Chestnut Health Systems in Maryville, IL

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(2.2 of 5)
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2148 Vadalabene Road
Maryville IL 62062

Chestnut Health Systems Philosophy

Chestnut Health Systems at Maryville provides individualized residential and outpatient programs for adults and adolescents. Research-based, holistic treatment programs address both substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions, and are designed to help clients achieve and maintain long-term recovery. Treatment programs feature 12-Step meetings, communication strategies, problem-solving skills and anger management.

Areas of Specialization

  • Intensive Out Patient (IOP)
    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

  • Family Program
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Highlights

Outpatient Treatment

Partial Hospitalization

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Operating for more than 40 years, the Illinois-based Chestnut Health Systems is a nonprofit organization that provides a full continuum of treatment services for adults and adolescents suffering from chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring mental health issues. The Maryville location, roughly 18 miles east of St. Louis, Mo., is one of nine service centers in the Chestnut Health network, and offers residential and outpatient treatment services for adolescents ages 13-18. Additional centers can be found nearby as well as in Central Illinois and around Chicago.


The Maryville facility utilizes a researched-based assessment tool called the Global Assessment of Individual Needs (GAIN) to create individualized treatment plans for its adolescent clientele. Introduced in an age-appropriate manner, the 12-Step model of recovery is central to the overall program curriculum. Other treatment components include individual, group, family counseling, and recreational therapy.

Residential treatment typically lasts 60-90 days and focuses on addiction education, communication development, relapse prevention, life skills, decision-making, anger management, and meeting 12-step goals. To promote physical health, the facility has a full-sized gymnasium, and youth-specific recreational activities are offered daily, as well as meditation. Maryville also provides a variety of on-site school services and G.E.D classes.

Family involvement plays a key role in programming. The organization encourages loved ones to participate in weekly educational seminars and family counseling sessions.

Chestnut Health Systems offers aftercare planning, and many residential graduates choose to attend the Maryville facility’s outpatient programs, which include standard outpatient (OP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) options as step-down services. Individuals in the IOP program must attend six to 13 hours of weekly individual or group counseling.

Chestnut Health Systems’ network of facilities also includes an adolescent and young men’s recovery residential home in Bloomington. Upon completing residential treatment, adolescents may opt to reside at the Bloomington facility for two months up to two years to help ensure sustained sobriety and behavioral stability.


Since its establishment in 1973, Chestnut Health Systems has been accredited annually by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Along with its team of master’s level therapists and registered clinicians, the facility employs psychiatrists, nurses, recreational coordinators, and case managers. Chestnut Health Systems also features a research division, Lighthouse Institute. Through ongoing research, training, consultation, and program evaluation, this institute’s mission is to continually improve the practices and techniques of the network's treatment programs.


Other than the fact that boys and girls are housed in separate units, there is currently no information provided on the facility's website or elsewhere regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.


Two former clients of this facility have provided with feedback to date. Both gave just one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations. Reviewers disagreed about meals and nutrition with one awarding four out of five stars and the other giving the lowest possible rating of one star. A.R. noted that the facility "Needs better staff." The other alum, Y.J., added: "They are under staffed. The employee turnover rate is very high." They also claimed that "The classes given every Thurs are not helpful at all."


The single loved one to provide feedback to to date, J.A., gave the facility five out of five stars for meals and nutrition, and four stars for treatment effectiveness as well as accommodations and amenities. They shared with that the facility "offered weekly family meetings."


Though has yet to receive ratings from staff members of this facility, 43 reviewers' ratings on Indeed to date average 3.3 out of five stars for the network as a whole.[1] Eight current and former staffers of the Maryville location gave mainly favorable reviews on Indeed. On the positive end, one commented: "This is a growth agency that is willing to invest in itself to insure it's long-term goals."Similarly, another described the experience as "productive" and added “overall, the co-workers are great and it's an enjoyable environment to work in.” Echoing the sentiment, yet another talked about the "good people for a good cause." On the other end of the spectrum, a past employee gave the experience one star, but "would have given it zero stars if possible," yet, like others, remarked positively about the staff, describing it as the "only redeeming thing about working there."


Chestnut Heath Systems accepts most major private insurance, Medicaid, other state-financed insurance, and self-payment.


Published on September 2017

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Very unprofessional staff, They don't work with the children or their issues. They don't communicate with each other to know the needs of the children. These children need help not a prison like atmosphere. Staff disrespect the kids. Staff doesn't seem trained to deal with drug related issues or mental health issues

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Needs better staff

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This facility is a fake. It is nothing like their website says. They are under staffed. The employee turnover rate is very high. The staff is very unprofessional especially the 3rd shift staff. The staff is very un experienced. The staff in both the boy's & girl's unit treat the clients like inmates. The classes given every Thurs are not helpful at all. It's a waste of time because all it consist of is everyone taking a turn reading out loud. The director is very cocky. The list goes on. I would not reccomend this facility!

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Offered weekly family meetings.

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