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Downers Grove, Illinois

Downers Grove, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 5 miles NE of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center) and 20 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Downers Grove has a population of 48,724.

The People and Families of Downers Grove

In Downers Grove, about 61% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Downers Grove had a median family income of $80,604. People in Downers Grove generally have good earning power. The village has a large middle class. Poverty is less common in Downers Grove than most places. The village enjoys an educated population. In Downers Grove, try going next door to borrow a cup of sugar or an inkjet printer cartridge -- home offices are quite common in Downers Grove. This village has lots of successful singles.

Political Inclinations

Residents of Downers Grove gave more campaign money ($48,425) to George W. Bush than to the other people running for President in 2004. Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Downers Grove Housing

Owners occupy 79% of the housing units in Downers Grove. Residents here pay higher tax bills for their homes, which generally means better schools and other local services.

Commuting

In Downers Grove, 83% of commuters drive to work. If you visit or move to Downers Grove, try the public transportation system.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Downers Grove48,724$80,604
Clarendon Hills7,610$103,532
Darien22,860$87,412
Lisle21,182$86,917
Oak Brook8,702$169,718
Westmont24,554$64,472
Woodridge30,934$71,546

High Points

Downers Grove strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

CategoryTrophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3%Downers Grove Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 7%Downers Grove College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7%Downers Grove People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8%Downers Grove Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8%Downers Grove Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8%Downers Grove Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11%Downers Grove Median Family Income


The listings in Downers Grove, Illinois and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(6) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(1) Methadone Maintenance
(18) Outpatient
(6) Spanish Speaking
(5) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(2) Hospital Inpatient
(9) Teens and Adolescents
(9) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(2) Males
(12) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
(9) Clients With Legal Issues
(5) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(6) American Sign Language
(2) Halfway House
(3) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(1) Females
(3) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(1) Mental Health Services
(1) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
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Are drugs and alcohol creating destruction in your life in Downers Grove, IL.? Do you know of someone in Downers Grove, IL. that is going down the dark path of drug or alcohol addiction? It is very easy for someone to fall into the trap of addiction, but an individual soon realizes that it is extremely difficult to kick an addiction. That is where an Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Center in Downers Grove comes in, to assist with the seemingly impossible task of treating individuals who have lost hope at ever being sober and happy again.

A Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Treatment Center in Downers Grove treats drug addiction and alcoholism by ingraining in an addict that drugs and alcohol are not the solution to their problems and difficulties in life. It teaches an addict that all of their problems have solutions, solutions that can be found through cognitive reasoning and common sense. An Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Program in Downers Grove would put the individual in the frame of mind to overcome life's obstacles by confronting them head on, and obliterates the person's desire to use drugs as a way out.

There are many different types of in-patient and out-patient treatment programs available in Downers Grove, IL., because each individual has different needs. Examples of programs available in Downers Grove are Outpatient Drug Rehab Programs, Short-term Drug Rehab Programs, Inpatient Addiction Treatment Centers, Long-term Addiction Treatment Facilities, support group meetings, drug counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Downers Grove have a two-prong approach to treatment, both the physical and psychological causes and effects of drug and alcohol addiction. As the individual's brain adapts to the use of a psychoactive substance over time, the effect that the drug creates within the body is lessened. Due to this physical tolerance, more and more drugs or alcohol must be consumed to get high or even get a buzz.

The physical aspect of addiction is the first thing an addict will address when making the decision to seek treatment for addiction. A detoxification program in Downers Grove, Illinois delivered by a qualified Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Center will navigate the addict through the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that are caused by abruptly coming off of drugs or alcohol. These withdrawal symptoms can last for days, weeks or months; all depending on the drug of choice and individual circumstances. Heroin withdrawal for example will take a considerable amount of time to detox and is a highly painful and uncomfortable process. Detoxification and psychological counseling right from get-go will put the individual on the right path to address issues involved with drug and alcohol abuse. This gives the individual a better chance of having a lasting recovery and prevents relapse.

An Alcohol Rehab or Drug Treatment Program in Downers Grove, IL. takes the individual out of the environment which may have triggered their addiction, and offers an environment that will ensure a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The individual will be given tools to better handle life situations and triggers which may have caused their drug use. When the individual completes treatment and does return home, he will do so with a new ability to handle triggers, which will no longer have an influence over him, his actions and behavior.

People who have abused drugs and alcohol shows changes in their brain. Research shows that these changes in the brain effect how an addict responds to situations. Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facilities are aware of this and know that an addict will need more than high hopes to beat addiction. This is yet another reason why professional treatment at an Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Center in Downers Grove, IL. is so important.

There are a lot of reasons to seek treatment today, mainly because most people who try to kick the habit on their own will fail and just start using drugs or alcohol again. Tackling addiction and getting control of your life can be achieved by seeking treatment at an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Facility in Downers Grove, IL. It doesn't have to be another failure, sobriety can be achieved with the right technology and the care and support of people who want to see you winning again. Don't think about it, do something about it and get your life or the life of someone you care about on the road to a sober and happy life today. Treatment can begin immediately by finding which option is best for you at one of the many Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Programs in Downers Grove, IL.

Getting Help

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There are 6 local Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Programs in Downers Grove, Illinois. We have also provided 14 additional Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Centers that are closest geographically to Downers Grove:

CAP of Downers Grove Downers Grove, IL
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Good Samaritan Hospital North Pavilion Downers Grove, IL
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
New Visions Counseling Services Inc Downers Grove, IL
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Resurrection Addiction Services Downers Grove, IL
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Rush Behavioral Health Downers Grove, IL
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Way Back Inn Inc Downers Grove, IL
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Halfway House, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Westmont, IL 2.4 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance
Woodridge Interventions Woodridge, IL 2.5 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Halfway House, Males, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery
Challenge Healthcare Corp Hinsdale, IL 2.7 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Cornell Interventions DuPage Hinsdale, IL 2.7 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
New Day Center of Hinsdale Hospital Hinsdale, IL 2.7 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Central Park of Lisle Sanya Syrstad Lisle, IL 3.2 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Mental Health Services, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Patricia Ely and Associates Oak Brook, IL 4.7 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Challenge Behavioral Healthcare Hinsdale, IL 4.9 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
New Visions Counseling Services Inc Bensenville, IL 5.2 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Clients With Legal Issues, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
ARIZA Resource Center Bloomingdale, IL 5.2 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Amanecer Inc Carol Stream, IL 5.2 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
CSTO Counseling Centers Carol Stream, IL 5.2 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Tricon Counseling Centers Carol Stream, IL 5.2 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Latin American Counseling Services West Chicago, IL 5.2 miles from Downers Grove
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment

Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:

One of the most important facts about heroin is that using this drug inevitably leads to drug addiction. Heroin addiction is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, and by neurochemical and molecular changes in the user's brain. Heroin also produces profound degrees of tolerance and physical dependence, which are also powerful motivating factors for compulsive use and abuse.

Amphetamine can cause a life-threatening complication in patients taking MAOI antidepressants.

Having MDE in the past year was associated with past year substance dependence or abuse. Among adults aged 18 or older who had MDE in 2006, 24.3 percent were dependent on or abused alcohol or illegal drugs, while among adults without MDE only 8.1 percent were dependent on or abused alcohol or illegal drugs. Adults with MDE were more likely than those without MDE to be dependent on or abuse illegal drugs (9.4 vs. 2.1 percent) and alcohol (19.3 vs. 7.0 percent).

Opiate use and addiction is linked to at least half of the major crimes in the U.S.

People recover every single day from prescription drug addiction because they receive the right type of rehabilitation treatment. In most instances of prescription drug addiction, the more treatment that is administered in order to conquer the substance abuse problem, the more successful that their results will be. Research has consistently shown that those individuals, who stay in a prescription drug rehab longer than 3 months, will have much better outcomes than those who stay in treatment for a shorter amount of time.

Methadone was not introduced in the United States for at least ten years after the drug was already being used in other countries.


Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Downers Grove:

"we Are...group" (men's)
Gloria Dei Ch
4501 Main St
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

AA Meeting Days and Times
Friday, 8:00 AM

Grace Group
Comm Church Of Downers Grove
S Fairview Ave
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

AA Meeting Days and Times
Thursday, 7:00 AM

Highlanders
St Andrews Episc Ch
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

AA Meeting Days and Times
Wednesday, 8:00 AM

Look To This Day
Gloria Dei Ch
4501 Main St
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

AA Meeting Days and Times
Friday, 12:00 PM

Parish House Big Book
Comm Church Of Downers Grove
S Fairview Ave
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

AA Meeting Days and Times
Monday, 7:30 AM

Yana
Gloria Dei Ch
4501 Main St
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

AA Meeting Days and Times
Tuesday, 7:00 AM
The following survey was completed by residents of Downers Grove, Illinois as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Downers Grove, Illinois. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of August 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
80%
6%
14%
Marijuana use in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
77%
23%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
95%
5%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
5%
87%
8%
Perception of Alcohol in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
11%
12%
77%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
92%
8%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
1%
95%
4%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
1%
17%
53%
29%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Downers Grove, Illinois?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
4%
16%
3%
2%
8%
1%
58%
4%
2%
2%
Most common first drug experience in Downers Grove, Illinois?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
17%
5%
2%
5%
2%
3%
12%
5%
12%
7%
21%
9%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Downers Grove, Illinois schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Downers Grove, Illinois under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
7%
91%
2%
Have you ever gone to school in Downers Grove, Illinois under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
96%
4%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Downers Grove, Illinois?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
19%
4%
2%
5%
2%
5%
12%
3%
6%
10%
22%
10%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
0%
39%
40%
21%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
18%
82%
Surveys updated monthly.

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