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The Woods at Parkside


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Ten minutes from Columbus, The Woods at Parkside overlooks a golf course on 11 acres in Gahanna, Ohio. This facility offers both outpatient and residential programs which provide dual diagnosis support for those with co-occurring disorders. TWAP offers treatment for addictions of all types—except those who abuse methadone or fentanyl. The goal is to not only treat substance abuse problems but to identify and contend with the contributing factors. Each program aims to modify lifestyles, behaviors and thinking patterns.

Accommodations and Food

With the ability to treat up to 50 clients at one time, TWAP offers double rooms, some with a view of the golf course. Each room has a shared bathroom and lounge. The grounds feature walking trails, which can be used for exercise and fresh air. There is also a library and additional recreational areas on the property. Smoking is permitted in designated areas. Electronics such as cell phones and laptops are not allowed in the facility in order to focus on recovery. Residents may use the phone during downtime with permission.

There is a fully-staffed kitchen that provides hot meals and snacks in between.

Treatment and Staff

After an intensive pre-screening assessment over the phone, clients will begin enrollment within three to five days of their initial phone call. A medically monitored detox is available for no additional cost, usually taking between three and five days. Dual diagnosis support is available, with a resident psychiatrist on staff.

The residential program offers a short-term stay with  maximum of 28 days. Group therapy and lectures make up the majority of the schedule, in addition to one hour of individual therapy per week. Group topics focus on the 12 steps, relapse prevention and coping skills. Lectures discuss the addiction as a disease model, as well reentry into everyday life. Evidence based therapies such as CBT are used through treatment.

This foundation of this program is rooted in the 12 steps. On-site AA/NA meetings give clients the chance to participate in a recovery-based community. The individual steps are discussed in detail during group therapy. Prior to clients being released, an aftercare plan is created with the individual counselor. A meeting schedule, support system and outpatient care may be included.

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is an eight-hour daily program and the client goes home each night.

Three-hour morning or evening sessions are offered in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These clients are able to continue working and carrying out their family commitments. TWAP offers an Intensive Relapse track in IOP in order to help clients see the patterns that cause them to fall back into old habits and how to avoid them.

The Professionals Program caters to healthcare workers struggling with addiction. Caduceus meetings are held each week at Parkside.

The facility ensures that there are always four nurses and four mental health techs during both 12-hour shifts. CADCs are available seven days a week and physicians make rounds at the facility daily. The entire staff includes a psychiatrist, a family medicine physician, RNs, socials workers and counselors.


Aftercare provides continued outpatient therapy for clients who have completed the residential program. They will meet weekly for two hours in small group therapy at the facility along with others who have finished the program. Sober living referrals are available for both males and females upon completion of the residential program.

From time to time volunteers will come in and offer yoga classes, while others present canine therapy to help ease the recovery process. Pizza and a movie nights are much enjoyed by the residents. Friday nights are hugely popular with local young people for the Narcotics Anonymous meetings held at the facility.

Employers may send employees to Short Term Education Program (STEP) in the event of positive drug screens on the job. This instills job safety issues while under the influence.

In Summary

The Woods at Parkside is an inviting, upscale environment with residential quarters and plenty of amenities. Adhering to a 12-step program along with other modalities, the road to recovery is carefully mapped out for each client.

The Woods at Parkside Location

349 Olde Ridenour Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230

The Woods at Parkside Cost

$8,000 (first 9 days plus detox), $500 (per day thereafter). Reach The Woods at Parkside by phone at (800) 282-5512. Find The Woods at Parkside on Facebook

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