For the Disabled


Addiction Resource Guide: Special Populations (
Lists centers that offer recovery services for the blind, deaf, and physically challenged with detailed information on admissions, payment, services, licensing and accreditation and contact information.

The National Directory of Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Treatment Programs Accessible to the Deaf (
This treatment locator for the deaf is organized by state and city. A full description is given on each facility and program including number of staff, interpreters, services offered, number of deaf clients served, ages of clients served, populations served, and financial arrangements.

Several of the Centers in our Residential Treatment Guide include services for special populations. Please see Caron, Cri-Help, Odyssey House, Phoenix House and Silver Hill.


Location:  Chicago, IL
Phone:  (773) 227-8530 (voice);
(773) 227-8562 (TTY)
Licensed:  Illinois Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Accredited:  none
Beds:  10
Cost:  Sliding Scale
Insurance:  Various insurance accepted including Medicaid.
On Site Exercise Facilities, weight lifting equipment

Addiction Recovery of the Deaf is the first treatment program in Illinois designed exclusively to meet the needs of adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and chemically dependent on drugs and/or alcohol. Staff members (many themselves are deaf or hard of hearing) are competent in deaf culture, fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable and experienced in the field of substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation.

Using a multidisciplinary team approach to promote positive outcomes, staff and participants work together to develop comprehensive and individualized treatment goals. All materials are adapted for people whose primary mode of communication is American Sign Language. Services include both inpatient and outpatient services. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older; be deaf or hard of hearing and use sign language as a primary mode of communication; receive a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency through the program's assessment process; and voluntarily agree to participate in treatment.

Clients earning less than $18,000 annually are eligible for complete reimbursement (Eligibility
depends on the number of dependents; clients earning more than $18,000 may be eligible).

Updated December 02, 2014