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Evidence-Based Treatment Programs
We have found that substance abuse treatment is most effective in long-term recovery when a combination of the following methods are used:
Modern Wellness & Recovery Therapies
NAD+ is a therapy helping individuals stay on the path to recovery. Also known as Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, it’s a naturally occurring enzyme that promotes the production of energy within our body’s cells. With NAD+ therapy, individuals can improve brain function.
Vitamin IV Therapy
Yoga helps to improve general wellness by relieving stress, supporting good health habits, and improving mental/emotional health, sleep, and balance. Yoga is an effective treatment method for promoting relaxation and a helpful tool for managing anxiety or depressive symptoms.
This treatment helps individuals recover from substance abuse through the use of physical activities. These can include martial arts, yoga, hiking, and many other activities that enable individuals to explore their emotions while performing a healthy activity.
Group therapy sessions at the CRC Treatment Center in Chicago are available on a weekly, bi-weekly, or daily basis with a licensed therapist.
Mental Health Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab Center in Chicago
What is a typical day like at your drug and alcohol treatment center?
Unlike other rehab centers, treatment at CRC also includes more alternative, evidence-based recovery therapies that treat the whole person, such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, cupping, and IV therapy. Each individual’s therapies and recovery treatments are specific to helping them heal from drug and alcohol addiction. This is your treatment, and it’s customized carefully for you.
What is the approach to drug rehab at CRC Rehab Center in Chicago?
Our goals are to:
- Help you heal your mind, body, and soul through a variety of effective treatments and therapies
- Provide state-of-the-art care to help you during your healing process
- Teach you tools to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way
- Help you to feel empowered and confident in your life
- Help you to gain awareness and insight into your specific triggers
- Address any co-occurring mental health conditions
- Treat not just yourself as an individual but also address your relationships with family members and loved ones
- Offer you collaborative therapy and treatment during your drug rehab
Who goes to outpatient recovery at CRC in Chicago?
What are the stages of drug and alcohol addiction treatment?
Introduction to Addiction Treatment: In these first few days of rehab, you will be introduced to your counselor and a thorough medical evaluation will be performed by our medical staff. Based on your specific needs, a custom wellness program will be designed for you.
Detox: The detox stage is performed at home and lasts anywhere from a few days to multiple weeks, depending on the severity of your physical withdrawal symptoms. During this period, many individuals experience not just physical withdrawal, but also emotional and psychological withdrawal. Your wellness/treatment plan will address specific triggers for your drug and alcohol abuse and provide you with healthy coping tools for dealing with life.
Abstain from your Drug(s) of Choice/Maintain Sobriety: This rehab stage helps you to continue identifying your triggers and provides further insight and education on relapsing. During this critical phase, there is a strong emphasis on creating healthy habits and an overall healthy lifestyle through various alternative and modern therapies.
Long-Term Recovery: This final stage is focused on creating your long-term goals. It involves helping you to build new relationships, to engage in new hobbies and activities, and to find new areas of your life that bring you joy.
Why is rehabilitation important?
What types of alcohol and drug rehabs are there?
What are the 5 stages of addiction recovery?
Effects of the Addiction/Illness: This first stage of addiction typically leaves you feeling overwhelmed by the addiction and ultimately controls your lifestyle.
Giving in to the Addiction/Illness: During this stage, you are not yet ready to make a change towards health and happiness in your life. You typically have a difficult time seeing how the addiction is complicating your life and limiting potential opportunities towards a better life.
Believing Change is Possible: You believe that change is possible and that it is possible to live a happy, healthy lifestyle regardless of past choices in your life.
Committing to Change: After believing change and recovery is possible, you commit to the belief by asking for help, or joining a rehab program.
Taking Action: You take specific actions daily to incorporate positive change into your life.
Why is rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol important?
What is detox?
It’s common for people with a drug or alcohol addiction to experience a detox when abstaining from the drug of choice for an extended period of time. During detox, the body will physically go through symptoms of withdrawal. Symptoms during the detox will vary, but many symptoms include headaches, nausea, sweating, depression, confusion, and sometimes seizures. Detox symptoms typically last for a few days. At the CRC Rehab Center in Chicago, we make the detox process as comfortable and as safe as possible for each individual – each patient is also able to detox from their own home.
What is outpatient rehab?
While inpatient rehab centers are highly demanding, CRC outpatient rehab helps you ease into a healthy lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol with a more gentle approach.
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How does treatment work at a rehab center near me, such as CRC in Chicago?
CRC Institute in Chicago offers various structured addiction treatment programs aimed at you and your struggles with addiction. Substance use disorders are complex and there are multiple types of treatment programs available to help. CRC Institute helps you and your loved ones work toward fulfilled, healthy, and sober lifestyles.
When coming into CRC Institute, you will first meet with our intake team to conduct a full clinical and medical assessment to holistically determine the best possible treatment plan. After the assessments are completed, you will receive individualized recommendations that will be thoroughly explained to you to allow you to make the best decision for yourself regarding your treatment. Some of the recommendations could include substance use treatment (group/individual), family therapy, mental health therapy, medication(s), IV therapy, acupuncture, cupping, and more. We will also discuss external recommendations and referrals such as psychiatry, exercise, nutrition, sober support (coaching, sponsor, meetings), and community engagement.
After you discuss the recommendations with your treatment team, a treatment plan will be developed with your counselor that outlines the plan that has been mutually created. This treatment plan will be reviewed regularly throughout the course of treatment to discuss changes, progress, and barriers to success.
During treatment you will be involved in a variety of services including group, individual, and family therapy. You will meet with counselors, medical staff, and other providers who will all be a part of your care team. The purpose behind this approach is to truly prioritize each of your needs instead of just one. At CRC rehab center in Chicago, we believe that to achieve sustained recovery, one thing has to change -- everything.
What happens in treatment?
Substance use treatment at CRC Institute is tailored to the needs of each individual. Treatment may include detox (inpatient or outpatient), residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, or outpatient. Each treatment program involves an individualized combination of group and individual substance use therapy, family therapy, education, IV therapy, medication, medical care, aftercare planning, sober support, and more.
How long will I be in treatment?
There is not a set duration that applies to everyone when it comes to time spent in treatment. The length of time in a level of care will depend on your progress and needs. Some factors that will be considered in determining the appropriate length of time in treatment will include your history and severity of substance use, specific substance(s) being used, previous treatment experiences, co-occurring medical/behavioral health/mental conditions, and your physical, emotional, mental, cultural, spiritual, and social needs.
Do you accept insurance?
CRC Institute’s programs are currently self-pay only.
Why choose CRC?
CRC Institute offers truly individualized and holistic care for both addiction and mental health concerns. We offer and tailor our programs to meet your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs. At CRC, you will have access to innovative and cutting-edge approaches to treating both addiction and mental health. Our committed and passionate team will ensure that you are guided and involved through every step of your treatment and will acknowledge the significance of the therapeutic relationship. The clients at CRC are ready to create long-lasting and significant changes in their lives even though they may experience some level of fear or hesitation. The goal at CRC is to change the recovery landscape to reflect what truly helps individuals succeed in their path to a new way of living – “whole person healing.”
What is aftercare?
Aftercare is a general term used to describe any ongoing or follow-up services for substance use that occur after an initial treatment episode at a rehab center. Regardless of the setting or methods used, the goals of aftercare programs include: to maintain recovery from addiction, to find ways to prevent relapse, and to achieve a sense of purpose and have fulfilling relationships.
Aftercare is a critical component of addiction recovery particularly due to the long-term impacts of chronic substance use such as altering normal functions of the brain, physical impacts of addiction, and psychological changes affecting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Engaging in aftercare helps to ensure that adequate support is continued throughout the recovery process and the risks of relapse in behavior are reduced.
What is detox?
Detox is for individuals who are physically dependent on substances. During the detox process at CRC in Chicago, the body physically withdraws from the substance. Individuals can experience a range of symptoms during the first few days of detox, which may include (but are not limited to) nausea, vomiting, headaches, disrupted sleep, irritability, and anxiety. While withdrawal symptoms can last for several weeks, the most intense symptoms typically only last for a few days. Outpatient detoxification enables clients to go through the intense early stages of the process within the comfort of their home environment. At CRC, our experienced team provides expert care and ongoing support to each client throughout the withdrawal management process. Outpatient detox may not be appropriate for all individuals depending on the substance(s) of choice and severity of use.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is used to treat substance use disorders as well as to sustain recovery and prevent overdose. At our rehabilitation center in Chicago, MAT is used in combination with counseling and other treatment modalities to foster a holistic approach to treatment. MAT has been proven to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services.
How do I get time off work to attend treatment?
Some treatment programs may require taking some time off from work. There are usually several options that can help ease this process including Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Paid Time Off (PTO).
Will my family be involved in my treatment?
CRC Institute believes strongly in involving family in treatment. The level to which your family and loved ones will be involved in your treatment depends on the comfort level you have and will be discussed with your primary therapist. CRC Institute incorporates family therapy in all of our addiction treatment programs. We also offer family-specific programs for families and loved ones of clients of CRC or affected family members. CRC acknowledges and supports family members and loved ones of individuals who are not ready to engage in treatment.
How will my privacy be maintained?
The staff at CRC Institute understand the importance of privacy in treatment and abide by HIPAA along with additional policies and procedures that protect your privacy.
Will I be supported after treatment ends?
CRC strongly believes in the importance of creating and supporting you with an aftercare plan after your addiction treatment or other care. CRC offers many other services and opportunities so that you can continue to receive support after finishing a treatment program. This could include individual counseling, alumni groups, and attending other group services such as yoga or meditation. Research has shown that the longer you are involved with treatment and support services, the higher the likelihood of long-term recovery. A solid aftercare plan will be developed throughout the course of treatment with your counselor.
Do I have to go to inpatient detox/residential treatment before attending treatment at CRC?
Depending on the severity of substance use upon intake, CRC may recommend that you attend an inpatient detox or residential treatment program prior to attending programs at CRC. Staff at CRC will ensure that any client needing these services is connected to a trusted local provider and will support the client throughout the transition process.
Do you treat anything besides drug and alcohol addiction?
Many individuals seeking treatment for substance use also experience mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. The combination of addiction and mental health conditions, known as “co-occurring disorders,” is very common. The team at CRC is skilled at addressing complexities of co-occurring disorders through our various treatment modalities including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication management, and diagnostic assessments. The type and frequency of services is determined by initial and ongoing assessment with your care team.
Do you offer online treatment services?
CRC’s addiction treatment center currently offers virtual individual therapy and virtual medical visits. At this time, we do not offer our group treatment programs virtually, but we may open virtual group programming in the future.
I have already had treatment, but I relapsed. Does that mean the process does not work for me?
Relapse is a common part of the recovery process. If you are in treatment for substance use, it is important to recognize that relapse and recovery can occur together as part of an ongoing journey. Relapse is not indicative of treatment not working but rather is potentially a sign that it is time to make changes to your treatment plan. Addiction is a chronic relapsing illness that affects the way your brain works. The recovery journey is an ongoing process and not a single event where you are suddenly cured. At CRC, working with your treatment team to build coping skills and an ongoing relapse prevention plan will help to set up success in recovery.