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  • Like all cities in the United States, many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois live with alcohol or opioid addiction. In 2018, Illinois recorded 2,167 overdose deaths that involved opioids.

    While addiction can be hard to beat, many drug and alcohol rehab facilities can help you or your loved one begin the path to wellness. Reaching out for help can be daunting, but doing so can be life-saving. 

    How To Find & Choose Addiction Treatment In Illinois

    In Illinois, the Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) oversees addiction treatment. If you’re a resident of Illinois who is searching for substance abuse treatment, you have several options for finding the care you need: 

    When you begin the search for the treatment facility that’s a good fit for your needs, it’s normal to be overwhelmed by all the options. Some factors that can help you find the recovery center that’s right for you include: 

    • individualized treatment plans: the factors that led to your substance use disorder are unique, and your treatment facility needs to address your personal needs
    • evidence-based services: certain therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, have proven to be effective for treating addiction
    • family involvement: when your family is an important part of your support network, it can be helpful to include your loved ones in your care plan
    • co-occurring disorders: if you suffer from a mental health condition in addition to substance use disorder, it’s important to find a facility that can treat multiple conditions
    • continuum of care: work with the same treatment providers throughout the course of treatment to build trusting therapeutic relationships

    Find An Illinois Drug Rehab Center Near You

    Illinois Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs

    Illinois provides many options and resources to help those in need. There are many levels of care available in the addiction treatment process. A common path that makes sense for many is to start with a medical detox program followed by inpatient or outpatient rehab. 

    Illinois Medical Drug & Alcohol Detox

    During the detox process, it’s important to be supervised by a medical treatment team. Going through the detox process alone can be dangerous and even fatal. 

    When you go through medical detox, you’ll be watched closely by care providers who will ensure that you’re as comfortable and safe as you experience withdrawal symptoms. At the end, you’ll be ready to enter rehab with a clear mind and body. 

    Learn more about Illinois Drug And Alcohol Detox

    Illinois Inpatient Drug Rehab

    Residential treatment offers a break from day-to-day life and allows you to completely focus on your recovery. Psychiatric care for dual diagnosis and other mental health issues may also be provided.

    During residential treatment, you’ll live at the rehab facility and have access to around-the-clock care, several treatment services, and you’ll get to build relationships with other patients who are at similar stages in the recovery process. 

    Learn more about Illinois Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers

    Outpatient Addiction Treatment

    Many people understandably can’t take time away from work and family responsibilities to attend inpatient treatment. Luckily, outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) can be a viable option. 

    During outpatient treatment, you’ll commute to and from the facility for each scheduled treatment session multiple times each week. 

    Learn more about Illinois Outpatient Drug Rehab Centers

    Opioid & Alcohol Treatment Programs

    Your doctor and other members of your treatment team may talk with you about whether medication-assisted treatment (MAT) could be a good fit for your recovery. 

    MAT combines behavioral therapy with medication(s) like naltrexone, buprenorphine, Suboxone, and/or methadone to help you stay strong throughout the recovery process. MAT is approved for opioid or alcohol addiction.

    Learn more about Opioid Addiction Treatment

    Aftercare Support

    After you finish your formal rehab program, you must continue to put in the hard work required to stay sober. Aftercare support may include therapy, 12-step meetings, vocational training, sober-living housing, stress management, and more. 

    Using Health Insurance For Addiction Treatment In Illinois

    If you have health insurance, your coverage may include treatment for substance use disorder. Start by calling the number on your insurance card to learn more about whether addiction treatment is covered. This includes Medicaid or Medicare plans.

    You can also reach out to a treatment facility directly to learn whether they accept your insurance.

    Learn more about Using Insurance To Pay For Rehab

    If You Don’t Have Health Insurance

    If you don’t have insurance, it’s still important that you get the treatment you need. Illinois offers many state-funded detox and treatment options to help you begin the recovery process, even if you don’t have the money to pay for treatment upfront. 

    Illinois Substance Abuse Facts

    Illinois officials estimate that eight state residents die from an opioid-related overdose each day. Additionally, opioid overdoses are responsible for more deaths each year than both homicides and motor vehicle deaths.

    Other facts collected from the Illinois Department of Public Health include: 

    • In 2020, the state recorded 2,944 opioid-related deaths.
    • The 2020 opioid overdose deaths represented a 32.7% increase from 2019.
    • There were 2,219 opioid overdose deaths in 2019.
    • The majority of opioid-related deaths occured in 35 to 44 year olds in 2020.
    • Males accounted for 74% of all opioid-related deaths in 2020.
    • Fentanyl, and other synthetic opioids, were involved in 84% of opioid-related deaths, and 70% of all drug-related deaths in 2020.

    Officials note that while the number of opioid overdose deaths have increased since 2013, the jump in deaths between 2019 and 2020 was the largest increase since the initial spike almost 10 years ago.

    Addiction Treatment At Ark Behavioral Health

    At Ark Behavioral Health, we appreciate how difficult it can be to reach out to learn more about treatment, and we’re glad that you’re taking the first step of researching to learn more about treatment options. 

    At our alcohol and drug rehab centers in Massachusetts, we’re proud to provide Illinois residents with the support that they need to get well. 

    Our treatment locations include: 

    Illinois State Addiction Treatment FAQ

    What Does Addiction Treatment Look Like In Illinois? 

    While addiction treatment looks different from person to person, many people begin with medical detox, move onto inpatient or outpatient rehab, and continue their recovery with an aftercare plan. 

    Does Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment In Illinois?

    Your plan may fully or partially cover the cost of addiction treatment. Be sure to check with your treatment provider or insurance provider for coverage details. 

    Can I Go To Drug Rehab In Illinois Without Insurance? 

    Yes, you can. You have the option of paying out of pocket for a private facility, or you can get treatment from a state-funded facility. 

    Are There Walk-In Opioid Clinics In Illinois?

    Yes, there are walk-in opioid clinics throughout Illinois, from Chicago to Springfield and Aurora, making it simple to start opioid addiction treatment. 

    Are There Free Or State-Funded Rehab Centers In Illinois? 

    Yes, there are many free/state-funded treatment options in Illinois. 

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.

    Illinois Department of Human Services - Office Locator
    Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services - Substance Abuse
    National Institute on Drug Abuse: Illinois - Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms
    Illinois Department of Public Health - Opioid Overdose Deaths
    Illinois Department of Public Health - Opioid Overdose Semiannual Report - August 2021

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