Bloomington Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Bloomington, Indiana is different from the rest of Indiana due to its unusual limestone terrain that makes fissures, sinking streams, caves and springs common within the area. In 1818, settlers from Kentucky and Tennessee were so impressed by the wildflowers blooming in the region, they named the town Bloomington. Bloomington is known as the ‘Gateway to Scenic Indiana’ and is the seventh largest city in the state. Bloomington has been recognized by the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters as a Tree City for the past 32 years.

Yet, the evolving culture and green environment cannot protect Bloomington from the plague racing throughout the United States: alcohol and narcotic misuse. Large and small towns throughout the nation are becoming overwhelmed with the issue of substance abuse. If you’re fighting against a substance use disorder know you’re not alone. You can find resources for recovery that work for you in Bloomington.

Our Closest Facility:
the front of a large building with lots of windows.
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 Bloomington, Indiana

Taking the first steps toward recovery can be an intimidating process, but you should be proud of yourself for admitting you have an illness and seeking help. There’s no guide that can make you admit the truth too yourself. Doing so, means you’re ready to move forward in recovery. A substance use disorder is a disease. It isn’t an indication of your values, ethics or morals. Substance misuse is a complex illness which requires long-term and multifaceted approaches to treatment. There are three, basic types of clinic and they share many similar characteristics.

Bloomington Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment programs offer 24-hour medical assistance for substance use disorder while clients live on-site at rehab facilities.

Bloomington Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs ask patients to remain at the facility during a specific stage of recovery. Generally, participants are hospitalized during the vulnerable detoxification phase of rehabilitation. Afterwards, you will return home to commute to the clinic for all prescribed therapies.

Bloomington Outpatient Treatment Programs
  • Outpatient treatment programs share characteristics with both retreat-based and partial hospitalization programs like the detoxification process, individual and group behavioral counseling and preparation an aftercare fellowship.

Bloomington Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Substance use disorders are insidious diseases. Psychological research has yet to define why humans develop this dangerous condition, but they do know it stems from aspects of your life like heredity, environment, trauma and access to the substance.

Detox has become synonymous with rehabilitation. However, it is possible to go through detox without experiencing recovery due to that detox treats only the symptoms of a substance use disorder.

Rehabilitation is a long-term, deviating course which requires your patience. Success isn’t defined by sobriety. Success is defined by the ability to return to recovery despite mistakes or relapses.

Avoid any facility making promises regarding instant recuperation or a life-long fix via the detoxification process. For real recovery, you will need to commit to a plan that helps you throughout your life.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Bloomington

Aftercare fellowships like Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery are where you will complete the bulk of your recuperation. Mutual-aid groups like AA are an abundant resource of information, support and guidance. Regardless of whether you’re an absolute atheist or devout Catholic, there’s a meeting that will suit your needs.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous has been a staple in the self-help fellowship cannon since 1935 when Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson devised the 12 steps to help them through their own battles with substance use disorders. In 2017, Alcoholics Anonymous is the most popular fellowship on the planet with over 60,000 meetings held annually in over 130 countries. AA meetings are held in local community centers and churches, but AA doesn’t affiliate with any particular faith or political framework. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are inclusive and welcome people from every walk of life. The spiritual foundation of AA doesn’t tell you whose God to recognize, but only to submit to a higher power of your own choosing.

Just for Today
First United Methodist Church
219 E. 4th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Joy of Sobriety
First Presbyterian Church
221 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Women’s Recovery
Women’s Amethyst House
322 W. 2nd St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is an answer to a need within the recovering community. As the proliferation of narcotics increased across the country, more individuals began to develop substance use disorders. Narcotics Anonymous has only one requirement to join this mutual-aid, non-profit fellowship and that requirement is a desire to stop misusing drugs. Participants take the 12 steps and try to follow the 12 traditions. Members take turn presenting testimonials to the entire group concerning their progress and setbacks along the staircase of the 12 steps. NA shares in Alcoholics Anonymous spiritual foundation but refuses to affiliate with any religion, faith or political institution as a way of retaining their inclusivity.

H.O.W. Group
Recovery Engagement Center
221 N. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Ask-It Basket Group
First Christian Church
205 E. Kirkland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Gimme Shelter Group
First United Church
2420 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a mutual-aid fellowship with a scientific base instead of a spiritual foundation like the bedrock found in Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Addiction Recovery Training. There are four main points in the SMART Recovery program:

  1. Developing and enhancing new methods to motivate your-self to stay sober.
  2. Manage impulses.
  3. Cope with the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that exacerbate your substance use disorder.
  4. Find a life-style balance between instant gratifications and long-term enjoyments.

If you’re interested in joining a SMART Recovery group, get in touch with the facilitator to make sure the meeting is accepting new members and is appropriate for your recovery.

ESP of Indiana
1645 State Rd. 46
Greensburg, IN 47240

The Professional Center
3934 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40216

Louisville Monday
4414 Churchman Ave.
Louisville, KY 40215

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon were created to help your loved ones cope with the reality and consequences of this disease. Al-Anon meetings are for people who love someone fighting with an alcohol use disorder. Nar-Anon is for the family and friends of those struggling with a narcotic use disorder.

The stigmas and misinformation surrounding substance use disorders are slowly dissipating in the United States. Yet, groups like Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are keys in helping people understand the truth about this illness and why people contract it. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon follow the same principles found in the 12 steps and 12 traditions of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. The only requirement for attending a meeting is to need the community to help cope with a loved ones’ illness.

Fresh Start AFG
First United Church
2420 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Tuesday Noon
First Presbyterian Church
221 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

S.O.S. Seekers of Serenity
Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

A rehab treatment program is a gift for anyone suffering from a substance use disorder. The calm and concentrated practice of important skills and coping mechanisms help patients remain dedicated to the management of their condition.

If your circumstances allow for you to take a break from the strains and influences of your daily life, then take it. The absence of temptations and focused energy on building well-being are the cornerstones of a successful rehabilitation. Remember a substance use disorder is a chronic condition which requires continual attention and monitoring. Success isn’t a straight line to sobriety it’s the determination to return to your recovery despite any bumps in the road.

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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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