Drug And Alcohol Detox & Rehab, Addiction Treatment Resources in Illinois

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Like many other states in the Midwest, Illinois faces problems with substance misuse and addiction. Opioid use is especially problematic in the Prairie State, where 22 in every 100,000 residents died from opioid overdose in 2019. The majority of opioid overdose deaths result from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 100 times stronger than morphine.


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Between 2013 and 2019, overdose deaths in Illinois caused by fentanyl increased by 1,861%, while overdose deaths caused by heroin increased by 68%. In 2019, there were 2.3 times more opioid deaths than homicides.

Alcohol misuse also continues to be a major public health concern in Illinois, where an estimated 6.2% of residents aged 12 years and older are physically dependent on alcohol. In Illinois, drunk driving rates are higher than the national average, with 2.2% of residents reporting getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink vs. the national rate of 1.9%.

People in Illinois who suffer from any type of substance use disorder can receive safe, effective, evidence-based addiction treatment in nearby Indiana. Our facility in Bloomington, Indiana, offers medication-assisted detox and a wide range of drug and alcohol rehab programs that are customized for each patient who walks through our doors.

Our Nearest Facility

Illinois residents in need of addiction treatment can recover at our rehab facility located at 1004 W First Street in Bloomington, Indiana 47403. Our facility is roughly a 4-hour drive from Chicago, Springfield, and Peoria and about a 5.5-hour drive from Rockford.

We offer residential detox programs for those who want to experience a comfortable withdrawal from drugs and alcohol while being carefully monitored by nurses and doctors around the clock. We also offer residential and outpatient rehab programs and a variety of behavioral therapies that help patients improve certain behaviors and attitudes related to drug and alcohol use.

Medication-Assisted Detox Near Illinois

Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can be an extremely uncomfortable and painful process for patients who are severely dependent on these substances. Symptoms are different for everyone based on the substances they were using and on the severity of their drug and alcohol dependence. Medication-assisted detox, which aims to help all patients feel more relaxed and comfortable as they go through withdrawal, involves the use of various medications that reduce symptoms and complications.

Alcohol Detox in Illinois

Alcohol withdrawal can cause potential complications, including seizures, dehydration, and heart failure—especially in those who have been drinking high amounts of alcohol for many years or a long period. Professional alcohol detox treatment is the safest way to recover from alcohol dependence and reduce the risk for these complications.

Alcohol withdrawal can take up to 10 days but may last longer for patients with severe alcohol dependence. Medications are typically used to reduce any symptoms that arise, including sedatives that reduce the risk of seizures. All patients are monitored closely by nurses and doctors who can intervene when necessary to increase medication doses or use other interventions that help patients feel more comfortable.

Opioid Drug Detox in Illinois

Opioid withdrawal is commonly compared to the flu because it shares many of the same symptoms. Insomnia, muscle pain and drug cravings are additional opioid withdrawal symptoms that can be difficult for patients to cope with. Patients recovering from opioid dependence are generally encouraged to relax and sleep as much as possible while going through withdrawal.

Opioid withdrawal can last anywhere from 4 to 20 days, depending on whether the person was using a short-acting opioid like heroin or a long-acting opioid like methadone. Patients with mild symptoms may receive medications that specifically manage those symptoms, while patients who experience a full range of moderate to severe symptoms may be given opioid-replacement medications with the ability to reduce all their symptoms simultaneously. Opioid detox is ideal for anyone recovering from opioid dependence because it can reduce drug cravings and reduce the risk of relapse and overdose.

Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines, some of the most widely prescribed medications in the U.S., treat insomnia and anxiety disorders. However, these medications are extremely habit-forming even when used for a few weeks. Discontinuing benzodiazepines is difficult, given how they can cause a long list of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, including nausea, pain, seizures, and worsened insomnia and anxiety.

Benzodiazepine detox is different from most other detox treatments because it uses a tapering method. Tapering involves gradually reducing a patient’s benzodiazepine dosage over time, which helps the body slowly adjust to lower dosages. This detox method minimizes withdrawal symptoms to help patients recover from benzodiazepines while experiencing less discomfort.

Suboxone Detox

Suboxone is an opioid-replacement medication used to treat opioid dependence because it can reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. However, Suboxone can lead to dependence and addiction when misused.

Suboxone detox gets administered using a tapering method similar to that used for benzodiazepine detox. Patients dependent on Suboxone have their daily dosages reduced gradually over weeks, which helps minimize withdrawal symptoms, including drug cravings.

Stimulant Detox

Stimulants—including crack, cocaine, and methamphetamine—tend to produce a higher number of psychological symptoms than physical symptoms. Agitation, depression, and paranoia are common stimulant withdrawal symptoms, though some patients may also experience headaches, fatigue, and increased sleepiness.

Both crack/cocaine detox and methamphetamine detox treatments focus on controlling specific symptoms, especially psychological symptoms that may put others at risk for harm. Antipsychotics and sedatives may stabilize agitated patients, while pain relievers may reduce physical symptoms like headaches. Many patients in recovery from stimulant addiction transition to rehab programs to receive ongoing therapy that helps them control and manage the psychological aftereffects of stimulants.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Near Illinois

Addiction is both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness that requires treatment with a set of behavioral therapies in a drug and alcohol rehab program. Behavioral therapies help patients change harmful behaviors, attitudes, and thought processes that may be driving their addiction.

Our recovery center in Bloomington offers a wide range of rehab programs to help patients identify why they started misusing drugs and alcohol in the first place and modify certain problematic behaviors. We offer heroin rehab, opioid rehab, stimulant rehab, and many other customizable programs for every type of substance use disorder.

Residential Rehab

Residential rehab is the number one­–recommended rehab program for patients who travel from Illinois to receive treatment at our Bloomington facility. Residential rehab offers the highest level of care because patients have access to supportive treatment professionals 24 hours a day.

Patients receive help with establishing productive daily schedules and attend therapy sessions several hours a day. They also receive nutritious meals, high-end amenities, and therapeutic activities that distract them from drug and alcohol use. Residential rehab programs give patients a safe place and stable environment to focus on recovery without dealing with distractions and negative influences.

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab programs offer more flexibility than residential programs because they allow patients to live at home or in a sober living community while visiting the rehab center daily or several times a week for therapy. We encourage our patients from Illinois to stay at a nearby sober living facility so they can conveniently visit our treatment center without having to worry about long daily commutes.

Outpatient rehab is ideal for patients motivated and ready to go back to work or school while continuing therapy. Outpatient rehab is also a good option for patients who want to devote time to strengthening relationships with their families and loved ones.

Behavioral Therapy

The behavioral therapies offered in our drug and alcohol rehab programs focus on helping patients become healthier, happier, and more productive individuals. Behavioral therapy helps patients get to the root causes of their substance use disorders and address those root causes in ways that promote long-term healing and positive change.

Every patient receives a customized rehab program that includes a set of behavioral therapies. Not all patients will receive the same therapies as some patients require specialized interventions based on their unique situations.

For instance, those who started using heroin to cope with symptoms of PTSD may receive Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment that helps them face and overcome the traumatic experience that drove their addiction. Patients with a social anxiety disorder who started drinking alcohol to become more outgoing and confident may receive dual-diagnosis therapy that helps them manage their disorder without relying on alcohol.

AA and NA Meetings Near Illinois

Many Illinois patients who return home after receiving treatment at our Bloomington recovery center need ongoing support and motivation to stay sober—especially during difficult times. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are a free, convenient, and highly effective way to help patients remain sober and stay connected with the addiction recovery community. Addiction resources are also available at these meetings for those who want to know more about local treatment options.

AA and NA meetings are located throughout Illinois. There is no obligation to attend, and meetings are held on nearly every day of the week at different times.

Below are links to schedules for AA and NA meetings in Illinois.

Contact Indiana Center for Recovery Today

Indiana Center for Recovery invites all residents of Illinois who need help fighting and recovering from addiction. Our Bloomington rehab center is located just a few hours away from nearly every city in Illinois. Contact us today at (844) 650-0064 to learn more about our available detox and rehab programs that can help you or your loved one experience long-term recovery from addiction.

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