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APDS is an innovative behavioral healthcare center, established in 1988, that uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria guidelines and models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques for the prevention, treatment, and recovery from alcohol and other drugs use disorders.

APDS provides prevention education classes to male perpetrators for the intervention and prevention of domestic violence. We provide a 9-week summer day camp for 120 youth ages 6 to 12 with a focus on social emotional learning and character counts development. APDS is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

Cost for services are based on customer’s household income. APDS is primarily funded by the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. The support of ADAMH allows APDS to provide services to many individuals and families that typically can’t afford quality counseling services.

APDS accepts most major insurances including Medicaid and self-pay. APDS services are offered to all populations: No one is denied services due to race, age, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status.



We consistently review the new research and findings in our behavioral healthcare industry. Our staff continues to enhance the efficiency of our operations. Over the last year we have instituted several technological improvements allowing APDS to transition to a leaner management structure and shift more resources into direct service. We will continue to measure the effectiveness of APDS by the success our clients, efficiency of our operations, and reliable stewardship of public and private resources. We value and explore the input we receive from our clients, funders, partners, and citizens in general. Equally as important, we value the input from our staff and volunteers and place strong emphasis on providing a supportive yet challenging work environment.

Our Theme

Journey To A Breakthrough

Our Motto

“We Demonstrate Excellence.”

Tag Line

Making Franklin County Healthier and Safer

Our Mission

To provide innovative and appropriate treatment, social services, education and prevention programs to prevent, treat, and eliminate substance abuse and domestic violence.

Our Vision

To be and be nationally recognized as an innovative and preeminent behavioral healthcare center specializing in substance abuse treatment and domestic violence intervention education.