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

Bill offers zero tolerance for bus drivers with alcohol

A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Friday to a bill that would prohibit school bus drivers from having any alcohol in their bodies — or in their possession. Senators questioned whether the language in the bill, sponsored by Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, actually would prohibit transporting children after just one drink. They decided it….

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Affordable Alcohol Treatment Options

Affordable Alcohol Treatment Program

Many people who are addicted to alcohol or who suffer from alcohol abuse do not seek help simply because they cannot find an affordable treatment option that works for them. This is very sad news because studies show that more than 90% of those who suffer from substance abuse will never get the help that….

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How Long Will Alcohol Detox Take?

coping with alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol Detox Timeline Alcohol addiction will cause intense and painful withdrawal symptoms for the majority of alcoholics who stop drinking, which is why medical supervision is highly advised in people who wish to stop drinking after abusing alcohol for years. However, the physical withdrawal symptoms, though intense, usually will subside after the first five days….

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U.S. backs off medical marijuana policy

The Obama administration tells federal authorities not to prosecute users and suppliers following state laws, reversing Bush’s position. The Obama administration on Monday told federal authorities not to arrest or prosecute medical marijuana users and suppliers who aren’t violating local laws, paving the way for some states to allow dispensaries to provide the drug as….

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Medicines derived from cannabis: A review of adverse events

Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), McGill University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) determined that medical use of cannabinoids do not cause an increase in serious adverse events, but are associated with an increase in some non-serious adverse events. Several drugs containing compounds derived from the cannabis plant, or cannibinoids, are….

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