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What to Expect on Your Residential Admission

What to Expect on Your Residential Admission

The first step is to call us and complete an inquiry over the phone.  Our phone is answered 24 hours a day at 812-473-3144.

We will then recommend what your next steps will be. We may suggest your treatment to start at the hospital (to address medical concerns) or we may schedule you a time to start residential treatment.

Please see a list of what can and cannot be brought to Stepping Stone by clicking here.

Pre-admission Questionnaire

Pre-admission Questionnaire

Ready to take the first step? In order to respond to your needs immediately, please call us at 812-473-3144, option 2. We can answer any questions you have and begin the process of gathering information about you and what you have been struggling with. Based on that information, we can make recommendations for next steps. This phone is answered 24 hour hours a day, 7 days a week.

View the Pre-admission Questionnaire

Do I Have a Problem?

Do I Have a Problem?

– Have you ever felt you needed to cut down on your drinking or substance use?
– Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or substance use?
– Have you ever felt guilty about your substance use?
– Have you ever felt you needed to drink or use a substance first thing when you wake up to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please give us a call. 812-473-3144 We are here to help.

Ask a Question

Do you have an addictions related question that we can assist you with? Click here to submit a question and we’ll respond to you as quick as possible (responses may take up to 2 business days). If you have an urgent addictions related need, please contact us at 812.473.3144 so that we may provide quicker assistance. For all other questions that are not addiction related, please click here to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost?
A: At Stepping Stone we do not turn anyone away due to inability to pay. We work on a sliding fee scale based on your income and your number of dependents. If you do not have health insurance, we will help you apply for coverage.

Q: Do you have walk-in hours?
A: At Stepping Stone we offer a walk-in clinic the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and the 2nd and 4th Friday at 7:00 a.m. You must call Stepping Stone first to let them know that you will be coming to the walk-in clinic.

Q: How long are your programs?
A: The program length depends on the treatment that is needed for the individual. That will be determined once a person comes in for an initial assessment.

Q: Do you only provide service for substance addiction?
A: Stepping Stone is an addictions treatment facility. We help those with many different addictions, including alcohol/drugs as well as other addictions that are not related to substances, such as gambling and sex addiction.

Q: As a parent, can I make my child go to treatment?
A: If your child is over the age of 18 you cannot force them into treatment. If they are under the age of 18 please visit our children’s services for more information. Also, please consider our CRAFT program for concerned significant others of those in active addiction.

Q: Do you have to be an Indiana Resident to get help?
A: Due to our funding from the state of Indiana, our priority is to serve residents of Indiana. However, there may be some circumstances that will allow us to serve others from another state. If we cannot serve you due to your residency, we are happy to assist in finding another provider.

Q: What do I bring for residential treatment?
A: Please see a list of what can and cannot be brought to Stepping Stone by clicking here.

What to Expect on Your First Outpatient Visit

When you arrive for your first visit in outpatient, we have a few steps for you to complete prior to meeting a therapist.

Step 1: We have computers in our lobby (like a kiosk) where you will enter in your health information and other information that we need to know that will help us understand why you are here.

Step 2: Our support staff will then meet with you privately to review standard forms and have you sign them, if you agree. We require you to sign a consent to treat you (gives us permission to see you) and we will also offer you a copy of our privacy practices. If there are people you would like involved in your treatment, or have us share information with, we will also have you sign a Release of Information to give us permission to do so.

Step 3: If you do not have insurance, we can help! We can apply for Presumptive Eligibility for Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and if you are approved, your insurance starts immediately. You will then have approximately 30-60 days to complete the full application for HIP. We do have an insurance navigator that can assist you with this

Step 4: You will see a therapist with a Masters Degree in Social Work that specializes in Addictions and Mental Health. They will review your information provided and will work with you to develop a plan for treatment.

This first appointment is to discuss what problems you have been having and develop a plan for treatment. Future appointments will be scheduled at that visit after you agree on a plan. This first visit will not involve seeing a physician.