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Since 1996, Arlington Center for Recovery in Arlington Heights, Illinois has offered outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for substance abuse. With court-mandated services, anger management and both group and individual counseling, ACR treats those seeking recovery for alcohol and drug addiction in Cook County, just 25 miles northwest of Chicago’s city center. ACR is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Treatment and Staff

Following a thorough assessment, individualized treatment plans are designed to meet each client’s needs. These plans are regularly reviewed and updated as clients progress through treatment to ensure the best and most lasting recovery results. Once treatment begins, a discharge plan also begins concurrently so that maintaining sobriety after treatment is more likely to become reality.

ACR’s IOP is an eight week, 72-hour plan with day treatment offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and evening courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. All sessions are group therapy and typically begin with an emotional check-in to see how participants are fairing with their recovery. Groups then discuss triggers, cravings, stress, coping skills, abuse and trauma and whatever else may be of concern. The program focuses on drug and alcohol education, the causes and effects of substance abuse, coping skills for sustained recovery and relapse prevention. While enrolled in treatment, participants also attend AA/NA and Al-Anon support group meetings. Individual counseling sessions are scheduled independently. 

While ACR can accommodate clients with a dual diagnosis, their focus is primarily on substance abuse and addiction absent of additional mental health issues.

The basic outpatient program is generally a follow-up to IOP, though it can also be a stand-alone option. This track focuses on personal accountability, coping strategies, exploration of a substance abuse-free lifestyle and problem solving. Group and individual sessions are available at flexible times. Sessions generally meet for half an hour to an hour twice a week for a total of 75 hours.

The staff at ACR include CSWs, CADCs, LPCs and certified anger management counselors. The staff-to-client ratio is one-to-12.


ACR offers court-mandated services and DUI programs that meet the requirements of the courts, probation, Secretary of State and employers. Based on five levels of risk assessment, courses last 10 to 75 hours and consist of classroom education. They also offer anger management, drug testing, license reinstatement and outreach educational programs to adolescents, employers, community organizations, school systems, parent and church groups and civic organizations. Services are offered in English, Spanish and Polish.

Family members are encouraged to participate in the IOP and family counseling sessions are scheduled as needed by appointment. In sessions both with and without ACR clients, loved ones learn how to rebuild trust, communicate effectively with the individual struggling with sobriety and how to offer realistic support for continued sobriety.

In Summary

Established in 1996, ACR provides outpatient programs, court mandated services, anger management groups and individual counseling to help clients take charge of their lives with a foundation of tools and support. Using a client-centered approach to recovery, ACR employs traditional therapy supported by 12-step principles giving each client their best chances at long-term sobriety. 

Arlington Center for Recovery Location

Arlington Center for Recovery
1655 South Arlington Heights Rd, Ste 200
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Arlington Center for Recovery Cost

$2,500 (IOP, 30 days); $2,100 (outpatient, 30 days); $100 (assessment). Contact Arlington Center for Recovery by phone at (847) 427-9680 or by email at  [email protected]. Find Arlington Center for Recovery on Facebook and LinkedIn

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