At Chestnut Health Systems, we are committed to providing leadership in the development and delivery of superior health and human services. This resource page provides links to online and in-person resources that may be helpful to someone who is seeking assistance at any stage of recovery.

If you are seeking inpatient recovery resources for substance use disorder, please call us at 888.924.3786 in central Illinois and 618.877.4420 in Madison and St. Clair Counties and Metro East, Illinois.

Support for Individuals

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. Find AA near you.

Celebrate Recovery (CR)
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Find CR near you.

Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same. Find Gamblers Anonymous near you.

Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances
Substance use disorder is a chronic disease that can be treated. While everyone’s path to recovery is different, for many people, treatment is the first step. The Helpline can help you anywhere along your path, whether you’re struggling with opioid, alcohol, and/or other drug use. Call 833-234-6343 to talk with a Helpline Specialist about the treatment services best for you.

Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA)
MARA is a support group of people who believe in the value of medication as a means to recovery. They understand individual needs may not be the same; backgrounds may not be the same; futures may not be the same. However, the desire to live a safe lifestyle unites.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For assistance, please contact the NAMI HelpLine Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., ET at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org. Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries. They offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a 12-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. There is no focus on a particular drug. NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Find NA near you.

National Runaway Safeline
The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) mission is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Rather, a sign of strength. For 24/7 assistance call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), or live chat or email from the website: www.1800runaway.org.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help prevent suicide. The Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat here.

Recovery Dharma
Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together.

Recovery Dharma uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. They believe that recovery is about finding our own inner wisdom and our own path.

Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering. Recovery Dharma has found that this Buddhist-inspired path can lead to liberation from the suffering of addiction, and we support you in finding your own path to recovery. Find Recovery Dharma near you.

Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha (Sid) Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. Sid was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. Sid became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. The Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction. Find Refuge Recovery near you.

SAMHSA National Helpline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. For assistance call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889.

SMART Recovery
Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction. Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

Veterans Crisis Line ()
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. To connect with the Veterans Crisis Line, call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), text 838255, or chat here.

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Support for the Family

Al-Anon and Alateen
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. Find Al-Anon near you.

Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it. Find Alateen near you.

Nar-Anon and Narateen
Nar-Anon is not religious but a spiritual way of life, it is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. Narateen is part of the Nar-Anon program for teens affected by someone else’s addiction. Find Nar-Anon near you.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)
Some consider PAL an alternative or supplement to Al-Anon, the 12-step program for families, associated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). PAL aims to help parents or other family members deal with issues arising from an addicted loved one. Find PAL near you.

Support for those in Grief

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP)
Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing is a peer support group. Anyone who has lost a loved one through substance use knows that society treats this loss differently than a death from any other cause. GRASP was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose.

The information and peer support offered on GRASP’s website and Facebook page is meant to be a supportive community of peer-to-peer interaction for people who have had family members and friends who have died as a result of drug misuse, overdose, or addiction. It is NOT a substitute for professional counseling or psychotherapy. Find GRASP near you.

Support for All

2-1-1 Illinois
211 connects you to expert, caring help. Every call is completely confidential. Dial 2-1-1 to be connected with community organizations that help with everything from disaster relief services and volunteer opportunities to finding food, mental health, and medical services.

The Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day. Text HELLO to 741741. Trained crisis counselors will respond and help you.

The Illinois Warm Line
If you or one of your family members has mental health and/or substance use challenges and would like to receive support by phone, call the Illinois Warm Line at 866-359-7953. Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover.

Illinois Warm Line at 866-359-7953
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. except for holidays