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

People Versus Alcohol and Drugs

IT is a battle that all of us have to join hands and fight. Alcohol and drug abuse is on the increase in our society, especially among the youth. Young people should guard against becoming victims or risk being given a knockout by alcohol and drugs. Please stay clear of alcohol and drugs. We know….

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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Drug Treatment Center

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs and needs help, you should be prepared to present a series of questions when trying to choose between the variety of addiction treatment centers that are available. If you are looking for a drug rehabilitation hospital or outpatient drug rehabilitation program, or some less invasive….

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Opiates and the Brain – How Addiction Happens

addiction science

Opiate addiction develops out of a series of changes that take place inside the brain. Over time, these changes alter the brain’s overall structures and chemical processes. As these alterations take shape, a vicious cycle of opiates and the brain ensues for as long as a person continues to use. According to the U. S…..

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New hope for heroin users: Naltrexone implants.

A study at the University of Western Australia has found that heroin addicts with naltrexone implants are far less likely to return to heroin use than those taking oral tablets. But critics are sceptical about the study and say that naltrexone is still a risky option for drug users trying to kick the habit. Naltrexone….

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Fetal alcohol exposure affects teenage drinking behavior

According to scientists, there is a link between exposure to alcohol in the womb and an attraction to its smell during teenage life. The researchers state that a fetus can recall and be drawn to odor stimuli from what its mother ingests during pregnancy. A new study from the State University of New York found….

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