Substance Use Support Groups in Chicago, IL

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Substance Use Recovery - In Person
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
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Hosted by Zoë Naseef
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60622
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
(773) 207-7806 View (773) 207-7806
Recovery Support Group
This group is for adults navigating issues with substance use and interested in building relationships while in recovery. Discuss topics such as triggers and cravings, relapse prevention, harm reduction, finding meaning again, boundaries, and relationships. This will be a process-oriented ...
Photo of Aj (Abby) Carlson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Aj (Abby) Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60622
This group is for adults navigating issues with substance use and interested in building relationships while in recovery. Discuss topics such as triggers and cravings, relapse prevention, harm reduction, finding meaning again, boundaries, and relationships. This will be a process-oriented ...
(708) 394-7430 View (708) 394-7430
Day Intensive Outpatient, Substance Use
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
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Hosted by Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
(773) 832-5619 View (773) 832-5619
Recovery Road
A supportive, safe space for anyone to process their on-going recovery from substance or behavioral addiction.
Photo of Nicky Zimniak, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Nicky Zimniak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
A supportive, safe space for anyone to process their on-going recovery from substance or behavioral addiction.
(312) 584-3246 View (312) 584-3246
Evening Intensive Outpatient, Substance Use
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
Photo of Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago, Treatment Center in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
(773) 832-5619 View (773) 832-5619
Substance Use Recovery - Virtual
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
Photo of Zoë Naseef, Licensed Social Worker in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Zoë Naseef
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60601
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
(773) 207-7806 View (773) 207-7806
Continuing Care Group, Substance Use (Virtual)
For individuals who have completed IOP services, our continuing care group assists those in the maintenance of their recovery, with a strong focus on relapse prevention, skills, and tools to adaptively cope with psychosocial stressors. The group allows for accountability ...
Photo of Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago, Treatment Center in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
For individuals who have completed IOP services, our continuing care group assists those in the maintenance of their recovery, with a strong focus on relapse prevention, skills, and tools to adaptively cope with psychosocial stressors. The group allows for accountability ...
(773) 832-5619 View (773) 832-5619
Options: A Harm Reduction Group for Men
Options is a discussion series based on the principles of harm reduction. Rather than focusing on abstinence or sobriety, this semi-structured discussion series will support men who want to change their relationship with alcohol and/or other drugs. Through conversation and ...
Photo of Jeff Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Jeff Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTRS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60640
Options is a discussion series based on the principles of harm reduction. Rather than focusing on abstinence or sobriety, this semi-structured discussion series will support men who want to change their relationship with alcohol and/or other drugs. Through conversation and ...
(773) 717-2962 View (773) 717-2962
Group for Adult Men with Addiction(s)
This ongoing group is for adult men, (21+), who have addiction or substance abuse issues, with a focus on what your relationship is/was like with your substance "of choice". Each group is 6-weeks long, though there is an option to ...
Photo of Aaron D Schwartz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Aaron D Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60613
This ongoing group is for adult men, (21+), who have addiction or substance abuse issues, with a focus on what your relationship is/was like with your substance "of choice". Each group is 6-weeks long, though there is an option to ...
(773) 232-5988 View (773) 232-5988
Substance Abuse Recovery
This group is open to adults age 21+ who need support around their substance use. Group members will be supported in setting both short-term and long-term goals for themselves that range anywhere from reducing use to remaining sober from some ...
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Hosted by Sage Therapy Chicago
Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60622
This group is open to adults age 21+ who need support around their substance use. Group members will be supported in setting both short-term and long-term goals for themselves that range anywhere from reducing use to remaining sober from some ...
(312) 313-7059 View (312) 313-7059
Association of Interventionist Specialists
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Hosted by Lisa Abrams
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCPC, CSADC, MCAP, ICADC, CIP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 800-1772 View (312) 800-1772
Astute Counseling and Wellness Services
We are a comprehensive practice that combines both clinical services and a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. Our mission is to deliver top-notch mental health care by combining evidence-based therapy with clinically backed wellness services. With a team ...
Photo of Eric C Mayer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Eric C Mayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CAIP, ASDI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60657
We are a comprehensive practice that combines both clinical services and a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. Our mission is to deliver top-notch mental health care by combining evidence-based therapy with clinically backed wellness services. With a team ...
(872) 205-3753 View (872) 205-3753
Mixed Gender Psychotherapy Group
This is an open-ended interpersonal process group offered to men and women in the early and middle stages of recovery from various addictions, including drugs and alcohol, gambling, and sex and pornography. Mutual support for maintaining abstinence and enhancing coping ...
Photo of Barney Straus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Barney Straus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
This is an open-ended interpersonal process group offered to men and women in the early and middle stages of recovery from various addictions, including drugs and alcohol, gambling, and sex and pornography. Mutual support for maintaining abstinence and enhancing coping ...
(312) 698-3313 View (312) 698-3313
Skillfully Sober Group
Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SUDs), this group offers a combination of DBT skill-building and process work to help participants make and sustain the changes needed to get and stay clean/sober. This group is open to ...
Photo of Victoria Ann Kessinger, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Victoria Ann Kessinger
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SUDs), this group offers a combination of DBT skill-building and process work to help participants make and sustain the changes needed to get and stay clean/sober. This group is open to ...
(312) 313-0481 View (312) 313-0481

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Recovery Support Group
This group is for adults navigating issues with substance use and interested in building relationships while in recovery. Discuss topics such as triggers and cravings, relapse prevention, harm reduction, finding meaning again, boundaries, and relationships. This will be a process-oriented ...
Photo of Aj (Abby) Carlson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Aj (Abby) Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60622
This group is for adults navigating issues with substance use and interested in building relationships while in recovery. Discuss topics such as triggers and cravings, relapse prevention, harm reduction, finding meaning again, boundaries, and relationships. This will be a process-oriented ...
(708) 394-7430 View (708) 394-7430
Substance Use Recovery - In Person
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
Photo of Zoë Naseef, Licensed Social Worker in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Zoë Naseef
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60622
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
(773) 207-7806 View (773) 207-7806
Day Intensive Outpatient, Substance Use
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
Photo of Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago, Treatment Center in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
(773) 832-5619 View (773) 832-5619
Recovery Road
A supportive, safe space for anyone to process their on-going recovery from substance or behavioral addiction.
Photo of Nicky Zimniak, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Nicky Zimniak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
A supportive, safe space for anyone to process their on-going recovery from substance or behavioral addiction.
(312) 584-3246 View (312) 584-3246
Evening Intensive Outpatient, Substance Use
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
Photo of Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago, Treatment Center in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Ascension - Behavioral Health, Downtown Chicago
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
We provide a structured and supportive environment where those struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use can reclaim control of their lives. We are focused on a holistic and abstinence-based treatment approach that offers the knowledge, skills and tools to ...
(773) 832-5619 View (773) 832-5619
Substance Use Recovery - Virtual
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
Photo of Zoë Naseef, Licensed Social Worker in Chicago, IL
Hosted by Zoë Naseef
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60601
The purpose of this group is to create a space that allows people to show up authentically and honestly discuss their substance use. This group allows for individualized goal setting that meets clients where they are at to reduce the ...
(773) 207-7806 View (773) 207-7806

Substance Use Support Groups

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.