National Recovery Month: How to Support your Loved One

National Recovery Month: How to Support your Loved One

Do you have a friend or loved one in recovery from addiction or with mental health concerns? September is National Recovery Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about how you can support them. The Healthy365 Connection Center is here to help both those in recovery, as well as their loved ones and support system. Learn more about the resources we can connect you with and local programs we offer. 

What is Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month, also known simply as Recovery Month, was founded in 1989. This month-long observance is a time to promote new evidence-based treatment and practices, the proud individuals in addiction recovery, and the dedication of service providers and community support systems who help make recovery possible. In particular, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) often releases announcements of new treatment initiatives and funding during National Recovery Month, celebrating individuals during their long-term recoveries as well as grantee organizations who have shown compassion and dedication to the recovery community. 

Tips for supporting someone in recovery

There are many ways that you can support your loved one in recovery. Your first step may be acknowledging that they need help and offering it. They may be nervous to ask for support, but discussing the ways that you are available to help can make a big difference in their recovery. Also, keep in mind that you can’t recover for them. Find ways to encourage their responsibility and offer assistance without enabling them. For someone in recovery, it may be difficult to remember the things they once enjoyed. Help them rediscover their favorite hobbies, talents or goals while making new, healthier lifestyle choices. 

Local recovery treatment centers

As much as you can support someone in recovery on your own, there may be times when they need professional help. This would primarily include the chance of harm to themselves or others, as well as the inability to take care of their own basic needs. The Healthy365 Connection Center can help connect you and your loved one in recovery with a variety of local treatment centers, including residential programs, which offers a break from the stress and temptations of daily life, as well as outpatient units and dual-diagnosis services for patients with comorbid mental health conditions. Additionally, some treatment centers offer programming for specific demographics, such as adolescents, seniors or women in crisis. 

Mental health and substance use pocket guide

Also from Healthy365, our mental health and substance use pocket guide can be especially helpful for determining the best treatment options for someone in recovery. This pocket guide contains the phone numbers for 24-hour crisis hotlines supporting a variety of situations such as suicide prevention, gambling addiction, mental health and addiction resources, eating disorders and more. It also provides readers with a color-coded list of mental health and substance misuse resources, their contact information, and the type of services they provide, including inpatient vs. outpatient, age ranges, dual-diagnosis programming, detox and medication-assisted treatment.

CRAFT Support Group

While being in recovery can be extremely difficult, supporting someone in active addiction or recovery can be stressful as well. At Healthy365, we provide regular sessions of our CRAFT Support Group, which stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training. This 12-week course is designed for adults 18+ who have a family member or friend in addiction, with the goal of getting that person into treatment for recovery. CRAFT is a free program that takes a compassionate approach to communication strategies, empowering you not only to support your loved one in their journey to recovery but to take care of your own well-being too.

If you have questions about helping a loved one with recovery, or the resources that our Healthy365 Support Navigators can connect you with, contact us today at 317-468-4231.

Local Treatment for Substance Misuse

Local Treatment for Substance Misuse

If you or someone you love has fallen into a habit of substance misuse, it’s important to get support. Addiction is one of the most pressing health issues in the Hancock County community, and Healthy365 is here to connect individuals with local treatment options, alleviate suffering and find solutions to these challenges by partnering in healing.

Looking for signs of addiction

There are a number of signs that you may want to watch for if you are concerned about someone’s misuse of a controlled substance. These can include a loss of control when using a substance or engaging in other destructive behavior, frequent risk-taking, as well as neglect of loved ones/interests and other relationship issues. Signs of addiction may also include changing appearance (especially relating to hygiene), a decrease in attendance/performance at work or school, and continued substance use despite these negative consequences. If substance misuse is disrupting your life or that of a loved one, it is likely time to get help. 

Types of local treatment

When you reach out to a Healthy365 Support Navigator to get support for substance misuse, we will discuss your situation, individual needs, and offer suggestions for local treatment options. One of the most common choices for sufferers of substance use disorder is a residential treatment center, which offers a break from the stress and temptations of daily life. Many residential centers also offer outpatient treatment and dual-diagnosis services for patients with comorbid mental health conditions. Some treatment centers may focus specifically on adolescents or women, or larger facilities may offer special programming for these populations. 

Local treatment facilities in Central Indiana

American Addiction Centers offer a 90-day residential rehabilitation, with locations across the country, including one in Indianapolis. Treatment includes detoxification and rehab for substance use disorders, and they also provide dual diagnosis services. 

Ascension St. Vincent Anderson Center is located in the Behavioral and Mental Health Care Division of Anderson’s Ascension St. Vincent Jackson Street campus. They provide mental health and addiction treatment for all ages, including for adolescents with substance abuse issues. Their dedicated programs for addictions to drugs (opioids), alcohol and even gambling offer a personalized recovery process that may include individual therapy, couples or family therapy, group therapy, intensive outpatient counseling or partial hospitalization.

Ascension St. Vincent Stress Center in Indianapolis, offers personalized behavioral and mental health outpatient treatment to youth, adults and seniors who may be struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. Their dual diagnosis treatment focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit.

Bridges of Hope is an accredited Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Anderson that takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing any and all issues related to substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. Bridges of Hope offers inpatient residential rehab, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, specialized living environments, self-help groups, transportation to and from treatment and more. 

Fairbanks Recovery Center is a longstanding treatment provider for drug and alcohol addiction in Indianapolis, and was recently acquired by Community Health Network. Fairbanks offers both inpatient and outpatient programming, including recovering housing and long-term residential services, one-on-one counseling, medication-assisted treatment and even a family support center.

Harbor Light Center in Indianapolis, sponsored by the Salvation Army, provides individuals in need with withdrawal management and detoxification services, a 28-day residential treatment program, a transitional housing program for adult men and women in need of temporary housing, as well as an intensive eight-to-sixteen week outpatient program. 

Hickory House in Greenfield is a standalone, inpatient rehab and treatment center that treats individuals with addictions to alcohol, heroin/opioids, prescription drugs, fentanyl, cocaine and crack. In addition to their residential treatment, they also offer an intensive outpatient program, dual diagnosis treatment and individual/group therapy. 

IU Behavioral Health has multiple addiction treatment and recovery centers in Central Indiana, including locations in Muncie, Martinsville, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Avon and Portland. Outpatient services for adults 18+ at these locations include individual, group and family therapy, dual-diagnosis services, medical-assisted treatment, 12-step program education, recovery coaching, aftercare and more. 

LifeSpring Recovery Campus is located in Jeffersonville and provides men and women aged 18 and older with a one-stop dual-diagnosis experience. Their Integrated Treatment Center is an outpatient setting and the Turning Point Center is a residential facility for those seeking recovery from their behavioral health and addiction issues.

Options Behavioral Health is the most recognized mental health, addiction and psychiatric disorder treatment hospital in Indianapolis, with 24-hour treatment and continuing care beyond an in-patient stay. Options provides care not just for adults but also specifically for teens and seniors. 

Recovery Works is a residential detox facility located in Cambridge City. In addition to their medically-assisted treatment detox services, they also provide counseling, psychiatric services, relapse prevention and more. They even offer a specialized alumni program post-treatment.

Regional Mental Health Center in Merrillville offers both outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs with mental health counseling. Their wraparound addiction services offer guidance and empowerment for adults on the journey to recovery, with admission including (and preference given to) pregnant women. 

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services with more than a dozen locations in Indianapolis. Their fully integrated, dual-diagnosis treatment includes outpatient detoxification, medical-assisted treatment, specialized services for expectant and new mothers and children’s programming, all with a focus on family and community participation.

Tara Treatment Center is located in Franklin, with a 30-day immersive adult program in a home-like environment. Tara also provides a transitional residential and intensive outpatient program, relapse prevention, a variety of experiential approaches such as yoga, equine and art therapy, holistic and dual-diagnosis treatment from a multidisciplinary staff, and family involvement encouraged. 

Valle Vista Health System in Greenwood provides adults with inpatient and outpatient substance misuse programming, including partial hospitalization. Their dual-diagnosis individualized treatment focuses on providing patients with a greater understanding of the cycle of substance abuse and developing long-term strategies. 

Wheeler Mission has multiple locations in Indianapolis that serve a variety of populations. They have a men’s homeless shelter and a residential center with substance misuse services for men (as well as a men’s center in Bloomington), and a center specifically for women and children who are homeless or in need of addiction recovery. 

Mental health and substance misuse

Research shows that there are direct connections between mental health and substance misuse, but in many cases, one or both can go untreated. In an effort to shed more light on these issues — and bring an end to the darkness and suffering, the Hancock Health Foundation is seeking to raise $3.5 million to fund critical support and resources for our community through their Mental Health Campaign

You can help our community further enhance our local treatment options by donating now or spreading awareness about the campaign. With the results of this fundraising initiative, the Hancock Health Foundation plans to hire two new mental health navigators, 10 new licensed social workers, and implement more school-based prevention and early intervention programs along with medication-assisted opioid treatment services.

You can learn more about substance misuse programming by contacting Healthy365 or by supporting the Mental Health Campaign on the Hancock Health Foundation website