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 Addiction Services

(260) 481-2800
Office location:  1909 Carew St., Fort Wayne, IN 46805


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Park Center's Addiction Treatment Services provides care to individuals who abuse or are addicted to alcohol, prescription drugs, or other drugs.  Also served are those who may have coexisting psychiatric condition.  A multidisciplinary team provides full diagnostic evaluations and uses well-established psychiatric and medical treatment methods.



"Drug Addiction is a Brain Disease that can be treated," successfully.

   -Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Healthy Brain Unhealthy Drug/Alcohol Using Brain

Neuroimage of a healthy versus unhealthy alcohol/drug using brain





Addiction Services uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria for admission into its array of treatment programs.  Park Center also adheres to the federally funded admission priorities.  Preference for treatment admission is made in this priority order:


Woman who is pregnant with intravenous drug use (IVDU)
Woman is pregnant.  
Person with intravenous drug use (IVDU)  




If a pregnant woman does not receive priority admission to treatment and/or interim services within 48 hours, she may call the Consumer Service Line at 1-800-901-1133.  If a person with intravenous drug use (IVDU) does not receive priority admission to treatment and/or interim services within 48 hours, he or she may call the Consumer Service Line at 1-800-901-1133. 


If either of the above occurs, the person must receive interim services at a minimum to include prenatal care, and/or services to protect the person, unborn child, and/or community from communicable diseases such as HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis and others.  



Treatment philosophy on the use of addictive prescription medication


Our available services are:


This three-phase service helps individuals maintain abstinence, learn about the addictive disease process, utilize 12-Step recovery resources and tools, develop new abstinence-based skills and behaviors, and establish an effective program of recovery.  Targeted groups, such as the "Women in Recovery" group, address unique concerns.  Family member and/or significant others are encouraged to become involved. Listed below are the group meetings and times for Addiction Outpatient.








 Addiction Outpatient Therapy




1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


10:00-11:30 a.m.




5:00-6:30 p.m.


10:30-12:00 p.m.




8:30 - 10:00 a.m.


8:30 - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.



5:00 - 6:30 p.m.





 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.





5:00 - 6:30 p.m.



9:00-10:30 a.m.


5:00-6:30 p.m.








9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.







11:00 -12:30 p.m.




 Recovery Skills Building




10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


10:00-11:30 a.m.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.










5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


5:00 - 6:30 p.m.






 Opiate Detox Group Therapy






12:30 - 2:00 a.m.









An array of cost friendly alcohol and drug testing is offered for the purpose of helping the individual gain and maintain abstinence from all mood altering substances.   


Alcohol and Drug Testing Services


Please note: Alcohol and Drug Testing Services are not subject to the sliding fee scale




Cost to the Consumer

10-Panel (Lab)


12-Panel Oral (Lab)


Oxycontin (Lab)


Ephedrine (Lab)




12-Panel (Instant)


Buprenorphine (Instant)




ETG (Lab)


Synthetic Cannabinoid (Lab)


Bath Salts (Lab)


Buprenorphine (Lab)


Tramadol (Lab)


Fentanyl (Lab)




Harmony House and independent living options provide residential services to those individuals needing therapeutic supervision in their lives and a safe environment while in their recovery process. Park Center also collaborates with the Fort Wayne Womens Bureau Transitions residential program which helps women overcome the key barriers to successful, long-term recovery by addressing parenting and family bonding issues, self-sufficiency, education, and job skills as well as the addiction. See link to view more about the Transitions program:    



Established to improve access to mental and addictions treatment for minority, refugee and immigrant populations, this program offers counseling services at any of 3 collaborating agency locations:  Neighborhood Health Clinics, the Fort Wayne Urban League, and Catherine Kasper Place.   See link here for more information:  Multicultural Health Initiative



The aim of the Family Empowerment Program is to assist the adolescent and family system with substance using behaviors and/or developing addictions along with addressing any mental health treatment needs within the family. Using the evidence-based Family Support Network model as a foundation for treatment, cognitive and motivational strategies will be central to the delivery of the program.





Develop your RECOVERY plan


Helpful tips for coping with cravings:   

DISTRACTION: It is useful to prepare a list of reliable distracting activities in anticipation of future cravings
TALK ABOUT THE CRAVING: Seek out a non-using friend, family member or sponsor to talk through your craving. You could also go to a meeting (see links below for local meeting information)
RECALL NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES: Create a list of reasons why you do not want to use and keep that list in your wallet, purse or other obvious place.
NORMALIZE YOUR CRAVING:  It is very common to have thoughts connected to yuor cravings.  Some examples of using thoughts are "I have to use now" and "I can't do anything else until I use." An example of normalizing your craving could be "Craving is uncomfortable, but a lot of people have it and it's something I can deal with without using."  

Reference: NIDA, Therapist Manual for Drug Abuse, Manual 2; 1998

Warning signs of relapse


Websites for Community AA, Celebrate Recovery, Alanon, etc. meeting times and locations


Celebrate Recovery:
Narcotics Anonymous:
Cocaine Anonymous:

Marijuana Anonymous:

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