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Northern Illinois Recovery Center

620 N State Route 31 Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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About Northern Illinois Recovery Center

At Northern Illinois Recovery Center, we’re more than just a treatment facility. We’re a community of addiction specialists and individuals in recovery who understand the journey to overcoming addiction. From our humble beginnings in an empty warehouse to becoming a legitimate treatment center, we know what it takes to transform lives. And we want to help you make a positive transformation of your own.

Located just outside of Chicago, we serve not only the city but also the surrounding counties. Founded by individuals in recovery, we understand the struggles our clients face. Our highly trained staff is with you every step of the way, providing unmatched care and support from detox to recovery. We proudly support the LGBTQ+ community and welcome all gender identities as part of our commitment to making treatment accessible to all.

What sets us apart is our adaptability. We’ve seen and treated countless forms of substance abuse, and we can provide addiction therapy services for any substance you may require. Our experienced staff are industry leaders in the field of addiction and are dedicated to helping every client achieve their goals. Discover how our programs can help you by reaching out to us.

At Northern Illinois Recovery Center, we focus on getting results. Our treatment programs are effective and evidence-based, ensuring that you receive the best care possible. We also strive to keep recovery affordable for our clients. We work with major insurers and offer a range of payment options to make sure financial restrictions don’t prevent you from getting the help you need.

At Northern Illinois Recovery Center, we believe in using proven treatment modalities. We don’t waste your time with “new age” practices or theories. Our approach is based on what works. We match you with therapy options that address your specific needs, and our hard-working yet down-to-earth attitude is something our clients appreciate.

Payment and Insurance Options

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Financing Available
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare

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Substances & Mental Health


  • Alcohol
  • Antidepressants
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Ketamine
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids
  • Pain Killers
  • PCP
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Sleeping Pills
  • Stimulants
  • Synthetic Marijuana

Mental Health

  • ADHD
Levels of Care

Northern Illinois Recovery Center offers multiple levels of care such as:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Intervention
  • Outpatient
  • Partial-Hospitalization
  • Residential
  • Sober-living home
  • Telehealth
Therapies & Treatment Approach
  • 12-Steps
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Couples Therapy/Counseling
  • Experiential Therapies
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • SMART Recovery
  • Trauma-Based Therapy
  • Holistic Therapy
Amenities & Specialties


  • Detox
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Sober living


  • Semi-private rooming
  • Chef cooked meals
  • Yoga
  • Meditation rooms

Contact Northern Illinois Recovery Center

Professional Staff

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Clinical Director

Dr. Caitlyn McClure, DSW, LCSW

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Nick Howell

Executive Director

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Jesse Cervantes

Director of Operations


"This is my first time participating in a rehabilitation program and thus far, has been one of the best experiences of my life. Not only is the curriculum designed to teach you life long skills, it is lead by a team of highly qualified professionals that are very passionate and committed to helping you in your road to recovery! I have never experienced a team of individuals that come together in one cohesive group so compassionate, caring and determined to truly help others. If I could give this a ten star rating, I would. Highly recommend if you are serious about bringing positive changes into your life. Thank you NIRC! All of you rock!"

Adrian F.

"NIRC is filled with staff who truly care about their clients and understand what they're going through. They help their clients every step along the way teaching them how to maintain long-term sobriety, and if a problem comes up they address it immediately and fix it. Their housing and clinical building are all clean, modern, and well taken care of. In my experience I've never been to a place as nice with staff who cares as much as they do, I credit them a lot for my sobriety now and the progress I've made."

Kyle S.

"I wouldn't have been able to get sober without coming to NIRC. The staff here is incredible and has helped me better my life. While in treatment I was able to build a huge support network in the area. They helped me apply for jobs, look for sober living, get a sponsor, rebuild relationships with family and friends. Living in their housing helped me build a daily routine and keep structure in my life. I've been to several treatment centers in my life and I would recommend Northern Illinois Recovery Center over any other facility."

Jesseeka G.