When Mike was 13 years old he found himself experimenting with marijuana and alcohol with friends. Soon after he began taking pills and eventually harder drugs to deal with life. Mike got sober for the first time when I was 18. He left Philadelphia, his hometown, and travelled to Los Angeles and was taken under the wing of a staff member at the sober living where he lived. Mike says, “I’ll never forget what that person did for me and ever since I have set out to do the same for someone else who was as scared and hopeless as I was. I love recovery and if it weren’t for the staff of a few facilities I don’t think I could have learned how to be a person in recovery.” “Damn right I like the life I live, cause I went from negative to positive and it’s all good” -Notorious B.I.G.
Indiana Center for RecoveryADD YOUR REVIEW
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
The Indiana Center for Recovery is located minutes away from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Our facility is situated just a mile away from historic downtown Bloomington, nestled among the quiet sycamores within 14 miles of the largest lake in the state, Lake Monroe. We are a place of healing in the heartland of the United States, and are known as a center of excellence throughout the mid-west and surrounding areas. We are looked to as the premier facility in Indiana, offering affordable, high quality addiction treatment. We are a place one seeks to get and stay sober, where families are reunited, and to be introduced to a solution that really works. Our patients work hand in hand with a highly credentialed team of qualified, licensed professionals to individualize a treatment plan that meets each particular patient's needs. Co-occurring disorders are addressed as well as career, educational, and life ambitions. A real plan of action is then implemented, and we partner in your recovery every step of the way.
Indiana Center for Recovery Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
- Animal Therapy
Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Mike Lazar - BHT Supervisor
Jackie Daniels - LCSW, Executive and Clinical Director
Jackie Daniels is a person in long-term recovery, clinical social worker and recovery advocate. Jackie has worked since 2000 to prevent, treat, and provide support to individuals living in addiction recovery. Previous employers include Meadows Hospital, Centerstone, and in August, 2017, Jackie left Indiana University to join the Indiana Center for Recovery as the Executive Director. A clinical social worker since 2005, she also is adjunct faculty for the Indiana University School of Social Work, teaching courses on substance use and addictions practice. Jackie is a recovery advocate, providing the “Faces and Voices of Recovery” Recovery Messaging training to individuals wishing to challenge the stigma of addiction through the use of personal messaging. In 2012, Jackie’s story was featured on Lifetime’s Teen Trouble with Josh Shipp. In 2016, Jackie was responsible for bringing the overdose antidote, naloxone, to Indiana University, now available free and anonymously to IU students. Jackie works tirelessly to promote rights, compassion, and understanding for those in recovery from addiction. Most recently, Jackie was part of a cover story for Bloomington’s hometown magazine, Bloom Magazine called “Voices of Recovery.” “There is no person walking the face of the earth who demonstrates more courage, dignity, honesty, and integrity, than a person in recovery.”
Cheyann Peckinpaugh - MS, Therapist
Cheyann is a Purdue graduate, but don’t hold it against her. She loves Bloomington and has even attended a few IU games dressed in Cream and Crimson. She grew up in Lafayette as the daughter of a high school basketball coach. Indiana basketball runs in her blood. Cheyann went on to graduate from Kaplan University with a Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Addiction Counseling. She gained experience at Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center as a group facilitator before heading to Centerstone as a family support specialist. Cheyann is passionate about this important work after losing a close relative to a long battle with addiction. She has first-hand understanding of the impact early intervention can have on keeping families committed to recovery. She joined The Indiana Center for Recovery in September 2017 and is looking forward to bringing innovative creative ideas to the incredible team. She is passionate about cathartic group facilitation because "together we can bring our clients hope." “What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” -Robert Schuller
Carmen Levasseur - LCSW,Therapist
Carmen grew up in New York, graduating in 2007 from New York University with a Masters in Social Work. She worked as a therapist for 6 years at Greenwich House, an outpatient substance abuse and mental health clinic in NYC. She facilitated groups that included Art therapy, parenting, relapse prevention and LGBT support. After obtaining her clinical license in 2014, she moved to Bloomington IN. She has experience in trauma informed treatment, motivational interviewing and relational psychotherapy. Carmen, who is also in recovery believes in the healing connection between people. “Let us enjoy the art of living” Maya Angelou “They will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
How Our Help Line Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org help line is a private and convenient solution. Caring advisors are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC) or a paid sponsor.