How to Find Detox in Indiana

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According to the Center for Disease Control, Indiana lost 1,626 people to drug overdose in 2018.[1] Addiction is a disease, but it is a treatable one, and these deaths are preventable.

At American Addiction Centers we consider it our personal responsibility to prevent as many deaths and as much suffering from drug use as possible, even if it isn’t through one of our own facilities.

Use this page to learn about addiction treatment options in Indiana, how to pay for it, and what licensing and accreditation you should expect from a reputable program.

Types of Rehab in Indiana

Broady, addiction treatment programs fall into three different categories: outpatient, non-hospital residential, and hospital inpatient.

Hospital inpatient facilities are sometimes called detox facilities, although residential and outpatient programs sometimes offer detox services as well. What hospital inpatient facilities offer that other programs don’t is medical staff to help you through painful and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

The World Health Organization states that alcohol withdrawal symptoms include sweating, shakes, anxiety, depression, upset stomach, agitation, and malaise, as well as possible seizures and delirium, and that they last two to five days.[2] Sedative withdrawals are similar to alcohol withdrawals, and opioid withdrawals can include runny nose and teary eyes, chills and aches, goosebumps, and abdominal cramps.[2] Withdrawals can be a health risk or even life threatening, but even when they aren’t, the discomfort can make quitting especially hard.

Outpatient and residential facilities help patients after detox is completed, or if they aren’t struggling with withdrawal symptoms. Residential facilities are best suited for patients who need intensive therapy and isolation from triggers that make them use, while outpatient facilities offer therapy and other services to help patients cope with triggers while still operating in the outside world.

Residential facilities are temporary live-in facilities. Outpatient facilities can range from very intensive programs lasting most of the day everyday, to weekly or monthly personal and group therapy sessions.

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Here is a breakdown of the categories of treatment programs in Indiana:

Type of Care, by number and percent
No. %
Outpatient 339 92.12%
Regular 312 84.78%
Intensive 162 44.02%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 43 11.68%
Detoxification 40 10.87%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 120 32.61%
Residential (non-hospital) 44 11.96%
Short Term 23 6.25%
Long Term 37 10.05%
Detoxification 13 3.53%
Hospital Inpatient 27 7.34%
Treatment 22 5.98%
Detoxification 23 6.25%
Total 368 100.00%

How Much is Rehab in Indiana?

How can people struggling with drug addiction pay for treatment? The National Institute On Drug Abuse reports that methadone maintenance treatment, for example, costs roughly $4,700 per year on average.[3]

Since the costs are typically too much for patients to handle on their own, most won’t pay for treatment directly, but instead rely on their health insurance. Currently, all insurance plans are required to cover treatment for substance use disorder, and none can turn you down for having it.[4] Patients who can’t afford private insurance will likely be eligible for Medicaid, which you can apply for here.[5]

As we said above, intensity and types of treatment come in three different categories, and these can have wildly different costs. Costs also depend on if the facility is public or state funded, if it is nonprofit or for-profit, its amenities, and how recreational the program is.

How much and how you pay will depend on the type of facility.

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Private & State-Funded Rehab in Indiana

As we said above, most patients will pay for treatment through insurance, since this is how most patients can afford a private treatment program, and 96.2 percent of the programs in Indiana are privately run.[6]

The primary advantage of state-funded facilities is the patient often doesn’t need to pay to access the facility at all. But state-run facilities have limited resources, and access to them is often restricted only to patients with the most severe struggles. To be admitted to an Indiana state psychiatric hospital that treats addiction, for example, a patient must be screened by a Community Mental Health Center first.[7]

The following table shows how many facilities in Indiana are private for-profit, private nonprofit, and government-funded:

Facility Operation, by number and percent
No. %
Private Non-Profit 209 56.79%
Private for Profit 145 39.40%
Local, county, or community government 6 1.63%
State government 1 0.27%
Federal Government 7 1.90%
Tribal Government 0 0.00%
Total 368 100.00%

While there are only 14 facilities funded by the federal, state, and local governments, 145 facilities are nonprofit, and as we’ll see in the section following the next one, many facilities offer options for uninsured patients and those who otherwise can’t afford treatment.[6]

Ways to Pay for Rehab in Indiana

As we’ve mentioned above, private health insurance must cover addiction and can’t turn you down for having it.[4] And if you can’t afford private insurance, you likely qualify for Medicaid which you can apply for here.[5]

If for some reason you still can’t get health insurance, you aren’t alone. As of 2019, 8.7 percent of people in Indian do not have health insurance.[8] Thankfully, there are still other options.

There are 4 facilities where treatment is free for all clients, 248 facilities that accept sliding scale fees based on your income, and 126 facilities that offer free treatment to patients who can’t pay.[6] Those 126 facilities that offer free treatment to patients who can’t pay make up a full 34.2 percent of the facilities in Indiana, or more than a third of all treatment facilities in the state.[6]

Here is a breakdown of all of the payment options in the state:

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 348 94.57%
Private Health Insurance 292 79.35%
Medicare 209 56.79%
Medicaid 248 67.39%
State-financed Health insurance 223 60.60%
Federal military insurance 212 57.61%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 4 1.09%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 12 3.26%
Other payments 8 2.17%
Sliding fee scale 248 67.39%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 126 34.24%
Total 368 100.00%


Indiana Treatment Center Accreditations

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction certifies every addiction treatment provider in Indiana.[10] The Joint Commission and CARF are additional voluntary accreditations that demonstrate a facility meets standards above and beyond the state requirements. Any addiction treatment that claims to offer medical detox should be licensed with the Indiana State Department of Health as well.

Here are the statistics on licensing and accreditation in Indiana:

Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent
No. %
Any listed agency/organization 335 91.03%
State substance abuse agency 274 74.46%
State mental health department 266 72.28%
State department of health 110 29.89%
Hospital licensing authority 45 12.23%
The Joint Commission 123 33.42%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 112 30.43%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 11 2.99%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 17 4.62%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 6 1.67%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 11 2.99%
Total 368 100.00%

As you can see, 91 percent of the addiction treatment programs in Indiana have relevant licensing. The 72.3 percent licensed with the state mental health department are more likely to address the triggers that cause you to use, and a good detox facility should be licensed with the state department of health or the hospital licensing facility. As you can see, facilities that have been entrusted with the right licensing and accreditation throughout Indian are numerous.

Finding Addiction Treatment in Indiana

At American Addiction Centers, our goal is to help people find treatment. If you still have questions, that’s okay. We can help. Call our confidential helpline and speak to one of our team members. We can be reached at .