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Resources for Substance Abuse Education and Assessment Services

Need a substance abuse education course or assessment from an Indiana certified provider?

Follow these two easy steps:

Step 1: Use the Court Alcohol & Drug Program directory to determine if the county you live in has an IOCS-certified provider; if so, call the program and find out if the program can provide the services you need.

Step 2: If your county does not have an IOCS-certified provider, or the program in you county cannot provide the services you need, call the Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) referral line at 1-800-662-4357.  You may also find a substance abuse treatment provider through the national provider locator. If you are a commercial driver license holder, such as a truck driver, and need addiction services approved by the Department of Transportation, use DOT’s online provider locator

Things to Know

The Indiana Office of Court Services (IOCS) certifies court-based substance abuse interventions.  In Indiana there are 54 counties that operate IOCS-certified programs; approximately 50% of these programs, however, are probation based and do not accept individuals for services unless the individuals are also on probation in their county.  IOCS-certified programs may perform a limited assessment and offer substance abuse education and information courses ranging from 8-20 hours for clients referred from the criminal justice system.  Individuals are only eligible for IOCS-certified program services if they have a prior charge or conviction for a substance abuse related offense, or where substance use was a contributing factor in committing an offense.  Additionally, most programs require individuals to have a limited assessment prior to placing them in a substance abuse education or information course.

Indiana’s DMHA certifies mental health and substance abuse treatment providers.  DMHA- certified providers may offer individuals a comprehensive mental health/substance abuse assessment, intensive out-patient therapy, group therapy, or substance abuse education/information courses.

Disclaimer: Each state has its own addiction education and service requirements; you are responsible for checking to see if Indiana's services meet any other state's requirements.  The Indiana Office of Court Services does not provide research, legal advice, or legal services to the public and does not have access to individual court records.  Information on this website should not be construed or interpreted as such.

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