ABJ Community Services
1818 E 71st St, Chicago IL, 60649
ABJ is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) and accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) to provide Level I and Level II Intensive outpatient treatment services. ABJ offers chemical dependency treatment on an outpatient basis to adults and adolescents who abuse or are addicted to alcohol, prescription medications or illegal drugs. ABJ’s continuum of addiction treatment care includes referrals to residential care and/or intensive outpatient treatment programs followed by individualized continuing care programs to maintain recovery. Length of treatment is based on each patient’s needs. We currently serve an average of 25 clients per month through referrals from TASC, Juvenile Court, and Adult Probations, in this program. Walk-ins and self-referrals are also accepted. In addition to treating chemical dependency, ABJ has expertise helping clients address coexisting mental health conditions, such as depression. ABJ focuses on treating the whole person. A physician and an addiction counselor will develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient that addresses their addiction, emotional concerns and any active medical problems. Our highly trained therapists have many years of experience in helping people overcome chemical dependency. Whether you or someone you know are in need of intensive outpatient treatment or just occasional support, ABJ’s addiction programs offer a variety of services to help. The program focuses on assisting patients in developing life skills which help them to regain stability in their lives, and to build a foundation based upon recovery. Clinically-managed interventions are directed by certified treatment professionals trained in gender specific and culturally sensitive treatment services, to address patient’s individualized needs to develop and apply recovery skills. Through educational lectures, therapeutic groups, and individual 1:1 sessions, patients are encouraged to learn and make lifestyle changes necessary to overcome barriers to recovery and problems that precipitate relapse while living in their neighborhood community. Treatment services also include outreach, intervention services, medical/psychiatric linkages, knowledge of the 12-step self-help recovery network, case management services, aftercare planning, and HIV/communicable diseases education, testing and counseling. ABJ recognizes that emotional/behavioral health is a central part of community health and wellness.