No matter how long you have been struggling with alcoholism or alcohol addiction, Landmark Recovery’s Indianapolis treatment center can provide quality care that can help get you on the road to recovery. Learn more about our alcohol treatment options.
Alcohol Use in Indiana
Alcohol is the most commonly abused and readily available substance in Indiana. More than half of all Hoosiers over the age of 12 report current alcohol use and nearly 1 in 4 engaged in binge drinking in the last month. Binge drinking is defined as a deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use defined as drinking five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on the same occasion. 1 The practice of binge drinking is especially prevalent among college students, as 1 in 3 students at two- and four-year institutions reported binge drinking within the past month according to results from the Indiana College Substance Use Survey. 2
Unfortunately, alcohol use and abuse is also a problem among Indiana teenagers. Results from the Indiana Youth Survey show that 14% of Indiana 12th grade students report past-month binge drinking, while 30% of Indiana high school seniors have consumed at least one alcoholic drink in the past 30 days. During the 2018 academic year, more than 1,000 suspensions and expulsions in Indiana schools were related to alcohol. 2
Consequences of Alcohol Abuse in Indiana
Alcohol abuse has led to severe consequences for all Hoosiers. In 2018 there were 7,213 alcohol-related collisions in Indiana, including 128 fatal crashes that involved alcohol. 3 The Indiana Department of Child Services reported 831 cases of removing children from their homes due to parental alcohol use, accounting for 10% of all cases of child removals in 2019. 2 Indiana hospital records show nearly 2,500 patient hospitalizations based on a primary diagnosis attributable to alcohol, representing 1.4% of all hospital discharges in 2018. 4 Overall nearly 9,000 Indiana residents died from alcohol-induced causes from 2000 through 2018, and the mortality rates attributable to alcohol continue to rise every year. 5
Alcohol Addiction in Indiana
Alcoholism, also known alcohol addiction or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a complicated medical condition characterized by an unhealthy pattern of uncontrolled and problematic alcohol use causing the user distress or harm. 6 Around 1 in 20 Hoosiers suffer from alcoholism, according to recent survey results from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 1 Alcoholism is even more common among young adults, as 1 in 10 Indiana residents aged 18-25 years meet the criteria for diagnosis of AUD.
There were 7,428 admissions to Indiana treatment facilities related to alcohol dependence in the last year, accounting for 1 out of every 4 admissions in 2019. 4 Unfortunately, the vast majority of Hoosiers struggling with alcoholism do not seek help from an alcohol treatment center or program. In fact, recent reports show that less than 10% of Indiana residents in need of help with alcoholism or alcohol addiction actually receive any form of treatment. 1
Alcohol Treatment in Indianapolis
Overcoming alcoholism starts with a qualified alcohol treatment center that can help address the underlying causes of your alcohol addiction as well as any co-occurring disorders. At Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis, we use proven science-backed treatments to help you quit drinking and stay sober. We will devise a personalized alcohol treatment plan to meet your individual needs, considering both short- and long-term goals needed to achieve wellness and recovery.
Detoxification (or detox) is the critical first step of treatment that involves getting all of the alcohol out of your system. During detox, individuals with a severe alcohol addiction may experience extremely uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal. Landmark Recovery offers medically supervised detox services to help you get through detox, keeping you safe and comfortable during the entire process. Our trained medical professionals will closely monitor you around-the-clock and address any potentially fatal complications, including intense shaking, profuse sweating, seizures, hallucinations, and delirium tremens. 8 During your detox treatment we may give you certain medications that will help alleviate the pain, discomfort, and cravings commonly associated with alcohol withdrawal.
Following detox, you will transition into one of our evidence-based alcohol treatment programs. Depending on the severity of your alcoholism, you can receive treatment through inpatient services or be enrolled in one of our outpatient programs. A crucial component of your alcohol addiction treatment at Landmark Recovery Center of Indianapolis will include participation in behavioral therapy and individual, family, and group counseling. Our alcohol treatment center also offers medication management, support group meetings, health and wellness education, mindfulness and meditation-based therapies, and various recreational activities.
How Can I Get More Information About Alcohol Treatment?
Are you looking for help to overcome an alcohol addiction in the Indianapolis area? Please call Landmark Recovery Center at 317-449-8029 to learn more about our medically supervised detox and alcohol treatment programs.
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1) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 39-40. Indiana.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-2018-nsduh-state-specific-tables
2) Indiana State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup. (2020). The Consumption and Consequences of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs in Indiana: A State Epidemiological Profile 2019.https://fsph.iupui.edu/doc/research-centers/EPI_2019_Web.pdf
3) Indiana State Police. (2020). Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), Vehicle Crash Records System, 2018.https://hub.mph.in.gov/dataset/aries-crash-data-2007-2017/resource/cc90589c-72d8-4d92-a5fe-73254b555c73
4) Indiana State Department of Health. (2018). Indiana Hospital Discharge Data.https://www.in.gov/isdh/28606.htm
5) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1999-2018). CDC WONDER underlying causes of death (compressed mortality).https://wonder.cdc.gov/
6) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (2020). Alcohol Use Disorder.https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-use-disorders
7) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020). Indiana TEDS admissions aged 12 years and older, by primary substance use and gender, age at admission, race, and ethnicity: Percent, 2019.https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
8) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131