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Nicasa in Mundelein, IL

Nicasa provides evidence-based, individualized treatment for substance abuse and gambling disorders in multiple languages to help adults achieve sobriety.

About Nicasa

Nicasa, a non-profit organization in Mundelein, Illinois, is dedicated to helping individuals struggling with substance abuse and gambling disorders. They offer client-focused, evidence-based services based on the Matrix model, as well as DUI services required by Illinois law.

Nicasa's adult outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are strength-based and individualized, aiming to help clients achieve substance-abuse-free identities and improve their overall well-being. Services are also available in Polish and Russian.

  • Evidence-based treatment: Nicasa utilizes the Matrix Model, a rigorously evaluated and effective approach for treating chemical dependency in adults.
  • Individualized treatment plans: Each client receives a personalized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals.
  • Language accessibility: In addition to English, Nicasa provides services in Polish and Russian, and can arrange for interpreters for other languages upon request.

Nicasa treats individuals with substance abuse and gambling disorders, focusing on helping adults achieve sobriety and improve their quality of life. Their programs are suitable for individuals seeking evidence-based, client-focused treatment in a supportive environment, with services available in multiple languages.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 5 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 13 Therapies & Programs



The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction treatment facilities like Nicasa support people struggling with opioid dependency, which covers illegal and prescription opioids. People often abuse prescription opioids to get high instead of adhering to a medical provider’s directions. Addiction forces people to crave for opioids impulsively without factoring in the dangers these drugs bring to them.

Most opioid addiction treatment plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. However, that’s only the beginning. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction. This overall approach decreases the likelihood of falling off the wagon. In some instances, therapies can be done at home.


An underlying cause often brings about addiction. Mental disorders can lie at the center, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder. As well as the cause of the addiction, a dual diagnosis by Nicasa helps to treat the addiction. This ensures that after treatment is complete, the patient will not fall back on old practices.

Levels of Care

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

Nicasa offers an Intensive Outpatient Program is for those who need intensive care but prefer to spend the majority of their time in the comfort of their own home. The rehabilitation services differ in length and intensity. They are customized to meet the needs of the patient.

When remaining at their job in Mundelein, or continuing their studies, the individual may live with their family while utilizing Nicasa‘s outpatient services. Treatment requires counseling the patient at the individual level, in a group setting, about substance addiction, drugs, and therapy sessions.

Help with aftercare applies to the follow-up care provided after the initial recovery program offered by Nicasa in Mundelein, IL. The level of support for aftercare plays a vital role in avoiding relapse and in maintaining sobriety. Aftercare support is tailored according to the patient’s needs.

Nicasa‘s Therapies & Programs

During individual therapy at Nicasa in Mundelein, Illinois, the person in recovery meets with a therapist one-on-one to go over the situation and learn from their mistakes. The counselor or therapist will use this time to address causes of an addiction, triggers, any type of mental issue or dual diagnosis, and aftercare plans. They will help fill in any gaps in future plans to give the person the best chances of attaining and maintaining long-term sobriety.

Patients who receive generous support from their loved ones have better chances of completing their recovery. Genetics play a role when it comes to addiction, so it’s better to approach the problem as a unit. Family members can help an individual avoid addiction triggers and guide him or her in making lifestyle changes.

Group therapy is a type of counseling at Nicasa in Mundelein, IL that occurs between a bunch of strangers. The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious.

As a means of managing pain that has plagued them in the past, many individuals turn to drugs and alcohol. Assault, negligence, the loss of a loved one, and other unfortunate events may involve trauma. This treatment, offered and administrated by Nicasa in Mundelein, IL provides individuals the resources to cope with past traumas healthily.

Life skills training helps the recovering person gain the skills and confidence necessary to function well in the world. Life skills training focuses on practical activities like cooking, job seeking, social interactions, and money management. This kind of training at Nicasa helps fill in the gaps caused by addiction with useful, immediately usable skills.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Nicasa Location and Directions
    1401 S Lake St
    Mundelein, IL 60060

    Phone Number
    (847) 546-6450

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    Nicasa Location and Directions

    1401 S Lake St
    Mundelein, IL 60060
    (847) 546-6450


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers

    Modality Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed June 20, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Mundelein, 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.

    Lake County, Illinois, a vibrant community nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, offers a blend of urban amenities and natural beauty. However, the county has been grappling with a growing substance abuse crisis in recent years. In 2020, Lake County reported a staggering 120 opioid-related deaths, marking a significant increase from previous years, while fentanyl-related deaths surged by 50% between 2020 and 2024.

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