Illinois Addiction Treatment
Whether you’re seeking an inpatient facility, detox center, outpatient program, drug intervention or some other type of addiction-related help in Illinois, you’ve come to the right place. We can help you go through the whole process of locating the appropriate resources you need, including assisting you with insurance verification. Contact us today to get started, or continue reading to find out more information about addiction and treatment in Illinois.
About 9 percent of youth in Illinois (roughly 100,000) reported using illicit drugs within the past month. Many of these young people can be educated enough to no longer want to get drunk or high, but unfortunately a lot of them have to learn it on their own and hope they make it through with proper guidance. Right now about 60% of adolescents in Illinois didn’t think binge drinking once or twice per week doesn’t pose a great risk to them. These and and other attitudes toward substance abuse are important to monitor for future generations.
As substance abuse progresses in Illinois, the need for drug and alcohol interventions become more clear. Many families struggle with the idea that there are things they need to do as well in order to change the situation. A good intervention will work not only with the addict or person abusing alcohol or drugs, but also work with the family members to understand their roles in recovery as well.
There are currently about 255,000 people in Illinois who are dependent on or abused illicit drugs within the past year. Surveys also indicate more than 680,000 heavy drinkers per year, and a total of nearly 770,000 people in the state who were dependent on or abused alcohol recently.
In contrast, only a small percentage of those people needing treatment help for their alcohol and drug problems actually receive it. Right now less than 6% of people abusing or dependent on alcohol get help and about 13% of those abusing drugs find treatment. Overall, less than 45,000 people are in a treatment program in Illinois on a given day including those in detox centers, inpatient rehabs and outpatient programs.
Of those receiving help, about 35% entered treatment for drugs only, 22% for alcohol only and the remaining 43% were for for both alcohol and drugs. Given the rise in opiate addictions in Illinois and throughout the country, there are more than 11,000 people taking methadone daily and another 1,200 taking buprenorphine for drug replacement therapies.
Sometimes people are directed toward treatment options because it seems to be the easiest type of treatment available, or because it seems more affordable per day. However, small daily fees with no end in sight definitely rack up over time. The good news is that treatment programs are becoming more accessible than ever through insurance.
To learn more about the various treatment options available to you in Illinois, call us today and speak with one of our experienced consultants.
Additional Resources for Illinois
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA)
100 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, Illinois 62762
The Deparment’s mission is “founded upon the belief that human suffering and social and economic loss caused by the illness of alcoholism, addiction to controlled substances and the abuse and misuse of alcohol and other drugs are matters of grave concern to the people of the state of Illinois.”
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Illinois
Get information on local meetings here
Treatment Center Directory for Illinois
Find local programs by clicking here
Drug Enforcement Administration Offices
Kluczynski Federal Building
230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60604
Diversion Number: (312) 353-7875
SPRINGFIELD RESIDENT OFFICE
2875 Via Verde Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Diversion Number: (217) 585-2751