New Hope Recovery Center in Chicago, IL

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2835 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite 304
Chicago IL 60657

New Hope Recovery Center Philosophy

New Hope Recovery Center applies a client-centered approach to addiction treatment, providing both holistic and traditional evidenced-based therapies to individuals struggling with substance abuse. New Hope features a comprehensive range of addiction treatment services, offering both residential and intensive outpatient programs as well as aftercare support services for those who have successfully completed treatment. New Hope Recovery Center also offers an Emerging Adults Program, providing young adults ages 18-26 with the recovery resources and education they need to navigate the difficult transition into adulthood while maintaining their sobriety. New Hope recognizes the need for a specialized LGBTQI program, and therefore offers additional resources for members of the LGBTQI community struggling with addiction.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • Holistic Therapy
    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

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Meet the Staff

Jeffrey Zacharias LCSW, CSAT, CAADC, BRI-I

Clinical Director/President

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Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC), Board Registered Interventionist (BRI-I), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Registered Dual Disorder Professional (RDDP) with extensive clinical experience in both the mental health and addictions fields. Currently, he is the President/Clinical Director of New Hope Recovery Center located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Additionally, he has a private practice in the Lincoln Square area. His areas of interest including working with all aspects of addiction, severe and persistent mental health issues, personality disorders, trauma and its impact on recovery, hoarding and other obsessive-compulsive disorders and issues within the LGBTQI community. Jeff is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Associations for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as well as the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals (NALGAP) where he is on the Board of Directors. He has had articles published in “Praxis: Where Reflection and Practice Meet”, “Addiction Professional” magazine and “Renew” magazine where he writes a monthly blog entitled “Recovering with Pride” which is focused on recovery issues within the LGBTQI community.

Bradd Easton J.D., MAS, BS

Chief Executive Officer

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Bradd Easton graduated from the University of Illinois (BS – Finance and Masters in Accountancy) and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Bradd joined New Hope Recovery Center after more than 25 years of executive experience at three Fortune 500 Chicago companies. As Chief Executive Officer of New Hope Recovery Center, Bradd has been focusing on building New Hope’s recognition nationwide by implementing new marketing strategies, working on search engine optimization for our website presence and researching new advertising channels. He has been an integral part of rebranding New Hope Recovery Center as a client centered facility. He has diligently worked on building new relationships within the recovery community, specifically with programs that assist the LGBT population. He is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and has taken the lead in getting New Hope Recovery Center accredited by the Joint Commission. He is a member of American Bar Association, Chicago Northshore Compliance Officers and Chicago Regional Business Ethics Network. 360 Guide

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New Hope Recovery Center is one of the 90 (14.2 percent) of Illinois treatment centers to offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and one of the 416 (65.7 percent) of Illinois treatment centers to offer intensive outpatient program (IOP). The Chicago-based center serves adult men and women. Detox services are not provided on-site, however, the facility will help clients find appropriate care if medical assistance is needed.


Treatment at New Hope begins with an initial in-person assessment to determine the best course of evidence-based care.

Clients in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) at New Hope will attend SMART meetings, group therapy, and offsite Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. Clients will meet one-on-one with individual counselors and participate in workshops on anger management, grief and loss, and coping skills. Holistic therapies like yoga, art therapy, adventure-based field trips, are also offered. On average, clients stay for two to four weeks while participating in treatment for six hours per day.

IOP is offered for three hours either in the morning or evening. IOP typically lasts four to six weeks and includes similar programming to PHP along with medical and nutritional workshops. DUI services are also available.

New Hope is one of the 98 (15.5 percent) of Illinois treatment centers to offer a specialized treatment program for those in the LGBTQ community. The center also has an emerging adults program for those 18 to 26.

The family program includes process groups that educated loved ones on the science of addiction, preventing relapse, and restoring relationships.

Weekly aftercare meetings begin immediately following completed treatment to help prevent relapse. New Hope will follow up with clients via phone or email for 18 months following treatment.


New Hope employs a multi-disciplinary team of a medical director, a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, recreational therapists, and a yoga instructor.

It is one of the 149 (23.5 percent) of Illinois treatment centers that are accredited by The Joint Commission


Clients in the partial hospitalization program will live in gender-specific sober housing. New Hope’s sober-living communities (Fresh Start, Bridges Sober Living, and Bridgehaus) all offer modern accommodations with full kitchens and TVs.


Though has not yet received commentary from affiliated alumni, third-party sites show mostly positive ratings with several reviewers complimenting staff members. Twenty-three reviewers gave New Hope an average of 4.8 out of five stars on New Hope’s Facebook page, which the facility can vet. “The dedicated team of professionals at New Hope provide comprehensive treatment and most importantly do what they do for the right reasons, because they care,” wrote M.H. in a representative review. [1] Similarly, on Google, four reviewers gave New Hope perfect five-star ratings. [2]


The sole loved one surveyed by to date gave New Hope a mostly positive review, giving four stars for its counseling options, the staff’s level of experience and training, and discharge options. However, the loved one gave a mediocre three out of five stars to the level of family participation at New Hope and indicated that treatment lacked family input. The anonymous reviewer commented: “treatment plan was well thought out and followed.”


New Hope Recovery Center accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other private insurance plans.

New Hope’s DUI program costs $500 for ten hours of risk education and $780 for twelve hours of counseling and early intervention.


Published on January 2018

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