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Aztec Counseling Agency

  • Joliet, IL
  • Accredited
  • Outpatient

Aztec Counseling Agency is an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility located in Joliet, Illinois. They are accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and hold a state license. At Aztec Counseling Agency, they specialize in providing treatment for individuals suffering from alcoholism and substance abuse. They offer outpatient and intensive outpatient levels of care, ensuring that their services are tailored to meet individual needs and circumstances.

With a focus on addiction and substance abuse, Aztec Counseling Agency offers a range of services to support individuals on their journey to recovery. They provide counseling and therapy sessions to help clients better understand the root causes of their addiction. Additionally, they offer group therapy sessions where individuals can connect with others facing similar challenges and gain support from their peers. Aztec Counseling Agency also offers education and relapse prevention programs, equipping individuals with the tools and knowledge necessary to maintain sobriety.

  • 2+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • 6 Therapies & Programs


State License


Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at Aztec Counseling Agency

Substance abuse is defined by the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences, such as legal or work problems. It can be treated using a variety of services, including therapy and medication.

Substance abuse treatment is beneficial for:

  • People who have been using drugs or alcohol for a long time.
  • People who have been using drugs or alcohol to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression.
  • People who have a mental health disorder in conjunction with substance abuse.
  • People who continue to use drugs or alcohol despite the harmful effects they cause on their own life and the lives of others.
  • People who have had multiple failed attempts at recovery without medical assistance.

If you believe that addiction treatment is right for you or a loved one, you can contact your primary care physician, or search for addiction treatment centers in your area. Treatment is beneficial to people who are motivated towards recovery, and who understand the benefits of professional care.

Levels of Care

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

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are a form of drug treatment that allows individuals to receive the therapy they need while remaining in their homes and community. IOPs allow for the flexibility to continue working and living at home while still meeting treatment demands.

Outpatient treatment programs are less intensive than an inpatient program. Participants live at home while working or going to school. Benefits include being able to continue relationships with family, friends, and work/studies. Treatment includes educating patient on addiction to drugs, medication, and counseling. Benefits include being able to continue relationships with family, friends, and work/studies. Treatment includes educating patient on addiction to drugs, medication, and counseling. Counseling sessions are for either individual or group.

Therapies & Programs

Individualized Treatment is essential because it gives addicts the ability to participate in a program that meets their unique needs. An addict should work with professionals who understand what they’re going through, especially if the addict is actively using.

Trying to find a treatment program that meets your needs can be challenging. It’s even more complicated if you don’t know what kind of treatment you need. Being able to have professionals who are experienced with treating your situation is key to getting sober. Finding the right treatment program for an addict is difficult, but it’s even harder without communicating with those who have experience treating your specific situation.

A person looking for drug recovery should know that group therapy is an essential tool. Group therapy provides accountability and friendship to people with addiction. It is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit. Group therapy occurs in a group setting as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It benefits patients by providing a feeling of support and letting them know they are not alone. Patients at Aztec Counseling Agency also learn to build trust and understanding and gain perspective through discussions.

Dialectical behavior therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on eliminating specific negative thoughts that can potentially lead to an individual inflicting self-harm. It helps treat patients exhibiting uncontrollable emotions, intense mood swings, and borderline personality disorders.

The term “dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In the substance abuse context, dialectical behavior therapy refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and changing their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that is focused on changing negative ways of thinking that contribute to addictive behavior.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is beneficial for:

  • People who are seeking to overcome addictive behavior
  • Those who struggle with addictive behavior and mental illness
  • People who have a genetic history of addiction in their family
  • Those who don’t want to depend on medications
  • Those who need a more practical treatment approach

Life skills training is beneficial for addicts in recovery because it helps them learn how to take care of themselves and improve their quality of life, which can promote feelings of purpose and motivation.

This type of treatment works by teaching individuals life-enhancing skills that support positive living, including:

  • Healthy lifestyle habits
  • Skills to effectively manage stress
  • Effective communication skills to help them get their needs met without turning to drugs or alcohol
  • Money management and budgeting skills so they can continue to take care of themselves after treatment ends.

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

    Aztec Counseling Agency Location and Directions
    15 Fairlane Drive
    Joliet, IL 60435

    Phone Number
    (815) 729-1800

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    Aztec Counseling Agency Location and Directions


    • 15 Fairlane Drive
      Joliet, IL 60435
    • (815) 729-1800


    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Group, Individuals

    Listed December 11, 2022

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Joliet, 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.

    Joliet boasts riverboat casinos, NASCAR racetracks, and enticing tourist attractions, making it a popular destination. Yet, beneath the surface, the city faces a concerning rise in opioid-related deaths, with a significant 91 fatalities involving fentanyl in 2023 and an 8.2% increase in opioid overdose deaths from 2021 to 2022.

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