“During this stage of treatment, patients meet with counselors, physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists to revisit goals set prior to the drug and alcohol detoxification process. By building on these original guidelines, clients and their mentors work together to create personalized plans tailored to individual success.”

Dr. Tiffany Bell, Medical Director at The Recovery Village Columbus

What Are Residential Treatment Programs?

Residential treatment programs require patients to live on-site at a facility while receiving treatment. This means residential programs provide room and board in addition to addiction treatment services. Patients do not return home each night while in residential treatment. They receive all their meals on-site at the treatment center and have a room to call their own. Patients in residential treatment may have a roommate. 

Sometimes residential treatment centers are referred to as inpatient rehab. The bottom line is these programs provide around-the-clock care and require patients to leave home for some time. 

Residential or inpatient treatment is the highest level of care on the addiction treatment continuum.

You may choose this level of care over alternative options for the following reasons: 

  • You struggle with intense cravings: Even after you’ve completed the detoxification process, the physical and psychological temptations of substance use are still difficult to resist. Cravings can be managed in an inpatient rehab, where you will not have access to drugs like in the outside community. 
  • You desire a structured treatment setting: The regimented, controlled residential treatment setting can provide stability needed to develop lifelong, healthy habits. For example, in our inpatient Ohio addiction treatment center, we follow a regular schedule that helps patients develop a daily routine. 
  • You need separation from your triggers to focus on recovery: Continuing the path to health can be particularly challenging if you are near the people and places associated with your past substance misuse. In inpatient rehab, you can establish a period of sobriety and develop the skills needed to manage cravings without being challenged by triggers. 

See Related: Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab

What To Expect in Inpatient Drug Rehab

It is a fact that the places and people associated with a person’s substance misuse can trigger intense cravings. During the residential or inpatient drug rehab process, you can expect to stay in a facility full-time to avoid environmental influences that could lead to relapse. While in an inpatient program, people work through their recovery in peace with the help of peers and professionals committed to sobriety.

To achieve the goals of residential or inpatient treatment, you can expect the following: 

  • Individual therapy sessionsDuring individual therapy sessions, clients can explore the roots of their addiction, address co-occurring disorders, assess their progress on personal goals and move closer to the change they desire. 
  • Group therapy sessions: This supportive environment fosters closeness among peers and helps lay the foundations of empathy and self-acceptance, which are necessary for recovery.
  • Recreational therapy: Access to recreational activities, like yoga, art, fitness and sports outside of formal treatment, allows you to focus on holistic health and wellness and create a life without drugs and alcohol. 
  • Twenty-four-hour monitoring
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Individualized medication management
  • Three nutritious, well-balanced daily meals, plus snacks 

Much of the work of recovery is creating a new, balanced life without drugs or alcohol. In residential treatment, you can expect to begin the transition to a new life. 

About Our Drug Rehab Center in Ohio

If you’re looking for a rehab center in Ohio, The Recovery Village Columbus offers 52,400 square feet of medical, therapeutic and recreational spaces. Our inpatient rehab programs typically last 10–21 days after a medical detox period.


Our range of amenities make our facility one of the top rehabs in Columbus, Ohio. Our amenities include:

Two fully equipped gyms
Basketball court

Art studio

Paved volleyball court
Outdoor pickleball court

Computer lab
Pool table

Outdoor fire pit, Off-site field trips

What Our Patients Have To Say

Alanna H.
18:00 27 Jan 23
I loved the staff!! It had it's hiccups along the way.
Mary R.
19:30 04 Jan 23
RVC Change my life the clinicians and counselors there really seem to care, the food needs a little work but it's mostly good,beds are comfortable, showers are clean over all a great stay!
Chris G.
19:27 23 Dec 22
Recovery Village is by far one of the best treatment facilities in Central Ohio. Their staff go out of their way to care of you and their therapists are top notch. Being in any rehab generally sucks but their policies are reasonable, their food is pretty good most days and their facility is nice. I would recommend it to anyone seeking help.
Lonzie B.
15:46 02 Nov 22
This place was great and great staff. I enjoyed my stay there and recommend if you need help to reach out to this place for real
Matthew G.
22:12 26 Oct 22
I’ve been to this rehab twice and shared how I met Jesus both times 2 years separately. The first year our prayers made miracles happen and the second time around I got to see even more. Isaiah 45:23
Sara T.
15:22 22 Oct 22
Treated me so well. My mental health was their top priority.

What Happens After Inpatient Treatment?

After completing an inpatient treatment program, many patients continue their treatment in an outpatient setting. For patients seeking Ohio addiction treatment, we offer a partial hospitalization program, which can be a suitable step-down option after completing an inpatient program.

Regardless of what program you choose after inpatient treatment, it’s important to participate in aftercare programming. Aftercare services provide continued support through counseling, referrals and recovery resources after you complete rehab. At our Ohio drug rehab center, we believe in the importance of aftercare and offer this treatment option. 

Contact Our Drug and Alcohol Rehab Today

If you’re looking for drug rehab in Ohio, The Recovery Village Columbus is here to help. We offer a full continuum of treatment options, including medical detox, inpatient services, aftercare and a range of outpatient programsContact us today to learn more or begin the admissions process. 

Call our admissions team today to discuss the right treatment plan for you.

Editor – Melissa Carmona
As the content manager at Advanced Recovery Systems, Melissa Carmona puts years of writing and editing experience to work helping people understand substance abuse, addiction and mental health disorders. Read more
Medically Reviewed By – Dr. Kevin Wandler, MD
Kevin Wandler holds multiple positions at Advanced Recovery Systems. In addition to being the founding and chief medical director at Advanced Recovery Systems, he is also the medical director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield and at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. Read more

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