Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring all developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve. 

Please note the following updates:

Screening Policy:

ARS facilities are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures and systems in place. All patients are administered a rapid COVID-19 test prior to admission. 

A pre-admission acceptance is a preliminary determination that indicates you are appropriate for admission to our facility. Based on your presentation upon arrival or during your stay, it may be determined that a different facility may be more appropriate.

Visitation Policy:

For the safety of all patients, family members, visitors and staff, visitors may only enter an ARS facility during designated visitation times. A patient’s treatment team must approve any visitor,. Patients in the medical detox or inpatient programs do not have in-person visitors to allow them to focus on their recovery.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or further concerns about any of our policy updates, please check back frequently, or you can reach out directly by calling 855-387-3291.

Next Steps 

Now that you’ve decided to begin treatment at The Recovery Village, it’s time to prepare for your stay. Knowing what to bring, what to leave behind and how to reach our Indianapolis center sets the stage for lifelong recovery.

What to Bring

This guide ensures you have everything you need while you’re with us, so you can focus on what’s really important — getting better. Bring no more than one (1) bag or piece of luggage. Anything more than what may fit in one piece of luggage will be placed in storage for your full stay and will not be available to you. We recommend that new residents pack the following items for treatment:


  • Picture ID: State/Government valid ID/Driver’s License/Passport
  • Necessary travel documentation
  • Relevant medical records/list of providers with contact information
  • A list of family members and their contact information


  • A form of payment (debit card, credit card, cash, or checkbook)
  • A small amount of cash ($200)
  • A prepaid visa gift card (only this will be used for all purchase facilitated by staff on your behalf.)
  • Credit card


  • All non-narcotic and non-controlled necessary medications must be brought with you


  • season-appropriate clothing
  • sweater or jacket for indoors and outdoors
  • long pants, shorts, socks, undergarments
  • ladies’ proper undergarments
  • men’s proper undergarments
  • tennis shoes (only covered shoes)
  • comfortable & discrete work-out wear
  • comfortable sleepwear

Personal Care

All personal care items must be sealed, unopened in original packaging.

  • eyeglasses/contacts/sunglasses
  • dental flossers
  • hairbrush
  • unopened hygiene supplies without alcohol in the first three
  • alcohol-free mouthwash
  • toothbrush, unopened toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • shampoo and conditioner *alcohol free
  • sunscreen
  • face wash and moisturizer
  • lotion
  • lip balm
  • feminine products
  • contact lens solution *alcohol free
  • disposable razors (secured and checked in/out at specific times.)
  • blow dryer/styling tools (secured and checked in/out at specific times.

*Not allowed in detox level of care


  • Must be unopened. Please bring enough cigarettes cartons for the entirety of your stay, they cannot be purchased during care.

Personal Comfort (Optional, facility supplies are available)

  • hobby items (journals, sketchbooks, adult coloring books and pencil set, word games, etc.)
  • reading material
  • Music: an MP3, 1st Generation Ipod with ear buds/headphones (Nothing with WiFi capability will be accepted.)
  • unopened card decks, games, and sporting equipment

What Not to Bring

Rehabilitation is an opportunity to distance yourself from the people, places and ways of thinking that contribute to your drug or alcohol use. Because of this, we prohibit patients from bringing certain items to The Recovery Village Indianapolis to help them focus on recovery. Items not permitted at our facility include:

Drugs, Alcohol, Controlled Substances

  • drug or alcohol paraphernalia including CBD and THC products (will be destroyed upon admission)
  • prescribed narcotic or controlled substances (will be destroyed upon admission)
  • drugs or alcohol (will be destroyed upon admission)
  • vapes, e-cigarettes, black and mild’s, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and pipe tobacco


  • laptop, tablets, i-pad, Kindle, smart watch (no items with WiFi capabilities)
  • cameras, handheld video camera, audio recorder


  • overly revealing clothing
  • short shorts
  • clothing depicting: drugs, drug paraphernalia, explicit language and/or images, politically charged slogans

Personal Care

  • perfume, cologne with alcohol in the first three ingredients
  • opened toiletry products
  • exercise/metabolic supplements
  • essential oils
  • non-ADA Certified service animal/emotional support animal


  • weapons (including guns, bullets, pocketknives)
  • pornographic material: literature, video, audio, devices or clothing
  • aerosol products (hairspray, deodorant, etc.)
  • wire clothes hangers
  • blankets, pillows or stuffed animals
  • Gang paraphernalia

This is not an exhaustive list. Final determination of any other contraband is at the discretion of the treatment team.

Travel Details 

Wherever you’re coming from, our intake coordinators at The Recovery Village make sure you arrive at our center in a safe and timely manner. During the admissions process, all necessary travel accommodations are booked and confirmed by you or your loved ones. If you’re traveling by air, you’ll be picked you up from the airport and transported to the center.

Expectations After Arrival 

To ensure the safety and sobriety of both new and current patients, each resident must consent to a search of both their person and belongings upon arrival at The Recovery Village Indianapolis. During this search, staff members will collect any items not permitted during treatment and store them in a safe and secure place until your stay is over. Additional random searches may be conducted throughout your time at The Recovery Village Indianapolis.

Phone Use 

Because healing is your first priority, keeping distractions to a minimum is key for recovery. For the safety and privacy of all patients, cell phone will be securely stored until discharge. After a safety call and initial 72-hour phone-free stabilization period, you may use the facility phone twice weekly with a clinician or other staff member present.

The Facility 

Centrally located in Indianapolis in a tranquil setting, The Recovery Village Indianapolis is an ideal setting for beginning your recovery. The comfortable accommodations and exclusive amenities set the stage for your healing, self-discovery and acceptance.

Amenities and Therapies

An extensive array of on-site amenities are part of what makes The Recovery Village Indianapolis unique. Amenities and activities may include*:

  • Exercise gym
  • Basketball court
  • Grass volleyball court
  • Recreational lounges with foosball, ping-pong, video games and movies
  • Horseshoes and cornhole
  • Art therapy
  • Laundry and housekeeping for select levels of care
  • On-site washer and dryer for select levels of care

*Activities may change from time to time or from season to season. Access to these amenities varies depending on situational medical recommendations and level of care.


Each day, our in-house culinary team prepare, plan and serve three nutritious meals for all residents. Typically, you will have a few different meals to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options available. Three snacks a day are also provided. No outside snacks or meals are permitted in the center. If you have any food allergies, please let us know prior to your arrival so we can appropriately accommodate you.

Sleeping Arrangements 

Rooms at The Recovery Village Indianapolis provide a comfortable place to rest during your recovery. Generally, two patients occupy each room. However, some rooms may house as many as three patients at a time. Each of these rooms includes one private bathroom that all of the room’s residents share. The number of residents in each room may vary depending on your individual treatment stage and care needs.

A Day in the Life 

Your days at The Recovery Village Indianapolis will be spent learning how to live a life free from drug and alcohol use. You’ll find new hobbies, make lasting connections with others and rediscover your own personal interests without relying on substances.

As you move through the different levels of care, your daily life will change as you gain new insight and advance through treatment. Depending on the level of care, your day may include group and individual therapy sessions, recreational activities and more. While no two programs are exactly alike, you can expect personalized care and healing groups throughout your stay.

Types of Therapy 

During your stay, you’ll participate in a variety of personalized therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to help you conquer addiction by recognizing and overcoming triggers, personal scars and past struggles. Your treatment may include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • SMART Recovery
  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Seeking Safety Counseling
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy

Family/ Support Visits and Therapy 

During treatment, it’s important to reconcile with yourself and your family. While some do better with long-distance family treatment, others may prefer to have visits from parents, spouses or other family members. Because connecting with your past is so important, therapy sessions are held once a week or as deemed clinically appropriate for visiting family members and monthly family weekends give loved ones an opportunity to see your growth firsthand while also participating in family therapy sessions.

Smoking Policy

The Recovery Village Indianapolis allows residents to take periodic smoke breaks during designated times. The timing and frequency of these breaks will be determined based on situational medical recommendations and programming. If you smoke, you will need to bring enough unopened cigarettes or tobacco products for the anticipated length of your stay. Smoking cessation products may be offered during your treatment. Please note that vaporizers (“vapes”) are not permitted.

The Treatment Process 

There are a variety of treatment programs at The Recovery Village Indianapolis, ranging from around-the-clock medical detox and residential care to intensive outpatient care. The treatment programs that you participate in will depend on your own personal needs. Treatment often starts with medical drug and alcohol detox, an intensive process that typically takes between five and 10 days. From there, you’ll either transition to residential care, partial hospitalization or outpatient care, where you’ll continue treatment before formulating an aftercare plan with your medical team.

The entire treatment process varies in length based on individual needs, but often lasts between 30 and 45 days. After treatment, you’ll have the option to transfer to sober living housing or return home, armed with an array of resources. Your treatment may include:

Medically Assisted Treatment 

Depending on the substance, quitting cold turkey can be dangerous and life-threatening. That’s why The Recovery Village Indianapolis provides a regulated medical detox plan and 24-hour care for those in residential treatment. Individualized clinical care and tapering ensures that you have a healthy and comfortable transition. Before leaving The Recovery Village Indianapolis, staff will provide you with a list of local resources and clinics for continuing care as you start your substance-free life.

Alumni Program 

During your treatment, you’ll become a part of a dynamic recovery family. But that camaraderie doesn’t end when you leave The Recovery Village Indianapolis. After treatment, you’ll have access to local recovery resources and professionals to help keep you sober and accountable. Staying connected with others who understand your struggle with virtual and in-person meetups can be a strategic and essential part of continuous recovery.

Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment 

As you are probably aware, nearly all health insurance plans require you to pay some out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance % and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).

Your individual Patient Responsibility will vary based on a number of factors including:

  • Your individual benefits plan
  • Length of stay at facility
  • Type of services received during treatment
  • Other services offered at facility, but not covered by your insurance provider (such as lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)
  • Reasonable boarding fees should you decide to stay with the facility for treatment at outpatient levels of care.

An intake coordinator will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA.

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to being admitted at The Recovery Village to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with The Recovery Village Indianapolis. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.

Medical Disclaimer

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.