Banyan Treatment Centers Chicago believes that a single form of addiction treatment isn’t meant for every patient. Because everyone is different, their experiences with substance abuse will also vary. Not only may the substances that they abuse differ, but the physical and psychological aspects of addiction will also vary. Although addiction doesn’t discriminate, its effects and the underlying problems surrounding this disease are unique for everyone. As such, substance abuse treatment should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual. This is why Banyan’s Chicago addiction treatment center offers a variety of ancillary services to enrich and personalize the recovery experience of each patient’s situation. 

Clinical Therapy Is a Priority in Treatment 

The expert clinicians on our team at Banyan Chicago utilize a variety of therapeutic methods throughout treatment, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of care possible. Some of our clinical approaches to treating substance abuse disorders include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, dual diagnosis treatment, and more. These methods are used alongside more traditional forms of addiction therapy like the 12-Step Program and SMART Recovery. 

In conjunction with other forms of behavioral health treatment, our Illinois addiction treatment center offers different ancillary programs and holistic therapies, providing Banyan patients with a comfortable, engaging, and effective treatment experience. Our ancillary programs in Illinois have been beneficial to many individuals seeking addiction treatment, helping them learn how to better cope with addiction triggers and preparing them for life outside of rehab. 

Learn More About Our Ancillary Programs in Illinois 

Ancillary programs in rehab are additional therapies and treatments that are meant to support patients’ progress through their substance-specific treatments. We recognize that addictions and co-occurring disorders are the byproducts of much bigger issues. Our rehab in Chicago prides itself in offering holistic therapies and ancillary options that are individualized to focus on the complexities of these diseases according to the individual. Below are the various ancillary services and programs for addiction treatment offered at our Banyan rehab in Naperville, IL. 

Art and Music Therapy 

Both music and art programs are shown to assist in the addiction recovery process. Individuals who suffer from substance abuse disorders are offered these therapies at our rehab center to help them creatively express their emotions and thoughts. Our team incorporates these modalities in an effort to help patients better understand their emotions and how they relate to their drug or alcohol abuse. Art and music therapy can help reduce stress, alleviate symptoms of anxiety, build motivation, and promote creativity. This gives our patients an opportunity to not only leave our facility with a greater grasp on their mental health but with a newly acquired hobby as well. 


Another innovative treatment approach offered at our rehabilitation center is biofeedback. This type of therapy induces a meditative state through the use of vibration, guided imagery, and sound therapy. Addiction recovery can be a time that is wrought with stress and other uncomfortable feelings. Often, the body’s natural response to these feelings is to speed up the breathing or heart rate of the person. This sensation can interfere with a person’s ability to make sound decisions and can eventually result in relapse if not properly addressed. This therapy seeks to teach our patients how to control these bodily responses so that they are better equipped to manage stressors later. Many counselors will use biofeedback for anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and other troubling symptoms that a patient may be experiencing.  

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

EMDR therapy is a natural therapeutic technique that helps individuals heal from the effects of trauma and emotional challenges. In addition to co-occurring disorder treatment and rehab programs, EMDR has been shown to be effective in alleviating the emotional repercussions of trauma that stay with us even after time has passed. This is an eight-phase treatment in which clinicians promote natural healing processes in the patient’s mind through the use of eye movements and other protocols. We highly recommend patients experience this option for EMDR therapy in Chicago when it is available. 


Yoga plays a significant role in addiction recovery. By using yoga in tandem with our other substance abuse treatment programs, we teach patients about the importance of improving physical health in recovery. Exercise, in general, has also proven to be effective in addiction recovery because it naturally stimulates the release of dopamine and promotes physical health. Patients who practice yoga during treatment can expect to experience increased energy, respiratory health, increased physical endurance, improved cardio, increased physical strength, and decreased stress and anxiety. It also gives participants an opportunity to practice grounding techniques and helps them learn to stay centered in times of stress.  

Let Banyan Be a Part of Your Recovery Journey 

In an effort to provide patients with the most structured and flexible form of addiction treatment, Banyan Chicago offers a number of programs for addicts and their family members. We understand the devastating isolation that addiction can result in and how the experience of this disease will greatly vary from person to person.  

Despite this, we seek to build a community that is founded on shared experiences, understanding, and genuine support. Making these genuine connections can be one of the most solid foundations that uphold sobriety. Although it is always up to the individual to make the choice to stay sober, knowing that there are good people out there rooting for us can make a world of difference. 

You don’t have to face this alone. Whether it is yourself or someone you care about that needs help, taking steps to get it is an incredibly brave thing to do. We will be with you every step of the way and help you get back to living a life that is positive, enriching, and, most importantly, sober. 

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse disorder or co-occurring disorder, we can help. Contact Banyan Chicago today to learn more about our Naperville rehab center and the ancillary programs we offer for addiction treatment. 

Not all programs are available at all locations. Please contact the location for availability. 


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At Banyan Chicago our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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