Addiction recovery services are available in or near Chicago
Many hundreds of people are affected by substance abuse in the United States; unfortunately, it remains a very misunderstood, extremely stigmatized disease. In reality, there are many individuals who continue to assume that substance dependency is a choice, and that the person who chooses substance abuse has to be punished as opposed to being helped. We utilize methods that are compassionate, effective, and in keeping with scientific and medical evidence to treat the disease of drug addiction. Our accredited treatment facility is administered by certified substance abuse specialists, including a clinical and medical staff. We create individualized, customized treatment plans to fulfill the physical, mental, social, medical, vocational, and emotional needs of all our clients, and offer a healthy, compassionate atmosphere for addicts who want to begin recovering from addiction. Contact us for help locating a detox or rehab facility, or for help convincing a family member to agree to a treatment center, at (312) 465-4650.
Rehab Center Services
Many individuals and families live in terror that the ‘outside world’ will uncover their problems with drug abuse, which is unfortunately due to the stigma of being classified as “an addict.” This is a standard reaction to drug abuse, but hiding problems with drug addiction frequently causes spite and anger between loved ones, friends, and the addict. An intervention may be the easiest way to get an addict to enter rehab, so we strongly recommend using a counselor, or an interventionist to conduct the intervention itself.
Detoxification is meant to help the addict effectively and thoroughly withdraw from their substance of abuse, sometimes with medication. Centers provide detox in response to client’s needs, either a social detoxification or medically supervised detoxification. Detox is just a first step not a ‘miracle cure’ and absolutely must be followed by a rehabilitation program before recovery can begin.
The Warning Signs of Addiction
Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support. It’s important to understand that recreational drug and alcohol users are at risk and vulnerable to the psychological changes that take place when someone becomes addicted. Abusing alcohol and/or drugs on a daily basis puts you at risk of altered brain chemistry. The brain is rewired when someone ultimately crosses the line of control to addiction. Following the re-wiring process, an individual’s brain is convinced that it needs drugs or alcohol in order to stay alive.
There is a range in the severity of substance problems, from mild to moderate to severe. People who abuse drugs or alcohol can experience serious consequences such as accidents, overdoses, crime, school problems, violence and suicide. Many people experience alcohol or drug abuse problems, but are able to stop using or change their pattern of use without progressing to addiction. There are several warning signs that reveal addiction’s presence in our life or life of someone we care about. The warning signs are physical, behavioral and psychological. Physical signs may include impaired coordination, change in weight, overall appearance and sleep patterns. Behavioral signs are likely to include loss of control over use, using to avoid withdrawal, increased tolerance for substance of choice and neglecting life responsibilities. Psychological signs may include emotional instability, lacking motivation, changes in personality and attitude. Although these signs of addiction are common, there are many more. Call (312) 465-4650 for the help you need.