Addiction services

Specialized addictions programs

Oaklawn offers specialized addictions treatment programs for adolescents and adults in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. Our programs are designed to treat complex addictions, in addition to traditional addictions treatment. Services can include 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 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.

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.

Steps for successful recovery

  • Participation in all sessions
  • Recommended attendance at community support groups such as AA, NA, or Celebrate Recovery
  • Family involvement
  • Follow-up with a continuing care program

 Benefits of IOP programs

  • Multiple modalities of support
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Quick access to therapy
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Opportunity to share with adults with similar experiences
  • Reports available to employers, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), managed care communicators, court systems and probation
  • Certified by Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
  • Alcohol and drug screens utilized

Program fees

We will contact your insurance company to obtain prior approval for services. Based on your income and family size, you may be eligible for assistance through our ability-to-pay scales. Staff will talk with you about your particular payment arrangements.

For more information

For more information, or to enroll in our programs, please contact our Access Center at 574-533-1234 for Goshen and Elkhart campuses, or 574-283-1234 for our South Bend campus.

Download our brochure here.


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