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Continuing Care Program
Without support, long-term drug and alcohol recovery is often very difficult. Continuing Care can be the most critical aspect of recovery, as it guides  patients through the crucial first four months. Our program is designed to prevent relapse and enhance coping and problem-solving skills necessary for day-to-day recovery.

Program members must successfully complete a primary addiction treatment program prior to joining the group. The Continuing Care group meets one night per week for 16 weeks.

Intensive Outpatient Program
Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, addiction education, individual counseling and group therapy. Family programming is an integral part of this service and meets twice weekly. Psycho-educational sessions provide knowledge and skills to help patients develop coping strategies.

Topics include:

  • Physiology of addiction
  • Post-acute withdrawal
  • Communication
  • Relapse prevention
  • Stress and recovery

Participants in our Intensive Outpatient Program are introduced to addiction-recovery support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend group meetings as they are vital to successful treatment. IOP meets four nights per week for five weeks.

Confidentiality and Finances
Maintaining confidentiality of protected health information is our priority. All health information is kept strictly confidential and medical records are stored separately from other Carle records and records from other facilities.

If you are seeking medical records for you or a family member, Carle requires a written request to authorize a record release. The authorization will expire 90 days from the date signed unless otherwise specified.

PDF Carle Addiction Recovery Authority to Release Information form

If you have questions about obtaining copies of your medical records, please call Carle Health Information Management at (217) 383-3381.

DUI Services
A Driving-Under-the-Influence (DUI) incidence  can leave you confused and full of questions. What happens after a DUI? Where do you go when the court mandates a DUI evaluation? Where do you go for help?
We  understand the stress and confusion associated with a DUI. In Illinois, anyone arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other substances must undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. CARC is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to perform DUI services.
Our staff is trained to help clients through the mandatory evaluation and treatment process, providing thorough explanations and compassionate understanding. We are here to provide effective and efficient services to help reduce the possibility of future problems with alcohol, drug or traffic violations.

DUI services include:

  • DUI evaluation
  • Non-DUI investigate reports
  • All levels of DUI classification
  • Minimal risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Significant risk
  • High risk
  • Drivers' remedial education
  • Denial letter consultation
  • DUI evaluation services
  • Individual and group counseling

Youth Counseling
Being a teenager can be a tough, confusing time. From peer pressure to curiosity, many teens begin to use alcohol and drugs to cope with the challenges they face, or as a way to have fun and fit in with others.

We understand the wide range of issues many teens struggle with. Our experienced professionals are here to help teens cope and deal with everyday concerns, including:

  • Physical health
  • Emotional well-being
  • Social skills
  • Family
  • Spiritual development
  • Educational needs

Family Counseling
In addition to providing help for teens, we offer help for the entire family. Our adult family services team assists those who struggle with a family member/spouse, close friend or partner whose alcohol or drug use is creating problems and concerns in the relationship.

We focus on helping people understand substance abuse/addiction and how they can help their loved one and themselves. Our family counseling services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling/family groups
  • Group and individual counseling for substance use education
  • Case management
  • Community support
  • Trauma counseling
  • Psychiatric referral support
  • We can also help with co-occurring disorders such as ADHD, ODD, depression and anxiety.

Medication Assisted Treatment
We strongly believe in comprehensive treatment of addictions, including medications when they make sense to incorporate . Our physician team is approved to prescribe medication assisted treatment for addiction. 
All medications are most successful when combined with psychosocial counseling. If a person is interested in taking a medication for opioid or alcohol dependence, an initial appointment with a counselor to determine treatment needs is required. Once completed, he or she will be scheduled with the addiction medicine physician for lab work and to start the medication. Follow-up appointments will be made to monitor the medications.

Smoking Cessation
Nicotine addiction is a serious, often life-long and life threatening disease that affects people throughout our nation and the world. Our team is willing and able to work with those affected using a multi-disciplinary, team based approach. We will  support and guide you through the difficult journey away from nicotine addiction and towards a healthier future.

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