Addiction Counseling Chicago

Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Addiction Counseling Chicago

Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Overcoming addiction is possible with addiction counseling Chicago treatment at CRC. Individuals receive counseling from Chicago’s top counselors and psychiatrists to help them identify specific triggers associated with their addiction, as well as giving them life-long tools to improve their mental health.

What is Addiction Counseling?

Addiction Counseling at CRC Treatment Center provides effective addiction treatment through a variety of modern and traditional evidence-based therapies. Our clients receive counseling from the top specialists in their field, helping them reach long-lasting wellness and recovery. Our addiction treatment Chicago treatment program teaches individuals how to identify triggers in their life, how to cope with stress in healthy ways, and how to break the mental and emotional cycle of addiction.

What Does an Addiction Counselor Do?

An addiction counselor at CRC incorporates several evidence-based therapies into each individual’s treatment to help them overcome their addiction cycle and live a healthy, full life. Some of the therapies found to be effective in addiction treatment include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). By utilizing these therapeutic approaches and others, our clients are able to become their best self.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a biopsychosocial disorder characterized by the repeated use of substances, or repetitive engagement in a behavior that is causing harm to the self or other individuals. Addiction can be very difficult to treat on your own, which is why many individuals seek professional treatment to overcome their addiction and take back control of their life.

What are the Signs of Addiction?

The signs of addiction can be behavioral and physical. Behavioral signs of addiction can include obsessive thoughts and actions surrounding the substance or behavior, and the inability to stop using the substance or performing specific behaviors (despite having the awareness that the substance or behavior is causing harm to themselves or others in their life. Using a substance in secret can also be a sign of addiction. Physical signs of addiction include insomnia, weight loss, enlarged pupils, poor physical condition, slurred speech, and poor personal hygiene (such as not showering).

Why is Addiction Counseling Effective?

Addiction counseling is considered an effective treatment method for addiction, as well as other addictive behaviors because it helps individuals become a productive member of society, participate positively in their overall community, and contribute within the workplace. Addiction counseling with CRC is more than just helping someone refrain from using harmful substances. It’s also important for the person to be able to function in day-to-day life, including going to work, engaging with family, and performing daily tasks. Overall, addiction counseling evidence-based therapies with CRC improve the quality of life for each client.

Drug Detox Chicago: What Happens During Detox?

When substances are consumed, there are specific toxins that are also consumed that have a negative impact on our overall health and inhibit our body’s ability to function. During detox, the body is getting these toxins out of the system. As a client, when you utilize the outpatient detox services with CRC, our licensed medical staff arrive at your home to help you stay comfortable and safe during the physical withdrawal of symptoms. This includes continuously monitoring your vitals and also providing you with IV therapy so that your body can receive the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy during the detox.

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Evidence-Based Approach to Addiction Treatment and Services For Patients

At CRC, our goal is to create lasting changes towards recovery. We do not believe that you need to be “fixed.” During treatment, we work with both patients and families to support a long-term continuum of care that lasts well after patients move on from our structured services and support.

Modern Recovery Therapies for Substance Abuse

In addition to addiction counseling treatment, clients receive a variety of evidence-based therapies customized to their needs:
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Our goals at CRC are:

  • 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 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 recovery

Our medical and wellness teams provide patients with a truly singular experience through respect, kindness, and compassion that promotes ease and tranquility.

Begin Your Recovery

Speak with our team to see how we can help you with our evidence-based treatments and integrated medicine approach.

Why Choose CRC for Your Substance Abuse Treatment Chicago

When it comes to healing from a chronic condition such as substance abuse, everything must change. While your journey towards health and wellness is specific to you, the two elements that are consistently involved are Connection and Magic. To help you reach your recovery goals, our therapies are:
Our Board-certified and licensed medical team goes to extraordinary lengths to fully and comprehensively evaluate all of our patients’ concerns, needs, medical history, and specific goals for treatment. Our unique combination of therapy, treatment clinical modalities, and outpatient programs have consistently proven to help individuals overcome and heal from substance abuse for a successful long-term recovery.

About CRC Treatment Center in Chicago

CRC Treatment Center in Chicago is home to the industry’s most stimulating and successful programming for an evidence-based personalized approach to substance abuse treatment and health optimization that facilitates whole-person healing. Our treatment and wellness team consists of the best doctors, clinicians, and holistic practitioners in their field.

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Intensive Outpatient Program: Frequently Asked Questions

IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program.

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) with CRC is an effective treatment program for both young adults and adults. IOP can specifically address and treat substance abuse, as well as co-occurring mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder. The specific approach of IOP is completely customized to the needs of each client, with the overall goal being to help each individual reach long-lasting recovery.

During IOP, clients learn how to identify specific triggers, appropriate coping skills, problem-solving skills, and they learn how to improve their self-awareness while recognizing unhealthy behaviors.

IOP therapies and treatments typically take place 3 to 5 times per week for 3 to 5 hours each day. Most clients participate in the program for 1 to 2 months, depending on their specific needs.

Chicago IOP treatment typically lasts 1 to 2 months.