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Community Fairbanks Recovery Center

8102 Clearvista Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46256


Call 800-225-HOPE 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Same-day appointments available.

Admissions Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointments recommended; same-day appointments available.
Walk-ins accepted for non-emergency medical conditions only.*

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*For psychiatric or other health emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Now a part of Community Health Network!

Community Fairbanks Recovery Center now is part of one of Indiana's most comprehensive systems for treating substance use and mental health disorders.

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The Experts in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery

For more than 75 years, the name Fairbanks has been known for the best in evidence-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Now as Community Fairbanks Recovery Center, we can provide access to one of the state’s most comprehensive behavioral health systems as well.

We offer the full range of scientifically supported treatments from individual one-to-one counseling to long-term residential programs, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), a supportive living program, recovery management, and family support.

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To get help or just to learn more, please contact us through the form below or call 800-225-4673.

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Make a Professional Referral

Call our Professional Referral Care Coordinator at 317-806-7500. For prompt assistance, please have your patient’s general contact information, insurance information, and diagnosis code(s) available. We will do our best to have a response to you within 24 hours.

Evidence-Based Treatment

In compliance with the standards set by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the care and treatment we provide is personalized to the patient. We also adhere to the 13 core principles of substance use disorder treatment identified by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In following these principles, we differentiate ourselves from other treatment centers. For example:

  • We believe no single type or form of treatment is appropriate for everyone.
  • We strongly believe that treatment must attend to any co-occurring mental health issues and the psychosocial/environmental needs of the patient.
  • Our comprehensive, trauma-informed, scientific approach administered by licensed, credentialed caregivers offers support every step of the way.
  • Community Fairbanks Recovery Center adheres to the strict code of ethics put forth by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) that provides insight into our values as treatment professionals and offers guidance for clinical decisions.
  • We promote recovery, as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
Treatment Programs

Individualized Treatment for Addiction

Because every person and every experience with substance use disorder is different, we offer a variety of programs designed to meet individual needs. Upon arriving at Fairbanks, you or your loved one will be assessed to determine the proper course of treatment. While there are different levels of treatment, from inpatient to recovery management, our comprehensive approach supports the mind, body and spirit of every individual we serve. We offer specialized treatment for men and women in all of our programs including MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment), counseling and group therapy. Throughout treatment at Fairbanks, you or a loved one receive care that recognizes adverse events that may contribute to substance-use issues and helps begin the journey of recovery.

Inpatient Programs

Designed for those who need medical intervention or a structured environment to abstain from substance use and includes withdrawal management (commonly called detox), rehab, residential treatment and involvement in group therapy.

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Outpatient Programs

Designed for those who need substance use disorder treatment services that do not require around-the-clock supervision. This level of care allows patients to continue attending school or work while receiving treatment.

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Recovery Housing

The Community Fairbanks Recovery Housing program offers an opportunity for patients to transition from inpatient treatment to outpatient treatment or recovery management programming in a recovery-friendly atmosphere.

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Long-Term Residential Programs

Our long-term residential treatment programs, called Community Fairbanks Recovery Lodge, offers specialized treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders who have complex recovery issues.

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Adolescent Programs

Since 1982, we have specialized in treating teens who struggle with substance use disorders and focus on treating the whole child, including co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress. From Level One counseling to outpatient and recovery management, our experienced adolescent specialists are skilled in providing evidence-based treatment tailored to the unique needs of teens.

Fairbanks has expanded adolescent services to include virtual outpatient services, combined virtual/live intensive outpatient programming, plus offers online education classes, Prime for Life and Marijuana Education for teens.

To talk to an adolescent specialist, call our Adolescent Help Line at 317-691-7119 or 855-518-2501 during business hours, Monday through Friday.

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Recovery Management

On the road of recovery, what you or a loved one does after finishing treatment is just as important as getting professional help in the first place. And when it comes to substance use disorders, people who stay connected to their recovery community have a better chance of remaining on the path of recovery.

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Substance Use Disorder Education

Fairbanks offers substance use disorder education for individuals with high-risk behaviors associated with drugs and/or alcohol. Program participants learn about their relationship with alcohol, marijuana and other drugs, and increase their understanding about the consequences of their substance abuse.

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Community Fairbanks Family Connections

Community Fairbanks Family Connections helps families and friends get answers to the many questions they may have when learning about – and trying to understand – substance-abuse disorders.

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What to Expect

When a person comes to Community Fairbanks Recovery Center ready to live a life in recovery, first and foremost you can expect an understanding, professional treatment process. We believe that substance use disorder is separate from the person, and our supportive medical teams, staff and volunteers treat everyone with respect. Our recovery approach is focused on mind, body and spirit, because life-long recovery encompasses the whole person.

Intake and Admissions

Before being admitted, the person will be assessed to determine the best course of treatment for successful recovery.

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A Typical Day

Every day at Community Fairbanks Recovery Center our goal remains the same: to get each individual on the road to recovery. While participating in our treatment programs, patients will receive expert care in a respectful and understanding environment. People in treatment can expect the benefits of life skill development, education, support for family and guidance on how to achieve life-long recovery with our tools.

A typical day may consist of any of the following treatment groups or education sessions:

  • Group therapy
  • MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment)
  • Relapse prevention
  • Nutrition education
  • Stress management/Life skills development
  • Family education groups
  • Spirituality
  • Recreational therapy

Amenities at Community Fairbanks include a gym with exercise equipment, cafeteria, and coffee and gift shops.

Family Resources

We believe family support plays a significant role in recovery. That’s why families are welcome at Community Fairbanks Recovery Center and receive support of their own to better help their loved one.

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After Treatment

How someone lives after treatment is just as important as treatment. At Community Fairbanks Recovery Center, we continue to support patients and keep them connected to the community by hosting activities and events.

The first 30 days and first year after finishing treatment for substance use disorder are major milestones on the road to recovery. They can be some of the most difficult times along the journey, but our patients are not alone. Community Fairbanks is there every step of the way through recovery management.

Staying connected to a recovery community is essential to reducing risk of relapse. With Community Fairbanks Recovery Management, patients will receive the help of a recovery coach. We encourage participation in an individual or group program as well as family support meetings.

Costs, Insurance and Payment Options

Recovery is our priority. That’s why Community Fairbanks Recovery Center offers payment plans and accepts most major insurance plans. Learn more about insurance, self-pay, financial assistance and pricing for services.

Financial Options

Pay My Bill

Try our convenient online bill pay through MyChart or call 317-355-5555 for assistance.

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Living in Recovery: Support Options

Recovery is a journey, not a destination. That’s why it’s important to stay connected to a community like the one at Community Fairbanks Recovery Center. We offer a variety of ways to stay involved to help you or a loved one stay sober. Please stay in touch with us by submitting your email in the form below. We'll keep you updated on important alumni information.

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Outside Support Meetings

In addition to treatment, we recommend our patients participate in outside support groups including SMART Recovery, AA, NA and Celebrate Recovery. Outside support groups are valuable contributions to the list of tools of recovery that patients can use on their recovery journey. However, we do not consider one group of tools more essential than another. It is vital that patients have equal access to whichever tools are the most valuable to helping them achieve and maintain sobriety.

Currently, the following on-site meetings are being held at Community Fairbanks Recovery Center.


  • Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m., RC229


  • Clearvista Al-Anon Group, 7-8 p.m., RC231


  • Yoga 12-Step Recovery, 7:30-8:30 p.m., RC157/158
  • Wednesday Night ACA, 6:30-8 p.m., RC204
  • Courage to Heal SIA, 7-8pm, RC228


  • VIRTUAL ONLY - 24 Group Parent Support Meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Last Thursday of Every Month - JOIN (ZOOM LINK)


  • CoDA Meeting, 7-8 p.m., RC228


  • Carrying the Message Men's AA Meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., RC128/129/158/157
  • Gamblers Anonymous (closed), 9-10 a.m., RC228
  • Saturday Crossroads ACA, 9-10 a.m., RC229
  • New Beginning Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m., RC128/129


  • Sunday Morning Breakfast AA, 9:30-10:30 a.m., RC128/129/158/157
  • Overeaters Anonymous, 7-8pm, RC229

Please contact Sarah Stillerman at 317-957-9913 or with questions. Other options are provided below for in-person and online support.

In-Person Support (all clubs are open)

Online Support

If you are in search of outside support groups and other online resources, check:

Recovery Support

The first year following substance use disorder treatment can be difficult. This is the time when an individual needs to establish important life skills to help in the transition back to work, school and community. We know that when a person stays connected to recovery support they can significantly increase their success in long-term recovery from substance use disorders.

Following primary treatment, we encourage one to continue to receive support from Community Fairbanks through our Community Fairbanks Recovery Management program. While participating in recovery management, an individual will receive guidance, encouragement, and support. There are many ways to stay connected to Community Fairbanks Recovery Center and a supportive recovery community.

In the transition from treatment to recovery, recovery coaches are vital in keeping individuals on the path to lifelong recovery. A person will meet with his or her coach in weekly groups that introduce sober stress management, recovery maintenance and ideas to develop a balanced life without drugs or alcohol.

Please contact us to learn more about recovery management at Fairbanks.

Family Support Group

Our free family support group is designed specifically to provide loved ones with useful information about substance use disorders and recovery.

Alumni and Volunteering

Alumni Activities

The Community Fairbanks Alumni Association welcomes anyone who has graduated from programming at Community Fairbanks Recovery Center. This free group of recovery-focused individuals meets regularly for fun activities, workshops and events — all in the spirit of supporting each other on a journey to long-term recovery. What’s included in your free membership?

  • Newsletters and information about educational and social events that aim to enhance your recovery
  • Discounts for various purchases and events
  • The opportunity to interact with others who are committed to lifelong recovery and helping others live free from alcohol and drugs

To participate, please complete the online Alumni Association application. If you have questions about our alumni association, please contact Sarah Stillerman at

Alumni Association Application


Volunteers are the backbone of the Community Fairbanks community. We are always looking for new volunteers who are willing to give their time to support others in recovery. Our volunteers donate their time and talent to Community Fairbanks Recovery Center in a variety of ways, but most importantly they offer hope to our patients and their families.

If you are interested in volunteering at Community Fairbanks, please complete our online application form.

Volunteer Application Form

Who Can Volunteer?

Any individual who is at least 18 years old and supports the vision and mission of Community Fairbanks Recovery Center may apply. We are looking for folks who have a few extra hours each month to volunteer and are willing to share their experience, strength and hope in recovery and/or are able to provide support and companionship and model healthy lifestyle choices.

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are some of our volunteer needs:

  • Gym Assistant - Monitor clients during recreational hours.
  • Coffee Shop Clerk - Provide friendly customer service while keeping coffee and food products readily available.
  • Gift Shop Clerk - Provide friendly customer service while assisting with purchases and keeping the shop clean and tidy.
  • Group Facilitator - Share your experience, strength and hope with patients.
For Professionals

Recovery for your patients, students and employees begins at Community Fairbanks Recovery Center.

Why Choose Community Fairbanks Recovery Center?

Community Fairbanks has provided substance use disorder treatment and recovery services for more than 75 years. Our expert, licensed and credentialed medical staff, recovery professionals and volunteers provide personalized care, working with your patient to create a customized recovery plan. We specialize in trauma-informed, evidence-based recovery programs for adults, adolescents and families.

The Community Fairbanks continuum of care supports patients throughout their journey of recovery. We serve thousands of patients annually and treat any stage of substance use disorder. When you refer your patient to Community Fairbanks Recovery Center, you can rest assured they are receiving the expertise you require.

Make a Referral

Call our Professional Referral Care Coordinator at 317-806-7500. For prompt assistance, please have your patient’s general contact information, insurance information, and diagnosis code(s) available. We will do our best to have a response to you within 24 hours.

Support Community Fairbanks

Community Fairbanks Recovery Center is one of the oldest free-standing, nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment centers in the country. We began treating alcoholic men in 1945 in Indianapolis, and now we serve men, women, adolescents and their families from around the country who struggle with substance use disorders. Financial support from individuals and organizations helps us continue to provide patient assistance and offer new programs and fulfill our vision and mission.

Give to Community Fairbanks Recovery Center

Through the unselfish support of corporate and individual donors, Community Fairbanks Recovery Center is able to provide programs and fill gaps to ensure patients receive the treatment they need.

Use the form below to make a gift to Community Fairbanks’ General Fund. Or you may mail your donation to Community Health Network Foundation, 7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

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Circle of Hope

The annual Circle of Hope dinner is Community Fairbanks Recovery Center's largest fundraising event and serves as a celebration of life in recovery.

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Planned Giving and More

Learn more about planned giving options at

For more ways to support Community Fairbanks Recovery Center, visit the Community Health Network Foundation's Ways to Help page.

Certifications and Accreditations

As a certified and accredited drug and alcohol treatment center, Community Fairbanks provides scientifically supported, evidence-based programs to our patients. We are endorsed by state and federal government agencies as well as local community groups:

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Community Fairbanks Recovery Center employees provide a vital service to the community, taking care of people when they need it the most. We are always looking for talented, compassionate, exceptional staff, from registered nurses and patient care coordinators to food and environmental services partners. Search open positions below.

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News and Resources

Media Inquiries

Our recovery experts are available for interviews and presentations on a variety of topics related to substances, drug use trends and substance use disorder treatment. Please contact Kris Kirschner at to arrange an interview.

Compliments or Complaints

Providing the best in evidence-based, professional care to patients is always our first priority. If you have questions about your Community Fairbanks experience or suggestions for making it better, please contact Patient Relations and Advocacy at 317-621-7000 or e-mail You may also file a complaint with the Joint Commission on its website.

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