Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring all developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve. 

Please note the following updates:

Screening Policy:

ARS facilities are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures and systems in place. All patients are administered a rapid COVID-19 test prior to admission. 

A pre-admission acceptance is a preliminary determination that indicates you are appropriate for admission to our facility. Based on your presentation upon arrival or during your stay, it may be determined that a different facility may be more appropriate.

Visitation Policy:

For the safety of all patients, family members, visitors and staff, visitors may only enter an ARS facility during designated visitation times. A patient’s treatment team must approve any visitor. Patients in the medical detox or inpatient programs do not have in-person visitors to all them to focus on their recovery.

Packages Policy:

Packages are accepted to be received only from Monday – Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or further concerns about any of our policy updates, please check back frequently, or you can reach out directly by calling 855-387-3291.

Next Steps 

Now that you’ve decided to begin treatment at The Recovery Village Columbus, it’s time to prepare for your stay. Knowing what to bring, what to leave behind and how to reach our Columbus facility sets the stage for your lifelong recovery.

What to Bring

This guide ensures you have everything you need while you’re with us, so you can focus on what’s really important — healing. We recommend that new residents pack the following items:

Bring no more than two (2) bags/pieces of luggage. (Anything more than what may fit in two pieces of luggage will be denied.)


  • Picture ID: State/Government valid ID/Driver’s License/Passport
  • Necessary travel documentation
  • Relevant medical records/list of providers with contact information
  • A list of family members and their contact information


  • A form of payment (debit card, credit card, cash, or checkbook)
  • A small amount of cash ($50)
  • Credit card


  • All non-narcotic and non-controlled necessary medications must be brought with you


  • Music: MP3, 1st Generation Ipod, Ear Buds/headphones (No Wifi Capability)


  • season-appropriate clothing for 14 days
  • sweater or jacket for indoors and outdoors
  • long pants, shorts, socks, undergarments
  • ladies’ proper undergarments
  • men’s proper undergarments
  • tennis shoes, flip flops, sandals
  • comfortable & discrete work-out wear
  • comfortable sleepwear

Personal Care:

  • eyeglasses/contacts/sunglasses
  • dental floss or flossers
  • hairbrush
  • unopened hygiene supplies without alcohol in the first three ingredients
  • alcohol-free mouthwash
  • toothbrush, unopened toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • shampoo and conditioner *alcohol free
  • face wash and moisturizer
  • lotion
  • lip balm
  • feminine products
  • contact lens solution *alcohol free
  • disposable razors (secured and checked in/out at specific times.)
  • blow dryer/styling tools (secured and checked in/out at specific times.) -Not allowed in detox level of care


  • Mus be unopened. Please bring enough for the entirety of your stay
  • cigarettes carton

Personal Comfort (optional, facility supplies are available):

  • can bring a pillow in original packaging
  • hobby items (journals, sketchbooks, adult color books and pencil set, word games, etc.)
  • reading material

What Not to Bring

Rehabilitation is an opportunity to distance yourself from the people, places and ways of thinking that contribute to your drug or alcohol use. Because your focus is on recovery, certain items are prohibited from The Recovery Village Columbus. Items NOT permitted at our facility include:

  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Video game consoles
  • Kindle e-readers or other devices that connect to the internet or take photos
  • Drugs, alcohol, controlled substances
  • Drug or alcohol paraphernalia
  • Pornographic material
  • Card decks, games and sporting equipment
  • Hygiene products that have alcohol listed as one of the first three ingredients (mouthwash, conditioner, etc.)
  • Aerosol products (hairspray, deodorant, etc.)
  • Cameras or handheld video or tape recorders
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Vaporizers (vapes) and electronic cigarettes
  • Opened toiletry products
  • Weapons (including pocket knives)
  • Clothing depicting drugs, drug paraphernalia, explicit language and/or images
  • Inappropriate, overly revealing clothing like short shorts and tank tops
  • Any device that can connect to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Travel Details 

Wherever you’re coming from, our intake coordinators at The Recovery Village Columbus make sure you arrive at our center in a safe and timely manner. During the admissions process, all necessary travel accommodations are booked and confirmed by you or your loved ones. If you’re traveling by air, you’ll be picked up from the airport and transported to the center.

Arriving at the Designated Times & Expectations After Arrival 

Admission times are scheduled to ensure each person arriving at our facility gets the full attention of our care team, when not arriving on time this may cause you not to immediately be treated and may cause you to have a wait time. Please do your best to arrive at your scheduled admission time.

To ensure the safety and sobriety of both new and current patients, each resident must consent to a search of both their person and belongings upon arrival at The Recovery Village Columbus. During this search, staff members will collect any items not permitted during treatment and store them in a safe and secure place until your stay is over. Additional random searches may be conducted throughout your time at The Recovery Village Columbus.

Phone Use 

Because healing is your first priority, keeping distractions to a minimum is key for recovery. For the safety and privacy of all patients, cell phones will be securely stored until discharge. After detox, you may use the facility landline phone daily for 15 minutes during non-clinical hours.

The Facility 

Located in the heart of Ohio, just 10 miles from downtown Columbus, our facility provides a relaxing environment for healing. Franklin County is home to lush green spaces and public parks, perfect for reconnecting with nature during the early stages of recovery from substance use disorder. Visit our website to learn more about The Recovery Village Columbus, including the amenities and treatment programs.

Amenities and Therapies

Our amenities are part of what makes The Recovery Village Columbus so unique. The following are samples of the amenities and activities offered*:

  • An exercise gym
  • Volleyball & pickleball Versacourt
  • Shuffleboard, pool table, additional games and big screen TV in recreation room
  • Yoga therapy
  • Art therapy and studio
  • Prepared meals
  • On-site laundry (done by clients)
  • General housekeeping services
  • 12-Step and SMART Recovery meetings

*Activities may change from time to time or from season to season. Access to these amenities varies depending on situational medical recommendations and level of care.


Our facility features a full cafeteria with on-site meals prepared in a kitchen managed by our on-site chef. Typically, you will have a few different meals to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options available. Salad options are also available for lunch and dinner. Snacks are provided. No outside snacks or meals are permitted in the facility. If you have any food allergies, please let us know prior to your arrival so we can appropriately accommodate you.

Sleeping Arrangements 

Rooms at The Recovery Village Columbus provide you with a comfortable place to rest during your recovery. Two patients typically occupy each room. Each room includes a bathroom shared with a roommate and the adjoining room for a total of four people. Each room has its own sink. The number of residents in each room may vary depending on your individual treatment stage and care needs.

A Day in the Life 

Your days at The Recovery Village Columbus will be spent learning how to live a life free from drug and alcohol use. You’ll find new hobbies, make lasting connections with others and rediscover your own personal interests without relying on substances.

As you move through the different levels of care, your daily life will change as you gain new insight and advance through treatment. Depending on the level of care, your day may include group and individual therapy sessions, recreational activities and more. While no two programs are exactly alike, you can expect personalized care and healing groups throughout your stay.

Types of Therapy 

During your stay, you’ll participate in a variety of personalized therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to help you heal from addiction by recognizing and overcoming triggers, personal scars and past struggles. Your treatment may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectic behavioral therapy
  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy
  • SMART Recovery
  • 12-Step and Back to Basics
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Relapse Prevention Planning

Family/Support Visits and Therapy 

During treatment, it’s important to reconcile with yourself and your family. While some do better with long-distance family treatment, others may prefer to have visits from parents, spouses or other family members. Because connecting with your past is so important, therapy sessions for visiting family are encouraged and may include loved ones and support outside of biological family relations.

Off-Site Visits 

While your treatment will take place at The Recovery Village Columbus, there may be off-site opportunities available. Off-site visit opportunities are determined by level of care and medical needs. With a range of recreation options, including yoga, exercise gym, a recreation room and more available on-site, there are plenty of activities available to aid in your recovery.

Smoking Policy

The Recovery Village Columbus allows residents to take periodic smoke breaks during designated times. The timing and frequency of these breaks will be determined based on programming. If you smoke, we encourage you to bring enough unopened cigarettes or tobacco products for the anticipated length of your stay. Smoking cessation products may be offered during your treatment. Please note that vaporizers are not permitted.

Please note: patients under the age of 21 will not have the opportunity to purchase tobacco products during their stay. Our staff is not able to provide or purchase tobacco products for patients under the age of 21.

The Treatment Process 

There are a variety of treatment programs at The Recovery Village Columbus, ranging from around-the-clock medical detox and residential care to intensive outpatient care. The treatment programs that you participate in will depend on your own personal needs. Care often starts with medical detox, an intensive process that typically takes between five and 10 days. From there, you’ll either transiton to residential care, partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient care, where you’ll continue treatment before formulating an aftercare plan with your medical, clinical and case management team.

The entire treatment process varies in length based on individual needs, but often lasts between 40 and 60 days. After treatment, you’ll return home equipped with the tools and resources you need to continue your recovery at home, work and everywhere in between. Your treatment may include:

Medically Assisted Treatment 

Depending on the substance, quitting cold turkey can be dangerous and life-threatening. That’s why The Recovery Village Columbus provides a regulated medical detox plan and 24-hour care for those in residential treatment. Individualized clinical care and tapering medications ensure that you have a healthy and comfortable transition. Before leaving The Recovery Village Columbus, our staff will provide you with a list of local resources and clinics for continuing care as you start your substance-free life.

Alumni Program 

During your treatment, you’ll become part of a dynamic recovery family. But that camaraderie doesn’t end when you leave The Recovery Village Columbus. After treatment, you’ll have access to local physicians, 12-step groups and clinicians. Staying connected with others who understand your struggle can be a strategic and essential part of continuous recovery.

Our Staff

The Recovery Village Columbus Drug and Alcohol Rehab’s leadership team is comprised of full-time medical and clinical staff who are passionate about empowering people to pursue recovery.

Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment 

As you are probably aware, nearly all health insurance plans require you to pay some out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance % and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).

Your individual Patient Responsibility will vary based on a number of factors including:

  • Your individual benefits plan
  • Length of stay at center
  • Type of services received during treatment
  • Other services offered at center, but not covered by your insurance provider (lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)
  • Reasonable boarding fees (should you decide to stay with the facility for treatment at outpatient levels of care)

An intake coordinator will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA and short-term disability.

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to being admitted at The Recovery Village Columbus to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with The Recovery Village Columbus. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.

Medical Disclaimer

The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.