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Rehabs in Illinois for Drugs and Alcohol

Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
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When searching for rehab centers in Illinois, finding a quality program should be the top priority. However, it can be challenging to know what to look for. For this reason, DRS compiled a list of drug and alcohol rehabs in Illinois. This includes inpatient rehabs and drug detox. The descriptions provided for each service can help to make informed decisions.

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List of Rehabs in Illinois

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Illinois. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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ARCH House

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

ARCH House is an extended care residential treatment center. After examining the website, we found that it provides individualized care for men struggling with addiction. The facility is licensed and funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. It provides room and board for 21 clients. Treatment is based on a sliding scale proportional to the client’s income once gainful employment is obtained.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Holistic
- Men
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Private Health Insurance
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services
- Licensed by the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CADC)

1313 21st Street, Granite City, IL

Central East Alcohol and Drug Council – The Hour House

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Central East Alcohol and Drug Council, the Hour House is a drug and alcohol treatment center offering men’s programs and women’s programs. After examining the website, we found that this includes outpatient and intensive outpatient care, residential services, and access to a halfway house. In addition, there are adolescent outpatient treatment options.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Cocaine
Meth

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Aetna
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Licensed by the State of Illinois

Medical Staff: Teressa M. Perdieu, MA, CADC | Executive Director

635 Division Street, Charleston, IL

Rock Island County Council on Addictions (RICCA)

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Rock Island County Council on Addictions provides substance abuse disorder, prevention, and behavioral health services for the Quad Cities area and surrounding counties. After examining the website, we found that it helps adults and adolescents through outpatient and long-term care. In addition, there are anger management and prevention programs. Funding for the program is received through multiple sources at the county, state, and federal level.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adults
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Family Programs
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services
- Funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Medical Staff: Lisa Long, CADC, CAMS II | Residential Program Manager
Mollie Thies, CADC | Outpatient Supervisor

1607 John Deere Rd, East Moline, IL

Serenity House Counseling Services Inc – Women’s Recovery Home

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Serenity House Counseling Services Inc, Women’s Recovery Home is a women’s extended residential program or halfway house located in Addison. After examining the website, we found that it provides individual and group counseling, family education, 12-step meetings, and discharge planning. The program is designed for women ages 18 and over. Each client spends 90 days or as long as six months with the program.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Magellan Health SM
- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Kristin Yarnell, LPC, MA, CADC | Counselor

1045 Alder Lane, Naperville, IL

Alton Memorial Hospital’s Medical Stabilization Service

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Alton Memorial Hospital’s Medical Stabilization Service offers medical stabilization to adults suffering from alcohol and other substance use disorders. After examining the website, the inpatient stay includes an assessment, admission, medical stabilization, and discharge planning. Each patient is medically monitored during their stay. This also includes medically assisted withdrawal.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- Joint Commission Accredited

Medical Staff: Medical treatment team to medically monitor the hospital stay.

One Memorial Drive, Alton, IL

Special Care New Vision – HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital

Reviewed: July 19, 2023

New Vision Withdrawal Management, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital location is a medical detox. After reviewing the website, we found that it is a hospital-based service for adults. These are patients experiencing impending or active withdrawal from alcohol, prescription medication, and other drugs. It’s a beneficial option for anyone addicted to opioids.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Physician & nurses

200 South Cedar Street, Shelbyville, IL

Special Care New Vision – Thorek Memorial Hospital

Reviewed: July 19, 2023

New Vision Withdrawal Management, Thorek Memorial Hospital location offers detox for adults. After examining the website, we found that adult patients can access a hospital-based medical detox center. It specializes in opioids, benzodiazepines, alcohol, and other drugs. Patients must be experiencing impending or active withdrawal.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Physician & nurses

850 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL

ACCENT Counseling

Reviewed: July 19, 2023

Accent Counseling is a substance use treatment center. After reviewing the website, we found that it helps clients with DUI evaluation, education, and counseling. Treatment services are offered to adults and adolescents through group and individual sessions. Services are only available by appointment only.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services
- Licensed by the Illinois Substance Use Prevention & Recovery

Medical Staff: Shawna Waller, LCPC
Karli Hall, CADC

1207 South Mattis Avenue, Suite 4, Champaign, IL

Adult Education Associates

Reviewed: July 19, 2023

Adult Education Associates is a counseling center. After reviewing the website, we found that it offers adolescent services, alcohol and drug evaluations, and education programs. It is privately owned and operated. They are dedicated to helping clients address alcoholism, drug addiction, and DUI issues.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Private Health Insurance

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

Medical Staff: Michael Tucker, MS, CAADC
Kim Miller, CADC

748 Timbercreek Road, Dixon, IL

Serenity House Counseling Services Inc

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Serenity House Counseling Services Inc is a program that helps men and women. After reviewing the website, we found that it offers extended residential help, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, DUI services, adolescent programs, and recovery home options. It is a holistic approach focusing on integrating men and women back into their surroundings. The services also focus on the individual and the family.

Rehab Settings

- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Aftercare
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Magellan Health SM
- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Donna Rennard, LCPC, CAADC | Clinical Director
Kristin Hammer, CADC | Counselor

891 S. Rohlwing Road, Addison, IL

A+ DUI Services LLC

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

A+ DUI Services LLC is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a private alcohol and substance use treatment facility. They are licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. They offer DUI evaluations, risk education, intervention, and treatment.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Interventionist
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

1305 Wabash Avenue, Suite E, Springfield, IL

Adult & Teen Challenge Greater Midwest – Men’s Residential Program

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Adult and Teen Challenge Greater Midwest, Pekin, offers male and female-only Christian faith-based treatment programs. The Pekin location is the men-only residential program. After examining the website, the program is 12 months of providing residential care. It focuses on character development, building a daily regimen, and teaching disciplined living. There is an initial fee during the intake, and the program covers the direct cost of care.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

2400 N. 8th Street, Pekin, IL

Adult & Teen Challenge Greater Midwest – Women’s Residential Program

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Adult and Teen Challenge Greater Midwest, Carlinville, offers male and female-only Christian faith-based treatment programs. The Carlinville location is a women-only residential program. After examining the website, the program is 12 months of providing residential care. It focuses on character development, building a daily regimen, and teaching disciplined living. There is an initial fee during the intake, and the program covers the direct cost of care.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

19453 Hurricane Lane, Chicago, IL

Rockford Rescue Mission

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Rockford Rescue Mission offers Christ-centered care to people struggling with challenges like homelessness, poverty, abuse, and addiction. After examining the website, we found that the mission offers case management, medical care, faith-based guidance, vocational training, and aftercare. It is a charitable organization supported by donations and volunteers.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adults
- Holistic

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- ECFA Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- Member of the Citygate Network

Medical Staff: Beverly T Puzia, PhD, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Josh Zimmerman, NCPRSS | Chief Program Officer

715 West State Street, Rockford, IL

North Central New Life For Girls

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

North Central New Life for Girls is a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for women. After we examined the website, we found they provide a program that lasts three to five months and then transitions to another campus. It is a multi-phase program offering treatment and re-entry.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Medical Staff: Kathy Kelly Brown, Addictions Counselor Certificate | Executive Director

6743 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL

Restoration Ministries – Harvey House

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Restoration Ministries, Harvey House offers recovery, youth programs, and community resources. After DRS examined the website, we found the recovery program helps men and women with addiction. Harvey House is a residential program for men. The program information is provided on the website in detail.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Medical Staff: Patti Ahern, LPC

253 E 159th Street, Harvey, IL

Restoration Ministries – Tabitha House

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Restoration Ministries, Tabitha House for Women, is a drug rehab program for women. After we examined the website, we found they provide a 12 to 18 month long residential program. At Tabitha House, women live in a safe, loving, and home-like environment. Through counseling, Bible studies and devotions, educational opportunities, and job training, women are empowered to make permanent life changes.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Medical Staff: Patti Ahern, LPC

South Holland, IL

Chicago Rehab Center (CRC) Institute

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Chicago Rehab Center (CRC) Institute is a gender-specific treatment program offering addiction treatment and enhanced detoxification. After DRS examined the website, we found that detox involves outpatient detox and a partial hospitalization program. Other therapies include counseling and holistic modalities.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Home Detox
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Asian American Community
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Experiential Therapy
- Faith-Based
- Hispanic Community
- Holistic
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Native Americans
- Relapse Prevention
- Seniors
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Couples
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Medical Staff: Dr. Beth Dunlap | Medical Director
Josh Koshiol, LPC, CADC

2350 N Lincoln Ave 5th floor, Chicago, IL

Polish American Association – Starting Point

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Polish American Association, Starting Point provides culturally specific outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment. After DRS examined the website, we found the program helps individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs or are chemically dependent. Programs are offered throughout the week.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Seniors
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- UnitedHealthcare

Medical Staff: Malgorzata Olczak, MA, CADC | Domestic Violence Counselor

3834 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL

Addictions Associates Therapy Inc

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Addictions Associates Therapy Inc. is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer treatment programs delivering individual and group counseling. Appointments can be scheduled online.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Private Health Insurance

1117 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite A-8, Libertyville, IL

Advanced Counseling Evaluation Treatment & DUI Services

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Advanced Counseling Evaluation Treatment and DUI Services offers comprehensive substance use treatment services. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide outpatient treatment for alcohol and drugs. In addition, they offer DUI evaluation services.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Early Intervention Program
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services
- DMV-Approved Programs

705 E. Lincoln, Suite 204, Normal, IL

Alternatives Inc

Reviewed: November 1, 2023

Alternatives Inc. offers behavioral health and restorative justice services. After DRS reviewed the website, we found this involves individual, family, and group counseling and prevention programs. The restorative justice program operates in the school and community. They are a charitable organization.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid

Medical Staff: Kayla Zelisko, LCSW | Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor
Diana Cazares, LSW, MSW | Behavioral Health Therapist

4730 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL

Arlington Center For Recovery, LLC

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Arlington Center for Recovery, LLC is a drug and alcohol treatment center. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a private outpatient center. They offer a client-centered approach to restore each individual's emotional well-being while focusing on providing resources for the future. In addition, there are assessment and evaluation services and DUI help.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Drug Test
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Medical Staff: Edward Halverson, CADC | Program Director
Justyna Alegoz, NCC, LCPC

1655 South Arlington Heights Road, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL

Associates in Behavioral Health Care – Geneva

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Associates in Behavioral Health Care, Geneva location, is an approved substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer anger management, DUI services, and substance abuse services. Clients can call to speak to someone in Spanish or English.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Early Intervention Program
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services
- Licensed by the State of Illinois

Medical Staff: Kelly (Goerlitz) Botello, CADC with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology

524 W. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Geneva, IL

Associates in Behavioral Health Care – St. Charles

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Associates in Behavioral Health Care, St. Charles location, is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer outpatient services. This includes drug and alcohol addiction counseling. In addition, there are DUI services and other support programs.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Early Intervention Program
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services
- Licensed by the Illinois Substance Use Prevention & Recovery

Medical Staff: Kelly (Goerlitz) Botello, CADC with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology

1750 S. Main Street, Suite #80, St. Charles, IL

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Illinois 12-step meetings and other peer support groups through the DRS directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—experience Batavia Riverwalk, Overlook Adventure Park, The Morton Arboretum, or the Marge Cline Whitewater Course.
  • Access counseling options through DRS or contact 2-1-1 Illinois.
  • Find an activity—take up a new hobby, go for a walk, or find a local fitness center or community center.
  • Avoid risky situations that lead to relapse—thinking it’s safe to use alcohol or attend parties where drugs are present.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Find local help through the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—numerous resources are offered through the state overdose prevention program and Opioid Overdose Response.
  • Screening for substance use disorders helps to narrow the search and find the right help.
  • Hire a professional interventionist and plan a family intervention.
  • Enabling anyone addicted to drugs or alcohol makes the situation worse.

Long-Term Drug Rehab in Illinois

We believe that long-term treatment offers the best opportunity for a full recovery and lifelong sobriety. Here are a few reasons why:

  • The facilities are primarily in remote locations, so the person can be away from the stress that comes with daily life.
  • Maintaining sobriety during the early weeks of recovery is essential, and that is ensured with the structure and habits put in place at a long-term program in Illinois.
  • Aftercare support is more accessible because of the relationships built during treatment.
  • To increase the program’s success rate, residents remain in treatment for an adequate period.

Within the state of Illinois, there are different long-term rehab services available. For more information or assistance finding the one that is right for you, look through our listing above or call one of our professionals.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Paying for Treatment in Illinois

Paying for treatment in Illinois can be a barrier to getting help for many people. But there are also several ways to obtain assistance paying for drug rehab. Insurance, for example, can pay for the full cost of treatment. And the type of insurance matters also. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in Illinois.

Using Private Insurance to Pay for Drug Rehab in Illinois

Private insurance can help pay for drug rehab in Illinois. Usually, more programs accept private health insurance and those that do often provide superior service. But it is expensive, and many people cannot afford private insurance coverage.

If they don’t qualify for Medicaid, they may think they have no other options. But thankfully, Illinois’s exchange marketplace offers access to policies with discounted premiums for those who meet income criteria.

The following insurers are available through the Illinois health insurance marketplace:

  • Aetna
  • Celtic Insurance Co.
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc. (HAMP)
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Cigna
  • Quartz
  • MercyCare HMO
  • SSM Health Plan
  • Oscar
  • Molina
  • UnitedHealthcare

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

Many people who use substances fail to take care of themselves during addiction and don’t have health insurance. Waiting to get them enrolled and covered before starting treatment can be risky and should not be done when other options exist.

Instead, anyone who finds themselves paying for treatment when uninsured should look for one of the programs in the state that offer sliding-scale payment plans. This entails discounting the price of treatment based on the person’s income, with the greatest discounts going to those who make the least. This can make treatment affordable when it otherwise would be too expensive.

You can contact one of the treatment specialists at DRS for more information on how to pay for treatment. Or contact the center directly.

Ask a professional

  • What is the cost of substance use treatment and recovery services in Illinois?

    • The average cost of long-term private residential drug rehab without health insurance is $56,000.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug rehab in Illinois is $1,700, yet this can go up or down depending on how long a person remains in treatment.
    • Drug and alcohol detox in Illinois costs between $250 and $800 daily. In comparison, medical detox costs more and can be over $1000 a day.
    • In addition, there are low-cost and free drug rehab options in Illinois for someone who meets specific criteria.
  • What is the standard time needed to treat substance use and addiction in Illinois?

    • An average length of stay at an inpatient drug rehab in Illinois is 4 to 6 weeks.
    • The average time spend attending an outpatient facility in Illinois is 12 to 18 weeks. However, this can be shorter or longer.
    • The average length of stay at a clinical drug or alcohol detox center in Illinois is three to seven days. Yet medical detox may last 7 to 14 days or longer.
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs in Illinois?

    Based on treatment admissions, Illinois’s most commonly used drugs are primarily heroin and alcohol.

    If someone you know begins to exhibit the signs of heroin addiction or alcoholism, it is critical to seek help. Substance worsens with time, and it becomes more challenging to help the person accept treatment.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

DRS’ Evaluation of Drug Rehab in Illinois

A benefit to searching for substance use treatment in Illinois is the significant number of options to choose from. However, most are situated within the Chicago metropolitan area, which can make it frustrating to escape the current drug-using environment. In this situation, we recommend exploring all the options outside of where you live and even in neighboring states. Compare the accessibility and affordability of these programs.

Additionally, despite numerous detoxification programs in the state, which is a massive benefit for anyone needing medical detox in Illinois, only a small percentage of facilities are classified as residential non-hospital settings. A residential setting is generally the most successful.

Finally, the affordability of help in the state is a mixed bag. Medicaid and private health insurance cover over half of the services. A minimal percentage of facilities offer help at no charge or minimal cost. Yet, there is a specific criterion to meet, and this only serves a particular demographic of drug users.

State and Local Resources in Illinois

Illinois Department of Human Services

  • The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, is the state’s lead agency for addressing the profound personal, social, and economic consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse. Services include early intervention, case management, outpatient treatment, and residential programs.

Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances

  • The helpline is the only statewide public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Illinois. Anyone can use the helpline and speak with trained specialists who answer questions, provide support, and connect you to services in Illinois.

Prevention First

  • Prevention First is a non-profit organization that engages with local communities to promote healthy behaviors and prevent drug and alcohol misuse. Training and extensive resources are provided.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.