As the most populous city in Indiana and the seat of Marion County, Indianapolis struggles with addiction and substance abuse like many other large U.S. cities.
Between 2011 and 2015, more than 55 residents per 100,000 in Marion County visited hospital emergency departments due to opioid overdose. During that same period, about three Marion County residents per 100,000 died from an opioid overdose. Rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths have risen even higher since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A study published in the Journal of Urban Health showed that the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Indianapolis increased by 47% between March and July 2020 from the same period in 2019.
Opioid addiction isn’t the only substance use disorder that affects many Indianapolis residents. Alcohol is the most widely used substance in Indiana, followed by marijuana. Rates of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine use also remain high in Indiana, though these substances get used less often than prescription opioids, alcohol, and marijuana.
Indianapolis residents who need help recovering from drug and alcohol addiction can safely do so at an addiction treatment facility that offers medication-assisted detox and behavioral therapy.
Our Nearest Facility
Indiana Center for Recovery offers a comprehensive addiction treatment program for Indianapolis residents with substance use disorders. We are located at 1004 W First Street in Bloomington, IN 47403, which is just under 90 minutes away in driving time from Indianapolis. Our facility offers medication-assisted detox and residential and outpatient rehab programs tailored to patients based on their addiction types and unique recovery needs.
Medication-Assisted Detox Near Indianapolis
Medication-assisted detox is the first stage of treatment for those who are physically dependent on drugs and alcohol. This treatment manages and reduces the physical symptoms of withdrawal, including nausea, headaches, and muscle pain. Medications get used to treat symptoms and reduce the risk of potential withdrawal-related complications such as seizures and dehydration.
Our Bloomington detox facility specializes in detox treatments for Indianapolis residents who are physically dependent on alcohol, opioids, crack, cocaine, benzodiazepines, methamphetamine, and Suboxone.
Alcohol detox is essential for all patients recovering from alcohol dependence, given how quitting alcohol cold turkey can be life-threatening and lead to seizures, hallucinations, and delirium. Trained to recognize and anticipate symptoms, our staff treats them right away before they progress. Medications get used to stabilize patients, reduce the risk of seizures, and help patients feel more comfortable recovering from alcohol dependence. Medications may also reduce strong cravings for alcohol.
Opioid detox is another standard treatment for Indianapolis patients who travel to our Bloomington facility, given the city’s high rates of opioid addiction. Opioid detox treats physical dependence on heroin and all prescription opioids, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and fentanyl. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal usually aren’t life-threatening—though symptoms like insomnia and drug cravings can often get severe to the point they influence patients to relapse—increasing the risk of an overdose. Medications are used in opioid detox to reduce or eliminate all withdrawal symptoms to keep patients safe and comfortable.
Benzodiazepine detox usually lasts longer than other drug detox treatments, given how it involves placing patients on a tapering schedule. Quitting benzodiazepines cold turkey is often just as dangerous as quitting alcohol cold turkey and can lead to life-threatening seizures without professional treatment. During benzodiazepine detox, doctors work closely with patients to gradually reduce their dosages of benzodiazepines until their symptoms minimize greatly or get eliminated.
Suboxone detox treatments are highly similar to benzodiazepine detox treatments, given how they involve placing patients on a tapering schedule. Doctors work with patients to reduce their Suboxone dosages gradually over time until they are longer dependent on the medication or experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
Drug detox for stimulants including crack/cocaine and methamphetamine usually focuses on minimizing withdrawal symptoms that cause pain or psychological distress. Stimulant withdrawal symptoms vary from one patient to the next based on factors including the type of stimulant used, its strength and purity, and the patient’s overall health status. Medications control and reduce certain symptoms—including antipsychotic medications for those who experience psychosis, severe agitation, and extreme paranoia.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Near Indianapolis
Drug and alcohol rehab programs are the following stages of treatment after detox, though patients who do not require detox treatment can immediately join a rehab program. Detox treats only physical withdrawal symptoms and drug dependence, while rehab helps patients change harmful behaviors related to substance abuse and addiction. Our facility offers residential and outpatient rehab programs. However, residential programs may be more ideal and convenient for patients who travel to our center from Indianapolis to receive medication-assisted detox.
Residential rehab programs allow patients to live at our facility for as long as needed until they have learned skills that help them stay sober and navigate their communities with a low risk of relapse. These programs offer 24-hour medical care, supervision, and support. Many patients from Indianapolis choose residential rehab when they want to recover far away from daily stressors and distractions, dangerous situations, and access to drugs and alcohol.
Based on a patient’s recovery needs, residential rehab programs can last anywhere from 30 to 120 days or longer. At residential rehab, patients get settled into new, daily routines and remain occupied with various behavioral therapies and therapeutic activities.
Rehab programs get tailored to each patient based on the substances they were using and why they started misusing drugs and alcohol in the first place. For instance, opioid and heroin rehab programs may include medication management services for patients who decide to stay on buprenorphine or methadone to reduce and control drug cravings. Opioid rehab may also include relapse prevention training that teaches patients to control triggers like stress that commonly lead to relapse.
Behavioral therapies get conducted one-on-one and in groups—the latter of which helps patients resocialize and recover from isolation after struggling with substance abuse. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and family behavior therapy are some of the many therapies offered in a drug and alcohol rehab program.
Outpatient rehab programs include different levels of care, including partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and standard outpatient care. Outpatient programs offer many of the same services as residential rehab but occur fewer hours a day on fewer days a week so patients can live at home and resume their education or careers while receiving treatment. These programs are relatively flexible and can get scheduled around a patient’s personal and professional obligations.
Outpatient rehab is typically lower in cost than residential rehab, though Indianapolis residents may need to travel to our Bloomington facility several days a week for treatment or stay in a nearby sober living community. These programs allow patients to remain closely connected to addiction treatment professionals, peers in recovery, and other support systems that help them stay sober as they resume their lives outside of rehab. After completing a residential rehab program, many patients transition to a PHP, IOP, or standard outpatient program.
Our Bloomington recovery center understands the importance of involving the family in addiction recovery. Indianapolis residents who want to reconnect with their loved ones or mend strained relationships can benefit from our family program, which focuses on improving family dynamics, strengthening family bonds, and keeping family members of patients updated on their recovery progress. Patients interested in receiving family therapy can include this service in their residential or outpatient rehab program.
AA and NA Meetings Near Indianapolis
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are free to attend and located throughout Indianapolis. Patients who return home to Indianapolis after completing our detox and rehab program can attend AA or NA meetings regularly to stay connected to the recovery community and bond with sober peers who share tips to stay sober.
AA and NA meetings are held several days a week at different times to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. Meetings are available in person and online—the latter of which can benefit those required to stay at home or who are unable to travel to in-person meetings.
Below are links to lists of AA and NA meetings available in Indianapolis and surrounding areas:
Many AA and NA meeting locations also provide local rehab resources for those who live in Indianapolis.
Contact Indiana Center for Recovery Today
Indiana Center for Recovery can help you or your loved one experience a safe, full recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Contact us today at (844) 292-9144 to learn more about your available treatment options and our many different customizable rehab programs. We can also perform an insurance benefits check to determine whether your health plan provides coverage for detox, medications, and rehab services.
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