Substance abuse and its causes look different for everyone. Whether addicted to one substance or multiple, our Indianapolis facility and comprehensive rehabilitation services can help you find the right treatment plan. Individuals seeking help have many options available to them ranging from residential and inpatient programs, to outpatient support groups, and even partial hospitalization. It is important when evaluating your treatment center options to have the proper resources to make an informed decision.
Substance abuse is the harmful use of substances, both legal and illegal, in ways that are not recommended or as intended (such as the misuse of prescription drugs). This pattern of substance use causes significant distress that can negatively impact a variety of legal, social, and health outcomes. Often unseen by the addicted individual, family and community members are typically impacted negatively as well. Substance abuse lowers inhibition and impairs mental judgment, increasing the likelihood that you partake in risky behaviors (such as unprotected sex and drunk driving) that put yourself and others in danger. 1 Using an excessive amount of drugs also increases the risk for overdose, an outcome that can result in severe health concerns including seizures, coma, organ failure, and death. 1
Drug and alcohol abuse alters the structure and function of specific areas of the brain. These mental changes affect your ability to cope with stress and make it difficult to experience pleasure in the absence of substance use. 2 This makes it very hard to stop drug and alcohol use without support, even for somebody who really wants to quit. Substance abuse also increases the risk for addiction, a relapsing brain disease characterized by the impulsive seeking and chronic use of drugs despite the negative effects that result from these behaviors. 3 In such cases, it often becomes necessary for these individuals to enter into a rehab facility to regain control of their lives.
Substance Abuse and Addiction in Indiana
Alcohol is by far the most frequently used and abused drug in Indiana. More than half of all Indiana residents (aged 12 and older) currently drink and nearly a quarter of all Hoosiers report past-month binge drinking, a dangerous pattern of alcohol abuse defined as the consumption of five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on the same occasion. 4 More than 1 in 10 Indiana residents currently use marijuana, making it the most used illegal drug in the state. In the past year an estimated 1 in 47 Indiana residents used cocaine, 1 in 22 misused prescription opioid painkillers, 1 in 116 used methamphetamines, and 1 in 200 used heroin.
According to results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 1 in 14 Indiana residents currently struggles with addiction. This includes about 5% of the state’s population who suffer from alcoholism, 3% who suffer from an illicit drug addiction, and nearly 1% with an addiction to prescription opioids. Unfortunately, more than 9 out of 10 Hoosiers who are in need of substance abuse treatment do not enter into a rehab program nor receive any form of treatment for their addiction. 4
Substance Abuse Treatment in Indianapolis
If you are searching for a substance abuse treatment center in the Indianapolis area or informational resources, please consider Landmark Recovery. While you have many options, it is important to ensure that you choose a treatment center that addresses your addiction holistically. The best rehab programs provide treatment for both the mental causes and physical effects of addiction with individual and/or group counseling and detoxification services. At Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis, our treatment center takes a proven, science-backed approach to substance abuse rehab. We provide every client with a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and challenges in a safe and supportive environment. Following an initial physical and mental health assessment we will devise a treatment plan for you that may include residential treatment, partial hospitalization care, or outpatient services ranging from ongoing behavioral counseling to participation in community support groups. Depending on your substance of abuse and severity of addiction, our center may also incorporate the use of medications into your rehab and recovery plan. In combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, this becomes an effective form of rehab treatment called medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Medications can be a key component of your recovery as they can alleviate painful and uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal, reduce cravings, and help prevent relapse.
Before starting the therapy phase of your recovery, you must first stop all substance use and undergo detoxification (also commonly called detox). During the detox process all traces of drugs and alcohol will be cleared from your system. Individuals suffering from drug and alcohol dependence will experience withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop using drugs or drinking which is why it is recommended that detox only be undertaken with medical supervision at a professional treatment center These symptoms can vary but commonly include: 5
Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis offers medically supervised detox services to ensure that you are safe and comfortable during the entire detoxification process. Our community of trained clinical specialists provide the highest quality medical services with around-the-clock care and monitoring, with a focus on any signs of potentially life-threatening health complications that may arise. A major benefit of undergoing detox at Landmark Recovery’s substance abuse treatment facility is your ability to receive medications that can help reduce the intense cravings and severe pain and discomfort that are associated with drug withdrawal.
After completing detox, you will enter an evidence-based treatment program where you will participate in individual and group counseling and various forms of behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy is a proven form of substance abuse treatment that identifies the underlying causes of addiction and teaches new ways of thinking, providing you with the resources needed to deal with stress, resist urges to use, and prevent relapse. 6 Other components of residential, inpatient, and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs at Landmark Recovery include meditation and mindfulness therapies, health and wellness education, family therapy, support groups, fitness and exercise, and various recreational activities.
How Can I Get More Information?
Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis proudly offers substance abuse detox and treatment programs that will help you rid your body of drugs and alcohol and reach a state of wellness and recovery. Best of all, we are located locally so you are never far away from friend, family, and community support resources. Please call us at 317-449-8029 to discuss which treatment options best meet your specific needs.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Health Consequences of Drug Misuse.https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/health-consequences-drug-misuse/introduction
2) American Psychiatric Association. (2020). What Is Addiction?https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/addiction/what-is-addiction
3) American Society of Addiction Medicine. (2020). Definition of Addiction.https://www.asam.org/resources/definition-of-addiction
4) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 39-40. Indiana.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2016-2017-nsduh-state-specific-tables
5) 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
6) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: Behavioral Therapies.https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/evidence-based-approaches-to-drug-addiction-treatment/behavioral-therapies