For more than 20 years, Chestnut Health Systems has been providing a full continuum of addiction counseling and treatment services for youth ages 13 - 18 that includes outpatient, intensive outpatient, gender-specific inpatient services and a recovery home for young men. A variety of services are available throughout Illinois in Belleville, Bloomington, Joliet, and Maryville.
Our staff of licensed primary therapists, residential counselors, nurses and recreational therapists care about young people and are committed to helping them learn to live sober lives. We believe every young person has a chance for a better life without drugs or alcohol. At Chestnut, we understand that addiction can interrupt the development of a young person’s emotional, social and cognitive processes. Our holistic and research based approach addresses each of these elements in order to help every individual be successful in recovery.
- A unique treatment plan is developed for each young person that incorporates individual goals and relevant support systems.
- Each length of treatment is individually determined based on the young person's situation, problems, and progress in treatment.
- Adolescent specific behavior management techniques are used that allow therapists to identify problematic issues and partner with the individual to solve them.
- 12-Step methods are introduced in an age appropriate manner in order to help each young person feel comfortable finding a support group after treatment.
- Youth specific recreational activities are used to encourage each person to get involved in activities that build their character.
- Substance abuse and other psychiatric issues are both addressed during treatment. Psychiatric consultation and treatment is available for individuals with multiple concerns.
- Family programming and counseling are available for any supportive individual in the young person's life.
- Research based counseling and treatment methods, that are scientifically proven to offer adolescents better success in recovery, are used. The treatment seeks to increase the family, social and education/vocational reinforcers to support recovery. Individuals and family members will work on improving communication, problem solving skills, and anger management skills.
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