as possible to ensure you don’t relapse during detox.

What Is Medical Detox?

Medical detox is a fundamental first step in addiction treatment. During a medically supervised detox, the body removes drugs and alcohol from its system, which can involve uncomfortable or dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Our medical team provides 24/7 supervision and treatment for symptoms to make detox as safe and comfortable as possible.

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Is medical detox
right for me?

If any of these apply to you, stopping safely may require medical detox. We’re here to help.

  • I’ve tried stopping by myself before and it didn’t work
  • I keep using drugs or alcohol to avoid feeling withdrawal symptoms
  • I’ve been using substances for a long time or in large amounts
  • I’m addicted to alcohol or benzodiazepines, where withdrawal symptoms can be fatal

What to Expect In Our Medical Detox Program

Before medical detox starts, we assess each patient’s drug and alcohol use, physical and mental state, and any co-occurring disorders to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. 

Patients at The Recovery Village Columbus detox in quiet, private rooms and receive 24-hour medical care, medications to manage withdrawal symptoms as medically appropriate, and nutritious meals to bolster health. They’ll also begin one-on-one counseling sessions with their licensed therapist. 

A safe, substance-free environment

24/7 medical monitoring

Treatment for withdrawal symptoms

Medication-assisted treatment (when appropriate)

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Speak with a Recovery Advocate who can answer your questions and get you started in treatment that’s right for you.

Using Insurance for a Medical Detox

The Recovery Village Columbus is in-network with most national and local insurance providers. We can verify your insurance coverage or discuss private payment options with you.

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.

Matt C.
23:39 29 Nov 23
From the minute I arrived at RVC I knew I made the right decision. I was treated with respect and compassion by everyone I came in contact with. The cutting-edge approach to treating addiction that RVC implemented with me was second to none. And the Veterans and first responders program was a life saver. Thank You Recovery Villiage for giving me a second chance at life.
Matt M.
17:28 23 Oct 23
My stay was exceptional. I even extended 1 week. The staff all care about your sobriety and recovery. The clinicians and therapists also care about your sobriety and recovery. Even the kitchen staff do and the food is pretty darn good! The cognitive behavioral therapy and the skills the staff teach are the way to go for life long recovery. They taught me how to love myself again and taught me the skills to recognize urges and how to cope with them. I know I won’t thank everyone here but many thanks to Dorothy, Reese, Qiana, Mel, Pam, Ms Anne, Ms Ninja, Jordan, Raynita(spelling), Andrea and others I may have forgot. Thank you for helping me help myself.
Alex P.
20:33 13 Oct 23
Everyone was helpful even after my departure!!
Erik G.
16:34 12 Oct 23
My experience was Great! The instructors or Teachers were very helpful. Would definitely recommend Recovery Village of Columbus.
21:01 11 Oct 23
I'll start by saying I'm so grateful for every single employee at RVC. You all made a huge impact and on my recovery. Each and every one of you made a lasting impression on me, and I will always remember you. I will never forget my time at RVC. I want to thank MEL , for being a guru. You are one of a kind, and an irreplaceable asset at RVC. DANNY, thanks for the many long conversations we had. EDDIE you are sooo amazing, I appreciate you for always being there to listen to me vent, I'm so grateful to have met you and be in your presence. ANNE you are a beautiful soul, thank you for everything. You are the definition of hospitality. You helped me in so many ways, thank you. REESE, you are the best in so many ways. Thank you for your sense of humor. I will always remember our conversations. TERRY you were the first person I remember encountering, and you took care of me and made me feel comfortable, I'm so grateful for you. I will always remember you, thank you. JORDAN you are such an asset for people like me, I appreciate your perspective on life, thank you for everything. JUSTIN, what can I say, there are no words for how I feel about you, you are the best, you made my day every day you worked, I'm so grateful for you in so many ways, I will always remember you, thank you. So thank you all, RVC is top notch. 🥲♥️
Tommy W.
20:17 11 Oct 23
This was a great experience!! I’ve learned a lot and the staff was awesome!! I would highly recommend!!

FAQs About Medical Detox

How long is medical detox?

The length of time detox takes depends on the substance used, withdrawal symptoms and your physical health. Most clients complete the medically supervised detox period in 7–10 days.

Can I detox at home?

We do not recommend detoxing at home. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable and demotivating, leading to relapse. Alcohol and opioids, in particular, have withdrawal symptoms that can be fatal without immediate medical care.

Does medical detox work?

Yes, 24/7 medical supervision ensures your drug or alcohol detox is successful. However, detox is only the first step in addiction treatment; you’ll continue with additional treatment and counseling to stay on your recovery journey.

Will I receive methadone, suboxone, etc. during detox?

The Recovery Village Columbus offers u003ca href=u0022/treatment-programs/medication-assisted-treatment/u0022u003emedication-assisted treatmentu003c/au003e (MAT) as medically appropriate. Your clinical team will determine your needs and eligibility for MAT.

How can I pay for medical detox?

Insurance may cover some or all of the cost of medical detox. Without insurance, The Recovery Village Columbus can discuss private payment options with you.

Will I lose my job if I attend medical detox?

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