Behavioral Health Services at NCH

The Youth Center

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

The Youth Center at Northwest Community Healthcare offers family-centered care from experienced professionals. Through a highly structured, interdisciplinary team approach, we help adolescents learn a new way of living and relating to others.

We invite you to visit our facilities and learn more about our various programs and services. Assessments are free of charge. Feel free to call us at any time at 847-618-2700. We also do drug screening, if required.

Our facility is located on the Northwest Community Hospital campus at the Kirchoff Center.

Based on the assessment, and the adolescent’s individual needs, we offer programs including Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Treatment.

We provide a team approach to substance abuse treatment, including:

  • On-staff psychiatrist
  • Interdisciplinary team of licensed and certified social workers, clinical counselors, addiction counselors and substance abuse technicians
  • Certified teachers who coordinate school work with the home school district
  • Medical and nursing support on-call 24/7

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For Parents

Adolescent substance abuse is a treatable disease. Your involvement in your child’s treatment is critical to a healthy recovery. At the NCH Youth Center, we empower parents to take back control and play a significant role in their child’s wellness.

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The Youth Center at Northwest Community Healthcare is a substance abuse facility for adolescents. We provide the complete range of services needed to properly deal with your child’s individual addiction problems.

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For Referring Agencies

The Youth Center at Northwest Community Healthcare is a substance abuse facility for adolescents ages 12 to 18. Founded in 2004, we are located in the northwest suburban Chicago area, we provide the complete range of services needed to properly deal with addiction problems. With medical and nursing support on-call 24/7, we can competently address any and all medical problems our patients may require.

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Substance Abuse Assessment

Treatment starts with an assessment free of charge. A trained counselor will meet with the adolescent and his/her family to conduct a comprehensive assessment. The assessment is the first step in helping us determine the best way to help you and your adolescent.

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Day Treatment at the NCH Youth Center

If your child has a strong support system at home yet requires a more structured approach than what is offered in a typical school setting, we usually recommend our Day Treatment Program at Northwest Community Healthcare. Your child will spend a minimum of 8 hours a day at our center yet still be allowed to go home at night.

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Intensive Outpatient Program

If your child is motivated and able to function effectively at home and school, this program may be recommended as the best way for him or her to effectively deal with substance abuse. It requires attendance at a minimum of three after-school sessions a week and Saturdays. You and your child receive both individual and group counseling focused on skill building and relapse prevention.

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