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 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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Jeffrey Zacharias LCSW, CSAT, CAADC, BRI-I
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
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.
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ABOUT NEW HOPE RECOVERY CENTER
New Hope Recovery Center is an outpatient treatment center for adults, based just north of Chicago's Lincoln Park. The facility offers one of Illinois's 90 partial hospitalization programs (PHPs, offered at 14.2 percent of Illinois facilities) and one of the state's 416 intensive outpatient programs (IOPs, available at 65.7 percent of Illinois facilities). Standard outpatient treatment and aftercare are also provided on-site.
Clients in the PHP may also stay in an affiliated local sober living home, to create a program resembling a residential program in the Florida model. Medical detox is not provided on-site, but the facility will help clients find appropriate care if medical assistance is needed.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at New Hope begins with an initial in-person assessment to determine the best course of care. In general, programs incorporate 12-Step and other self-help modalities such as SMART Recovery and Refuge Recovery, alongside individual, group, and family counseling, with workshops on topics including anger management, grief, and coping skills.
Clients on the PHP tend to stay for two to four weeks, participating in treatment for six hours per day. The IOP is offered for three hours in either the morning or evening, and typically lasts four to six weeks.
Once a client has successfully completed a program, they start attending weekly aftercare meetings. New Hope also follow up with clients via phone or email for 18 months following treatment, and can arrange for extended stays in local sober-living facilities, if necessary.
New Hope also offers dedicated programming for DUI clients, members of the LGBTQI community, and young adults aged 18 to 26. Each population group will find dedicated programming at 53.1 percent, 15.5 percent, and 27.3 percent of Illinois-based facilities, respectively.
New Hope employs a multidisciplinary team that includes a physician who specializes in addiction medicine, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff's level of training and experience gave the facility four out of five stars in this metric. New Hope is among the 23.5 percent of Illinois-based facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients in the partial hospitalization program live in gender-specific sober housing. New Hope’s sober-living communities (A Fresh Start, Bridges Sober Living, and Bridgehaus) all offer modern accommodations with full kitchens and TVs. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on New Hope's cleanliness and exercise and leisure offerings gave the center four stars in both categories.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com hasn't yet polled any New Hope alumni, but the center has mostly positive feedback on secondary sites, with a 4.2 out of five-star average rating based on five reviews on Google and a 4.8 out of five-star average rating based on 23 opinions on Facebook, where the facility can manage its own page.  The reviewers invariably offered high praise for the center's staff: "The best people in the world work there!" Gloria wrote in a representative review on Facebook.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date would recommend treatment at New Hope, giving the center five stars for its treatment effectiveness and four stars for its counseling options, but mediocre three-star ratings for its family participation and ability to treat co-occurring disorders. "Great staff... Treatment plan was well thought out and followed," they wrote, though they also complained of a "lack of family input."
New Hope Recovery Center accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other private insurance plans. The single reviewer polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center three out of five stars for its affordability. New Hope’s DUI program costs $500 for ten hours of risk education and $780 for 12 hours of counseling and early intervention.
Published on May 2019
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