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Aurora, Illinois Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Meetings and Resources

There are many alcohol and drug addiction recovery resources available for people in Aurora, Illinois. Programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery can be very helpful. Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are also available to help the families of addicts.

Even though we are not affiliated with these programs, we believe in what they do. We want to help people find the right addiction recovery resources in Aurora, Illinois.

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities: Information and Statistics

Drug and alcohol rehab is there to help people who live in Aurora, Illinois. But many people do not realize that assistance is available to help them recover from their addictions. Instead, they silently sentence themselves to a lifetime of continuing to use substances, doing more and more danger to their minds and bodies.

The right treatment can make a big difference. Going to rehab offers people help for both the physical and mental sides of their addictions. Because people can be so hesitant to decide to get treatment, we wanted to offer the following information about drug and alcohol rehab programs in Aurora.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Facts and Statistics for the Aurora Area: The Need for Rehab

There are many people in Aurora, Illinois who are in need of drug and alcohol treatment. Many of them may not even realize they need to go to rehab, but the statistics tell a very different story.

According to the Coroner’s Report from DuPage County in Illinois, in 2019:

One person died from acute alcohol intoxication.

Fourteen people died from drug and alcohol intoxication combined.

81 people died from a combination of drugs.

Nine people died from intoxication from a single drug.

There was a total of four fatal drug overdoses either from a single drug or a combination.

Regarding opioid overdose statistics in Aurora:

  • There were a total of 95 overdose deaths from all opioids in 2017.
  • Illegal drugs were involved in 72 of those deaths.
  • 23 of them involved heroin alone.
  • 32 of them involved a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.
  • 17 of them involved fentanyl alone.
  • 23 of them involved prescription painkillers.

Regarding alcohol abuse in DuPage County:

  • 19.9% of adults reported drinking excessively in 2017.
  • This percentage is actually lower than the number from 2016, which was 22.4%.
  • DuPage County is very similar to other counties in Illinois regarding excessive drinking behaviors.
  • But more people participate in heavy drinking in this county than in the rest of the country.
  • In 2017, there were 75.7 ER visits for every 10,000 people in DuPage county because of abusing alcohol.
  • That number is significantly higher than it was in 2016, when it was 50.3 for every 10,000 people.

What is Alcohol and Drug Rehab?

Alcohol and drug rehab is a place people in Aurora can go to get help with their substance abuse problems. Professional treatment is available to help with the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

The Detoxification Process

Drug and alcohol detox is a requirement for many types of addictions, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, stimulants and a few others. Detoxing allows the body to rid itself of harmful toxins, which contribute to symptoms of withdrawal.

Detox programs in Aurora typically offer a combination of medical and holistic treatment options to their patients. A person may be given medications to help with their symptoms, or they may enter into medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. Holistic treatment options are also available and are a great complement during the detoxification process.

Therapy and Rehab

The goal of therapy during rehab is to determine why a person got addicted to their drug(s) of choice. People begin using substances for many reasons. Some use to relieve stress or as a way to relax. Others use because they are attempting to self-medicate the symptoms of a co-occurring disorder. This means they have a mental health issue that has contributed to their substance abuse problems.

Once the root cause is understood and diagnosed, it is important to treat it. That reduces the risk of relapsing later on. This typically involves both individual and group therapy sessions as well as dual diagnosis treatment.

Types of Rehab Programs Available in Aurora, IL

There is really no “best” way to treat a drug or alcohol addiction. What is best is what works for the individual, so it is important for each person to choose the type of program that will work best to meet their needs.

There are many types of addiction treatment programs in Aurora, and they include the following.

Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient rehab programs are available to provide short-term residential care to people with drug and alcohol addictions. These programs usually run for about 28 days and they involve detox (if needed) as well as many types of therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, offer a higher level of care on an outpatient basis. They are usually held in the evening hours, which leaves the daytime open for people to continue to work or go to school. They run for about 12 weeks, and clients are required to come to appointments several times throughout the week.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization programs offer treatment for substance abuse and mental health conditions. They operate during the daytime and clients are able to stay for the entire day, if necessary. They participate in individual and group therapy sessions as well as in other activities.

Sober Living Homes

Sober living homes are residential buildings that offer housing to people in addiction recovery. They do not provide treatment, and so, residents will need to secure that on their own. They can be a great solution for someone who is unable to return home after rehab because it is not safe.

Long-Term Rehab or Residential Treatment

Sometimes people need to go to rehab for a longer period of time than 28 days. Long-term or residential rehab programs fill that need. Their patients can stay for months while they detox and receive therapy.

Traveling to Aurora, Illinois for Rehab

Rehab is a major life decision that people take seriously in making. With all the questions that have to be answered regarding rehab, one of those is where the rehab should occur. With so many options available, there are a number of good reasons a person could choose to go to rehab in another state.

Those reasons could include:

  • To change the normal routine in their life. With addiction comes a lot of negative influences and triggers. Depending on what caused the addiction to begin with, it is very important for those things to be acknowledged and then to remove them from the daily routine. What if a trigger is driving by a park? Or the apartment a person lives in? Removing triggers is not that easy. This is why going out of state would be advantageous. Many of those triggers and influences would not be present in a different setting altogether.
  • Commitment to finish the program. Rehab is difficult and staying the course is something that can be hard for some people to do. When close to home, the option to walk, or run, away is always an option. There may be friends or family that will come pick up the person from the rehab facility. Out of state, this is not usually an option. While rehab is voluntary and patients can walk out any time they want to, being faced with having to buy a plane ticket and finding their own way home can be daunting.
  • To limit distractions. A rehab program is something to focus on and to be taken seriously. Sure, everyone has life that still happens around them. But, some of the everyday life occurrences can be triggers and only act as a distraction from completing the program.
  • To maintain confidentiality and privacy. No matter what kind of influence a person has in their community, there can be a negative stigma that goes along with knowing someone is in rehab. Many people get fearful they will see someone from rehab in their community or that people will find out they are attending rehab. This is less likely to happen out of state.
  • To experience different facilities. Some rehab facilities have specialized treatments that just aren’t available everywhere. The rehab center in Aurora could offer something that a patient needs and their local facility doesn’t have. This can help them get the most out of rehab.
  • To start a new life. The end goal for most people in rehab is to have a fresh start. All of the previous reasons contribute to this. Also, when out of state, new relationships can be formed and better decisions can be made.

If you have thought about any of these things and would like to travel for rehab, consider our facility in Aurora, Illinois.

Should People Consider Traveling from Aurora, IL to Arizona for Rehab?

Many people would rather to go rehab out of town than attend a program that is close to them. They may have a desire for more privacy, or they may have a difficult living situation and want to move away from home. Either way, help is available to them.

At SpringBoard Recovery, we have an excellent outpatient rehab program and we also offer sober living services. We can easily accommodate anyone who wants to travel to Arizona from Aurora for rehab.


Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are just two of the organizations that offer support group meetings. SMART Recovery is another option people have available to them. They are not 12-Step-oriented at all; theirs is more of a scientific approach to recovery.

Families can also get the help and support they need from attending Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. Many of them are also 12-Step based.

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AA Meetings

There are many AA meetings taking place in the Aurora, IL area every week.

NA Meetings

The Aurora, Illinois area has several NA meetings taking place each week.

SMART Recovery Meetings

The Aurora area has several SMART Recovery meetings scheduled every week.


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Learn More About the Addiction Recovery Resources in Aurora, Illinois

At SpringBoard Recovery, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. We can help by providing resources and treatment options, even for people who live out of town.

Do you have questions about the addiction recovery resources in Aurora, Illinois? We can help. Please contact us.


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