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Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

Alternatives, Inc.

Substance abuse counseling for ages 11 to 24.

Services Offered

Counseling • Youth • Addiction • Substance Use • Family Counseling


Alternatives offers school based and center based outpatient substance abuse counseling for adolescents and young adults. Therapists use the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), an evidence-based model providing three to six months of individual and family counseling. Counseling addresses substance abuse through analysis of substance use, development of communication and problem solving skills, encouragement of pro-social behaviors, and improvement of the caregiver-youth relationship.


4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60640 41.9681566 -87.6550041

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-School based services are available to youth ages 11 to 18 who are students at that school.
-Alternatives accepts all Medicaid plans, including state plans and MCOs. Clients with private insurance will be referred to alternate treatment.
-Uninsured clients are accepted on a sliding fee scale. Fees start at $3. No one will be denied service due to inability to pay.


  • Services provided on a sliding scale
  • Medicaid accepted


  • Teens accepted
  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

Referrals are accepted but not required. Call 773-506-7474 to make a referral, or walk in or call to begin the intake process. You will be assigned to a therapist, who will contact you to schedule an initial appointment. Please bring a photo ID and insurance card (if applicable). If you are under 18, the therapist will contact a parent/referring party.

Other Locations

Uplift Community High School Health Center
Program Phone: (773) 506-7474
900 Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Roosevelt High School Heath Center
Program Phone: (773) 506-7474
3436 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Alternatives Uptown Youth Center
Program Phone: (773) 506-7474
4730 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
Senn High School Health Center
Program Phone: (773) 506-7474
5900 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Alternatives South Side Office
Program Phone: (773) 506-7474
710 E. 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60653