Addiction Services

Specialized addictions programs

Oaklawn offers specialized addiction treatment programs for adolescents and adults in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. Our programs range from traditional to complex, including those who are addicted to more than one substance, people who have failed in other programs or people who are also facing a mental illness.

Adolescent programs

The New Hope Adolescent program is a 28-week intensive substance use treatment program for adolescents with a moderate to severe substance use disorder. Participants learn about substance use, how it affects families and individuals and skills for recovery.

Camp Mariposa is a free weekend overnight camp that supports children ages 9-12 who are impacted by substance use in their families. For many campers, one or both parents struggle with a substance use disorder. Camp Mariposa gives children the knowledge, tools and coping skills to prevent them from developing an addiction of their own and to help break the intergenerational cycle of addiction.

Adult intensive outpatient programs

Addictions Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP):  Participants in IOP, a mixed-gender group, learn skills to become sober and work on communication, relationship skills and goal-setting.

Intensive Outpatient Program for Women: We utilize the Matrix model and provide specialized addictions treatment for women offering them new hope for healing.

Gambling treatment program

Offered in collaboration with our other addictions programs. Length of treatment varies according to a participant’s individual goals. Program components include individual sessions, goal setting, psycho-education, relapse prevention and medication management, as required. Our program also provides referrals to financial counselors and Gambler’s Anonymous.

Brief marijuana treatment

Offered to those in the substance use stages of pre-contemplation and contemplation. The goal is to improve through motivational interviewing. Individual and group sessions are used to assist clients in reaching the action stage.

Medication assisted treatment (MAT)

MAT is an addictions treatment designed to use prescribed medications and therapy to decrease withdrawal symptoms, cravings and make the early days of the recovery process more manageable. Research shows substantially increased positive outcomes using medications and therapy combined.

Continuing care

After the completion of an addictions IOP, participants begin a continuing care program, which includes relapse prevention education and strategies, as well as continued supportive intervention and monitoring.

Family Involvement: Clients, family members and significant others are encouraged to attend our family group therapy.

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