Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Columbus’s Best Substance Abuse Treatment Hospital & Treatment Center

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is one of the leading treatment centers in Columbus for individuals struggling with co-occurring alcohol & drug addiction issues. Substance abuse and addiction are only treated in our dual diagnosis program.

Treating Alcohol & Drug Addiction

Understanding Treatment for Alcohol & Drug Addiction

Substance abuse can quickly cause a person to lose control of his or her life. Something as simple as wanting to experiment with any particular substance can escalate into a dependence on that substance before the individual even realizes what is happening. Once the alcohol or drug addiction has developed, it can be extremely difficult to overcome. People who abuse substances may find that their ability to function on a daily basis has been seriously impacted, and they might find that relationships that were once incredibly important to them have begun to fall apart.

At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, a leading hospital for alcohol and drug addiction in Columbus, Ohio, we recognize how devastating an addiction to substances can be. We understand that substance abuse presents people with a number of challenges that they have to face on a daily basis. Our hospital provides caring and compassionate treatment that is designed to meet the needs of men and women who find themselves on the continuous downslide of substance abuse and addiction. We are a free-standing behavioral health hospital devoted to providing a full continuum of behavioral and mental healthcare services for adults and older adults in the Columbus area. If you are struggling to overcome an alcohol or drug addiction to substances, we want to show you that there is hope for the future, and we can help you get there.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for Alcohol or Drug Addiction

If you have a loved one who is fighting the demons of substance abuse, you might be feeling fed up and frustrated with the fact that he or she cannot walk away from his or her drug of choice. But amidst your frustration, you might also be experiencing a lot of fear regarding what the future holds for your loved one. You are probably more than aware of the fact that he or she needs help in order to overcome the alcohol or drug addiction, but you might be apprehensive about bringing your concerns to his or her attention. You may be worried that he or she will become defensive and end up walking away, taking away any chance you may have at helping. Although the initial reaction may be a negative one, it is important to continue trying to get through to your loved one.

If you are feeling nervous about confronting your loved one about your concerns, our staff in Columbus have some suggestions to keep in mind when making your approach:

  • Refrain from being judgmental and accusatory
  • Refrain from lecturing or arguing as this will most likely result in a defensive response
  • Offer help, support, and reassurance
  • Ask for support from other people in your loved one’s life
  • Listen and try to be sympathetic; getting angry will only result in an angry response
Why Consider Treatment for Addiction

Why Consider Treatment for Alcohol & Drug Addiction at Our Hospital in Columbus

People who abuse substances may be struggling with a co-occurring mental health disorder. These people might even unknowingly be using drugs as a way to self-medicate as a result of the symptoms of their mental illness. The combination of these two disorders can cause life to become even more difficult. If left untreated, the consequences can be severe.

If you are struggling with an addiction to substances, an inpatient treatment center may be the most beneficial type of treatment to give you the help that you need. Treatment centers can address the reasons why you abuse substances, as well as any other behavioral or mental health concerns that may be present. By receiving treatment at our inpatient treatment center in Columbus, you are able to receive the help that you need in the safest environment possible. Entering an inpatient treatment center provides you with the opportunity to step out of the stressors of your everyday life so that you can focus solely on getting well. Through a combination of various therapies and medication management, this type of treatment center can help you win the battle against your alcohol or drug addiction and start living the life that you want to live.

Treatment Philosophy

Our Philosophy and Benefits of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment

At our hospital for substance abuse in Columbus, Ohio, our philosophy is based on an understanding of the fact that all of our patients have a history of life experiences that have played a role in molding them into the people that they are. We know that the problems that they are currently struggling with are only a very small part of who they are and who they will become. Our goal for everyone who seeks treatment with us is to find hope and a renewed sense of contentment and well-being in a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment.

Types of Treatment

Types of Treatment Offered at Our Alcohol & Drug Addiction Hospital in Columbus

At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, our substance abuse treatment center, our treatment focuses on the implementation of an active interdisciplinary approach. When you first arrive at our treatment center, you will participate in a comprehensive evaluation so that we can provide you with most appropriate level of care. Our highly trained and qualified staff take responsibility for providing thorough and compassionate treatment while focusing on the individual needs of each patient. Some of the treatment methods that are incorporated into this individualized care include:

Medication management is available at our hospital for alcohol and drug addiction in Columbus. Medications can be a beneficial part of treating people who are struggling with substance addiction while also suffering from a co-occurring mental disorder. If medication is deemed to be a necessary part of your treatment plan, our primary care physicians will closely monitor the therapeutic effects of the medication while also making any changes that may be needed.

Individual therapy at our treatment center is designed to be a time for patients to meet privately with their therapist so that they can address the specific aspects of their treatment plans that they may be struggling with or need further guidance on.

Group therapy at our substance abuse hospital is held on a daily basis in our treatment center in Columbus, Ohio. These group sessions are designed to bring patients together so that they can share their experiences with each other, explore different ways of coping with the struggles that they are facing, and come to understand that they are not alone.

Family therapy at our treatment center is a time designed to help patients and their loved ones learn to communicate in a positive manner while also working towards repairing aspects of relationships that may have been broken as a result of the patient’s substance abuse. This also serves as a time for family members to become educated on what alcohol or drug addiction is and how they can best support their loved one.

Continuing Care

Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment

At our hospital in Columbus, we understand that leaving a treatment center can be intimidating for the patients we treat as they face the challenge of returning to their everyday lives. In order to help this transition go as smoothly as possible, your treatment team will work closely with you as you make the decision for what your next step of recovery will be. Some patients will step down into a partial hospitalization program or an intensive outpatient program where they are able to remain in a therapeutic environment for most of the day while slowly integrating back into their community in the evenings. Other patients may feel as though they are ready to return home. In those situations, our case management team will work with you to find appropriate support groups and other available resources that will help keep you on the right path for recovery.

For years I was addicted to multiple substances as a coping mechanism for my depression. After getting treated at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, I am now 3 years sober and able to manage my depression.

– Parker J.
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation