Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, a Northwest suburb of Chicago, Families and Adolescents in Recovery, Inc. (FAIR) offers multiple levels of treatment tailored to adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18, and young adults between the ages of 19 and 25. There are two phases of outpatient substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment programs for each of these age groups: Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and aftercare. As one might guess from their name, FAIR makes family a cornerstone of their program and incorporates clients’ existing doctors, mental health and educational professionals to help address any co-occurring disorders.
Treatment and Staff
FAIR’s IOP meets four days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays evenings and Saturday mornings) and consists of two group therapy sessions with licensed counselors. The groups discuss issues of family dynamics, boundaries, communication, relapse prevention, mood regulation and the importance of developing a sober support network. Clients also have access to individual therapy with counselors every other week for an additional $80 per hour on top of the $340 daily fee. FAIR is open to working out a payment plan with certain qualifying clients and some of the costs may be alleviated by insurance depending on the plan.
Typically, this phase of treatment lasts 60 to 90 days, though some clients have stayed six months or more, at which point they enter the the aftercare period. This consists of one session per week minimum but everyone is encouraged to have more and they are welcome to volunteer at the offices or be a part of any sober social activities sponsored by the program.
Family groups are incorporated into the program every week on either Wednesdays or Saturdays. FAIR stresses the 12-step philosophy of recovery and incorporates components of young people of AA groups and Families Anonymous into their treatment. Parents of children under 18 attending FAIR are expected to attend weekly 12-step meetings as well as other 12-step meetings, such as Al-Anon, FA, CoDA, that are in their community.
FAIR doesn’t offer detox and there is no psychiatrist on staff, though clients meet with a staff psychologist and medical doctor during their initial assessment (if anyone has a pre-existing medical team in place, FAIR will work with them during the duration of treatment). This initial assessment is free of charge but there is an $82 charge for the requisite drug screening.
As part of FAIR’s dual diagnosis component, they offer what is known as EEG biofeedback, also referred to as neurofeedback, as a supplemental option to their treatment. This process provides a neuropsychological evaluation to help address addiction tendencies, depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders and a number of other diagnoses.
FAIR offers a comprehensive outpatient program for adolescents and young adults who are looking for help with substance abuse and other mental heath issues. While the facility lacks bells and whistles, the program at FAIR is focused and specialized for the unique needs of their target demographic. FAIR is a good choice for clients whose families are interested in being closely involved in the recovery process or for those who have a medical team in place prior to beginning their treatment.
Families and Adolescents in Recovery, Inc. Location
2010 E Algonquin Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Families and Adolescents in Recovery, Inc. Cost
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