Our community supports those with substance use disorders and the people who love them. The Task Force wants everyone to have access to affordable and effective treatment options.
Treatment – To help someone with an illness, one must first identify or diagnose the illness. Then proper treatment and recovery can begin. Individuals and families seeking treatment have many different needs. Consequently, treatment and recovery can mean different things for each person and family. Treatment and recovery may involve individual therapy, group counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous, Families Anonymous, Alanon, family education and counseling, Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT), psychiatric care, proper health care, medication, faith-based counseling, and/or other options.
These resources promote the diverse treatment options available in our community and provide links to resource that explain various treatment approaches. These resources can help individuals or those who love them find and hopefully start the treatment options that are best for them.
Disclaimer: The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force does not endorse any one method or approach to treatment and recovery over another. We hope that the information and resources we provide will help individuals and families make the decisions that are best for them.
The reader will learn about Deaconess Cross Pointe's Modified Matrix intensive outpatient treatment program and the Medication-Assisted Treatment program
A variety of substance abuse treatment resources are available to people seeking help. This document provides a list of residential and outpatient service providers, along with their contact information.
Consider these local resources from organizations that are part of the Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force to access treatment care for you or a loved one. These links will take you to the community member’s website.
Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare’s provides outpatient treatment for addiction at all of our outpatient offices in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. Our Stepping Stone location on Evansville’s east side at 4001 John Street offers services to those who need more intense treatment. At Stepping Stone, we offer the entire continuum of care for addiction – from outpatient to residential services – within the walls of one facility. Patients may participate in different programs as they progress through recovery.
St. Vincent Adult Behavioral Health offers individualized care with a multi-disciplinary approach. Our psychiatrists and therapists will develop a course of treatment that is right for you.
St. Vincent Adult Behavioral Health is here to let you know you are not alone in caring for your loved ones. We understand what patients and their families are going through and want to help everyone involved in feeling better as soon as possible.
A Grace Gathering is a support group for the Mothers of Addicts led by certified Life Coach, Andre’a Grace Phillips. It is a safe place where we “hold space, and extend Grace” to all who have children that suffer with the disease of addiction. We invite all to Share without Shame, and learn about how Your Life Matters as much to God and to this world as your addict’s life does. Gatherings take place every other Saturday morning at New Beginnings Lakeside, and every other Wednesday evening at 909A Kenmore Drive.
For more information you can find Andre’a Grace Phillips on facebook or can email her or call/text 812-204-8509 with questions. All are welcome!
Our CARE (Call Assessment Referral Evaluation) team is available for confidential consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 812-476-7200 or toll free at 800-947-6789 or e-mail with questions or referrals.
The basic philosophy of chemical dependency treatment at Deaconess Cross Pointe is that chemical dependency is a disease with a specific set of symptoms, treatment objectives and treatment techniques.
Before admission to the outpatient chemical dependency program, patients are assessed by one of our licensed and trained professionals. After the assessment, a physician and chemical dependency therapist determine the appropriate level of care, which may include inpatient or outpatient treatment.
The Adult Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment Program includes group counseling, family counseling, education, relapse prevention, individual case management and introduction into the recovery community and lifestyle. Program length is determined by individual progress in completing treatment goals; however, the average length of time for completion is six weeks.
The initial phase of treatment may include a detoxification period. During this time, patients are monitored for signs and symptoms of withdrawal. While the focus of this period of treatment is medical safety, an introduction to rehabilitation is also begun. The length of this phase of treatment varies based on each patient's need; however, the average length of medical detoxification is three days.
Addiction is a powerful and difficult condition to treat. We approach addiction through medical intervention (detoxification), where appropriate, followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Our program model is based upon cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in conjunction with COGNIT, an internet based e-learning and continuous recovery management tracking system. This system provides patients with 24 hour access to education and relapse prevention support tools, both during hospital treatment and following discharge. The use of non-addictive, anti-craving medications is also available based upon physician recommendations and a patient’s history of compulsions, cravings and relapse.
We treat individuals who may be suffering from one or more of the following conditions: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive/ compulsive thoughts or behavior, post-traumatic stress, auditory and/or visual hallucinations, anger or impulse control issues. A full schedule of treatment activities addresses the biological, psychological, and relationship skills needed for recovery. We focus on inpatient stabilization, in combination with rehabilitation services involving daily group psychotherapy, family therapy, nutritional education, activity therapy, spirituality sessions and medication education.
Aging adults face unique and challenging concerns including safety, physical decline, loss of independence, medication reactions, cognitive decline and multiple personal losses. These issues require special attention and are often contributing factors to acute depression or other serious mental health issues. Our programming is designed to address concerns with physical and cognitive wellbeing, loss of independence, reliance on alcohol or medications and separation from or the loss of loved ones. Treatment involves daily group psychotherapy, counseling, family therapy, nutritional education, activity therapy, spirituality sessions and medication education.
This Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County provides a list of treatment-related resources around Vanderburgh County. Access the Council’s most recent guide, here.
Hear about the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention designed to help concerned significant others engage treatment-refusing substance abusers into treatment. We are bringing the scientist who co-developed this approach, Dr. Meyer, to Evansville in October, 2017, for private training sessions for behavioral therapists and for free public sessions to engage with our community. Learn more on our events page.
You can find information and local resources from Southwestern Indiana Alcoholics Anonymous at their website http://www.southwesternindianaaa.org/
According to its website, "Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem."
Learn about Al Anon and hear from professionals who can help you to recognize if alcoholism exists in your family.
According to the Indiana Al-Anon website (http://indiana-al-anon.org/about-us/), "Al-Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al-Anon program to their individual situations."
"They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not."
The Indiana Al-Anon Website provides a way to search for Al-Anon meetings in your area: http://indiana-al-anon.org/meetings/
Narcotics Anonymous (https://www.na.org/?ID=aboutus) describes itself as "an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 63,000 weekly meetings in 132 countries worldwide." It describes its program as "a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean."
According to Nar-Anon.org (http://www.nar-anon.org/what-is-nar-anon), "The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind."
"When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and nounhappiness is too great to be overcome."