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Request a free, confidential assessment of your substance use from a supportive Palos professional by calling 708-460-2721.

At Palos, you’ll find support and encouragement in evaluating and overcoming symptoms of substance abuse. Turn to our experienced behavioral health professionals to start becoming healthier and happier.

Signs of Substance Use Disorders or Addiction

You might have a substance abuse disorder if drugs or alcohol lead you to:

  • Experience relationship difficulties
  • Get in legal trouble
  • Neglect your responsibilities
  • Take risks, such as driving while intoxicated or other dangerous behaviors

You’re likely addicted to a substance if you:

  • Experience withdrawal symptoms, like nausea, sweating, shaking and anxiety, when you don’t use the drug or alcohol
  • Make your life revolve around getting and using the substance, to the point of abandoning your other activities, responsibilities and relationships
  • Need more of a drug or alcohol to feel the same effects you used to notice with less of the substance
  • Want to stop using the substance, but can’t
  • Taking medications not as prescribed

Take an online screening to find out whether your drinking habits may indicate alcohol abuse or addiction.

Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Treatments

At Palos, you’ll talk with a skilled, supportive clinician about your substance use. We’ll then share treatment recommendations and help you take steps toward recovery. As your needs evolve, you’ll take part in one or more of our comprehensive treatment programs.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient care provides timely, thorough medical treatment for symptoms you may notice as you start using less of an addictive drug or alcohol. During your stay, you’ll receive psychotherapy, medication and other services that help you begin to function better.

Partial Hospital Program

Our Partial Hospital Program benefits you if you suffer from co-occurring (dual diagnosis) disorders—meaning you experience both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health problem. You’ll take part in several therapy sessions daily, and then return home. Your therapist may recommend this option as an alternative or follow-up program to inpatient treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Live at home and participate in most of your typical daily activities when you participate in our intensive outpatient treatment program. You’ll take part in meetings several times a week with a therapist and your peers while learning how to stay sober and get the most out of 12-step programs and community support groups.

We are committed to helping you succeed so we assess your progress and work with you to adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Recovery Group

After completing intensive outpatient treatment, your therapist may recommend that you transition to our Recovery Group. This therapy group assists you in your continuing recovery and in sharing encouragement with your peers in the group.

Aftercare Group

The longer you receive support, the more likely you’ll remain abstinent. That’s why you’ll want to join our free Aftercare Group, which meets for six weeks to reinforce skills you learned during outpatient substance use treatment or partial hospitalization at Palos.

Behavioral Addictions

In addition to drugs or alcohol, certain activities can become addicting. You may experience a behavioral addiction if you feel compelled to repeatedly do something—like shop, gamble or exercise—even when it harms your health, relationships or finances. Ask us for help determining whether you have a behavioral addiction and regaining control of your habits.