Alcohol Addiction Treatment In Ohio

Kimberly Langdon, M.D.

Medically Reviewed By: Kimberly Langdon, M.D.

on December 5, 2022

Alcohol addiction treatment can help you explore the reasons why you developed a problem with alcohol, so you can make conscious changes and improvements in the future. Treatment can also help you build positive coping strategies, recognize and avoid triggers, and make healthier lifestyle choices.

Alcohol use disorder, also known as alcoholism or alcohol addiction, can be extremely difficult to manage on one’s own. Because of this, addiction treatment programs are considered the best available resource for anyone struggling with this harmful medical condition.

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Alcohol Rehab Programs & Services

Substance abuse treatment can help you explore the reasons why you developed a problem with alcohol, so you can make conscious changes and improvements in the future. 

Treatment can also help you build positive coping strategies, recognize and avoid triggers in your life, and make healthier lifestyle decisions overall.

A proper treatment plan should be personalized to fit your unique recovery journey and may feature treatment options including:

Alcohol Detox Services

If you stop drinking after developing alcohol dependence, you will likely experience uncomfortable physical and mental effects known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Some of these withdrawal symptoms, including seizures and delirium tremens, can be dangerous or even life-threatening in severe cases.

Inpatient and outpatient medical detox programs can help those who are dependent on alcohol or other drugs move through the process of withdrawal as safely and comfortably as possible, with clinicians closely monitoring your condition and providing medication and counseling as needed.

Detoxification is an important first step in treatment, and generally comes before other recovery services.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient rehab, also known as residential treatment, is the most intensive option for substance use disorder treatment available.

In this treatment setting, you will be required to move into a treatment facility full-time for a set period of time, often 30-60 days. Here you should expect to participate in both individual and group therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy, art therapy, and others.

Outpatient Treatment

In contrast with inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment services offer participants more flexibility to continue living at home and attending work or classes during their treatment.

While outpatient programs can vary substantially in their treatment approach and intensity, most require participants to attend treatment sessions several times a week.

Common outpatient program options for alcohol abuse include regular outpatient treatment with a focus on counseling, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient treatment. 

Behavioral Therapy

Treatment providers often recommend several types of behavioral therapy for alcohol treatment programs, including:

While there are certain differences between these therapeutic options, behavioral therapy as a whole is focused on identifying and changing unhealthy or counterproductive behavioral patterns related to alcohol abuse.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis care is offered by certain inpatient treatment centers.

Alcohol use disorders often occur alongside other diagnosed or undiagnosed mental or behavioral health disorders, including PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety/panic disorders, and others.

Because these mental health conditions can contribute to relapse and long-term alcohol abuse, healthcare providers working in dual diagnosis programs put an additional focus on treating these co-occurring conditions simultaneously.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs are used in both inpatient and outpatient settings and offer FDA-approved medications that can help those recovering from alcohol/drug addiction in specific ways.

In most cases, MAT programs combine the use of one or more specialized medications with other types of treatment including behavioral psychotherapy and peer support.

Medications used in alcohol-focused MAT programs include:

  • naltrexone, an opioid antagonist that can reduce the feeling of reward that follows alcohol consumption
  • Antabuse (disulfiram), a medication that interferes with the metabolism of alcohol to cause unpleasant side-effects if a person drinks
  • Campral (acamprosate), a medication that can help calm cravings and restore brain chemistry disrupted by prolonged substance abuse

Peer Support Groups

Participating in peer support groups, including 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or other programs like SMART Recovery, has been an important part of addiction recovery for thousands of others in the past.

These groups provide a unique opportunity to connect with others who have also gone through or are going through the same recovery process you are experiencing. During meetings you will likely have the opportunity to:

  • connect with others and honestly share your experiences
  • learn from those who have been through the ups and downs of recovery themselves
  • receive unconditional support and accountability

Participating in support groups is strongly encouraged, whether during formal alcohol treatment or as a form of long-term aftercare. 


Alcohol recovery is a lifelong commitment that is best supported by a personalized aftercare plan. This can provide you with critical resources and support as you continue your recovery journey and build up your overall health and wellness.

Aftercare services may include:

  • sober-living housing
  • helplines
  • peer recovery coaching
  • support group meetings
  • job placement assistance
  • legal assistance

Ohio Recovery Center is proud to provide the highest quality alcohol addiction recovery services. To learn more about our inpatient treatment options, please contact us today.

  1. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Types of Treatment Programs
  3. Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
  4. Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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