Kankakee, Illinois, is a rural city located nearly 60 miles south of Chicago. Despite its relatively small population of just over 26,000 residents, Kankakee has problems with substance misuse and addiction like many other rural cities surrounding Chicago.
Opioid misuse is a critical public health concern in Kankakee, where, in 2019, 56.6 opioid prescriptions got written per 100 residents in the county. In 2018, 28 residents died from a drug overdose—nearly all caused by heroin or fentanyl.
Alcohol misuse is another top concern among Kankakee and Illinois state residents, where an estimated 6% of people age 12 and older suffer from alcohol dependence and addiction.
Fortunately, Kankakee is just a few hours away from professional addiction treatment. Indiana Center for Recovery has an addiction treatment facility in Bloomington, Indiana that offers medication-assisted detox and drug and alcohol rehab programs. People in Kankakee who need help fighting substance misuse are welcome to stay at our facility for however long it takes for them to experience long-term recovery from addiction.
Our Nearest Facility
Our Bloomington recovery center is located at 1004 W First Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47403. We are roughly 3 hours and 15 minutes southeast of Kankakee in driving distance. We offer residential detox and rehab programs, which are ideal for residents from Kankakee who want to stay at our facility for the duration of the treatment without travel to and from Kankakee every day.
Medication-Assisted Detox Near Kankakee, IL
Detox is the first stage of addiction treatment and one of the most important treatments because it helps patients get safely and comfortably through drug and alcohol withdrawal. Medication-assisted detox involves the use of various medications that reduce withdrawal symptoms and the risk of complications. Our medication-assisted detox program gets administered in a homelike residential setting where patients can relax and get plenty of needed rest as they recover from drug and alcohol dependence.
Alcohol Detox in Kankakee
Alcohol withdrawal has the potential to cause life-threatening symptoms, especially in those who have been drinking large amounts of alcohol for a long time. Seizures, increased body temperature, and heart failure are some of many serious alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
During alcohol detox, patients are monitored closely by highly trained nurses and doctors who can anticipate and prevent possible complications. Medications are given to patients to control and reduce certain symptoms, including sedatives to prevent seizures. Patients also get encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and receive nutritional supplements to boost their immunity for the duration of detox. Alcohol detox can last up to 10 days or longer, depending on how the patient responds to treatment.
Opioid Drug Detox in Kankakee
Opioid withdrawal symptoms are similar to those of the flu and aren’t usually life-threatening. The greatest dangers associated with opioid withdrawal represent relapse and overdose, given how cravings can become severe to the point some patients may start using again to avoid this symptom.
Opioid detox involves opioid-replacement medications that act on brain receptors in the same way as opioids but without producing pleasurable effects like euphoria. Methadone and buprenorphine are the most common opioid-replacement medications used in opioid drug detox.
Benzodiazepines produce sedative effects that slow down the central nervous system. When these drugs get abruptly discontinued, bodily processes will speed up to increase the risk of seizures, insomnia, and anxiety.
The safest way to stop using benzodiazepines is to slowly taper off these drugs over several weeks. Benzodiazepine detox usually lasts up to eight weeks, while doctors gradually reduce a patient’s dosage every week until they are no longer at risk for seizures or experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
Suboxone is an opioid-replacement medication that contains buprenorphine. This drug can be habit-forming when misused and can cause patients in recovery to replace their opioid addiction with a Suboxone addiction.
Suboxone detox is performed on a tapering schedule to minimize withdrawal symptoms. During Suboxone detox, daily dosages of this drug are reduced gradually over weeks to prevent patients from experiencing drug cravings, relapse, and overdose.
Crack/cocaine detox and methamphetamine detox treatments reduce a patient’s symptoms using specific medications that treat each of their symptoms. Unlike opioid detox, there are no medications that can successfully decrease all stimulant withdrawal symptoms at the same time.
Many stimulants produce serious psychological symptoms that require treatment with sedatives, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medications. Agitation, paranoia, and hallucinations can sometimes be severe enough where patients must be sedated to prevent them from harming themselves or others. In many instances, patients from Kankakee who go through stimulant detox end up transitioning into a long-term residential rehab program to receive therapy for persistent psychological symptoms.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Near Kankakee, IL
Rehab focuses on helping patients address and overcome the root causes of their addiction, such as stress, trauma, a mental illness, or an unhealthy home environment. Behavioral therapies are used in every rehab program to teach patients how to navigate their communities and manage their top triggers without resorting to drug and alcohol use. We offer opioid rehab, heroin rehab, and many other drug and alcohol rehab programs customized for each patient based on their unique situations.
Patients who come to us from Kankakee are encouraged to join our residential rehab program, which provides them with newly renovated living quarters, daily nutritious meals, and updated appliances. Kankakee residents can live at our facility for the duration of their treatment programs, which usually last between 30 and 90 days. Patients can benefit from having busy daily schedules filled with therapy sessions, therapeutic activities, and 24-hour access to professional support and treatment.
Residential rehab is ideal for patients who want to focus completely on recovery without worrying about important responsibilities and distractions related to work or school. These individuals may need time away from negative influences and unstable home situations. After residential rehab, many patients transition into an outpatient program to continue receiving therapy while adjusting to their lives as sober individuals.
Outpatient rehab gets far less intensive than residential rehab because patients either live at home or in a sober living community while visiting the treatment center regularly for therapy. Outpatient programs take place one to five days a week for up to several hours a day. Therapies usually focus on helping patients adjust to sober lifestyles while managing triggers and avoiding drug and alcohol use.
Outpatient rehab usually gets recommended for patients excited and motivated to resume their work and school schedules and who want to spend time repairing relationships with their loved ones. Patients who come to us from Kankakee are encouraged to stay at a nearby sober living facility when receiving outpatient treatment to reduce the amount of time spent traveling between Kankakee and our Bloomington facility.
The goal of behavioral therapy is to help patients overcome harmful behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and traumatic events that may have contributed to their addiction. Without behavioral therapy, patients often resume their old lifestyles after finishing detox and experience frequent relapses. Behavioral therapy helps patients change their lives for the better and adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors that empower them to achieve their top goals—including long-term sobriety.
Each patient receives their own set of behavioral therapies based on what they need to experience a full recovery. For example, people who started drinking regularly to avoid memories and flashbacks of a traumatic event may receive Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment to face and cope with the trauma and begin the healing process. A team of doctors, psychologists, and counselors usually collaborate to develop each patient’s rehab program at the time of intake and assessment.
AA and NA Meetings Near Kankakee, IL
Patients who return home to Kankakee after completing one of our rehab programs often need continued therapy for several months until confident enough to navigate society while staying sober. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are an ideal option for patients who need ongoing support because these meetings allow them to connect with peers facing similar challenges. For individuals unable to attend in person, virtual meetings are available.
AA and NA meetings are free to attend and come with no obligations. Meetings are located in nearly every city in the U.S., including in Kankakee, Illinois. Many AA and NA meetings can even provide members with addiction resources if needed.
Below are links to AA and NA schedules for meetings in and near Kankakee.
- Kankakee, District 52, Area 20 Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
- Northern Illinois Area 20 – Alcoholics Anonymous
- Alcoholics Anonymous – Find Nearby Meetings
- Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Kankakee, Illinois
- Virtual NA Meetings
Contact Indiana Center for Recovery Today
Indiana Center for Recovery offers medication-assisted detox and a wide range of drug and alcohol rehab programs for residents of Kankakee, Illinois, who need safe, high-quality addiction treatment. Contact us today at (844) 650-0064 to learn more about how we can help you, or a loved one experience a comfortable, successful, and long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
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