Campus & Community Resources

Substance Abuse


  • Health Enhancement
    Chick Evans Field House 139
    Services: Assessment, counseling and treatment for students with alcohol or drug problems, After care
    Eligibility: NIU Students, Faculty and Staff
    Cost: None


  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Eligibility: Anyone who is alcoholic or who has a friend or family member who is alcoholic
    Cost: None
    • ACOA: Support group for adult children of alcoholics
    • ALANON: Support group for adults dealing with an alcoholic friend or family member
    • ALATEEN: Support group for teens dealing with an alcoholic friend or family member
  • Ben Gordon Community Health Center
    12 Health Services Dr.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Crisis Line: 815-758-6655
    Services: Services for individuals of family substance abuse and children of alcoholics, Residential program for adult substance abusers
    Eligibility: Residents of DeKalb County
    Cost: Sliding fee scale
  • Kishwaukee Hospital Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
    626 Bethany Rd.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Services: 28 day voluntary program for chemically dependant persons, 24 hour input treatment for drug and alcohol problems, 12 week after care program
    Eligibility: Chemically dependant persons
    Cost: Varies
  • DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc
    330 Grove St.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Services: Early intervention alcohol and drug program, 24-hour crisis intervention, individual and family counseling
    Eligibility: DeKalb County Residents 8-18 yrs old
    Cost: Sliding scale

Surrounding Communities

  • Center for Addictions - Sinnissippi Centers
    417 N. 6th St.
    Rochelle, IL 61068
    Services: Provides family and individual services for substance abuse
    Cost: Sliding fee scale according to income and family size.
  • Rosecrance
    1601 N University Dr.
    Rockford, IL 61107
    Services: Specializes in comprehensive programs for youth with alcohol or drug problems, outpatient assessments and counseling, inpatient treatment for the clinically dependent adolescent and his/her family, after care, long-term girls and boys program
    Eligibility: Alcohol or drug dependent adolescents and their families
    Cost: Some openings for public aid families
  • Women for Sobriety
    Quakerstown, Pennsylvania
    Services: Non-AA-based, approach based on women's empowerment and ability to help themselves
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