Maryhaven, Columbus, Ohio

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1791 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, OH, 43207

Overview of Maryhaven

Located in Columbus, Maryhaven is one of the best substance abuse treatment facility in that area. Maryhaven founded about 50 years ago, is one of the most reputable landmarks in Columbus Ohio. Maryhaven have successfully treated over 175,000 patients in the different continuum of care offered in the facility.
This facility is the largest and the oldest behavioral health center in the Columbus County. Maryhaven is funded and supported by various donors around the state from the United Way to the Ohio State University Medical Center. Due to this support, the treatment network has given meaning to the lives of countless indigenes affected by addictions and mental illness.
Maryhaven provides treatment services for both adults and adolescents including detox and extended care in their array of services. In addition to their outpatient services, the facility offers residential programs for adults and adolescents alike. The facility operates two extended care inpatient programs for women through the women’s center. It has the AYA Program which is created for women of color and also has the Aster Program which is the original women’s track created specifically for pregnant or nursing mothers suffering from chemical dependency.

Accommodation and Food at Maryhaven

The patients who undergo the Aster Program live in a collection of nondescript homes which is brick sided and clinical in looking, located at the main Maryhaven campus. The Dan Cannon Hall residential program which is the main residential program for males and females is also located in the main campus and so is the adolescent residential programs. The adolescent male and females are housed separately while undergoing gender-specific programming. The teens undergo treatment at another wing of the facility’s campus, and they are also put through the Maryhaven School accredited by the Columbus City Schools.
The AYA treatment program can accommodate about 15 women and seven children for a period of six months. The location of this facility is unknown and not disclosed to the general public for legal reasons.

Treatment Options at Maryhaven

At Maryhaven the patients are evaluated by the facility’s doctor both physically and mentally to determine the level of treatment their patients need. In a case whereby the patient wants a treatment option different from what the patient actually needs, there is a team of counselors on staff to advice and explain why the patient needs the treatment need the treatment option referred to him/her.
The various Treatment option available in Maryhaven include :

  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Individualized Treatment
  • Medical Assisted Detox
  • Buprenorphine Detox
  • Vivitrol Detox
  • Naltrexone Detox
  • Psychotropic Detox
  • Holistic Treatment
  • 24-Hour Clinical Care
  • 12 Step
  • Aftercare Support

Therapy Сhoices at Maryhaven

After evaluating their patients both physically and mentally, the doctors at Maryhaven suggests different therapy choices to their patients depending on their individual physical and mental needs. The patients are evaluated further to reply determine the level of therapy needed to help them recover. The therapy choices offered at Maryhaven includes:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Rational Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Experimental Therapy
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Life Skills
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Payment Options and Insurances

The price range of the services rendered at Maryhaven is currently uncertain but can be gotten on communication with the facility. The payment options accepted by this facility include:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Self-pay Options
  • Private Insurances
  • Payment Assistance
  • State Financial Aid
  • Financing Available


This facility is licensed by :

  • The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • The State Licence of Ohio

Maryhaven Advantages

Maryhaven founded in 1953, has a high record of success stories and has been very helpful in the rehabilitation process of over 200,000 patients since its inception. It’s gist program which was the Women’s Extended Care program has aided over 2000 in reclaiming their lives from the shackles of substance abuse. Running for over 50 years, Maryhaven is the oldest and largest rehabilitation facility in Columbus. Maryhaven which specializes in patients suffering from conditions like substance abuse, such as alcohol and Drugs like cocaine, heroin etc, has several treatment options which suit various substance abuse conditions.
With this facility being the oldest, Maryhaven has been a source of hope and joy to the people affected by the addiction problems.

Staff at Maryhaven

The staff is an experienced and qualified team of professionals who handle addiction issues generally. They commit to their work and ensure that anyone who comes to Maryhaven actually recovers. Some of the important staffs include:

  • Shawn D. Holt, MS – President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Angela Stewart, MSA – Vice President of Human Resources
  • Nanon Morrison – Vice President of Development and Marketing
  • Andrew Moss, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS – Vice President of Addiction Stabilization Services
  • Matthew Donovan – Vice President of Operations
  • Adam Rowan, MBA – Chief Operating Officer
  • Dr. Dana Vallangeon, MD – Medical Director
  • John Reed – Chief Financial Officer
  • Ryan Pickut, LPCC-S – Director of Clinical Services (Adult)
  • Mark Voils, CDCA – Director of Admissions
  • Sheena Crawford, MPA – Director of Quality Assurance
  • Mike Gersz, MSEd., LPCC, LICDC-CS – Director of Medically Assisted Services
  • Ben Arnold, LPCC-S – Director of Adolescent Services
  • Melissa Meyer, MS, LPCC-S – Director of Regional Services
  • Carrie Burson, CFRE – Director of Development and Marketing
  • Bob White – Sr. Director of Technology

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