Ohio Addiction Recovery Center in Columbus, OH

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1151 S High St
Columbus OH 43206

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

  • Equine Therapy
    A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.

  • Recreational Therapy
    In its simplest terms, an adventure addiction therapy program is a therapeutic intervention that utilizes the backdrop of Mother Nature as a means for adventure and exploration with the ultimate goal of promoting emotional and spiritual growth as well as self-discovery. When you research adventure or wilderness therapy, you will no doubt see there are many forms of this therapy that can be used in a variety of situations. Depending on the situation, adventure addiction therapy programs can range from which can range from learning survival-based techniques to a more formal and organized camping-based program. In the framework of substance abuse treatment, wilderness programs focus on bringing out who the addict truly is outside of their addiction.

Facility Highlights

Job Placement aid and Career Building

Specializing in Relapse Prevention

Board Certified Addictionologist on Staff

Meet the Staff

Amy Miller, LISW-S, LICDC

Clinical Director

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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

Primary Therapist

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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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Located just outside of central Columbus, Ohio Addiction Recovery Center provides a full spectrum of treatment services for individuals struggling with substance misuse 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, making it one of only 14 treatment facilities (3.4 percent) in Ohio to offer residential detox treatment.


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. Ohio Addiction Recovery Center is one of 122 facilities (30 percent) in the state to use Suboxone and one of only 19 (4.7 percent) to use methadone in their detox treatment.

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 is evidence-based and draws upon 12-step principles. 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. Key staff members include therapists, a licensed social worker, and medical staff trained to administer the detoxification process.


The facility’s website depicts clean, simple accommodations and a home-like living environment for up to 16 clients. 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.


Most of the 13 alumni surveyed to date by Rehabs.com had only positive things to say about Ohio Addiction Recovery Center. All but one alum gave a five out of five star rating for treatment effectiveness.

Multiple alumni characterized the staff as caring and experienced. Additionally, representative alum 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.

The only negative commentary came from E.B. who found the program itself effective, but encountered bed bugs while residing in one of the center’s sober living facilities.

On Google, the facility earned an average 4.9 out of five stars from 68 reviews.[1] Alumni praised the staff in particular. Reviews from alumni on Facebook were also extremely positive, earning a 4.8 out of five star average based on 27 reviews.[2] Ohio Addiction Recovery Center staff may manage reviews on the facility’s official Facebook page.


The eight loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered only positive feedback for the facility, its staff, and treatment. Representative loved one H.R.S., a grandparent of a client, specifically noted the mix of “excellent therapy” and “plenty of fun activities.” Another representative respondent, Heather, wrote: “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.”

Two loved ones who reviewed the facility on Facebook both gave five-star ratings.[2]


The two staff members surveyed by Rehabs.com to date shared positive reviews of the facility. “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., a representative respondent wrote.


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.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] Facebook

Published on December 2018

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I’ve been a patient since it was prime healthcare and it’s changed for the better I’m so many ways since new management took over and it became sorg! This place has saved my life and the employees are awesome, one staff member is by far the most dedicated caring person I’ve met! But she calls out anyone’s bull crap and makes held accountable for our sobriety, she’s hard but only bcuz she cares! For anyone that says different on here about her isn’t doing what they are supposed to recovery wise!! Ty you sorg


OARC is a great place to go if your in need of help. While going through the program I was concern with if this is the place for me that would they meet my challenging needs. The staff as well as the owner made me feel like I was at home, but still helping with an addict that could of ended my life. The group settings allowed me to be free to express things haunting me from my pass and allowing me to see a brighter future. I would hands down recommend this place to anyone in need of help.


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My thoughts on the overall experience and the treatment recieved at the facility was ver refreshing.xaring workers.peaceful environment. Knowledge workers,very caring.


From the first phone call and throughout the process, the center was very supportive and professional. I was lost. I didn't know where to turn and then someone recommended this facility. I had so many questions and they were all very kind and compassionate. If they don't accept your insurance, they will find you a place that does. They care very much about the individuals who need help. Every step of the way, they are there. I am very impressed with the program that follows rehab. It is a process, and they have thought about every aspect of it. I am very thankful we found them.


Thank you to the Ohio Addiction Network. My daughter is in the program couldn't be more pleased! From the beginning when I desperately called- they were was so supportive- kind- non judging- patient- answered all my questions- kept in contact through admission to detox to in patient. So very pleases. All the staff I have met have been caring, honest and caring through. My daughter is also very pleased and feels safe. Thank you for assisting our family!


What an incredible program! Having made several attempts at sobriety and gone through other treatment programs I can say, without a doubt, that this is the best program I've been through and the best sobriety I've ever had! From top to bottom, I've never come across an organization so dedicated to and passionate about helping those struggling with addiction get sober and change their lives. If you're ready to get sober and are willing to help yourself, this is the place for you!

LInda and Ted

Our grandson attended this facility which has changed his life and his families lives. I believe that he would not be here today if he had not found this facility and gotten the help he needed to get sober. He has become and better father and has become a better man OARC literally saved my sons life and our family's sanity.


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We struggled for several years with my daughter's addiction. At first she was mis-diagnosed as Bipolar with ADHD and became addicted to her medications. When the current dose wouldn't work, the doctor kept increasing it. As time went on she started self-medicating with street drugs which lead us to desperation and we sent her to live with family in Oh. Knowing that her addiction was more than they could handle and her going into a downhill spiral, she was admitted into a hospital for immediate treatment. The hospital talked to her and to us and said she truly needed residential addition recovery treatment and gave a few suggestions. When checking into the suggestions, the director of the Ohio Addition Recovery Center had an appointment with that Hospital to discuss what they had to offer patients. The director met my daughter that day and it truly made my daughter feel comfortable. Meeting the director on a personal level, the director explaining the process of the recovery and residential care and that they also provided the Transportation to their facility which was over 2 1/2 hours away. My daughter has been there now for over 90 days and is doing amazingly well. She has a core group of support that is phenomenal. They are professional, caring, loving, supportive but most important to her and to us, they are honest and genuine. From the start of her program they have been honest with her which has built trust. She has a bond with her counselors, technician, and support staff. For us her family, it has been an answer to prayer. We are several states away, and one of the hardest things was giving our daughter over to them for recovery treatment and not knowing what to expect. They made it completely comfortable for her and for us. They encouraged our participation in her recovery, they were with us sharing each step of her progress. They knew when to take it slow with her and when to give her a little push to go forward. The care she has received at Ohio Addition & Recovery Center has been a blessing for her and for us. They have eased our hearts and our minds. We cannot thank them enough for how much they have helped us all through this. Their Staff is extremely professional, caring, loving, honest & genuine. They care for their patients and truly want to help them. I highly recommend Ohio Addition & Recovery Center.


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Great place to get the tools you need to live a sober life. The staff are awesome to work with. Just a great program all around,i would highly recomend it to anyone serious about starting the road to recovery.


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Ohio addiction recovery center is where I learned how to live life, be independent, build relationships, and grow with a sober community and being able to continue doing those things all while staying clean/sober! I highly recommend this program for ANYONE struggling with drugs and alcohol. I\'ve established a new sober and happy life and I give it ALL to this program!


Grandson went through program. It has been the only rehab that has been effective. Their combination of excellent therapy along with plenty of fun activities to show them life could be very good without drugs. He knew the staff really cared about him. I believe they saved his life.


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The program in this facility is amazing, I\'m currently enroled in it. As far as recovery goes I would recommend everyone with issues like me attend here. Once out of the treatment house I would definitely not recomend living in their sober houses. 2 of them are infested with bed bugs. I can\'t sleep most nights because I can feel them crawling on me or biting me. The house has been treated many times, it\'s not as if the problem is being ignored. But in saying that, the house was treated. Yesterday and I woke up this morning with 38 new bites and seeing them crawling on my roommates bed. Again I restate the program is amazing, but unfortunately the living situation messes with my attempt at sobriety quite heavily. I can\'t say how much longer I\'ll live here but I will not quit this program, it\'s the only good thing I have left in my life. Without it I would be in jail, an institution, or most likely dead. Thank you OARC


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I have been an addict for over 7 years, been in and out of treatment centers and about a year ago I found Ohio Addiction Recovery center and it changed my life. I have been clean now for going on 10 months thanks to OARC. I was sent out of State to 5 different facility and not one of them really worked for me. My mom found ORAC and this was the best thing that has happened to me. They have a great staff that really cares and takes the time with you. They made me grow up and realize I want more out of life then getting high. I can honestly say they saved my life. I would recommend this center to anyone that needs help.


Our family struggled with the issue of addiction for about 5years, it was a scary 5 years!!!! We never knew when the phone call would come. But when we heard of Ohio Addiction Recovery center the family called right away. Now just to let you know our son had tried other places and for some reason it didn\'t work for him.(not to say they were bad, just didn\'t work for him)But when we talked to Ohio Addiction Recovery Center it sounded like a dream come true!! So our son went there!! ( he was ready to beat this addiction) He is now over a year clean!!!!!!! He has a great job,new car,his own appartment and let\'s not forget a bank account!!! He also works to save life\'s for people that suffers from addiction!!! We are so proud of him!! God works in mysterious places and this place is one of them!!! I call the people that work at Ohio Addiction Recovery Center \"angels for addicts!! Thank you all!!!


OARC is such an amazing community and program, it positively impacts everyone associated with it. As an employee, and recovery addict myself, I not only look forward to working with people who are struggling with the same disease that i suffer from, but in turn, this program helps me stay sober and become a better person as well. Simply being apart of this place gives me the drive to want to be a better person, and impact as many lives as possible. It is truly an honor to be associated, and employed by OARC.


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OARC is a very effective and unique long-term treatment program. This is derived it its ability to phase their clients back into \"reality\", while also providing a treatment program that is personally tailored to each one of its clients. The effectiveness and uniqueness of OARC does not come from the information taught, but rather the people associated with the facility. The community built, and maintained is the heartbeat of OARC; it is this very factor that has allowed Ohio Addiction Recovery Center to have such a high success and satisfaction rate.


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Amazing program!!! Amazing people involved with it.. Only thing that\'s helped me stay sober


For me Ohio Addiction Recovery Centers was an absolute life saver for my beloved son. We had tried many other treatment options and plans with little or no success. My son was hesitant initially; however the CEO of the company was absolutely amazing and showed such compassion and willingness to help educate my son of the possibilities that could happen with treatment through OARC. Thankfully, my son agreed and it has been absolutely amazing!!! My son completed the treatment program and continued on to the sober living program. Throughout all of this 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. Words cannot convey my gratitude for this program! And BEST of all......I have my beloved son back!!!!! Thank you Ohio Addiction Recovery Centers, keep up the terrific work!


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O.A.R.C. has a stronger community than any other program I\'ve been in, which has been key to my recovery. The staff treats each and every client as an individual rather than a number. I\'ve now completed O.A.R.C.\'s program and have the longest clean time I have ever had!


I enjoy working for Ohio ARC. I\'ve been fortunate to so see several gentleman get a new start to life.


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There is a great sense of community and caring at this facility not found anywhere else.


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Ohio Addiction Recovery provides the tools necessary to stay sober before leaving. They help build a strong foundation for you in recovery, which is vital.


I\'m a behavioral health tech for the Ohio Addiction Recovery Center. I also lived in one of our sober houses for over a year. I can personally say the sober living experience is one I will always hold dear to my heart. I was able to put my recovery first while working on the other aspects of my life ie. Building a solid support group of sober men in the community, as well as friends from sober living I now consider family. The affordable safe and nice living conditions also helped me adjust to my new lifestyle of recovery, as I became a productive member of the community. One thing that stands out is they offered transportation to and from work. Until I was able to get my license back and get a vehicle as well. OARC opened after I was already living in the sober house so I did not go through the program personally, but as a behavioral health tech who\'s on the front lines and involved with many aspects of the program. It\'s an awesome experience our entire staff from clinical down to the techs. It\'s a family unit we all love and care for our clients as if they were our own family. We get to know each of them personally which allows us to meet each clients needs discreetly and personally. Through my experience as an addict / alcoholic I can better relate to what they are going through and help them with anything I can. As well as plugging them into the local recovery community to help build their own sober support group. Which is vital to maintaining sobriety. We also teach them how to have fun in sobriety and enjoy all sorts of activities. In closing we offer a safe,friendly, and caring environment while placing the clients recovery first and foremost.


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OhioARC has very active and invested councillors and staff. The setup of the residential program encourages community and responsibility, and is something I have not seen before in Central Ohio.


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OARC is staffed with knowledgable and caring proffesionals. This isnt the first recovery center I have been to, but thanks to everyone at OARC it is the last. I honestly believe OARC has saved my life. I met several great people during my time at OARC, whom which are now a part of my recovery. At OARC I was provided with the tools needed to have a lasting and effective recovery.


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Ohio Addiction Recovery Center is the real deal. The program they have put in place, really made the difference for me. OARC saved my life. I honestly dont know where I would be had I not made the decision to go. The real difference maker though, was how educated and caring the staff was. From the owner down to the therapists, and behavior health techs. They did everything in their power to help. I would recommend this place to anyone struggling and looking to change their life.


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