Intensive Outpatient Program

Addiction and substance use can impact relationships, physical health, mental health and careers. Positive Sobriety Institute’s outpatient rehab for professionals in Chicago has a strong reputation for helping men and women recover from alcohol and drug addiction. Our goal is to help individuals heal the mind, body and spirit, so they safely and productively continue in their chosen profession and return to being fully involved in family life.

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) for professionals has helped many physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, lawyers, and business executives achieve long-term health, wellness and sobriety. Our multidisciplinary team of addiction medicine specialists works collaboratively with patients, families and referring entities to get each individual the care they need.

Positive Sobriety Institute offers both day and evening options for IOP patients.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment for Professionals

Professionals who work in healthcare, legal or corporate environments can face significant barriers when seeking rehab for alcohol and drug addiction. Some of the barriers are psychological. Successful people often have a hard time admitting their their alcohol and drug use has gotten out of hand, and an even harder time accepting help to overcome their substance use.

Substance use often goes hand-in-hand with mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These conditions can conspire, making it difficult for individuals to act in their own best interests, instead keeping them trapped in a cycle of substance use and mental health problems.

Our outpatient rehab program in Chicago is specifically tailored to meet the needs of professionals. Medical and clinical care is provided by our high caliber team of board-certified psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and therapists. Through our partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our patients have access to top medical specialists who can treat pain disorders and other chronic health conditions that impact recovery and overall wellness.

Most patients in the outpatient addiction treatment program at Positive Sobriety Institute (PSI) are professionals who have temporarily stepped away from busy and demanding careers to seek addiction rehab. At PSI, professionals benefit from being surrounded by high achieving adults with similar backgrounds who are also in recovery. With their peers as a source of inspiration and support, our patients learn that they are not alone in their alcohol and drug addiction, and that there are others like them who have walked a similar path.

Why Choose Our Chicago Outpatient Rehab? 

Positive Sobriety Institute’s Chicago outpatient addiction treatment programs in Chicago offer a full continuum of care for professionals addicted to alcohol, drugs, or pain medication.

Starting with an initial evaluation by board-certified medical specialists, Positive Sobriety Institute offers patients the highest quality of care available in an outpatient setting. We ensure patients receive an accurate diagnosis for substance use and co-occurring disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder and personality disorders that can negatively impact mood and behavior, and in doing so, fuel addiction. Our psychiatrists closely monitor medications and make adjustments as needed while patients detox from alcohol and drugs and progress in their recovery.

Sometimes during the comprehensive intake assessment, our treatment team uncovers additional mental health or physical health issues that need further tests, evaluations or appointments with medical specialists. We partner with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine when additional work ups or consultations are needed. Through this arrangement, patients can quickly get in to see highly regarded cardiologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, hepatologists, endocrinologists and other medical specialties.

Day and Evening IOP in Chicago

The length of the IOP program typically ranges between 4 to 12 weeks or longer, depending on individual need. IOP includes:

  • Flexible day and evening hours available to accommodate the needs of busy professionals.
  • Individual sessions with our board-certified psychiatrists.
  • Individual and group therapy sessions with our master’s level licensed therapists and licensed professional counselors.
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy strategies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These proven methods help individuals make positive changes in their lives, address issues that have contributed to a negative self-image, shame and guilt, and learn healthier ways of relating to others.
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to alleviate cravings and allow the individual to focus on their recovery.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to help move past traumatic experiences and cope with memories of trauma so that they no longer continue to cause significant psychological or emotional pain.
  • Holistic therapies such as yoga and mindfulness to relieve stress and promote a more balanced state of mind.
  • Support from fellow professionals in recovery and assistance with achieving a work-life balance, a healthy lifestyle and daily routines that support lifelong recovery.

Family Program at PSI’s Chicago Outpatient Rehab

Recognizing that substance dependency is a family disease, Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP dedicates time for family sessions. We also encourage families to attend Family Week, which includes three days of support from other families who have experienced addiction, sessions with family therapist, and education about the disease of addiction.

Family members are an important part of our treatment approach. We invite patients, families and referring treatment team members to contribute to the individual’s recovery plan. We provide assistance in helping families learn how to best support their loved one in recovery, as well as provide hope and healing for families who have often suffered immensely because of their loved one’s addiction.

Outpatient Continuing Care

Each patient at Positive Sobriety Institute receives a comprehensive, personalized continuing care plan, developed by our multidisciplinary team, to help sustain recovery and provide an action plan in case of relapse. The PSI team works with state licensing boards, professional assistance organizations, employers and referral sources as needed to help patients fulfill return to work and monitoring requirements.

We ensure that when patients leave PSI, that they have sources of ongoing psychiatric care, therapy and community support near where they live and work. Through our alumni programs, patients can maintain a connection with our therapeutic community while building a network of sober peers and lifelong friends.

Research shows that long-term monitoring and support helps prevent relapse. Patients are encouraged to attend weekly aftercare meetings for two years or longer after they’ve completed IOP.

Establishing Lifelong Sobriety

Positive Sobriety Institute’s outpatient drug rehab gives individuals the opportunity to continue living at home and work in the community during treatment. Individuals are able to begin implementing the recovery skills acquired through the program and are provided the opportunity to process their experience in a safe and supportive group environment. By doing this, they begin to establish a foundation for lifelong sobriety.

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