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SpringBoard Recovery was born from the passion and personal experience of its founders. We understand the real-world challenges of early recovery and are here to help and we are passionate about helping our clients lead balanced, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

We are a drug and alcohol rehab center that services Chicago and the surrounding area.

At SpringBoard Recovery, we work with people from Chicago who want to break free from drug and alcohol addictions.

Chicago, Illinois to Arizona for Rehab

Did you know that your insurance may cover your addiction recovery treatment at SpringBoard Recovery? Feel free to verify your insurance now, or call us for more info.

People struggling with addictions may prefer to get treatment out of town for several reasons.

Sometimes staying in the same environment can make recovery hard.

They may see places and people that encourage them to continue using drugs and alcohol.

Leaving town for rehab can help them avoid triggers until they are stronger.

Different rehab centers accept different insurance plans. It may be more cost-effective to travel to a facility that takes their insurance.

This will mean less out-of-pocket cost.

Sometimes addicts want more privacy. If someone who is a lawyer or other kind of high profile job may feel the need to go to rehab where they will not run into people they know.

In some cases, a person may just want others to stay out of their personal business.

Chicago, Illinois and Cook County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

A 2019 community health needs assessment for Chicago and Cook County reported that 30% of the people surveyed believe that substance use is the top health concern in the area. The report did not list which drugs were of concern, but the national opioid crisis is ongoing. There is a significant opioid problem in Chicago.

The Chicago Department of Public Health released an Opioid Surveillance Report for 2019. The summary says:

  • 855 people in Chicago died from an opioid-related overdose, more than homicide and traffic accident deaths combined.
  • From 2018 to 2019 the opioid overdose death rate went up 10.1%.
  • Emergency medical services responded to 10,490 opioid-related overdoses, an average of 29 emergency calls per day.
  • In 2019 5.1% of high school students reported using heroin at least once in their life.
  • The rate of deaths involving fentanyl increased from 2016 to 2019 by 66.9%.
  • In 2019 405 cocaine-involved overdose deaths occurred.

The Chicago Opioid Update for mid-year 2020 shows a large increase in opioid use over 2019.

  • From January to June 2020 there were 7,301 opioid-related EMS responses in Chicago, a 60.5% increase from 2019.
  • There were 573 opioid-related deaths from January to June 2020, a 50% increase from 2019.
  • 8,878 doses of naloxone were given from January to June 2020, a 57.5% increase from 2019.
  • 80% of the opioid deaths involved fentanyl.

A news article dated February 10, 2021 claims that 2020 was the deadliest year for opioid overdoses in Chicago. The article also says that Chicago has been designated a Methamphetamine trafficking hub by the DEA. The pandemic did not slow down drug cartels from producing and moving their drugs.

A chart showing cannabis use within the past year by state says 16.38% of adults in Illinois used marijuana from 2018 to 2019. Recreational marijuana use was legalized on January 1, 2020 in Illinois. A Chicago Sun Times news article from March 3, 2021 says the average daily sales of marijuana in Illinois hit $2.88 million in February 2021. Over $80 million in recreational pot was sold in Illinois in the month of February 2021.

The Chicago Department of Public Health released an alcohol use report in June 2019. The findings included:

  • 1,982 DUI arrests in Chicago in 2017
  • 223 alcohol-induced deaths in 2017
  • 257 deaths due to liver disease and cirrhosis in 2017
  • 5,687 alcohol-related disorder hospitalizations in 2017
  • 18,224 alcohol-related emergency department visits in 2017
  • 60% of Chicago residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days
  • The binge drinking rate was 26.4%
  • 102,000 residents of Chicago reported frequently binge drinking, that is binge drinking five or more times in one month
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How Many Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers are in Chicago, Illinois?

SAMHSA shows 143 substance use treatment programs in a 5-mile radius of Chicago, Illinois. There are:

  • 8 hospital inpatient programs
  • 33 detoxification programs
  • 17 outpatient detox programs
  • 21 partial hospitalization programs or day treatment programs
  • 110 regular outpatient programs
  • 83 provide telehealth services
  • 15 sober living/ halfway houses

What to Expect During Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Chicago, Illinois

The beginning of addiction recovery is detox. This is the process the body goes through as the drugs or alcohol are emptying out. A person will likely have withdrawal symptoms once they stop using. Medical supervision should be used in some cases as withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous.

Types of Detox

There are several ways to detox. Most people need a good support system to get through the withdrawal symptoms and not start using again.

Holistic detox– A Holistic detox approach uses natural methods to support the body while it clears out drugs or alcohol. The style of detox combines nutritional therapy, emotional support, and exercise programs to assist recovery. Many people who suffer from addictions do not have healthy bodies.

Medical detox- Medical detox uses medical supervision to monitor withdrawal symptoms. For some people, monitoring is necessary to watch for life-threatening symptoms such as seizures or psychotic episodes. Medications can be given to avoid some withdrawal symptoms.

Medication-assisted treatment- Medication-assisted treatment combines medication and behavioral therapy. This treatment uses FDA-approved medications that do not impair someone’s mental state. This reduces cravings and allows for behavioral therapy to be more effective.

Inpatient Treatment

After detox the next step is rehab. Traditional inpatient treatment lasts for 28 days. The patient lives full-time in the treatment center. This is the highest level of rehab. Some inpatient programs also provide detox in the same facility.

Outpatient Treatment

There are several types of outpatient therapy. They provide different levels of care. Outpatient treatment usually follows a round of inpatient treatment, but some people may start with it and be successful.

Outpatient therapy can be a very flexible option for many people. Therapy can be once a week or more often if needed. This is usually best for someone who has already been through more intense rehab programs.

Intensive outpatient programs are an excellent choice for people who need more than a once-a-week counseling session but not daily therapy. They meet several times a week for a few hours. The focus is usually group therapy.

Partial Hospitalization Programs are the highest level of outpatient care. These programs meet five to seven times a week for several hours per day. The patient returns home after the therapy sessions. They can also be called day treatment programs.

Co-Occurring Disorders

A co-occurring disorder is when someone has a substance addiction and a mental health issue happening at the same time. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says 7.7 million adults have co-occurring mental health issues and substance abuse issues.

People sometimes use drugs and alcohol as a way to deal with their mental health symptoms. Sometimes they do not realize they are dealing with a mental health issue. At SpringBoard Recovery, we work on both issues together. Some possible co-occurring disorders include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
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Additional Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options in Chicago, Illinois

Sober Living Homes

Sober living homes are a safe place for someone to stay after finishing a rehab program while they are still working on maintaining sobriety. This can be a good transition for someone who does not feel they are ready to return home yet. Sober living homes do not have in-house treatment programs, residents must attend outside programs.

12-Step Programs and Support Groups

12-Step groups provide peer support for people with drug and alcohol addictions. There is no professional therapy in these groups. The most well-known groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Members encourage one another to continue a sober lifestyle.

AA meetings are available every day of the week in Chicago. Al-Anon meetings are also available every day of the week. This group is for the family members of alcoholics, not the person who drinks.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are also available for those with drug addictions. Narcotics Anonymous does consider alcohol to be a drug so alcoholics can also attend these meetings. They follow the same 12 steps as AA. There are meetings every day of the week in the Chicago area.

SMART Recovery meetings are different from Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. It is not a 12-step based program. They provide various science-based resources for people to use to change their behavior patterns. They have many tools available online to stop substance use. There are a few meetings available in the Chicago region.

Find out More Information About Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Chicago, Illinois

At SpringBoard Recovery each person matters, we treat everyone with the respect they deserve. Everyone has different needs to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. We create individualized treatment plans for each person.

At SpringBoard Recovery, we have our own sober living homes that people from Chicago can use during their treatment program. It is our goal to help each person beat their addiction and stay sober. Contact us today for more information.

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