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

Why binge drinking is bad for your bones

Studies in recent years have demonstrated that binge drinking can decrease bone mass and bone strength, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Now a Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study has found a possible mechanism: Alcohol disturbs genes necessary for maintaining healthy bones. The findings could help in the development of new drugs to minimize….

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What Happens in Cocaine Detox?

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Cocaine addicts well know how uncomfortable drug withdrawal can be. When detoxing, withdrawal effects come on in full force, an experience that no regular cocaine user wants to face. The truth of the matter is cocaine detox offers the only means for breaking the drug’s hold over the body. There’s no getting around this essential….

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Growing problem of prescription drug abuse

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Prescription painkiller abuse is a rapidly growing and widespread problem, recently coming into full view due to high profile stories and tragic celebrity deaths. Conflicting messaging and the degradation associated with addiction often mislead people from understanding it as a disease, caused by an imbalance of receptors in the brain. American Board of Addiction Medicine….

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Treating teens and adults for substance abuse

The number of teenagers and adults influenced under the substance abuse is greatly increasing worldwide. Substance abuse largely affects the physical and the mental state of a person. Substance abuse affects the body of an individual depending on various the factors like the age, gender, quantity of the drugs taken on regular basis etc. Therefore,….

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Getting your fix at the doctor’s office

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A group of Canadian researchers has demonstrated the truth of a practice commonly used in European countries like The Netherlands and Switzerland: Heroin can be an effective treatment for chronic, relapsing heroin addicts. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study is “the first rigorous test of the approach performed in North America,”….

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