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1. What kinds of facilities require a license?

Alcohol and other drug abuse treatment facilities are licensed according to the level of care and services they are capable of providing to their patients. Any behavioral health facility that offers treatment services for substance abuse requires a license. There are two types of services. Read More

2. What kinds of facilities provide addiction services in Illinois and what are the levels of care?

In Illinois, services include Medically Managed Detoxification, Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient, Medically Monitored Detoxification, Inpatient Subacute/Residential care, Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization, Read more

3. What does it mean to be ‘licensed’, or ‘accredited’ in this industry?

Licensing means that the facility has been granted the right to operate, including a written notice conveying to the public that the Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse has issued its permission to operate authorized services. These services may only be delivered…Read More

4. Are there any other organizations where we could find more information?

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/ Read More

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