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Association House

Association House

  • Chicago, IL
  • Outpatient

Association House of Chicago, located in the West Side of the city, is a social service organization that provides a wide range of services including mental health care, substance abuse treatment and primary health services. Established in 1886, the organization is comprised of seven different divisions and sites that serve communities of the greater Chicago area. Association House is committed to helping individuals and families in need and provides supportive services, which include housing, education, employment and other assistance.

Association House provides an array of services for those seeking assistance for addiction and substance abuse. Their treatment program focuses on helping individuals with substance use disorders build the necessary skills and behaviors needed for long term recovery. They also offer integrated behavioral health services that include counseling, anger management, conflict resolution and crisis intervention. In addition to individualized treatment, Association House also offers group therapy sessions for those in need of further support.

In addition to their support services, Association House is accredited by the Illinois Department of Human Services and has earned quality recognition awards from multiple health care organizations. They have also been nationally recognized as a National Health Service Corps site and are certified by the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Association House is also dedicated to providing excellence in quality and performance, meeting the highest standards of accountability to those they serve.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 11 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Chicago, IL

People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to Illinois residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Chicago, IL. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Association House peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

Association House‘s Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

Group therapy happens at Association House in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Chicago, IL patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Association House can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

Medical Nutrition Therapy, also called nutrition therapy and MNT, helps someone recovering from an addiction learn how to replenish their body with the nutrients that food can provide. This helps improve medical, physical, and emotional conditions resulting from an addiction. These skills are taught by dietitians and nutritionists at Association House in Chicago, Illinois who understand the effects of addiction.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. It is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Association House

Experiential therapy works on the principle that the perception of individuals determines their behavior. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty in expressing themselves and interact. Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences and encourages the release of suppressed thoughts that were responsible for the negative feelings and drug addiction.

Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. Gradually the individual will experience calmness and love and change their perception positively. Other than drug addiction, Experiential therapy is useful in various behavioral and eating disorders.

Payment Options

For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Location & Contact

    Association House Location and Directions
    Address
    1116 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60651

    Phone Number
    (773) 772-8009

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    Association House Location and Directions

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    Accepts

    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed June 5, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Chicago, Illinois Addiction and Treatment

    In 2016, more than 2,350 Illinoisans died from drug overdoses. More than 5,500 deaths annually occur in Illinois due to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. 7.17% of Illinois residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month (2018). Substance abuse costs the state approximately $3.5 billion every year.

    Chicago's an exhilarating city with world-class museums, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and mouthwatering cuisine to savor. Opioid overdoses and fentanyl-related deaths, however, have skyrocketed – Cook County saw a 97% rise in fentanyl-induced fatalities from 2018 to 2019, and had the state's second-highest drug mortality rate in 2021.

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