Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Program Information

Woman counselingColumbus 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 a healthier and safer community.  Our approach focuses on three main areas: 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.   YES Brochure 

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.

Trainings 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

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)

Be sure to check the Resources & Links at the top of the page.


Resources & Links

Location, Hours, Contact


Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215


Business Hours
7:45 am - 4:45 pm

Program Hours 
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Mon - Thur
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri


To Enroll
(614) 645-6839

For Information
(614) 645-7306

(614) 645-1482