Are you addicted? Get help now.
You are not alone. Call the Indiana Addiction Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit here to live chat with a representative.
You can also call 2-1-1 or click here to connect with help.
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Locate resources in your area
The Indiana Crimal Justice Institute (ICJI) compiled a list of community-based support resources for the State of Indiana. These resources include counseling, detox, healthcare, housing, substance use disorder assistance, and support groups. Click this link and find your county within the Indiana State Police (ISP) districts for more information.
A combination of medication and counseling and behavioral therapy is an effective method in treating opioid dependency.
Indiana has 13 Opioid Treatment Programs across the state. Find the one closest to you here.
Recovery Works focuses on pre-incarceration diversion services and post-incarceration re-entry services, which not only hopes to divert low-level offenders from incarceration to community services, but to reduce recidivism by 20%, as well. Promoting recovery through community support and treatment/intervention is critical in reducing the number of persons with mental health and addiction disorders that are entering our criminal justice system. Check out more info here.
The first step to recovery is recognizing you need help
Some people who use heroin or other opiates don’t think they have an issue with misuse.
Denial often prevents people from recognizing and admitting that they are battling a opioid use disorder. And when they do try to quit, they often suffer from withdrawal symptoms that make them go back to the drug they were using in the first place. It’s a vicious and often deadly cycle.
Seven signs you might have an opioid use disorder.
- Have you started using higher doses to get the same effect that a lower dose used to provide?
- Have you decided to quit more than once but were never successful?
- When you wake up in the morning, is getting high the first thing to enter your mind?
- If you do stop for a day, do you find yourself getting anxious or agitated within several hours of your last dose?
- Have you ever experienced vomiting, diarrhea, nausea after quitting for a short period of time?
- Are you less interested in activities that you used to enjoy?
- Have you used opioids when it could harm yourself or someone else, such as when you are driving or caring for children?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you might need to seek help.
Parents, family & friends—is someone you love battling opioid use disorder?
When a child or loved one is suffering, you want to do everything in your power to help.
But addiction can be difficult to overcome, even with a strong support network, professional help and repeated attempts.
The important thing is not to give up hope.
If you are afraid that a friend or family member is at risk of an opioid overdose, you can obtain Naloxone (Narcan®) which can provide some peace of mind and could save a life.
Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids and can be administered when a person shows symptoms of an overdose. When administered, a person typically shows a response to the naloxone within five minutes, but may require additional doses depending on the type and amount of opioids in his or her system. Naloxone is NOT a substitute for medical attention and those who administer it are required to call 911. To learn more, click here.
Naloxone is available to anyone. Entities registered on the optIN site can also offer naloxone to people who may be at risk of an overdose or those who are close to them. See training opportunities…