Alcohol and drug abuse rates in the state of Indiana have soared in the last few years because Indiana is a major transit and distribution point of illegal drugs. The number of inpatient treatment centers in Indiana has multiplied as well.
Cocaine and crack, but not heroin, are widely available in Indiana.
Over the years, Indiana has seen an increase in the use of meth and the number of meth labs in the state has significantly increased. Raw materials used to manufacture meth are widely available. The abuse of club drugs in the state is significant. Common club drugs abused in the state include ketamine, MDMA, and GHB. The use of marijuana has more than doubled over the last three years. In light of this, there are a number of inpatient treatment centers in Indiana.
Inpatient alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities provide long and short-term treatment programs for addicts. In long-term programs, the addict is confined to the treatment facility for up to one year. Long-term programs are effective for heavy addictions.
A long-term residential treatment program helps addicts by giving them social skills. Through interaction with other addicts and staff, the addict is able to develop interaction skills. These skill are vital for the addict in rebuilding relationships between the addict and his family and friends.
Another important point to note about long-term residential treatment program is that the addict is helped to develop positive belief systems, break damaging beliefs about his or her addiction, and change his or her behavioral pattern.
In short-term treatment program, the patient undergoes brief three month treatment followed by extended outpatient therapy. Short-term programs also entails aftercare support. Aftercare services are instrumental in preventing relapses. Other therapies and programs offered at inpatient treatment centers include detox, cognitive behavioral therapy, individualized drug counseling therapy, and group therapy.