Opioid Maintenance Therapy (Methadone)
Methadone, a synthetic opiate whose analgesic properties were first discovered in the 1940s, was initially used to manage chronic pain. In the early 1960s, it was discovered that when taken daily at an appropriate maintenance dose, methadone benefited patients experiencing withdrawal from other opioids, including morphine and heroin. Research findings published by the National institutes of Health associate) with reductions in opioid drug use, crime, transmission of viral diseases, including HIV and Opiod Maintenance Treatment (OMT hepatitis, and incidence of opioid-related death and overdose. This therapy is also credited for improved social productivity.
Patients enrolled in OMT programs receive methadone for treatment of physical withdrawal symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, muscle aches, sweating, irritability, insomnia) and cravings. Strict criteria are in place for clients admitted to OMT. During the first 30 to 60 days, when daily attendance is required, the proper maintenance dose is determined. Clients are medically monitored by staff physicians; attend individual and group counseling; and are monitored regularly with urine drug screening.
Here at El Rincon we offer a combination of services to our clients to help them make the all important mind, body, soul connection. We understand why they use and, more importantly, what will be helpful in the steps toward the recovery process. It is important that our clients understand what roles that personal reflection, ongoing counseling, and awareness all play in their recovery. Treatment duration is highly individualized, with some clients requiring lifelong therapy to ensure continued success in recovery.
HIV Early Intervention Program
This program addresses the high risk nature of our clients to contract HIV/AIDS. The Client enrolled in this Federal program receives all the benefits of other clients but also receive a Case Manager who is specially trained to educate about the high risk behaviors that can lead to HIV/AIDS and STDs.
In conjunction with Opiod Maintenance Therapy all clients receive individualized and group counseling to help them to maintain their sobriety. On-site mental health services are valuable as they result in high retention and high compliance levels in our program.
Mental Health Counseling
We employ qualified licensed psychologists, as well as master level licensed counselors and social workers to provide mental health counseling. With training and experience in both mental health and substance abuse, the clinical staff is able to assess the impact of mental health issues on recovery from substance abuse and dependency. Clients are guided toward healing from trauma, development of healthier family and social relationships, ongoing management of any chronic mental health conditions, and prevention of illicit substance use.
We have established partnerships with local houses of worship to provide an element of spirituality into our recovery and relapse prevention programs. Clients who choose to participate are offered one on one counseling, group counseling, and health education sessions from local chaplains, pastors, reverends and community educators. In these sessions clients learn to connect to their own spirituality and are taught how to reduce their risk for other health disparities such as HIV, STDs, Alcoholism, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Domestic Violence.
El Rincon offers a myriad of services to ensure the health and well being of our clients while in treatment. As part of our intake process we conduct several mandatory health screens and offer others as part of our service provision. Clinical testing is to ensure all clients can have a good start on their care plan.
As a matter of course, toxicology testing is necessary for admittance into our programs and then to do follow up counseling with our clients. An integral part of our recovery program requires laboratory urine drug screens and confirmation tests for a range of drugs. We also conduct breathalyzer tests to assess alcohol use and abuse if needed.
HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling
All clients are offered pre and post HIV counseling and testing which is provided by a specialist that is highly trained in this area. We have a full staff of certified professionals who conduct state of the art rapid HIV testing. If a client is found to be positive, a referral will be made to receive additional services.
The tuberculosis skin test (also known as the tuberculin test or PPD test) is a test used to determine if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).
All clients are required to take a TB test as part of the intake process.
We hold an in house health fair once a month which offers our clients the opportunity to be tested for HIV and ask our HIV/STD/TB coordinator any health related questions they may have. Clients are referred to our partner agencies if they are assessed to have a need we are unable to address.
State Licensed DUI Services
In Illinois anyone arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs must have an alcohol and drug evaluation. As a state licensed provider we offer DUI evaluations and treatment services on a sliding fee scale.
- Risk Reduction Education
- Moderate Risk outpatient treatment
- Significant Risk outpatient treatment
- High Risk outpatient treatment
- DUI evaluations, non-DUI alcohol and drug evaluations
- Update evaluations
All our out patient programs are designed to service court mandated offenders.
Our credentialed counselors provide assessment and treatment services in both English ad Spanish.
To schedule an appointment please call 773-276-0200 or email us at email@example.com.
State Approved Counseling for Problem Gamblers
Problem or pathological gamblers equal less than 4% of the general population. In the state of Illinois this particular problem can be more prevalent because of the number of casinos readily available in our area. Those who have problems with gambling often don't realize the financial impact on their families and often suffer devastating loss in their lives because of their behavior.
- Initial screening and assessment
- Psychosocial assessments
- Group and individual counseling
To schedule an appointment please call 773-276-0200.
Anger Management Counseling
One out of five Americans has an anger management problem. Anger is a natural human emotion and is nature's way of empowering us to "ward off" our perception of an attack or threat to our well being. The problem is not anger, the problem is the mismanagement of anger. Mismanaged anger and rage is the major cause of conflict in our personal and professional relationships.
- Initial screening and assessment
- Psychosocial assessments
- Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health evaluations
- Drug test
- Defendant questionnaire test
- Group and individual counseling
- Relapse prevention
Court ordered and self -referred clients are welcome. To schedule an appointment please call 773-276-0200.
Regional Traffic Safety Resource Center
The Regional Traffic Safety Resource Center (RTSRC) assists the Illinois Department of Transportation, (IDOT) - Division of Traffic Safety (DTS), in promoting occupant protection, seat belt use, correct child passenger safety seat use and increasing the knowledge f the DUIT laws in Illinois and thusly reducing drinking and driving. RTSRC staffs a full-time bilingual (Spanish/English) Traffic Safety Liaison as well as two full-time Community Educators/CPS Technicians to concentrate on Child Passenger Safety, drinking and driving and seat belt use. The program coordinates efforts in Chicago to increase safety belt use, child occupant protection and decrease drinking and driving, by mobilizing and education community organizations with focus on the minority communities.
The Traffic Safety Resource Center is a resource for the community, CPS Technicians, and parents that:
- Provides school-based occupant protection presentations to school-aged children and adolescents;
- Promotes safety belt use and occupant protection through community outreach at local health fairs, university activities and other events in the Chicago area;
- Effectively utilizes the media to publicize injury prevention messages throughout the year, highlighting particular traffic safety issues during specific times of the year, i.e. Child Passenger Safety Week, “Click It or Ticket” campaigns, 3D month (YDYDYL campaign), etc.;
- Generates support for traffic safety/occupant protection public policy and legislation
- Successfully leads and collaborates with multiple organizations in the field of traffic safety and occupant protection;
- Provides traffic safety/child passenger safety presentations to community organizations and parents groups to increase awareness and use of child restraints, seat belt use and driving under the influence; AND
- Provides bilingual occupant protection presentations to Latino communities, as well as to the African-American and other minority communities in Chicago.
Additionally, El Rincon’s partnership with IDOT-DTS provides a Car Seat Program which focuses on educating the low income communities of Chicago on the correct use and installation of child restraints. The program works with community organizations in the area to identify families in need of child restraints and distribute child restraints and provide individualized education.
Intact Family/Recovery (IF/R) Program
Through a partnership with Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois and the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), we are able to offer a unique program that joins child welfare with alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse treatment to provide comprehensive services to intact families during the recovery process. According to current research, full recovery can take one to two years. The IF/R program is designed to last 18 to 24 months and provide continuous support and services for clients and their families in three distinct phases.
- Phase I:
During Phase I, the team will help the client prepare for substance abuse treatment, including arranging for child care. The team will also assist in arranging for medical care, school assessments and additional services that are important in order for clients to enter treatment.
- Phase II:
During Phase II, the team will support the client during treatment and work with them to strengthen parenting skills as well as develop personal goals and aftercare plans.
- Phase III:
During Phase III, the team will support the client in maintaining recovery, continuing to strengthen their parenting skills and reaching their personal goals.