Ohio Addiction Recovery Center Philosophy
At Ohio Addiction Recovery Center, our clinical approach is to provide intensive services in a supportive, welcoming treatment program staffed by experienced, compassionate experts who are dedicated to the success of our clients.
Each individual comes to us with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. Our approach builds on those strengths and teaches tools and strategies to navigate and overcome the behaviors and habits that have been holding them back.
Our primary goal is to help those we serve to achieve abstinence and long-term recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse. We know that addiction and co-occurring disorders take a heavy toll on the individual. For many of the people we treat, substance abuse has been a way of life for years, often as early as childhood. This leaves them feeling hopeless and demoralized. There is often a belief that the problems they face are insurmountable and that things won’t get better. We aim to help each and every person we work with to move past this hopelessness and into a new life full of possibility. This happens through healing and learning a new way of life.
Areas of Specialization
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Holistic Therapy Approach
In the most general terms, an holistic treatment center features programming and services that treats the person as a whole being and takes into account the mental and social factors that cause illness as well as the physical factors. The experienced treatment staff and health professionals that use holistic treatment methods use natural healing therapies to remove toxins from a person’s body with or without the use of medications. Through these natural and time-tested methods, it is believed those with substance abuse issues can face the underlying physical, mental and spiritual struggles that led them to addiction and can work to achieve total harmony of the body.
Meet the Staff
Amy Miller, LISW-S, LICDC
As clinical director and a practicing clinician, I strive to empower the client to find strength and hope for recovery while inspiring hope and compassion in my coworkers and staff. I discovered a passion for the chemical dependency field during my undergraduate degree and pursued it throughout my education and career with perseverance. After graduating from Tiffin University with a Bachelors of Arts with a certification of Addiction Counseling Education, I earned a Master’s degree in Social Work focusing on clinical practices. Later, I obtained a mental health licensure as Licensed Independent Social worker with Supervisor designation (LISW-S), and a chemical dependency licensure as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). My specialties include chemical dependency treatment, assessments and diagnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, strength based therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, schema therapy, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, adults and adolescents, and I have recently started working in Equine Assisted Therapy, Recreational Therapy and EMDR therapy. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings working with adolescents, families, and adult individuals. I started with Ohio Addiction Recovery Center in June 2015 as the Clinical Director. Our philosophy focuses on utilizing clinically tested and evidence-based interventions when working directly with clients, as well as maintaining the highest standards of care throughout the entire agency.
Mark Messer, LSW
Mark is a native of Columbus, Ohio. In 2014, he graduated from The Ohio State University with and Undergraduate degree in Social Work. He is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and specializes in chemical dependency counseling, adolescent therapy, family dynamics, and strength based therapy. He started with Ohio Addiction Recovery Center in October 2015, shortly after opening. He has recently started working in Equine Assisted Therapy, and Recreational Therapy. I He believes in putting his heart and soul into savings the lives of every client he comes into contact with.
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ABOUT OHIO ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER
Located just outside of central Columbus, Ohio Addiction Recovery Center provides a full continuum of treatment services for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Utilizing a clinical approach, the center offers residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), outpatient treatment (OP), and sober living arrangements. Medical detox is also available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, each client is paired with a primary therapist who performs a thorough assessment, the findings of which help to determine an individualized treatment plan. If medical attention for withdrawal symptoms is required, the client may begin their treatment with medically monitored detox, which typically lasts for seven to 10 days.
Individuals with severe addictions are encouraged to enroll in the month-long residential program, while clients looking for step-down treatment or more flexible care may opt for outpatient or intensive outpatient treatment. The duration of intensive outpatient treatment is 30 to 60 days, and standard outpatient clients may remain in the program for up to 90 days.
The center’s programming draws upon 12-step principles, and clients can expect a mix of individual counseling, group counseling, addiction education, and workshops that address life skills and overall wellness. Treatment modalities also include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), process therapy, holistic therapy, recreational therapy, and non-traditional therapies, including ropes courses and equine therapy.
The center offers a 3:1 staff-to-client ratio. According to the facility’s website, the staff has over 20 years of combined experience in the addiction treatment field. Key staff members include therapists, a licensed social worker, and medical staff trained to administer the detoxification process.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website depicts clean, simple accommodations and a home-like living environment. Clients share bedrooms and have access to furnished common areas and gym equipment. Individuals who complete treatment are eligible for up to six months of sober living support.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Each of the seven individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com who identified themselves as alumni had only positive things to say about the center’s staff and treatment effectiveness. Multiple alumni characterized the employees as “caring,” and J.B.S. praised the center’s community, which they described as stronger “than any other program I've been in, which has been key to my recovery.” More than one alum expressed appreciation for their new tools for lasting sobriety. “They made me grow up and realize I want more out of life then getting high. I can honestly say they saved my life,” Jordan wrote.
The only negative commentary came from E.B., an alum who found the program itself effective, but encountered bed bugs while residing in one of the center’s sober living facilities. “Again I restate the program is amazing, but unfortunately the living situation messes with my attempt at sobriety quite heavily,” they wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered only praise for the facility, its staff, and treatment. H.R.S., a grandparent of a client, specifically noted the mix of “excellent therapy” and “plenty of fun activities.” Heather, a client’s mother, found the staff to be particularly helpful and compassionate. “The entire team of OARC was dedicated to him and to our family, nurturing and guiding us through this process that we were so uncertain of,” she wrote. Lastly, T.S., who sought care for their son at other centers, credited the facility’s staff for their son’s sobriety, referring to them as “angels for addicts.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two Rehabs.com survey respondents to date who identified themselves as staff members shared positive reviews of their employer. “Simply being apart of this place gives me the drive to want to be a better person, and impact as many lives as possible,” Z.D. wrote. “It is truly an honor to be associated, and employed by OARC.” R.B., who, at the time of this writing, noted that they were in recovery, described the treatment environment as “safe,friendly, and caring.”
Treatment is priced at $500 a day, $15,000 a month, and $40,000 for 90 days. Private insurance plans are accepted, including those from Aetna, United HealthCare, and Cigna. Some financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
Updated September 2016
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