The community of Muncie lies approximately one hour northeast of Indianapolis. Recent news headlines indicate that law enforcement officers remain focused on reducing the local drug problem. News stories often tell the tale of meth labs busted, drug induced crime and the arrests that occur in an effort to make the community safer for all residents. However, law enforcement officers are also all too aware of the number of repeat offenders leading a criminal lifestyle to support a drug addiction.
While arrests and incarceration temporarily solve a problem, eventually the criminals return to the streets, to their habit and to the illegal means of getting their drug of choice. State prison programs actively work with inmates to ensure sobriety upon release. However, chemically dependent offenders jailed in Muncie and other local facilities do not have this option. Local legislators continue pursuing options to bring about more effective solutions.
Muncie Substance Abuse
Statistics in the last decade suggest that there are at any giving time there are:
- More than 3,250 marijuana users
- More than 1,420 people abusing prescription medications
- More than 500 people addicted to cocaine
- More than 200 people using hallucinogens
- More than 130 people getting high on inhalants
- At least 30 heroin addicts
Additionally, police estimate that every year, three people die from an accidental drug overdose.
All too often, addicts turn to many different types of crimes to ensure a steady supply of their chosen drug. Without help, the cycle of addiction and crime continues. Friends or family members can intervene for the sake of a loved one before legal problems occur.
- Consult with a physician, therapist, clergy member or other professional for assistance
- Find out more about your loved one's particular addiction
- Research treatment facilities
- Arrange an intervention with the help of an addiction specialist
- Establish boundaries, protect yourself and other family members
- Consider counseling for yourself
Knowing When to Travel for Treatment
If you or a loved one is searching for a drug and alcohol rehab center, one of the key decisions you will need to make is where you want to go to rehab geographically. In other words, do you want to stay in your hometown or travel for treatment?
Many of the treatment programs that can be found in other cities offer amenities that you may not find in your home area. For example, some hotel-like features that are more high-end are often in bigger facilities in rural areas. With a holistic approach to recovery, these facilities have yoga classes, specialty meal options, comfortable living arrangements and more. They cater to those who value and are able to pay for such amenities. For those who are looking for more affordable options, outpatient rehabs or those located within city limits may make more sense.
To start your journey toward sobriety, give us a call so that we can help with this critical decision. We have experienced and informative service representatives standing by to help you navigate your options.