ABOUT DUI AND ADDICTION COUNSELING CENTER
Located in Mundelein, Ill., about 40 miles north of Chicago, the DUI and Addiction Counseling Center (DACC) provides outpatient substance abuse services for adults and teens as well as specialized DUI programs. DACC was founded in 2008 to serve Lake County and its surrounding areas.
DACC does not offer residential treatment, but clients requiring more intensive treatment can receive referrals for a nearby appropriate program. Services are also provided in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
DACC subscribes to the disease model of addiction; treatment modalities include individual and group therapy, network therapy, relapse prevention work, and referrals to other healthcare providers and mental health professionals. Families are encouraged to attend treatment, though additional details on family programs are not available. In many cases, treatment aims to foster growth through behavioral changes, life-skill acquisition, spirituality, and coping skills. Increasing self-esteem is another major goal of treatment.
At the highest level of care available, DACC’s intensive outpatient (IOP) sessions meet three times a week, for a total of eight weeks. Programming is split into two tracks: there is one for teens, another for adults. Aftercare is provided for an additional year after program completion. Ideal for students in junior high through college, an early intervention program focuses primarily on education and personal development. It meets weekly for four weeks.
In the DUI program, all court-ordered clients undergo an evaluation to determine level of risk and type of treatment required. Following their assessment, clients work with their assigned counselors to address their alcohol problem and prevent further DUIs. Other services at DACC include drug testing, non-DUI evaluations (e.g. for possession or public intoxication), and faith-based groups.
Treatment staff include two certified addiction counselors. Per the facility’s website, doctors and other mental health professionals help form treatment plans, though these specialists do not appear to be a part of the full-time staff.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s alumni, though secondary sites yielded excellent feedback. On YellowPages.com, for example, a reviewer identifying themselves as yellowuser88 wrote: “Great place to do treatment. Warm, safe, and friendly. Counselor is great, doesn’t judge you. Learned an incredible amount about my problems and about me. Highly recommended.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date also shared details of a positive recovery experience. This anonymous reviewer gave four or five-star ratings in more than a dozen categories except one – family participation, for which they gave three stars. “It was a great experience,” they told Best-rehabs.com. “The person who received the treatment has been sober ever since.”
Per DACC’s website, insurance is accepted, but only on a reimbursement basis and when enrollment is not court-mandated.