Fort Wayne Indiana Addiction Treatment Center

Trust Hickory House Recovery for affordable help treating substance abuse and addiction

At Hickory House Recovery, our dedicated team of experienced and compassionate licensed professionals is committed to helping you on your journey of overcoming addiction, substance abuse, and mental health challenges. Our residential treatment center is located in Greenfield, Indiana, just a short drive from Fort Wayne, and is designed to provide personalized care at an affordable rate to a select number of clients at a time.

What is addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition. People with addiction, severe substance use disorder, have developed a dependence upon using one or more substances, such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it has a negative impact on their life. Addiction affects multiple brain circuits, including those involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and inhibitory control over behavior. Compulsive substance use can cause major changes in the brain that can persist even after you have stopped using that substance.

While it can take a long time for your mind and body to heal as you begin the recovery process of overcoming an addiction, it is well worth it. Hickory House Recovery has been a lifeline for many people who have faced the difficult challenge of overcoming an addiction. If you or a loved one are ready to begin taking that first step toward recovery, we are here to help.

What causes someone to develop an addiction to a substance?

You can become addicted to substances due to a variety of different factors, including biological, psychological, and environmental influences.

Biological Factors: Genetics play a significant role in addiction. You may just have a genetic predisposition that makes you more vulnerable to developing addiction. Additionally, changes in brain chemistry and structure can occur with repeated substance use, making individuals more susceptible to addiction as time goes on.

Psychological Factors: If you have any mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, it can increase the likelihood of substance abuse, especially if you tend to turn to substances as a way to cope with emotional pain, or to self-medicate. Personality traits such as impulsivity and sensation-seeking can also contribute to the development of addiction.

Environmental Factors: Environmental factors, such as peer pressure, social norms, availability of substances, and exposure to trauma or stressful life events, can influence substance use behavior. Family dynamics, socioeconomic status, and cultural influences also play a role in shaping attitudes towards substance use.

Developmental Factors: Age of onset of substance use is a significant factor in addiction development. Early initiation of substance use, especially during adolescence when the brain is still developing, can increase the risk of addiction later in life. Additionally, exposure to substances during critical periods of brain development can have long-lasting effects on brain function and increase susceptibility to addiction.

Reinforcement: The reinforcing effects of substances, such as the euphoria or relief from negative emotions experienced upon use, can create a powerful incentive for continued use. Over time, you may develop tolerance to your substance of choice, requiring increasing amounts of the substance to achieve your desired effects. Eventually, you may experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to cut down or stop use, further perpetuating the cycle of addiction.

Overall, addiction is a complex interplay of genetic, biological, psychological, environmental, and developmental factors, and understanding the influence of these different factors on addiction is crucial for developing effective prevention and treatment strategies.

As you work on your recovery at Hickory House Recovery, our licensed team has multiple treatment options to fit your needs at any stage in the process. We offer both residential and outpatient treatment programs and offer many kinds of evidence-based therapies with trained professionals.

What are common addictions?

Addiction can manifest in various forms, involving substances as well as behaviors. Common types of substance addictions we treat at Hickory House Recovery include:

Alcohol: Excessive and compulsive consumption of alcohol, leading to dependence and negative consequences.

Illicit Drugs: Addiction to substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription opioids.

Prescription Medications: Addiction to prescription drugs, including opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines (anxiety medications), and stimulants.

What are potential consequences of substance abuse?

Alcohol and drug abuse can have a wide range of consequences, affecting various aspects of your life, including your physical health, mental health, relationships, and your overall well-being. Below, you will see some common consequences associated with alcohol and substance abuse. However, keep in mind that everyone’s experience with addiction and recovery is different, and you do not need to experience most of these consequences in order to benefit from treatment and recovery.

Physical Health Effects:


  • Liver damage, including fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis.
  • Cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
  • Respiratory problems, including lung damage and increased risk of infections.
  • Weakened immune system, making individuals more susceptible to illnesses.
  • Increased risk of cancer, particularly of the liver, throat, mouth, esophagus, and colon.
  • Neurological impairments, including memory problems, cognitive deficits, and increased risk of dementia.
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as gastritis, pancreatitis, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

    Mental Health Effects:

  • Increased risk of depression, anxiety disorders, and other mood disorders.
  • Exacerbation of existing mental health conditions.
  • Impaired judgment and decision-making, leading to risky behaviors and accidents.
  • Increased risk of suicide and self-harm.
  • Memory loss and cognitive impairment, particularly with chronic alcohol abuse.

    Social and Interpersonal Consequences:

  • Strained relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers due to behavior while under the influence or as a result of substance-related problems.
  • Social isolation and withdrawal from social activities.
  • Financial difficulties due to spending money on alcohol or drugs, legal fees, medical bills, or loss of income due to decreased productivity or job loss.
  • Legal problems such as DUI (driving under the influence), arrests for possession or distribution of illegal substances, or involvement in criminal activities to support addiction.

    Physical Safety Risks:

  • Increased risk of accidents, injuries, and fatalities due to impaired coordination, judgment, and reaction time while under the influence.
  • Increased risk of involvement in violent incidents, including domestic violence and assault.
  • Risk of overdose, which can be fatal, particularly with opioids, heroin, and certain other drugs.

These consequences can vary in severity depending on factors such as the type and amount of substance used, the frequency and duration of use, individual susceptibility, and the presence of co-occurring mental or physical health conditions. Seeking help and support for alcohol and substance abuse is crucial to minimize these negative outcomes and improve overall quality of life. Reach out to us at Hickory House Recovery today if you are ready to begin your recovery journey – we are here to help you avoid these short and long-term consequences of substance abuse by working with you to develop a treatment plan that best suits your own unique needs.

Addiction facts and statistics in Fort Wayne, Indiana

In 2021, Fort Wayne had a record year when it came to drug overdoses, with a total of 173 deaths resulting from a drug overdose. In the state of Indiana as a whole, there were 2,812 deaths in 2021 total due to an overdose caused by any type of drug. In 2022, there was a slight decrease of five percent in overdose deaths, with 2,670 deaths occurring that year throughout the state of Indiana.

Types of treatment we offer

Hickory House Recovery offers affordable in-patient residential programs and outpatient treatment programs for adults working on addiction recovery. A highlight of our treatment approach is that we also treat co-occurring mental health disorders that often accompany substance use disorders and addiction.

When you begin treatment at Hickory House Recovery, you can expect to start with an initial in-depth assessment and thorough medical evaluation. It is crucial to us to provide you with the best care possible, so we want to ensure that we obtain all of the information necessary in order to choose the best programs and treatment approach for each person as an individual.

Our programs include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Experiential Therapies
  • Community-Based Recovery Programming
  • Yoga, Art Therapy and Music Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention

Effective addiction treatment center serving Fort Wayne and surrounding areas throughout Indiana

At Hickory House Recovery, we understand the recovery process can seem overwhelming, so we are committed to walking alongside you, offering a safe, effective program in a small, home-like setting. We offer the highest standard of individualized treatment services, ensuring that your treatment plan is uniquely tailored to your needs. Contact us online for more information about how we can help guide you further on your path to recovery. Or, give us a call today at 1-800-604-2117. All calls are always confidential and there is never an obligation. We accept many types of insurance and are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Licenses, Accreditations & Memberships


Hickory House Recovery has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care and is one of the highest levels of achievement a treatment center can receive.