If you are in need of immediate help, or experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 9-1-1.
Prevention and early intervention is a major objective of The Indiana Attorney General's Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force. Seeking early treatment for recovery in many cases prevents problems from becoming irreversible.
There are many considerations for treatment. However, it starts with recognizing a need and then seeking professional assistance. You should always seek professional treatment - detox from prescription painkillers can be dangerous and may require medical treatment throughout the process.
What are my Treatment Options?
There are many different kinds of treatment available throughout Indiana. Depending on your personal preference, and also the severity of the addiction you or a loved one are facing, you might consider:
• Residential or Outpatient Treatment
• Short Term or Long Term Treatment
• Traditional or Alternative Treatment
• For-Profit Facilities or Nonprofit Facilities
• Charter Schools who specialize in assistance with treatment and recovery
The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers a publication called Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask (link to: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/seeking-drug-abuse-treatment), that can assist individuals in finding the right kind of treatment for them. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) (link to: http://www.dpt.samhsa.gov/index.aspx) is also something to consider.
Where do I find treatment?
Finding treatment can sometimes be a challenge, so we have compiled the following list of resources for you to find the treatment that works best for you.
• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (link: http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx) provides several links and help hotlines for many forms of substance abuse and mental health issues. These include:
o 1-800-622-HELP – SAMHSA’s National Helpline, also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service
o Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (link: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/addressSearch.jspx?state=IN)
o Opioid Treatment Program Directory (link: http://dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/directory.aspx)
• Indiana’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (link to: http://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/index.htm) provides several resources specific to Indiana services
• Indiana Mental Health and Addiction Ombudsman 1-800-555-MHAI
What about health insurance?
Insurance options are dependent on the treatment location. For more information on instate treatment options, visit Indiana’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (link to: http://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/index.htm) or call the Indiana Mental Health and Addiction Ombudsman at 1-800-555-MHAI.
Mental Health of American of Greater Indianapolis has some good resources on their website. http://www.mhaindy.net/