Like many other cities in the Midwest, Bloomington, Illinois—located roughly 135 miles southwest of Chicago and 162 miles northeast of St. Louis—faces problems with addiction and substance misuse.
Bloomington is the county seat of McClean County, where 52% of residents perceive illegal drug use as the number one unhealthiest behavior, followed by alcohol misuse (42%). Compared with other Illinois counties, McClean County is in the worst 25th percentile for visits to hospital emergency rooms due to alcohol misuse and in the worst 50th to 75th percentile range for vehicle crash deaths involving alcohol (37.1%).
Opioid misuse is another major public health concern in Bloomington and Illinois in general. In 2019, 2,219 opioid overdose deaths occurred in Illinois, which was a 3% increase from 2018, and two times more opioid deaths than car crashes in Illinois and 2.3 times more opioid deaths than homicides. An estimated 80% of all drug overdose deaths in Illinois result from opioids.
People in Bloomington, Illinois, who suffer from addiction to alcohol, opioids, or any other substance can experience a safe, long-term recovery with drug and alcohol detox at Indiana Center for Recovery in Bloomington, Indiana. Our nearby addiction treatment facility can help people recover from physical dependence on drugs and alcohol and inspire them to change harmful behaviors associated with substance misuse.
Our Nearest Facility
Indiana Center for Recovery welcomes all people from Illinois who need help fighting and recovering from addiction. Our facility is located at 1004 W First Street in Bloomington, Indiana, 47403, which is roughly 3.5 hours away in driving distance from Bloomington, Illinois.
Medication-Assisted Detox Near Bloomington, IL
Drug and alcohol withdrawal is the first stage of recovery from addiction. Medication-assisted detox focuses on managing and reducing withdrawal symptoms to help patients feel more comfortable and reduce their risk of fatal complications. Alcohol detox, illicit drug detox, and detox treatments for prescription medications are all available for medication-assisted detox.
We offer residential rehab programs for those who want to experience a peaceful recovery away from their home communities, as well as outpatient rehab programs for those who want more independence and freedom while receiving therapy. Many of our treatment programs begin with medication-assisted detox, which uses medications to reduce symptoms and guide patients safely through drug and alcohol withdrawal.
Alcohol Detox in Bloomington
Shaking, sweating, and nausea are some of the many unpleasant alcohol withdrawal symptoms that can be difficult to cope with. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms typically last 2 to 10 days, though this period may last longer for those with severe alcohol dependence.
Alcohol withdrawal must be carefully managed because quitting alcohol abruptly can increase the risk of serious complications, including seizures, fever, rapid heart rate, and severe confusion. With alcohol detox in Bloomington, you receive 24-hour supervision and medical care, along with medications that are effective at reducing withdrawal symptoms and complications.
Insomnia, muscle aches, and anxiety are common opioid withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal are not usually life-threatening and are similar to those of the flu. These symptoms get accompanied by powerful drug cravings that increase the risk for relapse and overdose among those going through withdrawal.
Opioid detox involves the use of medications that reduce specific withdrawal symptoms or even reduce all withdrawal symptoms at the same time in those with moderate to severe opioid dependence. In moderate to severe cases, patients receive opioid replacement medications that produce the same effects as other opioids but without feelings of pleasure and euphoria. These drugs (methadone and buprenorphine) are highly effective at reducing opioid withdrawal symptoms and may be used long-term to help patients stay abstinent.
Muscle pain, muscle stiffness, dizziness, nausea, and seizures are some of the many withdrawal symptoms that can occur after discontinuing benzodiazepines. Seizures caused by benzodiazepine withdrawal can be life-threatening, which is why detox treatment is critical to experiencing a safe recovery.
Benzodiazepine detox gets administered on a tapering schedule, which means patients gradually reduce their daily dosages of these drugs until they are no longer experiencing withdrawal symptoms or dependent on the medications. Benzodiazepine detox usually lasts up to eight weeks, depending on how the patient responds to the tapering schedule in place.
Suboxone withdrawal symptoms are the same as those for opioid withdrawal, given how Suboxone is also an opioid. Suboxone is generally prescribed for the treatment of opioid dependence because it reduces withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. However, like other opioids, this drug is also habit-forming and addictive.
Suboxone detox gets administered using a tapering method. Over time, patients gradually reduce their daily dosages until they are longer dependent on this medication or experiencing symptoms.
Crack/cocaine detox and methamphetamine detox treatments get administered in nearly the same way. Agitation increased sleepiness, and increased appetite are common stimulant withdrawal symptoms. Each patient who receives stimulant detox treatment will receive medications that treat their specific, problematic symptoms. For example, those who exhibit extreme agitation may get a sedative to help them stabilize and relax, while those with headaches may receive a pain reliever like ibuprofen.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Near Bloomington
Drug and alcohol rehab is just as essential as a medication-assisted detox treatment. Rehab programs use various behavioral therapies to help patients change harmful attitudes and behaviors related to substance misuse. Patients from Bloomington, Illinois, can take advantage of our residential rehab program that allows them to live at our facility for the duration of recovery. We offer heroin rehab, alcohol rehab, and many other rehab programs customized for each patient based on their recovery needs.
Residential rehab offers the highest level of care, as patients can benefit from 24-hour support, supervision, and medical care. This program is ideal for patients who need help adjusting to a sober lifestyle after struggling with addiction for a long time. Residential rehab provides patients with a highly busy schedule packed with therapy sessions and therapeutic activities. In addition, it gives patients access to a wide range of amenities that make their stay more enjoyable.
Residential rehab programs usually last 30 to 90 days, though patients can stay longer if needed. Many of our patient’s transition to a lower level of care after completing their residential rehab program because they need therapy for several additional weeks or months.
Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and standard outpatient programs are all outpatient rehab programs that offer more flexibility as patients start resuming their lives outside of a treatment setting.
PHPs offer the highest level of outpatient care, given that they require participation on most days of the week for several hours a day. IOPs are the next lower level of care and typically require participation three days a week for at least three hours a day. Standard outpatient programs may take place once or twice a week.
Outpatient rehab programs remain ideal for patients who have started going back to work or school or returned home to care for their families. Many of our Bloomington, Illinois, patients who join our outpatient rehab programs stay at a nearby sober living facility to cut down time spent commuting to our treatment center.
Behavioral therapies are the most important component of all rehab programs. These therapies focus on helping patients adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors that keep them abstinent from drugs and alcohol. Behavioral therapies address the root causes of a patient’s addiction and teach patients how to manage everyday triggers and stressors without resorting to drug and alcohol use.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common therapies used at drug and alcohol rehab. CBT involves helping patients identify which of their behaviors are harmful and unhealthy. Patients then learn how to modify these behaviors and replace them with healthier behaviors allowing them to achieve more productive and satisfying lifestyles.
Dual diagnosis therapy is another common behavioral therapy offered at addiction treatment centers. It helps patients manage and cope with co-occurring mental health disorders while also recovering from addiction. Roughly half of all people with substance use disorders also have a mental health disorder, and vice versa.
AA and NA Meetings Near Bloomington
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings help patients stay connected with the recovery community after returning to their homes in Bloomington, Illinois. These support groups are highly therapeutic because they give patients a safe space to speak freely about challenges related to addiction and sobriety. AA and NA meetings are free to attend and widely available in and near Bloomington for those who need continued support and motivation after completing an alcohol or opioid rehab program. Virtual meetings are available for those unable to attend in-person meetings.
Below are links to AA and NA meetings in and near Bloomington, IL:
- District 10 AA – Meetings in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
- Cedar Lake Fellowship for AA, NA, and Cocaine Anonymous Meetings
- Alcoholics Anonymous – Find Nearby Meetings in Bloomington, IL
- Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Bloomington, IL
Many of the above meeting locations also provide addiction resources for those who want to learn more about their available addiction treatment options.
Contact Indiana Center for Recovery Today
Indiana Center for Recovery welcomes patients living in and near Bloomington, Illinois, who need safe, effective addiction treatment in the form of medication-assisted detox and drug and alcohol rehab. Contact us today at (844) 650-0064 to learn more about our many addiction treatment programs, and how we can help you or a loved one experience long-term recovery from substance misuse.
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