Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in Illinois

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Currently, there are over 507 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Illinois for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Illinois

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in Illinois

Chicago takes the glory, but raise the lid on the rest of Illinois, and you’re going to experience the tale of Abraham Lincoln. Central Illinois is Abe Lincoln, home to his family, law offices and the Presidential Museum. Western Illinois has beautiful cities, outstanding wineries and a rippling landscape. Get outdoors in southern Illinois, where canoeists and cyclists can walk through 1,000-year-old cypress trees. The Garden of the Gods is a National Forest with rough rock formations and ancient blackwater swamps. The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and the Pontiac Museum features the emblematic Route 66 flag.

Similar to other states in the U.S.A., Illinois also suffers from alcohol and drug-related problems. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) reports that substance abuse costs the state approximately $3.5 billion every year. Drug-related crime and death are a statewide issue. In the most recent government survey, 7.17% of Illinois residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month. Additionally, 2.95% of Illinois residents reported using an illicit drug other than marijuana in the past month.

Illinois has a lot to enjoy but in Illinois there are many areas within dealing with drug and alcohol abuse.

The IDHS reports that more than 5,500 deaths annually occur in Illinois due to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports the rate of overdose deaths in the state increased significantly from 1999 to 2016. In the period from 2006 to 2015, 10.41% of all deaths can be attributed to drugs and alcohol. In 2016, more than 2,350 Illinoisans died from drug overdoses.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reports that the state has been making efforts to suppress drug-related problems. For example, in order to combat addiction problems, the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program is in effect to monitor controlled substances. This is a nationwide program sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Worst Drugs in Illinois

  1. Heroin was reported as the primary substance abused by those admitted to drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Illinois in 2009. There were a reported 19,245 people who entered treatment in 2009 for heroin dependence, with 58.8% being male and 41.2% female.
  2. Marijuana is the most widely available as well as the most widely used illicit drug in the state of Illinois. A 2006 study showed that cannabis use is particularly prevalent among high school students, with 36% of 12th graders reporting lifetime marijuana use to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) while 14.5% of 8th graders report lifetime use.
  3. Alcohol ranks third in Illinois of substances abused. In 2009, 12,430 people were admitted for alcohol addiction in the state. However, when alcohol is combined with a secondary drug, the total number admitted with alcohol adds an additional 10,506 residents.
  4. Cocaine is also on the list of commonly abused substances in Illinois. In 2009, reports showed that 9,058 people were admitted to drug treatment for using cocaine. Roughly 5% of high school students reported using the substance more than once in their lifetime.
  5. Prescription opioids are also abused statewide. About 40,000 people aged 12 to 17 admitted to using prescription opioids for nonmedical reasons in the past year. The most popularly abused pharmaceuticals are hydrocodone products.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. In Illinois, it is estimated that nearly one million people abused drugs and alcohol in 2014 alone. That figure includes 649,000 people with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), 193,000 who abuse cocaine, and 36,000 who abuse heroin.
  2. Based on America’s Health Rankings statistics, 21.4 deaths per 100,000 population in
  3. Illinois was associated with drugs (suicide, unintentional, homicide, or undetermined) in 2019.
  4. In 2017, Illinois experienced 2,109 opioid-related overdose fatalities, 1,154 of which were caused by heroin alone. An additional 13,395 survivable overdoses related to heroin and other opioids occurred.
  5. In 2018, nearly 80% of drug overdose deaths involved opioids–a total of 2,169 fatalities.
  6. In 2009, there were 70,378 total admissions to Illinois drug and alcohol rehab centers. Of those admitted, about two-thirds were men while one-third were women; half of which were white while the other half were African-American.
  7. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heroin-related deaths in Illinois quadrupled from 2012 to 2016.
  8. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that only 11.7% of people struggling with drug abuse and only 5% of those abusing alcohol enroll in treatment programs.
  9. Of the 9,000-10,000 accidental deaths occurring in Illinois each year, 40% of the fatalities are related to alcohol.
  10. In 2018, Illinois providers wrote 45.2 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, compared to the average U.S. rate of 51.4 prescriptions. This is the lowest rate in the state since data became available in 2006.
  11. There were 623 deaths involving prescription opioids in 2017, nearly double the 343 deaths that occurred in 2014.

Helpful Advice on Selecting a Center

Your sobriety is essential, so choosing the right Illinois rehabilitation is so important. The proper treatment will make it much more likely for you to complete the program upon your return to life, exit the program compassionately, and maintain your sobriety. However, the sheer number of choices makes it difficult to select, and the fact is that quantity may not always meanÊequal quality.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Ambetter (Celtic Insurance Co.)
  • Cigna
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc.
  • Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross Blue Shield)

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • TASC: https://www.tasc.org/tascweb/home.aspx
  • MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving): https://www.madd.org/illinois/
  • SAPP: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32888
  • Illinois Elks Association: https://illinoiselks.org/drug-awareness-program/
  • Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation: http://www.llgoodmanfdn.org/grants/prevention
  • Prevention First: https://www.prevention.org/
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 312-346-1475
  • Delphi Health Group: (888)-611-8027
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 818-773-9999
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-346-4572
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