Deaconess Cross Pointe » Local Services

Below are some local resources that can help you learn more about behavioral health and substance abuse topics. These resources are from organizations that are part of the Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force, and the links will take you to the community member’s website.

Deaconess Cross Pointe

Contact: Janie Chappell
Work Phone: 812-476-7200 Website:
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Deaconess Cross Pointe offers a speakers’ bureau with speakers on a variety of topics. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Substance Use and Abuse,
  • Reasonable Suspicion Training for employers on recognizing substance use and abuse,
  • The Relationship Between Substance Use and Abuse and Suicide.

Strengthening Our Community
Deaconess Cross Pointe is committed to improving the well-being of members of the community. To achieve this goal, we offer programs that provide support directly to individuals who need assistance, and we sponsor events that allow community members to help others in need.

Suicide prevention, awareness and education
Deaconess Cross Pointe offers suicide awareness and education programs for community members from teens through adults. Programs are offered at no cost as a community service.

Speakers’ Bureau
Deaconess Cross Pointe offers the community a Speakers’ Bureau that includes health professionals who can speak to groups about a variety of mental health and addiction-related topics.

  • Stress management
  • Burnout
  • Anger management
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Chemical dependency
  • Depression
  • Suicide prevention, awareness and education
  • Other topics as requested

Behavioral Health Resources
Information and resources for patients who want to learn more about their illness and for their loved ones who want to help.

To inquire about community services, or to request a speaker contact Janie Chappell, 812-471-4521.


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.

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)
Adult Chemical Dependency Program

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 program is held three evenings a week
  • Family education is provided during the treatment program
  • After-care meetings are twice a week
  • All clients are required to attend 12-step meetings in addition to the treatment program

Dual Diagnosis

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.

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.


When you or someone you love is suffering from a mental health issue, every aspect of your life is affected. We are experts in helping patients manage or even overcome emotional, behavioral, or chemical dependency problems.


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