Addiction Treatment Chicago, Illinois Addiction Treatment Chicago, Illinois

Addiction Treatment Chicago, Illinois

Science-Based Understanding Addiction Treatment

Substance use disorder, or addiction, is devastating. The US is in the grip of an epidemic, and Chicago is no exception. Research by Miami Dade found that cocaine deaths in Florida are rising along with fatal opioid overdoses.

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Addiction can feel overwhelming. It takes over our lives in a very short time, leaving us scared and uncertain about what the future holds. At GIA Chicago, our highly effective addiction treatment is designed to help you break this cycle and transition into long-term recovery as smoothly as possible.

Understanding Your Addiction Treatment Needs

At GIA Chicago, we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances and motivations for substance use are different. You can come to us for help at any stage of your journey, whether you are in active use and need urgent help or are years into recovery and need a boost.

We offer treatment programs for most types of alcohol, drug, and behavioral addictions, including:

  • Cocaine addiction
  • Opioid/opiate addiction
  • Tobacco addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Tranquilizer addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Cannabis addiction

Signs of Addiction

While the signs of addiction vary from person to person, the most common symptom is being unable to stop a behavior or using a substance despite the obvious harm it’s causing. You might have periods of sobriety but ultimately return to your substance or behavior of choice. 

Other signs of addiction are:

  • Cocaine addiction
  • Opioid/opiate addiction
  • Tobacco addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Tranquilizer addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Cannabis addiction

It’s likely that when you stop using a substance, you will experience withdrawal symptoms, but it’s not advisable to go cold turkey on your own. This might seem counterintuitive, but attempting to detox alone often leads to failure and, in extreme instances, can be life-threatening.

We would always advise you to reach out to expert clinicians instead – you shouldn’t suffer alone because you’re trying to better your life.

We have decades of experience in addiction treatment, and we have relationships with several world-class detox facilities here in Chicago. With the right medication and treatment, we can make your first steps into sobriety as safe and easy as possible.

Addiction Treatment at GIA Chicago

Our client-centered programs at GIA Chicago are designed to give you the most comprehensive treatment possible, and our clinical team will work with you to develop a plan to suit your specific needs. This will likely be a blend of evidence-based psychotherapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy combined with cutting-edge technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy.

It’s our holistic approach that sets us apart; we’re determined to get to the bottom of why you use – simply telling someone to stop isn’t enough.

Often, addictions are just the band-aid covering a much deeper wound. By addressing every part of your mental and physical health, we help your entire being heal. We help you re-write the story and set the stage for a happy and fulfilling life.

Psychiatric Evaluation at GIA Chicago, IL

Your first step to wellness is a complete psychiatric evaluation. Our team will talk to you about what you’re experiencing, what challenges you face, and what your goals are. We need to understand the severity and length of your substance use, previous treatment experiences, and what your goals are.

This process will also highlight any mental health conditions you might have. These may have come about as a result of your addiction, or they could be the underlying cause. For example, many of our clients use substances to self-medicate for depression, anxiety, or PTSD.

We significantly improve your chances of successful, long-term recovery by delivering wrap-around mental health treatment alongside addiction treatment. We also offer couples counseling to help resolve any issues that substance use caused and help you to support one another through your sobriety journey.

Why Choose Addiction Treatment at GIA Chicago?

We combine an understanding and warm approach with decades of experience and the latest innovative neuroscientific treatments. Our downtown Chicago center exemplifies our ethos – it’s calm, relaxing, and welcoming to everyone.
Clinical excellence doesn’t have to mean whitewashed walls and harsh lighting – our center is filled with art and is designed for your comfort.

At GIA Chicago, you’ll have the uninterrupted attention of our specialists at all times delivered in a flexible schedule. Our outpatient approach means that your treatment is always consistent – we make our schedule work around yours.
We also believe in progress rather than perfection. Most inpatient treatment centers will terminate your stay should you use substances while you’re there. We’re willing to work with you on your journey – should you relapse, we’ll help you find your feet again rather than cast you out.

If you want to begin your journey of sobriety, there is no place better than GIA Chicago. Contact us today for a free, confidential, and obligation-free assessment.

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