Alcohol abuse is a medical and mental health matter affecting the lives of Chicago’s emerging adults. Yellowbrick provides comprehensive alcohol abuse treatment using a multi-faceted approach.
Yellowbrick, located in Evanston just north and adjacent to Chicago, specializes in individualized alcohol abuse treatment plans tailored to meet the unique social and emotional needs of emerging adults. A team of 21 full-time Professional Staff including a Substance Abuse Specialist, Senior Staff psychiatrist, Education & Career Specialist and Creative Arts Coordinator collaborate with emerging adults throughout the course of alcohol abuse treatment in order to determine the amount of support needed in developing and maintaining a sober lifestyle. Yellowbrick designs the course of treatment for alcohol abuse in response to individual needs.
Alcohol abuse treatment at Yellowbrick addresses total social and emotional health. While drinking excessively may be the presenting problem for many emerging adults seeking rehab for alcohol, additional emotional issues tend to surface throughout the course of treatment. In almost all cases, alcoholism increases the vulnerability of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, or self-destructive impulsivity. People with existing psychiatric illnesses are highly at risk for substance abuse and addiction. Yellowbrick offers a wide range of supportive services to accommodate all emerging adults, including those who cope with substance abuse and ongoing mental health concerns.
Education is a cornerstone in alcohol substance abuse treatment at Yellowbrick. Emerging adults dive deeply into topics surrounding alcohol addiction, including how alcohol dependency alters the brain and the risk factors for relapse. Educational groups engage participants with lectures, discussion, and hands on exercises. In addition to the curriculum encompassing alcohol abuse, clinicians guide emerging adults through principles of mindfulness, which includes awareness, respect and appreciation of the current moment and of any feelings that are present. By learning how to live mindfully, emerging adults have a greater possibility of making healthy choices in uncomfortable or triggering situations. This helps them resist the urge to drink.
Emerging adults in Chicago who are ready to build a sober lifestyle will find a welcoming community at Yellowbrick. Skilled and caring clinicians provide ongoing support as the emerging adult adapts to everyday sober living. By participating in group therapies and 12-step meetings offered at Yellowbrick, emerging adults can connect with other people who have had similar struggles with substances while establishing healthy habits. Supportive relationships form and friends find meaning together while striving to lead a sober life. By developing a strong Chicago support network and a sense of belonging within a sober community, emerging adults can manage risks associated with substance abuse and alcohol abuse. Recovery is sustained by the satisfactions of supportive attachments rather than intense “moments of more leading to lives of less” (Turkle 2015).
Please seek professional help if you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem. Find more information on Substance Abuse Services at Yellowbrick
At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.
For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500.