Substance abuse

Take back control of your life from addiction

Substance abuse is a serious problem. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) notes more than nine percent of people in the Chicago metropolitan area had a substance use disorder in 2010.

But you don’t have to let drug abuse and addiction control your life. You’ve taken an important step by learning more about this problem. At Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, our team is here to help you take the next step - and each one that follows. 

Types of substance abuse we treat

In addition to our treatments for alcohol and marijuana, we treat patients who are addicted to many different types of drugs. Some of these drugs include:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Prescription drugs, such as oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin and Lortab), etc., that are overused or used in ways that weren't prescribed

Treatment options for substance abuse

No matter what substance you struggle with, you don’t have to face your problem alone. We’ll help you get sober and stay sober with our variety of treatment programs.

We offer a range of addiction treatments, including inpatient care options. One inpatient option is focused on detoxification in the hospital and the other is in a residential setting. 

Identifying the problem is the first step to feeling better, especially when it comes to substance abuse. Our confidential one-on-one assessment, conducted by a licensed counselor, helps us assess your symptoms and determine the appropriate level of care so we can get you on the path to recovery.

Medication-assisted therapy

Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) is a particularly helpful treatment option for substance abuse that isn’t widely available elsewhere in our area. Depending on your particular substance use disorder and your symptoms, our doctors may be able to prescribe medication to help restore your brain’s normal functions. MAT can also reduce your withdrawal symptoms and decrease your cravings.

Substance abuse treatment centers

Linden Oaks’ vast network of locations means you can get the care you need close to home. Check out our list of behavioral health locations to find the location closest to you.

What to expect from your treatment for substance abuse

There’s no shame in addiction. Cocaine, heroin, meth and even prescription drugs are powerful substances that can cause major changes in your body and brain. You can’t control these changes.

We’re here to help you take back control of your life from substance abuse. Your personal recovery journey won’t be exactly like anyone else’s. But we’ll be by your side every step of the way.

We’ll work with you while you’re with us and after you go home. We’ll focus on keeping you comfortable and safe so you can focus on getting well.

Set up your confidential one-on-one assessment.

Ongoing support for substance abuse

Your journey toward wellness and sobriety will be one you take for the rest of your life. As part of your care, you’ll learn coping skills to avoid turning to substance abuse as a way to handle life’s problems and struggles.

Support groups can be valuable sources of comfort and strength for both you and your family. These groups give people whose lives have been touched by substance abuse a place to share their stories. Participants learn new ways to deal with challenges. There truly is strength in numbers.

We work with several local support groups for substance abuse, including:

These substance abuse support groups meet throughout the area. 

Still have questions about how behavioral health owkrs? Call our Help Line 24/7 at (630) 305-5027 or set up an assessment