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Info for Family & Friends

Family and friends can play critical roles in motivating individuals with drug problems to enter and stay in treatment.


Involvement of a family member or significant other in an individual's treatment program can strengthen and extend treatment benefits.


Resources and Treatment Options

Review TWTC's Intake and FAQs to learn about the specialized programs we offer and contact us today for more information.  Our services are available for female residents of Illinois aged 18 and over, regardless of ability to pay. 


Trying to locate appropriate treatment for a loved one, especially finding a program tailored to an individual's particular needs, can be a difficult process. However, there are some resources currently available to help with this process, including:


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness.
  • Al-Anon Family Groups provide adults and teenagers attending Al-Anon or Alateen meetings information about alcoholism or alcohol abuse as an illness and its impact on the nondrinker. They will also learn about the importance of family treatment and recovery whether the alcoholic or problem drinker continues to drink or not.  They will usually be able to identify with and meet others who have had similar experiences and hear first-hand how members are utilizing the Al-Anon/Alateen program for hope, support, and to improve their lives.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) offers suicide prevention and help with other issues, including drug and alcohol abuse, and can connect individuals with a nearby professional.


For more information on drug treatment, see Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide .


(Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse website. Unless otherwise specified, NIDA's products are in the public domain and can be copied as a whole without seeking permission from NIDA.)


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