Daniel H. Angres, MD

Dan Angres
Daniel H. Angres, MD

Medical Director

Medical Director, Positive Sobriety Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Daniel Angres, M.D.

is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians’ health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute.

Dr. Daniel Angres has been a top, nationally recognized, expert in addiction and dual disorders evaluation and treatment medicine with a specialty in working with addicted professionals for 30 years. Dr. Daniel Angres has lectured at major academic medical centers across the USA.

Dr. Daniel Angres’ work has helped change the field, addiction treatment methods and outcomes. Dr. Daniel Angres has been published in peer reviewed journals, referenced by other leaders, and has authored three ground-breaking books on the subject of chemical dependency, addiction treatment and recovery including, “Healing the Healer,” “Miswired” and “Positive Sobriety.”

Dr. Daniel Angres has been active in teaching and research in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

  • Medical Director, Positive Sobriety Institute
  • Associate Medical Director – Illinois Professional Health Program, Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Founder and Former Medical Director, Rush Behavioral Health

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, January 1991,
    Psychiatry, Certificate #33654, January 1991
    Addiction Psychiatry, Certificate #489, October 1994
  • Certified in alcoholism and other drug dependencies through examination by the
    American Society of Addiction Medicine, (now American Board of Addiction
    Medicine or ABAM), Certificate #001893, 1986,
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry, Certificate #489,
    Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, October 1994
    Re-Certified June, 2004 and May 2014

Faculty Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Rush University College of Medicine
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Psychiatry


  • Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, RPSLMC
  • Founding Member, Physician Assistance Program of Illinois State Medical Society 1984-1994
    Past-President, Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine, 2000-2002
  • Consultant to the U.S. office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C., 2001-2002
    Lifetime Achievement Award, Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine, Sept. 2003
  • Best Doctors in America”, Woodward/White, 1997-98, 2002-12
  • Top Doctors, Chicago Metropolitan Area”, Castle Connolly Guide 2001-2012

Professional Society Memberships

Professional and Scientific Service:

  • Co-Chairman: Midwest Test Development Committee for American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), 1988-1989
  • Chairman: ASAM Impaired Physician’s Committee, 1994-1996
  • Editorial Board of American Society of Addiction Medicine “Principles of Addiction Medicine”, Second Edition 1996-1999
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine Delegate to Advisory Committee of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, March 1999 to March 2000
  • Isaac Ray Board Member, Sept. 2003
  • Volunteer: DuPage Community Clinic, Wheaton, IL, 2001 to 2009
  • Illinois Professionals Health Program Advisory Board, 2003 to 2008
  • Fellow, Chicago Institute of Medicine

Insurance Accepted

Positive Sobriety: The Book


  • Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois steps off of the Magnificent Mile and accessible via two international airports located just 30-45 minutes away.
  • Our Medical Director, Daniel Angres, MD, is triple board certified in addiction medicine, psychiatry and neurology and addiction psychiatry.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute offers partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient therapy (IOP), and addiction after care programs.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and recovery services to highly motivated professionals and others who fit our milieu.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute's amenities include exercise physiology, walking, yoga, and acupuncture.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute's convenient downtown Chicago location is conducive to serving a myriad of client ancillary clinical needs, such as eating disorder treatment, specialized treatment and 12 step programs for other compulsive behaviors and other behavioral problems.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute offers first-class dining and cuisine within walking distance to the program.

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