Are you concerned that you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol or other drugs? If you answered yes, please respond to the four questions below for a quick assessment:
"Have you felt that you ought to cut down on your drinking or drug use?"
"Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?"
"Have you felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use?"
"Have you ever had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves, to get rid of a hangover, or to get the day started?"
A positive answer to two or more of these questions suggests the need for additional assessment of drug or alcohol use. You can come to the SHWC to get a referral to a community provider to have this assessment. If you prefer to speak with someone at the SHWC, please give us a call at 312.567.7550. Below is a list of available resources to you in the Chicago area, including the suburbs.
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Community Resources for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
The school ID is IIT.
Aetna Student Health Insurance crisis line: 1.877.351.7889
The Aetna Student Assistance Plan is a confidential service provided to you free by Illinois Institute of Technology. This service is available to all Illinois Tech students (i.e., Chicago-Kent College of Law, VanderCook, the Institute of Design, and Stuart School of Business), including those who do not have Aetna health insurance. You can access these services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the "Eligible Members" login box.
Aetna Student Assistance can help you better manage daily activities and emotional concerns by providing services such as*:
Toll-free access to trained clinicians who can confidentially help you with issues such as stress, depression, addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and other emotional concerns
Referrals to an affiliate Aetna provider (clinician), who can provide face-to-face counseling as needed
Referrals to personal services such as fitness centers, laundry services, pet care providers, personal trainers, etc.
Alcohol and Drug Helpline
This helpline provides free support provided by counselors trained in treating patients with addiction and mental health issues. This service is available nationwide.
The center provides around-the-clock information and treatment advice via a free and confidential hotline. If you have a question, or if you think or suspect that you or someone else is experiencing adverse effects from excessive alcohol or drug use, please call:
This web page hosts a list of treatment facilities in Illinois by city.
2835 North Sheffield Avenue, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60651 (NORTH SIDE)
Certified addiction counselors, doctors specializing in addiction counseling, family therapists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, and other treatment professionals provide drug addiction treatment to adults 18 and over as well as provide counseling to parents, spouses, siblings, and other family members involved in the lives of patients.
932 West Washington, Chicago, IL 60607 (CLOSE TO UIC)
This agency provides comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment programs. For a free and confidential consultation, call 1.866.WILL.STOP
If you need help accessing or contacting any of the resources listed, please give us a call or make an appointment to meet with a counselor. You may also walk in from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday to speak with the on-call psychologist.