South Bend is the fourth largest city in Indiana, situated on the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River. Home of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend faces problems with substance use disorders like many other U. S. cities.
Opioid addiction is one of the largest public health concerns in South Bend and St. Joseph County. From 2011 to 2015, more than 42 residents per 100,000 in St. Joseph County got admitted to hospital emergency departments after experiencing an opioid overdose. During that same time, opioid overdoses contributed to 3.7 deaths per 100,000 county residents. In 2019, nearly 36 opioid prescriptions got written per 100 residents in St. Joseph County.
Other substance use disorders prevalent in Indiana and South Bend include alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Addiction to all these substances plus opioids can be safely treated at a drug and alcohol rehab facility using medication-assisted detox and various behavioral therapies.
Our Nearest Facility
South Bend residents who need help recovering from substance use disorders can receive safe, evidence-based addiction treatment at our facility in Bloomington. Our Bloomington rehab center is located at 1004 W First Street, zip code 47403, which is about 3.5 hours driving distance away from South Bend. We offer drug and alcohol detox treatments and residential rehab programs for South Bend residents who need a refuge and safe place to stay as they recover from addiction.
Medication-Assisted Detox Near South Bend
Drug and alcohol withdrawal can often seem scary and uncomfortable to those ready to recover from dependence and addiction. Medication-assisted detox is a treatment that reduces and manages withdrawal symptoms to help patients feel more comfortable as their bodies heal from the effects of chronic drug and alcohol use. Detox is the first stage of treatment for those using alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other substances that cause physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms.
Our recovery center in Bloomington offers detox treatments for opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and Suboxone. We provide all patients with medications that reduce and/or eliminate withdrawal symptoms and potential withdrawal-related complications. South Bend residents who choose to detox at our facility can stay in one of our comfortable, private bedroom suites as they relax and recover from drug and alcohol dependence.
Discontinuing alcohol abruptly (quitting cold turkey) after becoming addicted is not recommended due to the risk of seizures and other life-threatening complications. Our alcohol detox treatment includes 24-hour monitoring and supervision by trained nurses and doctors who can minimize these risks, along with uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
Medications treat symptoms and prevent seizures in those with severe alcohol withdrawal. We may also provide patients with nutritional supplements that help strengthen their immune systems during detox.
Insomnia, drug cravings, and muscle pain are some of the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of opioid withdrawal. These symptoms may not be life-threatening, but they can often become severe enough to cause relapse among patients who are anxious to get a break and experience relief.
Opioid detox treats addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, including oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine. Buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone may reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and help patients stay sober and avoid relapse. All patients who are physically dependent on opioids must go through detox before joining an opioid rehab program.
Seizures, insomnia, and severe anxiety are among the most severe benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms that require professional detox treatment. Stopping benzodiazepines abruptly can be life-threatening and isn’t recommended. Benzodiazepine detox works differently from many other detox treatments as it involves tapering. Our doctors work closely with patients to develop customized tapering schedules to reduce their daily dosage gradually over time. That helps minimize the severity of withdrawal symptoms and reduces the risk of seizures.
Suboxone is a medication typically used to treat opioid use disorder; however, Suboxone can be habit-forming and lead to addiction. Suboxone detox is performed similarly to benzodiazepine detox as it involves tapering. Our doctors will reduce a patient’s daily dosage of Suboxone until patients have fully overcome physical dependence.
Stimulant detox focuses mainly on reducing specific symptoms that may be causing pain or distress in the patient. Withdrawal symptoms produced by crack/cocaine and methamphetamine will differ from one patient to the next based on factors including the type of substance used, its purity, and whether mixed with other substances. No specific medication can treat all stimulant withdrawal symptoms simultaneously, though patients who receive this type of drug detox are monitored closely and treated on a symptomatic basis.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Near South Bend
Drug and alcohol rehab programs help patients change harmful behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs related to substance misuse. Rehab also helps patients identify their triggers (such as stress and anxiety) and learn healthier ways to manage those triggers without using drugs and alcohol.
Rehab programs include various behavioral therapies—all of which get customized for each patient based on the root causes of their addiction and unique challenges as they relate to recovering from addiction. These behavioral therapies are available in residential or outpatient settings based on the level of care a patient needs making their way through recovery.
Residential rehab programs offer the highest level of care, as they provide patients with 24-hour monitoring, supervision, and support. Patients who join residential programs can benefit from new daily structures, busy schedules, and around-the-clock support. Residential rehab is ideal for anyone ready to achieve long-term recovery from addiction, though people who may benefit the most are those with severe substance use disorders, those with a long-term history of addiction, or those who need a safe, violence-free environment.
The average length of a residential rehab program is 30 to 60 days, though some patients may benefit from programs that last 90 to 120 days. Patients spend their days receiving individual and group therapy or counseling and engaging in therapeutic and recreational activities, including art therapy and music therapy. Our Bloomington recovery center offers highly nutritious meals and high-quality amenities to make South Bend patients feel right at home.
Outpatient rehab programs are available at different levels of care to accommodate patients who want to live with their families or in sober living facilities while receiving addiction treatment. Different levels of outpatient care include partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and standard outpatient programs. Patients from South Bend have the option of staying at a nearby sober living home while receiving outpatient treatment at our Bloomington facility.
PHPs offer the highest level of outpatient care, as these programs are structured similarly to residential programs but take place fewer hours a day. IOPs and standard outpatient rehab are lower levels of care and occur fewer days of the week. The latter two outpatient programs are highly beneficial for those who want to go back to work or school while receiving treatment or want to care for their families—many patients who finish residential rehab programs transition to an outpatient program to continue with recovery.
Our rehab programs include various behavioral therapies that help patients become more confident, independent, and knowledgeable about staying sober while navigating their communities and everyday lives.
Some patients may receive different therapies than others based on their unique situations. For example, a patient with bipolar disorder and addicted to heroin may join a heroin rehab program that includes dual diagnosis therapy for mental health conditions. A patient who struggles with alcohol misuse and PTSD may join an alcohol rehab program that includes trauma-focused therapy to help them face and overcome the trauma.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, 12-step support group therapy, and motivational interviewing represent some of the many other behavioral therapies available at our Bloomington recovery center. A team of doctors, counselors, psychiatrists, and/or psychologists will develop customized rehab plans for each patient at the time of intake.
AA and NA Meetings Near South Bend
Many South Bend residents who finish their recovery programs at our Bloomington facility need ongoing support after returning home. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are available in nearly every Indiana city, including South Bend. They are an ideal support option for alumni patients who want to stay closely connected to the recovery community.
AA and NA meetings are free to attend and require no formal memberships. Alumni patients can attend these support group meetings as often as needed, though regular participation is encouraged to achieve the most favorable outcome. These meetings are held at various times of the day to accommodate different schedules and are available in person and online for convenience.
Below are links to AA and NA meetings in South Bend and surrounding areas:
Many AA and NA meeting sites also provide local rehab resources for those who live in and near South Bend.
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) 650-0064 to learn more about your available treatment options and our many comprehensive addiction treatment programs. We can also perform an insurance benefits check to determine whether your health plan covers detox, medications, and residential or outpatient rehab.
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