Indiana is mostly made up of farmland a midwestern state best known for the famed Indianapolis 500, which takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Nestled between Illinois and Ohio, Indiana is home to about 6.6 million residents, Indiana's capital city of Indianapolis boasts theaters and galleries along its iconic Massachusetts Avenue.
Alcohol continues to be the most commonly abused drug in Indiana, and according to the Indiana State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup, the rates of various alcohol consumption statistics in Indiana largely mirror those of the United States.
Alcohol consumption comparisons between Indiana and the rest of the United States are as follows:
Consistent with alcohol consumption statistics, drug use in Indiana is very similar to rates and averages for the nation as a whole. Although the midwest has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, Indiana's 2016 opioid overdose death rate was 12.6 deaths per 100,000 people, just below the national average of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people. Further, deaths related to synthetic opioids increased roughly equivalent to the national rate, from 43 to 304 deaths between 2012 and 2016.
The 2015 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) reports information that further solidifies the patterns of substance abuse among Indiana residents. According to the TEDS report, 26 percent of the treatment admissions for Indiana residents ages twelve and older identified heroin or opioids as the primary substance of abuse, compared to 34 percent of all treatment admissions in which alcohol was the primary or secondary drug of abuse.
Addiction treatment is available in Indiana for all stages of addiction and levels of care, which include the following:
Many specific populations need addiction services that may provide a greater sense of personalization and care. Some of the populations which Indiana addiction treatment can serve include:
Payment options for treatment in Indiana include the following:
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