A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Illinois Treatment Centers

Illinois AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place in all major cities and towns throughout the state of Illinois provide hope, support and care for those who are addicted to alcohol. To find a meeting near you and see how much 12 step meetings can help you when it comes to turning your life around and making a full recovery, visit one of the following local chapters of AA:

Northern Illinois Area 20

AA Southern Illinois

Chicago Area 19 Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Southern Illinois District 18

Southern Illinois AA District 17

Southern Illinois AA District 16

District 64 Aurora, North Aurora & Sugar Grove

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon groups offer supportive care for those who have become the victims of a loved one’s alcoholism. Family members, children, teens, and adults can get support and guidance for recovery from co-dependence and the consequences that a loved one’s alcoholism has had on them.

Al-Anon Northern Illinois

Southern Illinois Al-Anon

Northern Illinois Al-Anon / Alateen

Al-Anon Decatur Illinois

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Illinois – referrals, directory of local professionals and treatment for mental illness in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Human Services Mental Health provides assistance and supportive tools for mental health and wellness.

Chicago and Illinois Mental Health Agencies and Organizations – a comprehensive database of mental health providers, organizations and treatment centers in Illinois and Greater Chicago.

City of Chicago Mental Health Services

Anonymous Groups

Chicagoland Region of NA – Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Chicago

Greater Illinois Region of NA – Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Greater Illinois.

Quad Cities of NA – Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the Quad City area.

Cocaine Anonymous – Cocaine Anonymous meetings in the Chicago and Illinois area.

Marijuana Anonymous Illinois – 12 Step support for those suffering from marijuana addiction.

Illinois Gambling Help – Help for compulsive gamblers in Illinois.

Chicago Sexahloics Anonymous – Sex addiction support groups helping residents of Chicago and surrounding areas.

Illinois Helplines

AIDS help, call (800) 243-2437

Crisis Intervention Unit call (630) 627-1700

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service – if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call (217) 222-1166

Child Abuse Hotline – if you know a child who has been abused, suspect a case of child abuse or you are the victim of child abuse, call (800) 25-ABUSE

Domestic Violence Agencies by City – a complete list of Domestic Violence agencies and support services in Illinois by city.

Treatment & Detox Guide

Frightening rise in binge drinking among California teens

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Debbie Allen felt sick when she heard about the death of 15-year-old Sarah Botill after a night of drinking Dec. 5 at a weekend sleepover in Gilroy. Her daughter, Shelby Lyn, died under eerily similar circumstances Dec. 19 last year in Redding. Like Sarah, Shelby Lyn Allen, 17, was drinking with two friends late at….

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Pros and Cons of Inpatient Drug Abuse Treatment

inpatient drug rehab

The commitment to enter a drug abuse treatment program often involves bouts of contemplations on what type of treatment would be most suitable for you. With such a wide range of choices available, it may help to know the pros and cons of inpatient drug abuse treatment before you decide. PROS 24 Hour Care As….

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Reformed addict tells of his life as an alcoholic

It’s Been two years since a drop of alcohol last passed Neil Kimberlin’s lips. But despite his teetotal lifestyle the 58-year-old openly admits he is still is, and always will be, an alcoholic. At the height of his addiction Neil downed a whole litre of whisky every single day as well as drinking 14 pints….

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Substance Abuse and Mental Illness – Current Statistics

Substance abuse and mental health

It is a long-observed conclusion that many people with substance abuse problems also have mental health issues. The debate often rests on whether or not one causes the other and if treatment of one can make the other disappear. This can be a heated topic, as some experts insist on treating both as co-occurring disorders,….

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How to Get a Loved one to Accept Treatment for Addiction

Treatment program for Addiction

Millions of people suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol and thousands of families find themselves trying to figure out how to get their loved ones to accept treatment for addiction. Getting someone into treatment is not always as easy as it sounds and anyone who has dealt with an addict knows that sometimes getting….

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