Drug Rehab Center in Chicago, Illinois
About This Chicago, IL Facility
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Life Changers is a Privately Owned Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse Treatment facility in Chicago, IL. Providing Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient levels of care, and a variety of anciliary services. Life Changers’s location in Illinois accepts most private health insurance.
It can seem like an uphill struggle to battle addiction, luckily there are many rehab options, such as Life Changers, to help you heal in Chicago.
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment
Substance abuse refers to the intensive and inappropriate use of psychoactive substances. Psychoactive substances are those that affect brain function. These include illegal drugs, alcohol, and even the excessive use of prescription drugs. The overuse of psychoactive substances leads to severe physical or psychological dependence. It also affects the social life and relationships of the affected individual. Substance abuse is treatable.
The duration of treatment at Life Changers in Chicago can require weeks or even months depending on the severity of the condition as there is a risk of relapse. Treatment options include medications, counseling sessions, various types of behavioral therapy, and group therapy in different combinations.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment
Addiction to prescription opioid painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone, and illicit opioids such as heroin, leads to potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. Opioid addiction treatment typically involves an inpatient stay at facilities like Life Changers to make sure they get through withdrawal safely. Treatment also includes comprehensive mental health counseling.
Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
Levels of Care Offered
Life Changers offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Chicago, IL Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
An intensive outpatient program is a good option for someone in Illinois with a milder or less severe addiction. An IOP may involve daily meetings at a treatment facility, along with personal counseling and peer meetings. Some IOP programs offer half-day treatment, while others offer full-day programs. Life Changers‘s IOP is customized per individual.
Outpatient programs are the standard for addiction treatment. About 9 in 10 U.S. adolescents entering addiction treatment enroll in these programs, so you’re not alone in Chicago, IL. Treatment is delivered in different settings – offices, clinics, and primary care clinics.
Facilities offer a variety of services, such as individual and group counseling and family therapy. During the sessions, you work with a team of experts that include: General physicians, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Psychologists. The main goals of outpatient recovery programs are to help addicted individuals reduce drug use and addictive behaviors, eventually becoming entirely sober.
Aftercare comprises services that help recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day Illinois activities. It can last a year or even longer. Services include individual and family counseling, medications to reduce cravings, and treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions. Aftercare support begins once you have completed earlier stages of treatment.
Life Changers‘s Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual.
Family Counseling + Treatment
Addiction and alcoholism affect the entire family. For this reason, family therapy is vital to a person’s recovery from addiction. In contrast to couples counseling, family therapy at Life Changers may include siblings, children, parents, and other significant people in the recovering person’s life. Family support is one of the most important pillars of recovery.
Many people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of processing trauma that has affected them in the past. Trauma can include abuse, neglect, the loss of a loved one and other unpleasant incidents. Trauma therapy at Life Changers helps patients process trauma. It gives them the tools to deal with it in a healthier manner.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a type of cognitive therapy. It is based on the principle that irrational thoughts are responsible for the emotional and behavioral changes in addiction. So, the therapy starts with identifying the underlying irrational thoughts. These thoughts are then challenged and opposed logically and then replaced with positive thoughts. It also helps to change unwanted behavior with techniques such as meditation.
By imparting positive thoughts and emotions, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) makes the individual self-reliant with a capacity to handle the emotional and behavioral issues in future by themselves without professional help. This self-dependence benefits the patients and prevent relapses.
The recovery technique used by Alcoholics Anonymous is the 12 step program, but it can relate to any form of addiction. The 12 steps that addicts must take on the road to recovery are explained. Measures include acknowledging that you have a problem and agreeing to turn around your life. The curriculum, instructed by Life Changers, also requires a belief in a greater power and making amends to others.
Contingency Management (CM), also called motivational incentives, is a type of pure behavioral therapy. It’s based on the idea that behavior is shaped, motivated, or controlled by its outcomes. CM is a clinical application at Life Changers of operant conditioning, which helps clients eliminate unwanted behaviors by the use of positive and negative reinforcement.
12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Discharge Planning, Drug Rehab, Employment Counseling / Training, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis Education / Counseling / Support, HIV or AIDS education, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Intervention, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
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Chicago, Illinois 60617 Phone Number(312) 326-2300 Meta DetailsUpdated February 21, 2023
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8543 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Drug Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
Chicago, Illinois Addiction Information
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.
Drug misuse can lead to other serious health problems, including HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C infection and liver disease. Chicago's main drugs of abuse include heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Field sobriety tests can be used to determine if someone is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are about 872 drug treatment centers in the city, and the number of people seeking help for addiction continues to rise.
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