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.

Treatment Options

Treatment Options

At Talbot Hall, we recognize that each individual’s experience with addiction is unique. After a thorough assessment to understand the physical, psychological and social elements of your addiction, we will help select the type and level of treatment suited for you. This assessment is critical to getting you started on the right path to a new life free of substance abuse.

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