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Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery

Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery Program

At Yellowbrick we recognize that substance abuse fundamentally distorts relationships as substances and other abuse related behaviors (gaming, compulsive sexuality, gambling, etc.) become the individual’s primary attachment and dimension for experiencing self. The Substance Abuse Specialty Program offers a comprehensive, multi-modal approach designed specifically to address the relational needs of our emerging adults. This program includes expert assessment of each individual’s substance related issues; development of individually tailored relapse prevention plans; individual sessions with the Substance Abuse Specialist; support for attending 12 Step meetings in the Evanston and Chicago community; and, three hours a week of group programming to educate and to assist members in gaining and maintaining sobriety.

Yellowbrick's evening Intensive Outpatient Program at the Consultation & Treatment Center includes:

ASP Mindfulness is an experiential group that group rotates seventeen weeks of art therapy and seventeen weeks of separate men’s and women’s yoga.

ASP Education & Discussion Group helps members understand their relationship with substance abuse and the effect it can have on all areas of their lives. This group rotates seventeen weeks of two curricula. The first focuses on the powerful relationship between shame and substance abuse. The second focuses on the principles behind the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Relapse prevention techniques are discussed and Twelve Step participation is strongly encouraged.

ASP Interpersonal Group Therapy provides an open forum for members to explore the experiences and feelings associated with substance abuse and the struggles that are often associated with early recovery. This group promotes creating a sense of safety within which peers can share their fears and struggles and work together to try and find meaning and fulfillment in life without mind altering substances. In this interpersonal process group the focus is on relationships among members as well as the content of what is discussed.


If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness, please use our confidential contact form to send us a message. Our Assessment Center will respond to you as promptly as possible.

At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.

For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500.