Indiana Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Indiana has over 150,000 people who abused or were dependent on illicit drugs in the past month, as well as more than 360,000 who were dependent on or abused alcohol. If you or people you care about in Indiana are in need of drug or alcohol help, contact Addiction Treatment Services today.
We can help you verify your insurance benefits and find suitable programs that will work with your policy. Our consultants can assist you in answering questions about different forms of treatment and even help set up an intervention for a loved one if it is needed.
Only a small percentage of people who need substance abuse treatment in Indiana actually receive it each year. A recent single day count of those enrolled in rehabilitation services found less than 27,000 people, which was down from more than 30,000 just a few years earlier. The drop in daily treatment population isn’t attributed to lowered substance abuse rates, unfortunately, but more likely to be tied to bed availability and lack of effort.
Of those people enrolled in treatment, about 38% were there for a drug problem only, while 21% were for alcohol only and the rest (41%) were for alcohol and drug problems combined. A substantial number of these people were engaged in opioid replacement therapies such as daily methadone or buprenorphine use. While these methods may provide some immediate relief or work for some people, we encourage eligible patients to seek full detoxification and treatment rather than taking long-term maintenance drugs on a daily basis.
Like many parts of the country, the opiate problem related to prescription painkillers and heroin has become an epidemic. Unfortunately, there are thousands of young people who try these and other drugs for the first time each day in Indiana. Overall, there are more than 50,000 youth in the state who reported using illicit drugs in the past month. Additionally, 72% of Indiana teens didn’t think it was a big deal to smoke marijuana once a month, while 62% thought it was okay to have five or more drinks a couple times per week.
To combat these and other issues, the state of Indiana professes a sincere desire to reduce substance abuse and promote behavioral health throughout an entire lifetime. They aim to maintain a system of prevention and treatment services that are recovery-oriented and provide multiple types of programs to fit the needs of individuals.
Additional Recovery Resources for Indiana
Indiana Family & Social Services Administration
Division of Mental Health & Addiction
P.O. Box 7083
402 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) sets care standards for the provision of mental health and addiction services to Hoosiers. DMHA is committed to ensuring that clients have access to quality services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.
DMHA Mission Statement:
“To ensure that Indiana citizens have access to quality mental health and addiction services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.”