Anderson Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Anderson, Indiana is the county seat of Madison County and has approximately 60,000 citizens. This sleepy town is home to the Church of God headquarters and the affiliated Anderson University. In previous incarnations, the town has been nicknamed both the “Queen City of the Gas Belt” and “Puncture Proof City”. These nicknames originated from the industrial industries that found a home in Anderson, Indiana.

The town has produced 17 different makes and models of cars over the decades. The Anderson community took a serious blow when General Motors shut down their factory in the city. However, Anderson bounced back, winning Forbes Magazine’s 98th out of 100 of the Best Places for Businesses among smaller United States metropolitan areas.

The resilience of the Anderson community is being tried again with the onslaught of alcohol and drug abuse that’s destroying the nation. Indiana has some of the highest drug statistics in the country while the issue continues to impact communities. However, hope is not lost for those who suffer with substance abuse issues. Help is available. Battling against alcohol or drug use disorders can be difficult without help. It is important to realize that your substance use disorder is a disease, not a moral shortcoming.

Our Closest Facility:
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The Recovery Village Columbus Drug and Alcohol Rehab
3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard Groveport, OH 43125
(614) 362-1686
The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of Indiana. Our closest facility is in Ohio and can be seen in the map above.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Anderson, Indiana

We will discuss the different types of recovery treatment programs and their similarities and differences. Every program should include these basic approaches to treatment: detoxification, individual and group behavioral therapy and aftercare. Often quality facilities will offer additional opportunities for strengthening your sobriety and health. It depends on where you choose to complete your treatment.

Anderson Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment programs use a myriad of methods to help their participants cope with their condition. A substance use disorder doesn’t have a cure; like the chronic diseases of asthma and hypertension, it must be managed. Controlling a substance use disorder and sustaining long-term sobriety may demand patients periodically monitor and evaluate their health. Residential treatment programs are also known as inpatient and retreat-based treatment programs.

Anderson Partial Hospitalization Programs

A partial hospitalization program shares the elemental characteristics of most rehabilitation approaches, like detox, individual and group counselling and aftercare. Yet, partial hospitalization programs are different because participants remain on-site only during a specific course of treatment. Generally, the stage of treatment where patients live at a partial hospitalization program is during detoxification. This allows a medical and psychiatric staff to observe you throughout this vulnerable phase of recovery.

Anderson Outpatient Treatment Programs

If your busy life doesn’t let you take the time off to attend a retreat-based or partial hospitalization program for your recovery, outpatient treatment is essential to your rehabilitation. Patients do not stay overnight at the facility and commute daily for prescribed treatments.

Getting started on the path to recuperation can be filled with emotional land mines, but the recovery process is worth the risk. Sobriety can be a tall order, but there are resources, supportive peers, brilliant psychiatrists and doctors who are waiting to help you reclaim your life. Sobriety isn’t impossible, but you’ve got to be willing to accept your mistakes and continue trying to recover despite the challenges.

Anderson Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

It is easy to confuse detoxification with rehabilitation. Logic dictates if you’re not misusing narcotics or alcohol, you’re rehabilitated, right? Wrong. A substance use disorder is a complex illness that never truly goes away. It is possible to learn how to manage your disorder and sustain long-term sobriety, but this illness will be a condition you manage for many years.

The good news is psychological research into substance use disorders has made many leaps in the treatment of this illness. Anyone can be infected with a substance use disorder, it doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are, how fat or thin, what race or religion you were born into, substance use disorders can befall anyone. Science isn’t entirely sure what makes some folks more likely to develop the disease, but they do know it is complex with possible ties to heredity, genetics, personal experiences, circumstances and even childhood trauma.

Rehabilitation is as complex as the substance use disorder itself. The disease responds to a multifaceted approach for the best chance at recovery. The misuse of alcohol and narcotics is the symptom, not the root cause. You can’t treat the symptoms and expect a miracle. The total aspects of the disease are treated for an opportunity at long-term sobriety.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Anderson

Finding a new balance can be a long-term goal, be patient with yourself and above all else stay committed to your recovery, particularly, if you’ve relapsed. It’s a normal part of recovery. Skip beating yourself up and get back to the journey toward wellness. Aftercare fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous are wonderful, free resources filled with supportive communities comprised of folks who have struggled with the same disease. The only failure in rehabilitation is refusing to manage your disease.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Almost everyone has heard “My name is June, and I’m an alcoholic.” This introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous testimonials has been weaved into the iconic fabric of the culture in the United States. AA is much more than a cliché. Alcoholics Anonymous was developed in 1935 by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson in response to their own misuse of alcohol. Since then, AA has become the most widely attended mutual-aid fellowship in the world with over 60,000 annual meetings held in over 100 countries. AA operates with a spiritual foundation, but doesn’t associate with any faith to insure anyone who wants to attend feels welcome.

Gene Little Hillside Group
Community Hospital Education Center
1923 N. Madison Ave.
Anderson, IN 46011

The Serenity Group
Cross Roads United Methodist Church Annex
2000 N. Scatterfield Rd.
Anderson, IN 46012

Central Group
Anderson Center
2210 Jackson St.
Anderson, IN 46016

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is a natural evolution for AA. As the pandemic of substance use disorders ravages the United States the need for AA and NA meetings grow. The only requirement to attend a Narcotics Anonymous meeting is the desire to stop misusing drugs. Members rely on one another for support through special friendships called sponsors. Sponsors are typically participants who have been sober for an extended period of time who help new and returning members adjust to sobriety. Narcotics Anonymous shares the spiritual perspective and the 12 steps and 12 traditions of AA. The cannon of these foundations put aside outside influences to create an atmosphere of unity within the NA environment.

Spirit of Recovery
Anderson Library
111 E. 12th St.
Anderson, IN 46016

Grateful Misfits
Trinity Episcopal Church
1030 Delaware St.
Anderson, IN 46016

Miracles of Recovery
UAW Union Hall
2840 Madison Ave.
Anderson, IN 46016

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a more modern development for mutual-aid fellowships. SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Addiction Recovery Training. In SMART Recovery meetings, participants are discouraged from using negative labels like addict or alcoholic. Instead of 12 steps, SMART Recovery employs a four-point program which focuses on sustaining the desire to remain sober, managing impulses, coping with thoughts, feelings and behaviors conducive to an active use disorder. Participants strive to find balance between instant gratifications and long-term enjoyments. There aren’t any sponsors or testimonials given, but members exchange ideas through frank discussions. SMART Recovery relies on a scientific foundation instead of a spiritual base like in AA and NA meetings. If you’re interested in joining a SMART Recovery group, get in touch with the facilitator prior to attendance to insure the group is accepting new members.

Hancock Regional Hospital
801 N. State St.
Greenfield, IN 46140

Greenwood Public Library
310 S. Meridian St.
Greenwood, IN 46143

Fairbanks Hospital
8102 Clearvista Pkwy.
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are for your loved ones as they struggling with your substance use disorder. Al-Anon meetings apply to your family if you misuse alcohol and Nar-Anon is for your friends and family if you’re struggling with drug dependence.

The stigma attached to substance use disorders is dissipating, but many people don’t have enough information on how to cope with loved ones who are sick. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings provide information, support and strength to anyone affected by this devastating illness.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon fellowships take the same 12 steps and follow the principles set out in the 12 traditions to encourage unity among members. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon both subscribe to the same spiritual bed rock found in the Anonymous organization by forgoing any affiliation with any faith or political dogma.

New Beginnings AFG
Cross Roads United Methodist Church Annex
2000 N. Scatterfield Rd.
Anderson, IN 46012

Keep It Simple AFG
Madison County Community Health Center
1547 Ohio Ave.
Anderson, IN 46016

Hope Springs Eternal
First Presbyterian Church
1400 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47303

A common misconception concerning substance use disorders is that they aren’t life threatening. This isn’t true. In 2015, 1245 Indianans died from accidental drug overdoses. That’s 1245 families who will never spend another holiday with their loved ones. If your circumstances permit you to take a break from your responsibilities and focus on getting well, take it. If you were diagnosed with cancer and told by an oncologist to go to New York City for a treatment to save your life, would you even consider not going? Of course not substance use disorders are as dangerous as cancer.

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The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.

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