AOD Section

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Treatment services: 614-645-6839
Prevention services: 614-724-2024 or 614-645-1342
Harm Reduction Services: 614-724-2033


Office Hours:  
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 
8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Program Information

Columbus Public Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program works to reduce alcohol and other drug abuse, addiction, and related problems in Columbus.

We provide high quality, effective and culturally sensitive services for prevention, intervention, and outpatient treatment.  This program is certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS).

No one is denied services due to an inability to pay a fee. 

Prevention Services

Y.E.S. (You’re Extra Special)
A child-centered education prevention program for children whose lives have been affected by alcohol and other drug use. This 12-lesson support and education group is for children ages 8-13.  

Leadership Resiliency
School and community-based program for students ages 14-19 that focuses on goal setting, healthy relationships and coping strategies.

Substance abuse general education designed for individuals and their families who do not need treatment or driver intervention services.

Training and presentations on prevention issues, such as:

  • Children Of Alcoholics/Addicts (COA)
  • Family Connectedness
  • Talking With Your Children About
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs

Intervention Services

"Saving Our Selves" - HIV & Alcohol & Drug Outreach
Community outreach, education, screening, and referral to assist young adults, ages 14-25, in addressing HIV, sexual health, alcohol and other drug use issues.

HIV Early Intervention Program
HIV and sexually transmitted disease education, counseling, and testing provided at alcohol and other drug abuse services agencies

Outpatient Treatment
Assessment, case management, individual & group counseling gender-specific intensive outpatient treatment.

  • 3 days a week. 
  • Women’s —3 days a week a.m. & p.m.
  • Men’s —3 days a week a.m. & p.m.

Relapse Prevention
Gender-specific services for persons with chronic relapse histories.

LGBTQ+ Recovery Group
Professional, caring services that emphasize hope and recovery for members of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. 

Unity - Africentric-based Treatment for Men
Unity is an outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program for African American men who want to stop using alcohol and other drugs. Unity’s purpose is to help African American men stay free from alcohol and other drugs.

Women's Program
Reduces substance abusing behaviors of women by addressing women’s specific needs & reducing the barriers of childcare, transportation, and financial issues. Women 18 years and older who want to stop using alcohol and other drugs. 

Supporting Services

  • Parenting Classes (as scheduled)
  • Childcare On-Site (as scheduled)
  • Transportation assistance (as budgeted)