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Clean Start Program

Clean Start Program

Advocate Health Care

Intensive outpatient substance use treatment for adults ages 18 and older.

Services Offered

Substance Use Counseling • Group Therapy • Relapse Prevention • Recovery Support


Clean Start is an abstinence-based intensive outpatient program for people with substance use disorders. Group therapy topics include harm reduction education, stress management, problem solving, family dynamics, and relapse prevention. Individual counseling, SMART Recovery, and aftercare support are available.


938 W. Nelson St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60657 41.9374146 -87.6530364

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-Clients must be free of any significant medical issues that would prevent them from safely engaging in treatment.
-Accepts the following insurance plans: Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareFirst, Cigna, Humana, Magellan Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Medicare, and Meridian, Multiplan, and PHCS.


  • Medicaid accepted
  • Medicare accepted
  • Private insurance accepted


  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

Call 773-296-3220 to schedule an intake appointment with a behavioral health clinician. You must bring the following documentation for intake:

-Photo ID
-Insurance card

A wait list may apply, but clients with a higher level of need will be admitted to the program immediately.