We offer substance and gambling treatment for adult men, adult women, military service members, and Polish-speaking individuals. All individuals receive a comprehensive assessment designed to determine the most appropriate level of care. The results are provided and the conversation begins as to the next steps to start the journey to one’s individually developed recovery plan.
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Residential Extended Care
Way Back Inn offers residential extended care for substance and gambling use disorders, as well as co-occurring disorders. Residential extended care (ERC) is a highly structured, long-term therapeutic living environment for individuals to grow and nurture their new life in recovery. Individuals struggling with substance use disorders have often lost or lacked structure in their lives. One of the functions of Way Back Inn is to revitalize and instill productive living habits and renew daily life functions (cleaning one’s room, making one’s bed, keeping the house tidy, self-care, etc.). The aim of the program is to lay the foundation for a lasting recovery, including maintaining one’s overall health, family relationships, and social relationships. For the duration of the ERC program, each participant lives in one of our Extended Residential Care homes from 90 days to one year, and approximately 64% have successfully achieved sobriety after going through our program.
While living in one of our ERC homes, participants receive treatment, housing, and food. Each client has their own individualized treatment plan, receiving between five to nine hours of clinical services weekly, including individual and group sessions with our clinical counselors. We include special programs at this level of care that assist with time management, employment, and budgeting. We have three residential extended care facilities in Maywood, IL for adult men and one facility in Oak Park for Adult Women.
Upon completion of the ERC program, individuals may apply to move into the next level of care and live in one of our Recovery Homes. This encourages each person to transition into independent societal living once they leave our program. The length of stay in our residential programs is determined by individualized program needs.
Our Recovery Home facilities are located in Oak Park and Maywood, Illinois. The overall goal of our Residential Extended Care and Recovery Home programs is to help our participants grow and foster a sober life. Sobriety is the foundation to living a productive life.
A glimpse into Way Back Inn’s programming:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group living
- Family-style meals
- Daily community meetings
- Structured living
- Renewed daily life functions
- 12-step peer support
- 12-step sponsorship
- Peer recovery support specialists
- Continued sobriety
- Healed family relationships
- Rebuilding a new life in recovery
- Alumni Association for continued connection
- In-house AA meetings to build 12-step peer support
12 step peer support – A 12-Step program is important for continued sobriety. As part of the Way Back Inn structured living program, clients are encouraged attend three in-house and two outside 12-Step peer support group meetings each week during their stay to help build a sober support network for when they are no longer living in our residential facilities.
What are 12-step peer support groups?
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA), and more!
Way Back Inn is committed to treating each client with dignity and respect and to developing an individualized treatment plan. The Way Back Inn and Grateful House programs utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the cycle of change into its individualized treatment plan, per the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). All therapeutic interventions, groups, and education utilize evidence-based best practices
Outpatient Treatment Program
Weekly treatment program includes group therapy sessions and individual therapy sessions – 5 hours per week. Group therapy and individual counseling
morning group sessions Monday and Thursday mornings 10:00 AM to Noon. Evening group sessions Monday and Thursday night 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Individual sessions can be scheduled.
Family Group. A family education and therapy group is held weekly. Family members are invited to participate regularly to better understand the disease of addiction. Sunday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM located at Administration Office, 104 Oak Street, Maywood, Illinois 60153. (708) 345-8422.
12 Step Meetings. All clients are encouraged to attend weekly 12-Step meetings: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA), and Family members are also encouraged to attend 12-step meetings: Family Anonymous (FA) or Alanon.
Aftercare. A relapse prevention specialist facilitates a weekly aftercare group. The group provides an opportunity to further explore problem solving, relationships challenges, and a sober lifestyle. Individual outpatient counseling is also available.
Gambling Use Disorder Program
Way Back Inn is one of the only long-term residential treatment facilities in the state of Illinois accredited and equipped to serve those struggling with gambling use disorder at the Extended Residential, Recovery Home, and Outpatient levels of care. Our dedicated PCGC clinical staff members are here to help!
The Way Back Inn Gambling Disorder Program is currently held via telehealth.
Family Group and Psychoeducation
Family members, caregivers, and loved ones go through addiction, too, even if on the other side. A family psychoeducation therapy group is held weekly for loved ones of those struggling with substance or gambling use disorders are invited to participate regularly to better understand the disease of addiction and what their loved one is experiencing in their recovery journey and to offer support to one another through the process. Often in addiction, relationships are strained, broken, or absent due to isolation, turmoil, or negative events that have transpired. The goal of our family program is to offer support to individuals battling addiction with their loved ones.
Our Family Program is a very important aspect of the addiction recovery process. Healing the relationships within the family greatly improves the chances of a sustained recovery. It is not just the individual who is recovering, but the entire family. On a weekly basis, we provide participants and their families with process-oriented therapy dealing with issues of addiction disorder and how it affects the family system. The more that family members understand and are involved in their loved one’s recovery, the greater the chance that the recovering person will sustain their sobriety.
We provide childcare for our participants’ children so that more family members can attend the therapeutic meetings. Research has found that children who are exposed to their parent’s recovery are less likely to develop an addiction themselves. Children benefit from having a healthy parent and benefit further when the entire family heals itself.