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Community Fairbanks Recovery Center

8102 Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46256
Fairbanks offers individualized, evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions for adults and adolescents. Treatment begins with a personalized intake assessment to determine best course of treatment. Clients can choose from a menu of service options that range from detoxification and medication-management to residential, intensive outpatient and/or partial hospitalization programs. With emphasis on the 12 Steps, Fairbanks also provides individual and group counseling, life skills training and relapse prevention strategies.

Facility Highlights

  • Nutrition education
  • Family Education groups
  • Recreational Therapy


  • Treatment for all ages

    Our expert staff is dedicated to serving men, women, adolescents and families who struggle with the disease of addiction. Our treatment and recovery management programming can provide the tools you need to get your life back.
  • Treat the Individual

    With a treatment program at Fairbanks that is tailored to meet your individual needs, you will receive the support and resources you need to achieve life-long recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Mark G. Monson
    Mark G. MonsonPresident and CEO
  • Richard A. Collins
    Richard A. CollinsChairman

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Founded in 1945 and located in Indianapolis, Ind., Fairbanks is one of the oldest alcohol and drug treatment centers in the United States. Offering a full continuum of treatment services, the center provides residential care, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and outpatient care to adults and teens struggling with substance abuse.

The center is also one of the 11 (3.6 percent) of Indiana treatment facilities that offers residential-based detox services. In addition, gender-separate residential care for adults is available at Fairbanks's La Verna Lodge.


According to Fairbanks' website, treatment begins with a consultation with an addiction specialist and a comprehensive assessment. Clients develop an individualized treatment plan and are assigned to the appropriate program. Fairbanks offers medical detox, and residential treatment with varying levels of medical monitoring. Fairbanks also provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) utilizing Suboxone and Naltrexone to address withdrawal issues.

Treatment is divided into programs based on clients’ ages and needs. Specialized programs are available for adolescents, young adults, and adults, as well as gender-specific services. All treatment programs are based on the 12-Steps, and clients participate in group and individual therapy. Medication management is also available for clients struggling with co-occurring mental health concerns. Aftercare planning services are also made available.

For those who require additional support, a sober living program, which has a recommended minimum duration of nine weeks, is also available. Clients participate in job readiness programming and cooking classes, as well as gain access to transportation and healthcare resources.


Fairbanks Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center's website notes the treatment team includes master's-level mental health counselors and addiction counselors, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, and a registered nurse. The facility is one of the 98 (32.1 percent) Indiana treatment centers accredited by The Joint Commission. To date, the 35 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter gave mostly positive ratings about the staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5


The detox and residential rehab center at Fairbanks offers simple, shared bedrooms, a chapel, a gym, and a small shop. Adolescents may attend Hope Academy, an accredited, tuition-free charter school that combines academics with substance abuse treatment.


Of the more than 30 alumni who provided reviews to Rehabs.com, a majority offered positive feedback. In addition, the 11 alumni polled on a variety of treatment metrics gave above-average ratings for various aspects of programming.

Family Participation: 4.2/5
Holistic Offerings: 3.6/5
Counseling Options: 3.3/5

The reviewers frequently praised the center’s staff, and expressed appreciation for the program in general. “Extraordinary experience with caring staff both professional and non professional. Organizational leadership also responsive to needs,” Kim wrote in a representative review, while an anonymous reviewer added: “Took a more holistic approach than I expected. Intro'd you to AA, but also explored other areas of depression and addiction sources.”

More than one reviewer described inexperienced counselors, or having personal difficulties with their counselor. “I was unfortunate in the counselor that I received... Others in my group asked to be transferred away from the counselor and I should've done the same,” one anonymous reviewer wrote.

Several reviewers also noted feeling that the facility was more interested in money than in treatment. “They sobered me up, but we're more interested in what my insurance would cover,” M.D. wrote in a representative review.

On Google, the organization as a whole had an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars based on 37 reviews.[1]


The 24 loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date offered overall mixed opinions concerning the facility. However, the 18 loved ones polled on a variety of treatment metrics gave mostly above-average ratings, especially for aspects involving family involvement.

Family Participation: 4/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 3.7/5
Holistic Offerings: 3/5

Many loved ones praised the treatment staff, describing the staff as genuinely caring, and commended the center’s family program. “The staff kept us informed of our loved one's progress and encouraged us to participate,” one reviewer wrote in a representative review.

However, like some alumni, several loved ones claimed that the facility seemed more interested in money than treatment. “They are not concerned with helping the patient or their families. Very sad excuse for a rehab program. Very shameful,” one anonymous reviewer wrote. The center’s cost also received recurring criticism.


At the time of this writing, the one staff member polled by Rehabs.com gave five out of five stars for exercise and leisure offerings, holistic offerings, cleanliness, counseling options, family participation, and the level of staff experience.


Fairbanks' website notes it accepts insurance, and is in-network with some carriers. Self-pay is accepted, and the facility offers financial assistance for qualifying clients through My Treatment Lender. Medicare is accepted for medication-assisted treatment (MAT). To date, the 32 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com offered mixed opinions concerning cost.

Affordability: 3.2/5


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