Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
is a private rehab located
in Winfield, Illinois.
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital specializes in the treatment of
mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Focus:
Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.
The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.
Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.
Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment
Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.
Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.
What does Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital offer?
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
If you’re facing an emotional crisis, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital1 offers immediate help, providing short-term psychiatric care for adults and teens (13 years of age and older) in a hospital setting. Short-term inpatient care is provided in three secure hospital psychiatric units to help people who pose a risk to themselves or others, and those who are unable to care for themselves.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Northwestern Medicine offers personalized care from psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and licensed therapists on staff at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH). These specialists work closely together to address acute problems and develop goals that will lead to a successful recovery plan. When you are admitted to the Inpatient Psychiatric Units at CDH, you may need medication to stabilize symptoms associated with a psychiatric episode or illness. Following stabilization, your care team3 at CDH will develop treatment recommendations.
Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.
Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT is a form of treatment in which controlled electric currents are passed through the brain, sometimes causing short seizures. Treatments are done under general anesthesia. ECT appears to change brain chemistry for the better, and has been shown to provide fast and sometimes dramatic improvements in severe mental health conditions that can exist alongside addiction, including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and suicidality. ECT is also often used by those who prefer it to taking medication.
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Highlights:
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a non-drug treatment for depression that uses magnetic pulses to electrically stimulate nerve cells in the brain and relieve symptoms of depression. In many cases, TMS may be effective in treating severe depression that hasn’t improved with antidepressant medication. TMS therapy is available by prescription only and is administered under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
For patients who no longer respond to drug treatment for certain neurological disorders, deep brain stimulation (DBS) provides symptom relief through an implantable device that maintains appropriate electrical signaling in the brain.
When a young person avoids school or has trouble staying in school, anxiety, depression, fear and other issues could be underlying causes. The School Avoidance Track offers customized solutions to help your child cope with problems, change behaviors and return to regular school attendance. The first step is a comprehensive evaluation by a Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health professional.
Northwestern Medicine offers a wide range of classes, events and support groups throughout the year—in your local community—to help you live a healthier, happier and more informed life. Enjoy our classes, take advantage of our events with special guest dialogue and insight or sign up for a support group.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the Western Suburbs offers a positive, proactive, customized and integrated approach to helping both individuals and organizations find the balance between the competing demands of work and personal life.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University has earned a reputation of providing the highest quality mental healthcare. Since 1994, the Division of Forensic Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry has provided expertise in a variety of legal issues and has expertise in a variety of clinical sub-specialties.
The Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry is an inpatient unit and it uses patient-focused concepts, such as programming overhead lighting to mimic circadian rhythms and a "neighborhood" model of care that relates the geography of the inpatient unit to the movement of everyday life, and helps assist with the transition beyond inpatient treatment.
If you’re a professional in a high-accountability position and struggling with substance abuse or addiction, Northwestern Medicine has specialized care to help you recover and return to your career and your life. Here, you’ll find a wealth of excellent services and support, including research-based treatments to address drug or alcohol problems and any secondary mental health issues you may face. After your treatment, they offer a continuing care program specifically designed for professionals.
Private Health Insurance plans accepted
Military insurance coverage
Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
Medicare rehab coverage
If you are uninsured, underinsured or are likely to be responsible for a large share of your healthcare bills, Northwestern Medicine offers a variety of financial programs. There is discounted care for those earning between 200% and 600% of applicable Federal Poverty Line.
If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or a local emergency number immediately.
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