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According to recent surveys carried out about 85,000 people from Illinois approach drug rehab centers to avail treatment for addiction problems every year. Marijuana is the most highly abused drug in the state as it accounts for around 26% of the total drug abuse patients who seek treatment in Crystal Lake drug rehab centers. The rates of cocaine addiction and heroin addiction follow close behind that of marijuana and account for around 35% of the patients admitted to various rehab centers in and around Crystal Lake in Illinois. Methamphetamine also poses a significant threat to citizens of Illinois. In general though the rates of dependence upon drugs in the past year had been observed to be lower than that of the national average in the age group of 18 to 25, the rates of alcohol dependence was higher than the rest of the nation in the age group of 18 to 25. According to surveys conducted by SAMHSA, about 70% of the teenagers would have consumed alcohol by the age of 18.

The growing number of Crystal Lake drug admissions is a grim reminder of the bleak future of the youngsters regarding their health as well as the law and order situation. Parents and friends can be the first people to detect behavioral changes in youngsters induced by abuse of alcohol or drugs. If you have any query or doubt regarding signs or symptoms or if you need guidance as to how to get treated for substance abuse you can access our website which gives you all the relevant guidance needed to tackle the problem of substance abuse.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Dan Blair
Dan Blair
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

Counselors may have different styles, but it is important to use approaches that have evidence that they work. Research has demonstrated that approaches that build on client strengths and values are most effective. The second biggest contributor to success is the quality of relationship with the counselor, so a good match takes top priority. Third, giving the client options in terms of treatment has value. Finally, a sense of hope within the first four sessions has a good prognosis for the outcome of treatment. Cognitive-behavioral techniques have solid research behind them.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy is an option especially if nothing else seems to be working or symptoms have become unmanageable. If the thought of finding relief overcomes the risk of opening up to someone, it is worth finding the right match. Again, some progress should be noted within four sessions. The course of treatment may take longer, but an idea of prognosis can be gleaned from initial impressions. Getting an outside perspective on issues that the therapist has spent years researching and working with is valuable in creating change.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

The main goal of therapy is to reduce or manage unwanted symptoms. Results of symptom reduction may include positive mood, feeling settled, more energy, better sleep, better concentration and decision-making, feeling of control over self and behavior. There should also be a benefit to personal relationships. All other goals should be desirable and realistic.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

Any mistakes I have made and experiences I have had make me unique and contribute to my ability to connect with people. I learned what to do and what not to do in my extended experience as a live-in houseparent and in the challenges it presented to me and my marriage. In addition, I have a number of training streams as a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, professional mediator, anger management specialist, and in my training working with child custody and co-parenting issues.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

Substance use may help “medicate” mental illness, or exacerbate or even cause mental illness. Treatment of mental illness works better without substance abuse. Treatment of substance abuse has to be modified if there is mental illness. All of us are susceptible to a mental disorder, so stigma also needs to be reduced. Certain experiences and environments “turn on” genes that make one more vulnerable to mental illness and/or substance abuse.

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC of Blair Counseling is experienced as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For more information, please call (815) 276-3497 or visit

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