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 Addiction Recovery Resources in Illinois  

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Illinois Department of Human Services 

For individuals looking to find substance abuse prevention and treatment information the Illinois Department of Human Services has an array programs for both families, addicts, and children of addicts. Additionally, for information regarding state

Access to Recovery Illinois

For individuals over the age of 18 and with a annual income of  or below 200% of the federal poverty level, the Access to Recovery program in Illinois is dedicated to ensuring you receive treatment for any mental health or substance abuse disorders. The goal of the ATR program is to expand addiction treatment programs in Illinois to guarantee comprehensive and effective recovery support for anyone suffering from substance abuse or addiction. Providing the communities of Illinois with options for drug and alcohol recovery services improves treatment outcomes and the overall quality of life within the state. For ATR treatment programs in Illinois nearest you, click here.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

After completing a residential or outpatient addiction treatment program many use the 12-Step AA meetings as a relapse prevention and recovery maintenance tool. This can be a very effective method of working through obstacles in recovery as well as a great way to remain concentrated on recovery goals. AA is also used by some who choose to get clean on their own. To find group meetings near you that you can attend, click here.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

For individuals suffering from cocaine addiction 12-step programs are available to help you maintain abstinence as well as provide support during recovery. To find meetings nearby for you or a loved one, click here.

Crystal Meth Anonymous in Illinois 

Support for crystal meth addiction recovery is available to help those on the journey of healing deal with relapse triggers, cravings, and moments of self-doubt.  Recovery from crystal meth abuse or addiction can be difficult but support groups. An effective method of maintaining recovery after rehab for crystal meth is regularly attending 12-step group meetings through Crystal Meth Anonymous. There are meetings near you, to locate them click here.

Dual Diagnosis Recovery in Illinois 

More than 50 percent of individuals suffering from an addiction also suffer from a co-existing emotional or psychiatric illness. While rehab centers provide a strong foundation for recovery it is important to maintain the progress made in treatment. Due to the nature of addiction and that it is not a curable disease long-term maintenance is often necessary for maintaining recovery.  Through regular attendance of 12-step group meetings, individuals in recovery can remain focused on their journey as well as surround themselves with a strong support system. To find the dual diagnosis recovery meetings nearest you, click here.

Marijuana Anonymous

For individuals in recovery from marijuana abuse or addiction both newly sober and those with experience in recovery, 12-Step focused group meetings are an essential part of maintaining recovery.  With nearly 63,000 meetings held around the world, both in person and online, there is always support available from others who understand your struggles. To locate the marijuana anonymous meeting nearest you or to find out more about these types of programs, click here.

Narcotics Anonymous in Illinois 

Sustaining recovery from drug addiction or drug abuse through a 12-Step program such as NA can be both encouraging and life changing. Regular attendance in meetings provides support as well as structure that is needed for long-term recovery. To find narcotics anonymous meetings near you or to learn more about the program, click here.

Smart Recovery in Illinois 

Substance abuse recovery and addiction rehabilitation are different for every individual. The Smart recovery program focuses on a 4 point system in which anyone with an addictive behavior can learn to change self-defeating emotions, actions, and thinking. To find smart recovery meetings in your area or learn more about if this program is right for you or a loved one, click here.

Al-Anon Family Groups in Illinois 

Support groups that assist family and loved ones of alcoholics through 12-Step programs are available from Al-Anon. Regular attendance of these meetings builds an understanding of addiction through sharing experiences with others who have been in similar situations. Additionally, loved ones of addicts can experience negative effects that can become damaging if left untreated. Al-Anon is not religious based and is fully focused on coping with the effects of caring for someone with a drinking problem. To find Al-Anon family groups near you, click here.

Nar-Anon in Illinois 

Family group meetings provided by Nar-Anon can be a recovery tool for individuals suffering from the effects of caring for someone with a drug abuse or addiction disorder. Nar-Anon, a 12-Step family program, can be effective in helping loved ones understand the disease of addiction. Loving a person with a drug use disorder can be debilitating, it is through programs like Nar-Anon that family members can find support and the courage to let go of what they cannot control. To learn more about Nar-Anon and locate a meeting, click here.