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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital New Day Center Family Program Orientation


Chemical Dependency Treatment Program Descriptions

For more than 25 years, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital New Day Center (NDC) has offered services for adults who have a chemically dependence (addiction) to one or more substances (e.g., alcohol, prescription medication, heroin, cocaine, and other illicit drugs).  Because addiction affects the entire family, NDC has a strong commitment for offering support and education for patients’ families.

NDC offers two treatment programs for chemical dependence.  The more intense treatment is PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) where our patient’s day is structured from morning through late evening Monday through Friday.  The second program is IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program).  IOP programming is in the evenings Monday through Thursday and is offered for patients who continue to work while in treatment.  Patients in both programs are required to attend 12-step meetings (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous) on weekends.  Both programs are based on use of group therapy, educational lectures, peer support, and recovery using 12-step groups.  For patients who have a dual diagnosis (i.e., addiction and mental health disorder), additional education is offered.  After successful completion of IOP or PHP, patients and their families are eligible to participate in NDC two-year Aftercare Program (one meeting per week).

Family/Support Person Program Commitment

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital New Day Center (NDC) has a firm commitment to the concept of chemical dependency as a disease of the family (i.e., everyone is affected).  To support this commitment, we offer support and education for designated family/support persons.  This person may be a spouse, significant other, child, parent, sibling, co-worker or any person with whom the patient will be closely involved in recovery.  Family/support persons are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our Family Program and to attend as many sessions as possible.  Ideally, the patient and the family/support persons will find the greatest benefit by attending all sessions.

Benefits of Family Program

Our Family Program is designed to provide education on the disease of chemical dependency and the effects of the disease on the family and the patient.  We understand how difficult it is to care for someone who is chemically dependent.  We offer family a place that provides a safe and supportive environment to explore your feelings and begin to understand the role of a “co-dependent” and how their life is affected.

It is often a long and frightening journey for those of us who share the experience of loving someone who is addicted to alcohol and/or drugs.  Fear, anger, emotional numbness, feelings of isolation and loss, and depression are often symptoms of the hidden damage families harbor.  It is a lasting legacy that continues to devastate from generation to generation without the understanding and education that our Family Program offers.  We encourage family members to take part in this program that is designed to help them to help themselves, and begin to heal from the far reaching struggle of caring for someone who is chemically dependent.

Schedule for Family Program

Family programming consists of educational lectures, family-only groups, and family/patient groups.  On your first night of attendance, a complete weekly schedule will be provided to you.  Days and times for family programming are as follows:

  • PHP (Day Hospital): Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m.
  • IOP (Night Program): Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Family members and support persons are strongly encouraged to attend AL-ANON, Alateen, or Families Anonymous (FA) to build a network of support for themselves and learn from people who have had similar experiences.  A schedule for these meetings will be provided to you in the Family Program.

As You Begin Your Journey Into Recovery…..

One of the things you need to remember is you are not alone.  We are here for you and look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to call us at 630-856-7701.