Addiction Treatment

We will work with you to overcome the challenges you face with substance use

Seeking treatment for addiction can feel intimidating. If you need help, an important first step is finding a treatment program.

IU Health offers many different levels of addiction treatment to meet your specific needs.

Addiction is also referred to as substance use disorder. It refers to the continued use of a substance, despite significant problems with its use. When addicted to a substance, you engage in unhealthy patterns of behavior with its use. Addiction is a disease that affects your entire life, from your health to your relationships with friends and family.

Substance refers to things like:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Prescription medications
  • Nicotine products

What is Addiction (Substance Use Disorder)?

Addiction is also referred to as substance use disorder. It refers to the continued use of a substance, despite significant problems with its use. When addicted to a substance, you engage in unhealthy patterns of behavior with its use. Addiction is a disease that affects your entire life, from your health to your relationships with friends and family.

Substance refers to things like:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Prescription medications
  • Nicotine products

Like other medical conditions, it can take time to recognize you have an addiction, especially one that is serious enough to need treatment. When you do recognize the need for treatment, other barriers can get in the way.

It is natural to feel unsure about seeking treatment. One of our goals is to help you make changes when you feel ready. When you do, we’ll provide you the help you need.

At IU Health, we approach treatment of your addiction from many angles.

If you want to learn more about our addiction treatment programs, please contact 317.963.2200 to speak with one of our recovery coaches.

Withdrawal & Detox Programs

When you try to cut back or stop using, you may experience very unpleasant symptoms. These are known as withdrawal symptoms. This can happen with substances such as:

Sometimes these symptoms are severe and even life-threatening. You may need medical supervision during this time. Detoxification or “detox” programs at our Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers will help you safely withdraw from the substance. We offer a full range of treatment options, from outpatient support and coaching to inpatient hospital stays where we can closely monitor your progress.

Ongoing Treatment

Once you complete the detox process, you’ll need ongoing treatment to reduce the risk for relapsing. Depending on your needs, your treatment can include:

  • Medications
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Supportive housing environments

Intensive Outpatient Programs

We offer Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at our Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers. We have treatment centers at locations around the state:

These programs offer intensive group therapy to provide you with the tools you need for successful recovery. In group therapy, you and three to twelve other adults who struggle with addiction meet for a few hours, three to five days a week.

A clinician or two who specialize in addiction treatment will guide discussions, educate group members and introduce treatment tools. Patients in IOPs do not stay at the recovery centers overnight.

Some patients need a more intensive, inpatient level of care. In this case, clinical staff can provide treatment and monitor your mental and physical health at all times. If you struggle with other serious mental or physical health issues in addition to addiction, inpatient care may be the best option for you. Our addiction treatment providers will refer you to a facility to meet your specific needs.

What to Expect with Addiction Treatment

Like other medical conditions, it can take time to recognize you have an addiction, especially one that is serious enough to need treatment. When you do recognize the need for treatment, other barriers can get in the way.

It is natural to feel unsure about seeking treatment. One of our goals is to help you make changes when you feel ready. When you do, we’ll provide you the help you need.

At IU Health, we approach treatment of your addiction from many angles.

If you want to learn more about our addiction treatment programs, please contact 317.963.2200 to speak with one of our recovery coaches.

Withdrawal & Detox Programs

When you try to cut back or stop using, you may experience very unpleasant symptoms. These are known as withdrawal symptoms. This can happen with substances such as:

Sometimes these symptoms are severe and even life-threatening. You may need medical supervision during this time. Detoxification or “detox” programs at our Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers will help you safely withdraw from the substance. We offer a full range of treatment options, from outpatient support and coaching to inpatient hospital stays where we can closely monitor your progress.

Ongoing Treatment

Once you complete the detox process, you’ll need ongoing treatment to reduce the risk for relapsing. Depending on your needs, your treatment can include:

  • Medications
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Supportive housing environments

Intensive Outpatient Programs

We offer Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at our Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers. We have treatment centers at locations around the state:

These programs offer intensive group therapy to provide you with the tools you need for successful recovery. In group therapy, you and three to twelve other adults who struggle with addiction meet for a few hours, three to five days a week.

A clinician or two who specialize in addiction treatment will guide discussions, educate group members and introduce treatment tools. Patients in IOPs do not stay at the recovery centers overnight.

Some patients need a more intensive, inpatient level of care. In this case, clinical staff can provide treatment and monitor your mental and physical health at all times. If you struggle with other serious mental or physical health issues in addition to addiction, inpatient care may be the best option for you. Our addiction treatment providers will refer you to a facility to meet your specific needs.

You probably have many questions about addiction treatment. Some of the most common questions people ask include:

  • Will I require detoxification?
  • If I require detoxification, can I complete it at home (as an outpatient)?
  • What level of treatment do I need?
  • Can medications help me with my addiction?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • What sets you apart from other addiction treatment centers?

Your IU Health addiction treatment provider will take the time to answer all of your questions and connect you with the most appropriate treatments available.

Questions to Ask Your Provider About Addiction Treatment

You probably have many questions about addiction treatment. Some of the most common questions people ask include:

  • Will I require detoxification?
  • If I require detoxification, can I complete it at home (as an outpatient)?
  • What level of treatment do I need?
  • Can medications help me with my addiction?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • What sets you apart from other addiction treatment centers?

Your IU Health addiction treatment provider will take the time to answer all of your questions and connect you with the most appropriate treatments available.

Patient Stories for Addiction Treatment