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Advocate Addiction Treatment Program

The Advocate Addiction Treatment Program, formerly known as Parkside Lutheran General Hospital, is designed to assist individuals who have a drug or alcohol addiction. For 45 years, our professionals have helped thousands of people overcome their addictions. We address the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of our patients and their families, leading the way in helping each patient reestablish a balanced life.

Medical Professionals

The Advocate Addiction Treatment Program shares the values and philosophies of the 12-step self-help recovery programs. All physicians involved in the program are certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and offer sophisticated understanding and management of this complex illness. The physicians are part of Advocate Medical Group and are on staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Supporting our physicians and patients is a highly skilled and experienced team of addiction counselors and licensed clinicians. Our patients also have the benefit of the involvement of an addiction psychiatrist and other psychiatrists on staff at Lutheran General Hospital.


The Advocate Addiction Treatment Program offers a range of services adapted to each individual's unique needs. These services include:

  • Evaluation/Assessment: A meeting with a certified alcohol and drug counselor and registered nurse, if clinically appropriate, to determine the nature and extent of an alcohol or drug problem.
  • Outpatient and Inpatient withdrawal management (detoxification): Available when clinically appropriate in tandem with primary treatment; otherwise: a safe, medically managed withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs achieved through a brief hospital stay at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
  • Partial hospitalization (PHP): A complete primary treatment program for those who do not need 24-hour support, but who may have concurrent medical or psychiatric treatment needs. Groups specializing in relapse prevention and co-occurring disorders are components of this structured program.
  • Day intensive outpatient program (IOP): A daytime primary treatment program for those who have no significant issues that would interrupt their ability to participate at this level.
  • Evening intensive outpatient program (NIOP): A primary treatment program for individuals who are not affected by significant medical complications and are most likely to continue daytime employment.
  • Low Intensive Outpatient program (LIOP): A less intensive treatment program for those individuals with indicators of substance abuse who do not need primary treatment but would benefit from education and further assessment.
  • Continuing care: Ongoing weekly therapist-facilitated group support for individuals who have completed a primary phase of substance use disorder treatment, focusing on relapse prevention and maintenance of their recovery program.
  • Family recovery program: An in-depth educational and skill-building program for family members affected by another person’s use. A series of rotating lectures are offered to the family and friends of individuals participating in our primary treatment programs.
  • Licensed Therapists: Provide individual, group and couples counseling services.
  • Psychiatric Services: Psychiatric providers are available to manage mental health issues.
  • Special Programs for Young Adults: Ages 18-28.
  • Special Programs for Health Care Professionals: We offer continuing care programs that address the unique issues of physicians, nurses, dentists, attorneys and other professionals.
  • CAGE test 

Steps to Recovery

Each assessment is confidential and is conducted by a specially trained addiction counselor. The counselor helps determine the nature and extent of the problem and helps determine goals for the recovery. A family member or friend is welcome to accompany the patient. If you need help with an addiction, or if someone you care for needs help, please call 847.795.3921.

Authorization For Release of Highly Confidential Health Information

We also offer an in-depth educational and skill-building program for family members affected by another persons use. A series of rotating lectures are offered to the family and Friends of individuals participating in our primary care treatment.

Watch Our Video!

Advocate Addiction Treatment Program Video

We are located at...

701 Lee St., Suite 800
Des Plains, Illinois 60016
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Our program is part of a wide variety of health insurance plans. You may check with your insurance company to verify your specific benefits. In addition, a financial counselor is available to verify and advise you of your benefit coverage.

Note: we do not take Medicaid or Medicare cards. Please contact the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (1.877.SAMHSA.7) for more information.

Advocate Addiction Treatment Program Brochure

Advocate Addiction Treatment Program Brochure


To print a PDF copy of our brochure, click here.



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