With a population of just over 33,000, Valparaiso is located in the northwestern part of Indiana at the very edge of the Chicago metro area. Valparaiso serves as the county seat of Porter County. Though this small town is known for being relatively quiet, its residents struggle with substance misuse and addiction like many other small U. S. cities.
The top substance use disorders that plague Valparaiso are alcohol addiction and opioid addiction, though the latter results in far more deaths than the former.
In 2016, an estimated 64% of people who died from a drug overdose in Porter County were male. Age groups that were affected the most by drug overdose were between 15 and 34 years of age. Nearly 40% of all drug overdose deaths in Porter County resulted from an unspecified substance. Opioids claimed more than 14 deaths per 100,000 people, while heroin accounted for nearly eight deaths per 100,000 people.
Porter County also has a relatively high opioid prescribing rate. In 2019, the county dispensed nearly 54 opioid prescriptions for every 100 residents.
Fortunately, anyone who lives in or near Valparaiso and suffers from addiction can get safe, evidence-based treatment at Indiana Center for Recovery.
Our Nearest Facility
Valparaiso residents who need addiction treatment can find refuge and healing at our facility located in Bloomington. We are located roughly 3 hours and 45 minutes away from Valparaiso at 1004 W First Street, Bloomington, IN 47403. We offer residential and outpatient rehab programs and medication-assisted detox for those who need help safely and comfortably withdrawing from drugs and alcohol.
Medication-Assisted Detox Near Valparaiso
Many people who suffer from addiction are also physically dependent on drugs and alcohol. These individuals are at risk for experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms when quitting, some of which may be extremely serious and life-threatening. Drug and alcohol detox treatments focus on reducing every patient’s symptoms along with their risk for withdrawal-related complications such as dehydration, seizures, and high body temperature.
Medication-assisted detox is the first stage of treatment for substance use disorders. Our Bloomington facility uses medications to help patients feel more comfortable as they go through withdrawal. We offer several drug detox programs, including alcohol, heroin, painkillers, benzodiazepines, crack/cocaine, methamphetamine, and Suboxone.
Withdrawing from alcohol can be dangerous because it can cause serious complications, including delirium (severe confusion), seizures, and dehydration, to name a few. Trained nurses and doctors who monitor patients closely during withdrawal oversee alcohol detox. Medications treat symptoms as they arise and reduce the risk of seizures. Patients are also encouraged to drink plenty of water to restore fluids lost through sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea, and they receive nutritional supplements to boost their immunity during withdrawal.
Opioid detox gets used to treat and reduce symptoms that occur during heroin and painkiller withdrawal. Medications, including buprenorphine, methadone, and Suboxone, reduce drug cravings, insomnia, and other severe symptoms. Valparaiso residents who need help withdrawing from heroin and painkillers can stay at our facility for the duration of detox, which can last up to 10 or 20 days, depending on the type of opioid used.
Seizures and rebound insomnia are potentially severe complications of benzodiazepine withdrawal, especially when these drugs get stopped abruptly. Using a tapering method, doctors perform benzodiazepine detox to reduce a patient’s benzodiazepine dosage gradually. This reduces the severity of withdrawal symptoms and the risk for complications and helps patients feel more comfortable during the detox period.
Suboxone represents a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone used to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. However, Suboxone has the potential for abuse and dependence as it binds to the same brain receptors as other opioids. Those addicted to Suboxone can detox from this medication by following a tapering schedule and gradually reducing daily dosages.
Stimulant detox treats dependence on crack/cocaine and methamphetamine. No medications can reduce all symptoms of stimulant withdrawal at the same time. However, medications may treat specific symptoms as they arise, such as muscle aches, agitation, and depression. Many patients who complete this drug detox program end up transitioning to drug rehab to receive specialized therapy to address lingering psychological symptoms of stimulant withdrawal.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Near Valparaiso
Drug and alcohol rehab programs use various behavioral therapies to help patients recover from addiction and change harmful behaviors and views related to substance misuse. Patients learn how to identify and manage triggers like stress and anxiety and get introduced to healthy, sober activities that help them stay away from drugs and alcohol. Rehab programs are customized for each patient based on their situations and recovery needs and can last anywhere between 30 and 120 days or longer if needed.
Our recovery center in Bloomington offers residential rehab programs and outpatient programs. Patients coming to our facility from Valparaiso may benefit the most from residential treatment so they can experience a long, relaxing recovery without having to worry about commuting regularly.
Residential rehab offers the highest level of care. This program includes 24-hour monitoring and support, daily structure, several hours of therapy, and a safe, relaxing environment away from distractions and negative influences. Residential rehab remains especially ideal for those recovering from a years-long addiction and those at risk for experiencing psychological distress who may need close supervision. However, any patient can benefit from residential rehab and transition to a lower level of care when appropriate.
Our residential rehab facility in Bloomington offers many high-quality amenities that make patients feel comfortable and right at home. Updated appliances, state-of-the-art electronics, and nutritious meals prepared by a gourmet chef are some of the many desirable amenities available at our location. We also offer a variety of fun and therapeutic activities to keep patients occupied between therapy sessions.
Outpatient rehab programs offer the next level of care after residential rehab, including partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and standard outpatient programs. PHPs and IOPs offer the same structure and intensive therapy as those in residential programs. However, PHPs and IOPs provide more flexibility and freedom so patients can start resuming their careers, schooling, and home lives. PHPs and IOPs take place fewer hours a day on fewer days a week.
Standard outpatient rehab offers the lowest level of care, ideal for patients who may have already learned essential skills for avoiding relapse and who are highly motivated to stay sober. Our outpatient programs get designed to work around patients’ outside schedules and focus on helping these individuals become more productive in their daily lives. Valparaiso patients who transition to one of our outpatient programs are encouraged to stay in a nearby sober living community to avoid costs and inconvenience related to travel.
All our rehab programs include various behavioral therapies and services that focus on reprogramming patients to adopt healthier attitudes and behaviors, overcome isolation, repair and strengthen relationships with their families, and more.
Some patients may receive different therapies than others based on their unique challenges and situations. For example, a patient in a heroin rehab program who wants to use buprenorphine long-term to avoid heroin cravings may benefit from medication management services. A patient in an opioid rehab program misusing prescription painkillers to reduce stress may receive therapy that teaches them to manage stress effectively.
Our rehab center in Bloomington emphasizes the importance of involving the family in addiction treatment, as we understand that addiction often impacts the entire family. We offer a family program that focuses on helping patients reunite with their loved ones and improve the family dynamic. Other behavioral therapies included in our rehab programs include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing, among many others.
AA and NA Meetings Near Valparaiso
Patients who live in Valparaiso can receive ongoing support and therapy in the form of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings when they return home after completing one of our rehab programs. These support groups help alumni patients stay accountable for their actions and give them a safe place to discuss roadblocks or challenging situations without fear of judgment or stigma.
AA and NA meetings are located throughout Indiana, including in and near Valparaiso. These meetings are free to attend, require no memberships or obligations, and occur at varying times of the day to accommodate all schedules.
Below are links to AA and NA meetings in Valparaiso and surrounding areas:
Many AA and NA meeting sites also provide local rehab resources for those who live in and around Valparaiso.
Contact Indiana Center For Recovery Today
Indiana Center for Recovery can help you or your loved one experience a safe, comfortable, and full recovery from drug and alcohol use disorders. Contact us today at (844) 650-0064 to learn more about your available treatment options and about our many comprehensive rehab 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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