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CRC Institute Announces Fall 2020 Opening Date in Lincoln Park. CRC Institute combines Medical, Clinical, Holistic, and extended care services to provide unprecedented continuum of care while also providing important medical testing and safety measures to ensure clients stay safe. March 15, 2020 Chicago, Il: As we watch the world

Integrative medicine

NAD+ Therapy

What is NAD+ therapy? Ask the internet: it will tell you that NAD+ is a wonder drug. That rightfully conjures skepticism. NAD+ therapy can allegedly be used for everything: anti-aging, anti-depressing, detoxifying. It sounds magical, or too good to be true. And by

Mental Health

Stellate Ganglion Block For PTSD

How Does Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) treat PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is an era-defining affliction. A majority of 21st-century combat veterans and countless victims of abuse find themselves in the terrifying grip of this disease. Though historically misunderstood, PTSD’s underlying

Drug Addiction

Opioid Crisis

A Primer On The Opioid Crisis. There’s a fact worth repeating for its horror: more Americans died from the opioid crisis in 2017 than in the entirety of the Vietnam War.  Furthermore, there are an estimated 825 users for every

Mental Health

Youth Mental Health

The Rise In Youth Mental Health Diagnoses. The kids aren’t alright. Children today are growing up in a world that would look intense and strange to the children of older generations.  Today’s youth faces a grown-up world with deeply adult

Mental Health

Cannabis And Mental Health

Is There A Link Between Cannabis And Mental Health? Marijuana is not the innocuous herb it was once regarded as being.  Marijuana today is up to 70% more potent than it was in the 1970s.  The potency, coupled with the

Integrative medicine

Ketamine Treatment For Depression

Ketamine Treatment for Depression and PTSD. Ketamine is the new kid at pharmacology school. Ketamine was a drug originally developed as a veterinary tranquilizer or a “dissociative anesthetic.” Though it gained its notoriety as a drug of abuse during the rave years

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

What Is Motivational Enhancement Therapy? An Intro to MET: Motivational Enhancement Therapy Motivational enhancement therapy, or MET, is a seemingly simple yet deeply effective treatment for those in recovery.  MET’s unique beauty results from its people-forward methodology that increases the

Addiction Treatment

Holistic Addiction Treatment

What Is Holistic Addiction Treatment? Holistic therapy is what it sounds like: an approach that treats symptoms in relation to the whole-person wellness of a patient. Once pushed to the margins in the addiction treatment community, holistic therapy for addiction

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Horticultural Therapy

How Can I Benefit From Horticultural Therapy? Any gardener worth their trowel will tell you that gardening is their preferred form of meditation.  But horticultural therapy, or the practice of healing through interaction with plants, is nearly as old as

Integrative medicine

Integrative Medicine For Mental Health

What Is Integrative Medicine?  The short answer is that it’s the future of medicine. The long answer is that integrative medicine (IM) is a diverse web of healing practices and treatments that complement traditional forms of therapy. It integrates medical,

Mental Health

Vitamins For Mental Health

How Can Vitamins Benefit My Mental Health? Vitamins are often portrayed as a quasi-medicinal afterthought. Vitamins, however, are crucial pieces of equipment for our body’s natural processes. Vitamin deficiency can cause everything from Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome to malaise and depression. Those

Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Vaping Addiction

How Can Vaping Addiction Be Treated? Vaping was once marketed as a risk-free alternative to smoking. This is, simply put, a falsehood. Aside from the widespread prevalence of the mysterious ‘vaping illness’ in 2019, users of vapes face negative consequences

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating Disorder Treatment

How Do I Find Eating Disorder Treatment? Eating disorders are frightening conditions. Victims and their families face a feeling of hopelessness and a spiraling loss of control. These disorders are painful to experience and witness, particularly when a loved one

Mental Health

Co-Occurring Disorders

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?  Co-occurring disorders are simultaneously intuitive and complex. A co-occurring disorder refers to either the substance abuse problem or depression of an individual suffering from both afflictions. What is important to grasp is the simultaneous distinction between

Addiction Treatment

Evidence Based Addiction Treatment

What Is Evidence Based Addiction Treatment? Evidence-based treatment (EBT) is yet another facet of the rehabilitation, recovery, and medical worlds that means exactly what it sounds like: the application of the best available, most reliable evidence gained from the scientific

Mental Health

COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis

How Has COVID-19 Created A Mental Health Crisis? The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not just wreaking havoc on America’s physical health. The unique threat of the virus, plus the isolation of lockdown and uncertainty of the future all have contributed

Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol Dependency During COVID-19

How Has COVID-19 Impacted The Nation’s Alcohol Dependency? “I wish I bought beer stocks,” has become an unfortunate joke during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nation is drinking more alcohol than ever to cope with: boredom, stress, loneliness, anxiety and depression.

Mental Health

Mental Health During COVID-19

How To Manage Your Mental Health During COVID-19?  The rate of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among America’s youth was at epidemic proportions before COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, over 20% of America’s college students suffered from a mental health

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Drug Addiction Help During COVID-19

How To Find Drug Addiction Help During Covid-19? Because of the inappropriate stigma around drug dependency, users facing the COVID-19 crisis are in a uniquely dangerous position. There is a smorgasbord of inconsistent messaging around the topic. Users are not

Adolescent Treatment

Teen Suicide Prevention

How to Prevent Suicide During Covid-19? COVID-19 has inflicted severe damage on America’s collective mental health. Young people are particularly hard hit. While many youths find themselves on a spectrum of anxiety and depression, there is a concerning subset of

IOT Chicago
Drug & Alcohol Treatment

IOT Chicago (Intensive Outpatient Treatment) Guide

There’s a strong connection between substance abuse and mental illness. Usually, an underlying psychological condition can lead individuals to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs to relieve their symptoms. Resultantly, with long term use, these substances can instigate severe mental health

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Mental Health

Beginners Guide: Anxiety Therapy Chicago

For those of you who don’t know, anxiety is your body’s natural response to not coping with stress. It is a feeling of apprehension or fear about what’s to come – going to a job interview, the first day of

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Coming to Chicago Fall of 2020

We work with evidence-based elements and integrated practices to treat the whole person. Run by doctors, PhDs, clinicians, and the best holistic practitioners, CRC Institute is home to the industry’s most stimulating and successful programming.  

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To the heart of Lincoln Park