Recovery is a lifelong process.

ICFR is committed to providing state-of-the-art, client-centered substance abuse education and treatment. We believe recovery is a lifelong process. Our services are designed to help patients begin the process of recovery and to develop support systems in the community in order to begin rebuilding their lives. Our primary treatment approach is group therapy with supplemental individual counseling sessions.

Our treatment services are guided by the following principles:

  • Addiction is a brain chemistry disease that clients did not intentionally contract. Addiction is preventable and treatable.
  • Recovery is a lifelong process.
  • The client assumes an active role in his/her own treatment.
  • Treatment services are designed to address assessed needs utilizing client strengths and natural supports to establish goals, individual to each consumer.
  • Abstinence from alcohol, illicit drugs, all non-prescribed medications and other mood-altering chemicals is the desired substance abuse related goal for clients with a dependency diagnosis.
  • Group therapy is the primary treatment modality for the majority of the clients we serve.
  • Client input is important, therefore, planning and evaluation of services is a shared responsibility of staff and clients.


ICFR also follows NIDA’s (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Principles of Effective Treatment:

  • No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals.
  • Treatment needs to be readily available.
  • Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her alcohol and drug use.
  • An individual’s treatment and recovery plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person’s changing needs.
  • Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness.
  • Counseling (individual and/or group) and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction.
  • Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies.
  • Addicted or drug-abusing individuals with co-existing mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way.
  • Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective.
  • Possible drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously.


Treatment programs should provide assessment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases to modify or change behaviors that place themselves or others at risk of infection.



ICFR digs deeper into the root of addiction and/or alcoholism. 

Our integrated team of psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, nurses and therapists are not only experts in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. They also possess extensive expertise treating other psychiatric, psychological and medical conditions that contribute to dependence on drugs, including patients with a dual diagnosis.

We assess each patient’s entire history of substance abuse, as well as symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression. Assessment may uncover related addictions, such as prescription medication dependence or eating disorders that may have originated prior to drug abuse. Our addiction experts are also trained to recognize efforts to conceal dependence on cocaine, heroin, or other narcotics, or to offset their symptoms.

Indiana Center For Recovery’s alcohol and drug addiction treatment team also digs deeper into the underlying causes and conditions of the entire addictive disease process. As a result, they often identify co-occurring psychiatric conditions not addressed by past treatment facilities who may have focused primarily on intervention or detox. If unaddressed or under-addressed, co-occurring disorders frequently lie at the root of repeated relapses.

Patients who come to our beautiful Bloomington, Indiana recovery facility for drug abuse or alcoholism treatment receive much more than education about the disease of addiction and instruction about the process of recovery.

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Indiana Center For Recovery
1004 W First Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

Tel: (812) 822-2510
Fax: (888) 516-3613