Presence Health

Small steps count.

If you are concerned that your adolescent may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, we’re here to help. What may seem like experimentation can actually be a serious problem. It's not just a phase they'll get through. You are doing the right thing today. You’re learning how to get help. That’s a great first step.

It’s hard to see your teen struggling.

Most teens come to treatment as a result of problems at school, at home or in the community. Many struggle with mood or behavior disorders that influence their substance abuse as well. We have treatment services for teens ages 13 to 18. Families are involved throughout the treatment process.

Ask us for help.

All of our services for adolescents and families begin with a comprehensive substance abuse assessment. Often the parents don’t know if the problem is serious or if it is an expression of rebellion and independence or ineffective coping skills.

We turn lives around.

If treatment is needed, our adolescent counselor will recommend an individualized plan of action. We off­er after-school outpatient treatment and weekly support group sessions. If a residential program is needed, a referral will be made.

Our staff works with other professionals and referral sources, including school counselors, social workers, therapists and probation officers in the treatment process.

Addiction treatment services.

  • Individual assessments – Our comprehensive substance abuse assessments are scheduled appointments with an addiction specialist to determine the level of care that’s right for you. There is no cost for the initial assessment.
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP) - Designed to help adolescents who are struggling with drinking or substance abuse problems. Group therapy is the primary mode of treatment, based on an integration of evidence-based strategies including the 12-step program.
  • Low Intensity Outpatient Program (LIOP) - 4-session outpatient program designed to provide education and early intervention. It meets weekly and includes family involvement.
  • Continuing Care - Ongoing weekly support groups for newly recovering teens and their parents.

We believe a commitment to abstinence from alcohol and drugs is critical to an adolescent’s recovery. In addition, the family is closely involved in treatment in order to have the most effective outcome.

Adolescents and parents learn about the disease concept of addiction, the continuum of substance abuse and dependency, relapse prevention and sober support system development.

Adolescent psychosocial development, parenting with limits and consequences, family communication and healthy coping skills development are also covered.

Treatment goals include:

  • Examining the negative consequences associated with the abuse of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Identifying and developing healthy lifestyle options to replace the “people, places and things” associated with using alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Developing a new healthy support network of friends through attendance at 12-step meetings.
  • Promoting new ways for family members to relate to one another and improving communication within the family system.

Financial expectations.

Many insurance plans cover outpatient substance abuse treatment for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, and some plans cover low intensity outpatient treatment programs. We’ll help you determine what your plan covers. If necessary, we can set up a self-pay plan tailored to your ability to pay for treatment that is not covered.

Get in touch.

Help is closer than you think. To learn more or to schedule an assessment, call us at one of the following Chicago area locations:

  • Downers Grove – 847.493.3600
    2001 Butterfield Road, Suite 320, Downers Grove, IL 60515
  • Palos Heights - 847.493.3650  
    11824 Southwest Highway, Suite 230, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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