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.
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.
Treatment Resource Guide
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.
National Health Services
For help with Alcohol
Alcoholics Anonymous http://www.aa.org/
You can find information and local resources from Southwestern Indiana Alcoholics Anonymous at their website http://www.southwesternindianaaa.org/
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/
For help with Narcotics
Narcotics Anonymous https://www.na.org/
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 happiness is too great to be overcome.”