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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Illinois

If you start experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol in Illinois, there is a high risk that you could end up struggling with tolerance, dependence, and addiction. Before long, your life will spiral out of control and turn out to be a shell of its former being.

Addiction in Illinois

Illinois is like any other American state in the sense that many people here lose their lives on a daily basis as a result of a drug overdose. For instance, it lost a total of 2,411 lives in 2016 alone as a result of an overdose.

According to SAMHSA - or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - the state has been making some efforts to curb this problem. For instance, more than 70,000 people enrolled for addiction treatment and rehabilitation services in Illinois in 2009 alone.

Another government survey reported that more than 7 percent of the residents of this state had abused illicit drugs at one point or the other in their lives. An additional 2.95 percent of its residents reported that they abused illicit drugs other than marijuana.

But what are the most common substances of abuse in this state? Consider the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Other prescription drugs
  • Prescription opioids

These substances have been causing a wide variety of problems for the residents of Illinois. Examples of these problems and adverse consequences include:

  • A total of 112,368 people were arrested for committing a drug offence in 2006
  • Meth lab incidents increased from 364 in 2007 to 395 in 2009, an increase of 9 percent
  • Over 30 percent of the drug cases that were sentenced in Illinois involved cocaine
  • The DEA - or the Drug Enforcement Administration - seized over 7,000 plants in 2006
  • The state had a total of 20 drug courts in 2007
  • The state seized over 778 meth labs in 2006

Addiction Treatment in Illinois

Today, there are several programs in place in Illinois to reduce and prevent the drug and alcohol abuse crisis from getting out of hand. Some of these programs include needle-exchange programs, and the provision of naloxone.

The state also has several addiction treatment and rehabilitation facilities designed to help people who are already struggling with a substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorders. In particular, there are 680 such facilities.

If you check into such a facility, you can benefit from the following services:

  • Sober living programs
  • Outpatient addiction treatment
  • Life skills development
  • Intervention services
  • Inpatient drug rehab
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Dual-diagnosis treatment
  • Detox
  • Aftercare services

These programs also offer a wide variety of treatments. Through these treatments, you may be able to overcome your substance abuse and addiction, as well as start turning your life around. They include:

  • Activity therapy
  • Alternative therapies like yoga and meditation
  • Anger management
  • Medication management
  • Behavior modification
  • Group therapy
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-related counseling

Getting Help

It is recommended that you seek help for your addiction from one of the drug rehab programs. You can also get such help by calling any of the following emergency helplines in Illinois:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 312-346-1475
  • Delphi Health Group: (888)-611-8027
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 818-773-9999
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-346-4572
  • Opioids and Other Substances: 833-234-6343
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