Alcohol and Drug Treatment: Taking the First Step

Asking for help is not always easy. Yet it’s often the first step toward recovery. Clients may seek treatment for many reasons, though usually they find that one or more areas of their lives have become unmanageable. They may be having problems with family relationships or difficulties with their employers. Sometimes they find themselves in the midst of complex legal, medical or financial troubles. These are some of the factors that motivate a person to seek treatment. The negative consequences related to these problem areas often finally lead the addict to say, “I'm in trouble. I need help.”

How do you know if you or someone you care about needs help? Here are some questions to help you decide. Note: The word “drug” below refers to an illegal substance or a medication used more than a doctor has prescribed. (Quiz provided by CAGE-AID.)

  1. Have you ever thought about reducing your drug or alcohol use?

  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?

  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use?

  4. Have you ever had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?

Two or more positive answers suggest the possibility of a serious alcohol and/or drug problem. If you feel you are in trouble or that you need help, don’t be afraid to take the first step. Call the SHARE Program today for more information or to schedule an assessment: (847) 882-4181.

SHARE – Start Here Addiction Rehabilitation & Education
SHARE is our not-for-profit alcohol, drug and gambling rehabilitation facility located in Hoffman Estates. In existence since 1977, SHARE offers a variety of services for male and female adults 18 years and older. Our clients exhibit a great deal of courage in getting themselves into treatment. They do what they think is impossible and in so doing open up a whole new world of possibility.

Clients are referred from families, friends, employers, social service agencies, physicians and hospitals. Treatment at SHARE is made affordable through discounted fee schedules and flexible payment plans. We are also a preferred provider for many insurance companies which may cover some or all treatment costs. Additional funding may be available from the following: The State of Illinois’s Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse; Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funding; Leyden, Schaumburg, and Hanover Townships; donations and contributions.

SHARE is professionally staffed by physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, certified addiction counselors, licensed counselors and clinical social workers. Scroll down to learn more about all our SHARE programs.

Medically Monitored Detox Program
This program provides chemically dependent adults with the medically monitored detoxification required to safely withdraw from alcohol and/or drugs. “Detox” includes the use of withdrawal medication when indicated, a physician evaluation, nurse monitoring as needed, educational lectures, group therapy, individual counseling, aftercare evaluation/referral and additional support through on-site Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. Admission begins by calling today: (847) 882-4181.

Upon completion of the Detox Program, clients are referred to the next appropriate level of care. This might include one of the other SHARE programs outlined below, or sometimes halfway housing. Clients are also encouraged to continue participation in AA, CA and NA meetings.

Residential Rehabilitation Program
This program provides chemically dependent adults with clinically managed, residential “inpatient” treatment. This type of treatment plan offers individuals the much-needed structured environment required to launch the recovery process. Rehabilitation or “rehab” consists of individual and group counseling, family and employer counseling, educational lectures, nutritional consultation, recreational therapy, psychiatric evaluation when appropriate, onsite 12-step meetings (AA, CA and NA) and aftercare/discharge planning. Admission begins by scheduling an appointment today: (847) 882-4181.

Mental Illness / Substance Abuse (MISA)
These programs provide residential rehabilitation and treatment customized to meet the needs of those with both mental illness and substance abuse problems. In addition to rehabilitation, we offer specialized case management and psychiatric services designed for the individual’s needs while in treatment. Aftercare includes a personalized and comprehensive discharge plan.

Substance Abuse Outpatient Program

Outpatient programs provide individual, family and group counseling, along with education for substance abusing clients and those impacted by the problem at home or at work. These programs are offered at both the Leyden main office and at our SHARE facility.

Substance Abuse Evening Intensive Outpatient Program
Intensive outpatient programs provide individual and group counseling, along with education for clients who are chemically dependent. Programs include participation in 12-step meetings (AA, CA, NA). These programs meet the Secretary of State’s Level III (high risk) DUI requirements and are available only through our SHARE facility in Hoffman Estates.

Substance Abuse Aftercare
Aftercare is an evening program that provides continued support for those who have completed a Residential Rehabilitation or Outpatient Program.