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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Adult Substance Abuse Detox Program in Columbus

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry offers a detoxification program for adults age 18 and older who are struggling with various substance use challenges. Located in Columbus, Ohio, our facility helps adults achieve lasting recovery from the addiction concerns that have kept them from living their best lives.

About the Detoxification Program

Learn more about our detox program for adults in Columbus, OH

Starting the recovery process for addiction can be exceptionally challenging if you or your loved one hasn’t successfully completed withdrawal from the substance you have been using. Without professional support, ridding your body of drugs or alcohol can be a painful and distressing experience, making relapse much more likely.

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry offers an effective detoxification program for adults of all genders age 18 and older. Our expert staff can help you or your loved one safely detox from alcohol, sedatives, and opioids with as little discomfort as possible. Many individuals who come to us for care enter the detox program at our facility in Columbus, Ohio, as part of our dual diagnosis program, but others enter directly into detox to begin their journey to recovery.

If you or your loved one is participating in detox as part of our dual diagnosis program, you will also have the opportunity to engage in therapeutic programming as you feel ready to take part in those services. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, the detox process typically lasts about three to five days. Our kind and compassionate staff will support you or your loved one through the detox and recovery process every step of the way, helping you build a foundation for successful, lasting sobriety.

Benefits of Detoxification

Understand the benefits of our detox program for adults in Columbus, OH

Everyone experiences withdrawal from drugs and alcohol differently. However, you or your loved one may struggle with some common withdrawal symptoms if you attempt to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol without professional support.

Without an experienced team to help minimize the distressing and often painful withdrawal symptoms, the withdrawal process can be uncomfortable and even dangerous. As the substances you were using begin to leave your system, you may feel anxious, have difficulty falling or staying asleep, and have trouble concentrating or remembering things.

You may start to sweat and have a racing heart, nausea, dizziness, headaches, and muscle aches as withdrawal from those substances progresses. Many people also throw up or have gastrointestinal problems during the withdrawal process. More severe symptoms of withdrawal can include hallucinations, seizures, heart attack, and stroke.

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol might seem overwhelming, but the expert team at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry can help you or someone you love get through the experience with as little distress as possible. When you participate in medically supervised detox at our facility in Columbus, Ohio, board-certified psychiatrists and registered nurses (RNs) provide you with medications that decrease the symptoms of withdrawal.

We monitor your progress throughout the detox process to ensure that you are safe and comfortable. Our goal is to help you or your loved one successfully complete detoxification so that you can fully participate in the therapeutic interventions that will help you achieve long-term recovery.

Elements of Care

Information about the type of care adults receive in our detox program in Columbus, OH

Most patients enter detox at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry as part of the dual diagnosis program, which offers care for adults age 18 and older who are struggling with addiction and a coexisting mental health challenge. When you or someone you care about participates in detox at our facility in Columbus, Ohio, our team of experts works closely with you or your loved one to support you through the withdrawal process.

We provide medications such as Ativan, clonidine, and Valium to help minimize any overwhelming or painful withdrawal symptoms throughout the detox process. Registered nurses are on hand to provide basic wound care, CPR, or assistance to patients in cardiac distress using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

We encourage you or your loved one to participate in therapeutic programming during detox depending on the severity of your symptoms. We offer various types of group therapy at our facility in Columbus, Ohio, including process and education groups. During group therapy sessions, you or your loved one will have the opportunity to learn healthier coping skills, receive addiction education, and participate in 12-Step programming.

We also offer recreational therapy, and our social workers provide weekly family therapy sessions that can help you open the lines of communication with your loved ones. These sessions can be an effective way to start to heal any damage you and your family may have experienced because of the behaviors associated with the substance use disorder you or your loved one is battling.

If you think you or someone you care about might benefit from the detox program at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, please contact us directly. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you might have about the dual diagnosis program or detox at our facility. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free level of care assessment. Walk-ins or scheduled appointments are welcome.

The wide variety of treatment programs at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry truly sets them apart from other treatment options in the area! They were able to give me the comprehensive therapy others could not.

– Chad C.
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Why does this matter?
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation