Addiction Medicine

Our addiction and substance use programs at UChicago Medicine and Ingalls Memorial offer a wide range of treatment services for substance use and compulsive and impulse control disorders.

After a comprehensive assessment, our behavioral health professionals will recommend a length and type of treatment specific to your needs.

Participating in these programs can help you achieve sobriety, prevent relapse, manage stress, identify triggers and high-risk situations, learn new coping skills and join local support groups.

We provide assessment and treatment of addiction and substance use disorders like:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Impulsive behavior (Hyde Park)
  • Gambling addiction (Hyde Park)
  • Sexual addiction (Hyde Park)
  • Skin picking (Hyde Park)
  • Kleptomania (Hyde Park)
  • Hair pulling (trichotillomania) (Hyde Park)
  • Tobacco use (Hyde Park)

Treatment Services at UChicago Medicine

Individuals receive treatment during the day and return home at night. Patients attend daily group therapy, counseling, lectures and discussion groups.
Outpatient rehabilitation programs include a series of meetings featuring lectures and group therapy. Counseling continues until the patient has mastered the basic skills for self-care and ongoing recovery.

Participants attend up to 90 days of primary treatment with can include any combination of detoxification services, inpatient treatment and/or addiction day treatment.

Once complete, patients will participate in an intensive outpatient program, tapering into continuing care focused on community involvement. Therapy services can also include individual, family and group sessions. Specialty groups are also available to address dual diagnosis, trauma, anger management/conflict resolution, mood stabilization, chronic pain and financial concerns.

The early intervention program is designed for adults who may be engaging in at-risk behaviors, such as a chemical, gambling, Internet, video game or spending behaviors.

We involve family members in our therapy sessions to help them learn about addiction and mobilize their love and support effectively for the addicted family member.

Treatment Services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

Our intensive outpatient program provides a higher level of outpatient support and treatment through group therapies and medication assisted treatment. Group meets for three hours, four days per week.
Our Partial Hospitalization services allow for increased treatment and structure. Patients will receive a multitude of group therapies including relapse prevention, life skills and education regarding the disease of addiction. Group meets five days per week, eight hours per day.
Bedded partial hospitalization services mimic partial hospitalization services and allow for patients to stay on campus. Patients will participate in group, individual, twelve-step and family programming. Medication assisted treatment available for appropriate patients. Multiple groups daily.
Medically monitored intensive inpatient programming provides 24-hour nursing care with a physician’s availability for significant medical, withdrawal and/or emotional problems. Patients will attend daily group therapies and twelve-step programming in addition to regular individual and family therapies.
Medically managed detox offers 24-hour nursing care and daily physician care for severe, unstable intoxication, withdrawal, medical and emotional problems. Counseling is available to engage patients in treatment. Medication to ease withdrawal symptoms is provided as appropriate.

No-Cost, Confidential Assessment & Referrals

In order to quickly respond to your needs, a trained mental health professional is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can make an appointment by calling:

  • Ingalls Memorial at 708-915-6411
  • UChicago Medicine at 1-888-824-0200

Our assessment and referral staff assesses each individual to determine his or her behavioral health needs and makes referrals based on those needs.

Our Addiction Treatment Locations

Request an Appointment

The information you provide will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment. 

To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.


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