ABOUT ADVOCATE BROMENN MEDICAL CENTER
The Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois, provides adult and adolescent inpatient and outpatient treatment. The center is run by the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, which also operates campuses in Peoria, Harvey, and Springfield. The center treats chemical dependency along with compulsive gambling, chronic pain, and food, sex, Internet, video game, and shopping/spending. Medical detoxification services are also available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Prior to treatment, clients participate in an assessment to determine level of care. Medical treatment is available.
Those participating in inpatient and day treatment will participate in 12-Step meetings, individual, family, and group therapy, and employment and volunteer programming. Holistic programming includes yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture, aqua therapy, and sand therapy.
Outpatient programming meets four nights per week. In addition to therapy, clients will listen to lectures.
Clients can also participate in specialty groups to address mood stabilization, chronic pain, anger management, [co-occurring disorders] [and other issues.
The center encourages family participation through family programming and conferences.
[Continuing care] [ includes family and group therapy and mandatory 12-Step meeting attendance.
Advocate Bromenn’s assessment team includes certified and licensed clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical doctors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery’s website states that all locations are nicotine and caffeine free. Patients will share rooms and sleep in twin beds at the hospital. Visiting hours are allowed on Sundays and no electronics are allowed in the facility.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com indicated mixed feelings. An anonymous reviewer left a positive review, calling doctors and nurses accommodating. “Clean, friendly, and helpful but food needs improvement. I had a pleasant stay.”
Alum Steve gave treatment effectiveness just one out of five stars. “I was manic, awake for five days,” he wrote. Steve gave his highest ratings of four stars to accommodations and food, though he left neutral ratings for affordability, the cleanliness of the facility, visitor policies, and exercise and extracurricular options.
Another reviewer, J.V.D., commented: “Great customer service.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones expressed mixed opinions. Pam gave perfect five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness. Though Pam called treatment “expensive,” she gave five out of five stars to accommodations and meal and exercise options. “Vey nice staff, helpful and awesome counselor,” wrote Pam.
The sister of an alum gave the lowest possible rating to the facility’s treatment options and indicated that a lack of family involvement and aftercare programming were problematic. “They did nothing to treat her, only held her for a few days,” wrote the anonymous reviewer. “She was cut off from her family, allowed visitors one at a time for a few hours a day. Then she was discharged with no treatment plan.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Though Best-rehabs.com has not yet received reviews from Advocate Bromenn’s staff, the facility earned an average four out of five stars based on 18 reviews on Indeed. “Advocate BroMenn is a fantastic facility. The physicians and nurses work incredibly well together,” wrote an anonymous registered nurse. 
Advocate Brommenn’s website states that treatment costs vary depending on the patient’s level of care and length of stay. Assessment and referral services are free. Financial counselors are available.