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A privately-owned treatment center dedicated to helping people addicted to opiates and other dangerous substances has opened in Bloomington.
The Indiana Center for Recovery, which opened June 28, is a family-owned and operated center that offers a long-term rehabilitation program for those suffering from alcoholism and opioid addiction. The center offers a treatment program ranging from two to six months in length, and can treat up to 57 patients at a time.
The center’s co-founder, Saul Kane, says most government-funded treatment centers in Indiana allow patients to stay for an average of 13 days. Kane says the decision to remain privately-funded allows them to provide more for those seeking treatment, including a longer timeline for recovery.
“We’ve looked into those types of options with other facilities that we’ve opened up before, and what it really came down to is that there just wasn’t enough funding to provide a patient with what they really need to recover and start to put together a life for themselves,” Kane says.
According to the center’s website, the program revolves on five “domains of treatment,” including physical fitness, mental health, emotional maturity, social responsibility and spiritual resilience.
The treatment also focuses on “family-involved” therapy, which Kane says aims to treat the environment at home.
Kane says that if nothing at home has changed after someone finishes treatment, returning to the same environment can contribute to substance abuse.
“When they come back home, the same patterns of enabling and codependency are still in place,” Kane says. “Nothing’s even rearranged.”
Kane says the program has also helped patients from other states, including Wisconsin and Ohio, as well as Indiana.