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The Women's Treatment Center

Medically monitored heroin and alcohol detoxification program for women ages 18 and older.

Services Offered

Counseling • Substance Use Treatment • Women • Information And Referral • Medical Detox


TWTC’s Detox Unit is one of only two free-standing medically-monitored detox programs in Chicago.

Women in need of a safe withdrawal from heroin or alcohol are treated in the 16-bed unit. The length of stay is based on an individual's drug of choice and medical recommendations for care. There is a minimum stay of 5 days, and a maximum of 7. It is a medical detox program.

Upon admission to the program, clients are assigned a primary counselor to help them address treatment issues. They will also attend therapeutic group sessions. Nursing staff members, on-site 24 hours a day, unit physicians, and the client’s primary counselor all work towards the goal of stabilization and plan for discharge to the next level of care.

During their stay, clients learn about ways to manage physical, mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms. Medications are prescribed to help relieve the pain and physical discomfort of withdrawal. Clients receive additional support through program activities and an introduction to the recovery process.

Recognizing that Detox is only the first step in recovery, treatment teams assist clients with continuing care and planning prior to leaving the unit. Where appropriate, clients are referred to another level of care, such as residential rehabilitation or outpatient treatment.


140 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607 41.88477 -87.6673219

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • This program is for women addicted to heroin or alcohol only. Cocaine and Benzodiazepine addictions are not treated.
  • The program accepts insurance, and a sliding scale for uninsured clients.


  • This service is free
  • Services provided on a sliding scale
  • Private insurance accepted


  • Accepts women


  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

Call 312-491-2121, M-F 8:00am-4:00pm for a phone screening and to schedule an intake appointment will be set. There is no wait list for this program, and walk ins are rarely accepted. Clients should bring ID and proof of insurance and income (if applicable).

Please bring bring pajamas, house shoes, toiletries, towels, and underwear.