Intake:

Treatment Duration: 28-84 days
Programs for Women
Programs for Men
Adult Programs
Young Adult Programs

Financials:

Monthly Fee: $30,000.00
Private Insurance
Self-pay Options

Modality:

Family Counseling:

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Recognizing that substance dependency is a family disease, Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP dedicates time for family sessions. Family members are an important part of their treatment approach. They invite patients, families and referring treatment team members to contribute to the individual’s recovery plan.

Individual Counseling:

In individual Counseling, a client meets one-on-one with a trained therapist or counselor. This kind of psychotherapy and focused attention is a crucial part of treating substance abuse and helping individuals overcome alcohol and drug addiction. Therapy can be instrumental in uncovering the root causes of addiction, such as challenges and struggles a patient has faced in their family, social, and work/school lives. Once these root causes (which often involve past trauma) are identified and worked through, substance abuse is much easier to overcome and sobriety to be reached. Different therapists use different therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which has been shown to be effective in stopping addiction while also providing tools for maintaining sobriety.

Group Counseling:

Group therapy is an important, though often misunderstood, component of addiction treatment. Group therapy’s restorative effects emanate from the powerful social bonds that form through shared experience. Group therapy is a place to nurture healthy relationships, and to demonstrate respect, compassion and empathy for others. All are necessary for maintaining sobriety, and for embarking on a happy, healthy life with fulfilling relationships after treatment.

Additional Services:

Ambulatory Detox:

Ambulatory detox is an outpatient model of detox from drugs or alcohol. You receive medically-supervised detoxification by trained clinicians, but you can be in an office, healthcare facility, or even at home while care is provided. It is usually less restrictive and more cost-effective than inpatient detox.

Medically Assisted Detox:

Positive Sobriety Institute offers medically-supervised ambulatory and inpatient detox in Chicago to treat severe cases of alcohol, drug, and pain medication use disorder. The ambulatory detox program is a voluntary, outpatient model with many of the benefits of inpatient detoxification but in a less-restrictive environment. Ambulatory detox is the first phase in a continuum of substance abuse recovery treatment plan. Ambulatory drug and alcohol detox services in Chicago include assessment and patient observation, medical history, monitoring of vital signs, treatment of withdrawal symptoms, counseling, and addiction recovery planning. Inpatient detox at Positive Sobriety Institute offers the advantages of constant medical care and supervision provided by a professional staff who can administer immediate treatment for serious complications.

24-Hour Clinical Care:

Positive Sobriety Institute’s medically-supervised, ambulatory detox is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Individuals are under the care of an interdisciplinary team that includes medical director, Dr. Dan Angres, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and addiction counselors.

Aftercare Support:

Patients in the continuing care outpatient program meet weekly for group therapy. Group sessions incorporate a variety of treatment modalities, including 12-step, cognitive behavior therapy and process group therapy, in which patients are encouraged to openly share their struggles and express their thoughts and feelings. In a warm and welcoming environment, Positive Sobriety Institute alumni seek input from others on managing challenges, and offer advice and encouragement to their peers. Their alumni also meet with patients currently in treatment, offering inspiration and motivation to others.

Sober Living Homes:

Positive Sobriety Institute’s Independent Living Program combines our Intensive Outpatient Program delivered during the day with residential occupancy in a therapeutic community. Positive Sobriety Institute’s Independent Living program prepares the individual for real-life situations that may cause relapse. It is available to individuals who are enrolled in Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP or PHP program. Independent Living, or transitional living, provides a safe, drug-free, structured and nurturing environment for individuals in recovery from alcohol, drug, or pain medication abuse, to strengthen their sobriety. Independent Living provides a clean, peaceful and active environment with ample opportunities for self-help, entertainment, study, reflection, exercise and teamwork.

Treatment Approach:

Holistic Approach:

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. A holistic approach includes therapeutic activities that improve health, promote relaxation, provide stress relief and help instill a sense of connectivity to others and to the beauty of the world. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety - it addresses the person's life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individualized Approach:

Positive Sobriety Institute recognizes that every patient has unique needs. Each individual participating in Positive Sobriety Institute’s PHP works collaboratively with an interdisciplinary treatment team that includes a licensed psychiatrist, registered nurse, social worker or counselor who provide addiction treatment services.

12-Step Approach:

A 12-step program is a treatment approach originally based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The 12-step model is used in many drug and alcohol addiction recovery programs. Licensed therapists and counselors also employ 12-step methods when treating individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. The first stage of a 12-step program involves admitting that you are powerless over your addiction and believing in a higher power that can help you. Other steps involve making amends to those you have hurt in the past, connecting with a higher power through prayer and meditation, and helping others in their recovery from addiction. The 12-step model is used for Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA), and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), among others. The 12-step model can be an effective way to help someone dealing with addiction, which is why it is used in a large number of treatment centers, as well as by therapists, counselors and mental health professionals.

Level of Care:

Partial Hospitalization Program:

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a short-term form of intensive rehab, usually for those with acute symptoms that are hard to manage but don't require 24-hour care. Each PHP treatment plan is customized to the client’s needs and can be adjusted depending on the client’s progress. PHPs have structured programming (i.e. individual and/or group therapy), and usually meet 3-5 days a week for ~ 6 hours (i.e. 9am-3m). Some PHPs are residential (patients sleep on site) and some are not, so patients sleep at home. PHPs can last from 1-6 months, and some offer transportation and meals.

Intensive Outpatient:

Positive Sobriety Institute’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for men and women with alcohol, drug, or pain medication use disorder who do not require more intensive levels of residential treatment. An IOP is the first step for individuals requiring close monitoring and the length of stay is determined after thorough evaluations and assessments are performed. Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP helps patients begin the recovery process through education, counseling and support. The goal is to promote lifestyle changes supportive of recovery.

Treatment:

Substance Abuse:

Substance abuse is when a person depends on an addictive substance, such as alcohol or drugs, to function. Signs of substance abuse include not being able to function without it (i.e. trying to stop using it and not being able to control yourself, and/or experiencing withdrawal symptoms); lying about needing it (i.e. telling friends or family members you can "stop anytime" when that isn't true); going to extreme measures to get it (i.e. lying or stealing to get it, like taking prescription drugs out of a family member's medicine cabinet because you aren't getting yours anymore); and more. Depending on the substance, drug and alcohol abuse can also alter the brain's ability to focus and form normal thoughts, making it even hard to overcome addiction. Help is needed to recover from substance abuse. This can include going to inpatient or outpatient rehab facilities; attending 12-step meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous; getting therapy; and more.

Alcohol Abuse:

There are many warning signs for alcoholism. For someone who is abusing alcohol, excessive drinking affects their work, school and home life. Other symptoms of alcohol abuse include: memory loss or blacking out, engaging in risky behavior (like driving a car), and hurting yourself or someone else while drunk. Alcohol abuse can progress to alcoholism. An alcoholic can’t control when or how much they drink. For an alcoholic, the goal of treatment is abstinence. Treatment and recovery from alcoholism usually involves therapy or counseling, as well as 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis:

Society’s disapproval for alcohol and drug abuse finds no greater recipient for stigma than an addicted professional including physicians, pharmacists, lawyers, pilots, executives and others. Positive Sobriety Institute, based in Chicago, Illinois, treats these individuals and their specific addictions including any co-occurring issues such as mental health in a culturally-sensitive environment conducive to healing and recovery.

Opioid Addiction:

Opiate addiction treatment focuses on helping individuals who want to overcome addiction to opiate drugs. These drugs include illicit substances like heroin, as well as prescription opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone (prescription names include Vicodin and OxyContin). This kind of treatment deals with everything from the shame of addiction to strategies for maintaining sobriety. For example, many people start taking prescription opioids for a legitimate medical reason (such as recovery from surgery), and then become addicted. Once they can't get the prescription drug anymore (i.e. the surgery is over and there's no more medical reason for continued prescriptions), these people often turn to heroin. There can be a lot of shame and self-judgment involved in the unexpected decline of one's health and life path that accompanies something like heroin addiction. In individual and group therapy, such issues are explored, with the goal of healing. Some opiate addiction programs also address co-occurring mental health issues if those are present (i.e. a person has both clinical depression and struggles with opioid substance abuse). Treatment for opioid addiction can involve seeking out individual counseling, or going to a rehab center for full-time rehabilitation.

Techniques:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

CBT is a form of therapy utilized to treat a wide variety of mental and psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, addiction, chronic pain and eating disorders. CBT asserts that what we think about our lives and circumstances greatly influences our feelings and behavior. Negative or irrational beliefs lead to poor behavioral choices. CBT has been shown to help those with addictive disease more effectively recognize stressors, triggers and practice self-regulation and self-monitoring techniques.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma can be one of the main triggers and causes for addiction. Trauma therapy helps someone deal with a traumatic incident or event from their past. Trauma can stem from childhood sexual abuse; domestic violence; teenage or adult sexual assault; or losing one or both parents at a young age. There are other types of trauma as well, such as having a parent with a mental illness. These traumatic experiences often affect a person's life in the present. For instance, someone who was a victim of childhood sexual abuse often feels intense shame, fear, depression or guilt. Those who have experienced trauma often abuse drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with what happened to them in the past. The goal of trauma therapy is to help a patient process their trauma and move on, with the aid of a trained and compassionate mental health professional.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is different from traditional 'talk' therapy. In experiential therapy, a person works through issues by participating in real-life, hands-on experiences. For example, someone struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction might participate in outdoor activities, which is sometimes called wilderness therapy. Experiential therapy can also include creative activities (like music or making art), or having patients role-play a situation or problem by "acting it out" and using props. Many rehab facilities and mental health treatment centers offer some type of experiential therapy, such as: wilderness therapy, equine therapy (working with horses), creative arts therapy, and adventure therapy. Experiential therapy can help someone process trauma, heal from painful memories and experiences, and build new coping and social skills. This type of therapy can also boost a person's self-esteem and prepare them for success in their home life, relationships, social life and careers following treatment.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational interviewing strategically identifies what a patient values the most, and uses that as a catalyst for positive change. Motivational interviewing techniques were developed specifically for the treatment of substance use disorders. The technique involves using an empathic, nonjudgmental and supportive approach to explore a patient’s values, beliefs and personal goals. MI also examines any ambivalence, or reluctance, about the changes needed to live a sober life.

Life Skills:

Overcoming addiction is not easy. Someone struggling with alcohol or drug addiction faces many challenges in their personal and professional lives, and needs life skills to navigate them. Life skills simply means the skills one needs in life to function sucessfully in the world. A recovering addict might need help developing some of these life skills, like getting a job, time management, money management and having good communication skills. Along with providing therapy and support, many mental health professionals, such as therapists, counselors, and social workers, help patients improve their life skills. Some rehab centers offer life skills classes, which help patients job hunt, find a place to live, and learn better social skills, without needing drugs or alcohol to cope.

Nutrition Therapy:

In treating addiction and other mental health issues, many benefit from a holistic approach, which can include nutritional therapy. Also known as medical nutritional therapy (MNT), nutritional therapy refers to changing one's diet to treat physical or emotional health issues. Nutritional therapy seeks to treat the body as a whole and promote physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. A nutritional therapist — which could refer to a professsional nutritionist or a registered dietitian — helps a person alleviate their health concerns through maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. A nutritional therapist makes diet and lifestyle recommendations, but they do not diagnose medical conditions or treat mental health issues directly. Many rehab facilities and addiction recovery centers offer some form of nutritional therapy.

Yoga:

Yoga is a holistic practice that can improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Yoga involves breathing exercises, physical movement, and meditation. Yoga can help you feel calmer, less stressed and more relaxed. An addict often turns to drugs or alcohol as an unhealthy way to cope with their problems. Yoga can be a healthy way to manage emotions and improve your mood. You do not need to be "in shape" to do yoga. People of all ages and body types can do some yoga poses, and nearly everyone can benefit from the physical effects of yoga, which include flexibility and resilience. Many rehab centers and mental health treatment facilities offer yoga classes. Some recovering addicts find yoga to be very beneficial in overcoming their addiction, as well as improving both their physical and mental health. Yoga is not meant to be a substitute for traditional therapy, counseling, or a rehabilitation program.

Amenities:

Luxury Setting
Private Setting
Private Rooms
Meditation

Accreditations:

JCAHO: 586440
Last Updated: 05/31/2018