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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Are you concerned that you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol or other drugs? If you answered yes, please answer the 4 questions below for a quick assessment:

         "Have you felt that you ought to cut down on your drinking or drug use?"

        "Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?"

        "Have you felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use?"

        "Have you ever had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves, to get rid of a         hangover or to get the day started?"

A positive answer to two or more of these questions suggests the need for additional assessment of drug or alcohol use.  You can come to the SHWC to get a referal to a community provider to have this assessment. If you prefer to speak to someone at SHWC, please give us a call at 312-567-7550. Below is a list of available resources to you in the Chicagoland area including the suburbs.


Addiction Intervention Resources  

Finding an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Center

Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery  

National Institute on Drug Abuse  

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  

What Alcohol Does to Your Body 

Dual Diagnosis - Provides counseling for mental illness and drug dependence for college students

Alcohol Myths  - This flash video outlines the most common myths about alcohol. Think you're in control? Think again!

​​Alcohol Screening - Try this self-assessment tool to understand your alcohol use and the potential health issues involved with it.

Rethinking Drinking - Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age, health status and how much you drink. For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health?

Community Resources for Alcohol and Other Drug treatment:  

Aetna Student Assistance Plan (SAP)

The school ID is IIT.

Aetna Student Health Insurance crisis line: 1.877.351.7889

The Aetna Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a confidential service provided to you free by your IL Tech. This service is available to all IIT students (i.e., Chicago-Kent College of Law, VanderCook, the Institute of Design, and Stuart School of Business), including those who do not have Aetna health insurance. You can access these services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the "Eligible Members" log in box on the right.

Aetna Student Assistance can help you better manage daily activities and emotional concerns by providing services such as*:

Toll-free access to trained clinicians who can confidentially help you with issues such as: stress, depression, addictions, eating disorders, relationship issues, and other emotional concerns.

Referrals to an affiliate Aetna provider (clinician) who can provide face-to-face counseling as needed.

Referrals to personal services such as: fitness centers, laundry services, pet care providers, personal trainers, etc.

Alcohol & Drug Helpline

(800) 821-HELP

This help line provides free support provided by counselors trained in treating patients with addiction and mental health issues. This service is available nationwide.

Illinois Poison Control Center

The center provides around-the-clock information and treatment advice via a FREE and confidential hotline. Call if you have a question or if you think, or suspect that you or someone else is experiencing adverse effects from excessive alcohol or drug use, please call:

1-(800) 222-1222


This web page hosts a list of treatment facilities in Illinois by city.



2835 North Sheffield Avenue, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60651 (NORTH) Certified addiction counselors, doctors specializing in addiction counseling, family therapists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers and other treatment professionals provide drug addiction treatment to adults 18 and over as well as counseling to parents, spouses, siblings and other family members involved in the lives of patients.



932 West Washington, Chicago, IL 60607 (CLOSE TO UIC)

This agency provides comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment programs. For a free confidential consultation call 1-866-WILL-STOP


If you need help accessing or contacting any of the resources listed, please give us a call or make an appointment to meet with a counselor. You may also walk in at 10 am and 2p Mon-Fri to speak with the psychologist on-call.

Additional Resources for Alcohol and Other Drugs

Click here to access a PDF resource guide