When addiction to alcohol becomes the biggest focus of your life—or your loved one’s life—you need people with the highest level of expertise and training to help you take back control.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers you central Ohio’s most highly trained team of addiction specialists: psychiatrists and other physicians experienced in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners and counselors.
Symptoms of alcoholism include:
- Craving - a strong urge or need to drink
- Loss of control - not being able to stop drinking once you've started
- Physical dependence - withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating or shakiness, when you don't drink
- Tolerance - the need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to feel the same effect
Alcoholism carries many serious dangers. Heavy drinking can increase the risk of certain cancers. It can cause damage to the liver, brain and other organs. Drinking during pregnancy can harm your baby. Alcoholism also increases the risk of death from car crashes, injuries, homicide and suicide.
Programs at Ohio State’s Talbot Addiction Medicine can help alcoholics abstain from alcohol and move on to a more productive life. Alcoholism can be treated with detoxification, abstinence, support from a 12-Step program, compliance with physician-prescribed medications and psychotherapy.
Inpatient Detoxification During your inpatient stay, you’ll be cared for around the clock by registered nurses, and see a doctor and counselor each day.
Partial Hospitalization Our Partial Hospitalization program offers you an alternative to more costly overnight care in the hospital and provides structured support when you’re not ready to make a full return to home or work.
Intensive Outpatient Program The Intensive Outpatient Program is a six week long program designed for you to maintain family and work responsibilities.
Outpatient Program We offer both individualized therapy and weekly group therapy, and participants can attend either or both.