Addiction is on the Rise: Here are some local resources.

By Michelle Davulis
August 24, 2023
addiction recovery help is easy with these local resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many people’s mental health, and addiction is no exception. In fact, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that the percentage of adults aged 18 or older who reported substance use disorders (SUD) in the past year increased significantly to 20.7% in 2020.

If you are struggling with addiction, you are not alone. There is help available. Mark’s Mom always told him and his friends growing up no matter what kind of trouble you are in your local church, police, or doctor will always be a good place to start.

Local Resources

 

Local Physician or Hospital

Your doctor or any licensed medical doctor: Your doctor can assess your addiction and recommend treatment options. They can also prescribe medication to help you manage withdrawal symptoms.

2. Police Officer

A local police officer: Your local police officer can provide you with information about addiction treatment programs and support groups in your area. They can also help you get transportation to and from treatment.

3. Local Church

A local church of any denomination: Many churches offer addiction recovery programs and support groups. They can also provide you with spiritual support as you work through your addiction.

 

Ready to take the next steps?

  • Recovery Centers of America at St. Charles: This non-profit organization offers a variety of treatment programs for adults struggling with addiction, including inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs. They also offer a wide variety of support services such as counseling, case management, and medication-assisted treatment.

 

  • Gateway Foundation: A for-profit organization offering inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient programs. They also offer a wide variety of support services such as counseling, case management, and medication-assisted treatment. For-profit organizations tend to have higher costs but may take private insurance.

 

  • National Drug Helpline: 1-800-622-HELP (4357). A national helpline that has been around for ages. A phone call is the best way to combat cravings and they are available 24/7.

 

  • NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness: They have locations nationwide and offer a safe space for those suffering from mental illness and addiction. The Kane-south DeKalb branch is especially active with a ton of local programs.

 

  • AA Website: AA or Alcoholics Anonymous helps individuals with addiction problems of all types. They are the oldest resource out there.

If you are struggling with addiction, please reach out for help. There is no shame in admitting that you need help, and there is no need to go through this alone. With help, you can overcome your addiction and live a happy and fulfilling life.

For help with insurance contact us but please do not wait for insurance to get the help you need.

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