PSI and Northwestern University
Positive Sobriety Institute is proud of our affiliation with the top-ranked Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Through this affiliation, patients at Positive Sobriety Institute with complex health issues have access to a wide array of medical specialists from the university, in addition to the specialists available on-site at our Chicago rehab.
PSI Offers High Level Medical Expertise
What sets Positive Sobriety Institute apart from most addiction treatment centers is the caliber of medical expertise available at our outpatient addiction treatment center. Medical Director Dr. Daniel Angres is triple board certified in addiction medicine, psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. With three decades of experience, he is a nationally respected expert known for his success in helping addicted professionals recover. The PSI multidisciplinary team also includes board-certified psychiatrists who specialize in treating addiction and dual disorders, a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and master’s level therapists.
Our stellar reputation gained through many years of helping addicted professionals achieve long-term sobriety and regain control of their life, along with the breadth of our team’s credentials, are among the reasons why professionals choose Positive Sobriety Institute. When their health and their careers are on the line, physicians, nurses, lawyers, pilots, dentists and other professionals in highly accountable roles trust Positive Sobriety Institute to help.
Uncovering Hidden Health Issues
Part of the Positive Sobriety Institute process is a comprehensive addiction and psychiatric assessment to determine the current state of the individual’s addiction, what contributed to the development of the addiction, and other aspects of mental and physical health. The assessment considers medical and diagnostic history, includes an in-depth psychiatric evaluation, as well as psychological and personality testing and a physical exam with an internal medicine physician.
Dual disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, trauma or stress-related disorders are very common among addicted professionals. Positive Sobriety Institute’s psychiatrists and therapists assess, treat and help patients effectively manage dual disorders. When individuals feel mentally healthy and at peace, the odds of a successful long-term recovery are vastly improved.
Access to Medical Specialists at Northwestern University
Sometimes, the assessment may uncover other medical issues. Patients struggling with addiction and mental health disorders often neglect other aspects of their health, including blood pressure, diabetes and nutrition. Many have difficulty sleeping and suffer from insomnia.
Chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions or a pain disorder is often a contributor to addiction. With heavy drug and alcohol use, rather than get better, pain conditions often worsen. Though uncommon, individuals who are behaving erratically and are suspected of abusing alcohol or drugs may actually have an underlying neurological condition.
To ensure patients receive the correct diagnosis and best care for all of their health needs, Positive Sobriety works closely with experts at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where Dr. Angres serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
We arrange consultations and appointments with a full range of specialists, including cardiologists, neurologists, hepatologists and gastroenterologists. By identifying and treating all of the medical issues an individual is facing, patients at Positive Sobriety Institute are ensured of having the medical care and support they need to get on a path to better physical and mental health, and lifelong recovery.