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In Person & Virtual Addiction Treatment Based Out of Tinley Park

Tinley Park is a village located near Chicago. In 2019, Tinley Park had a population of just under 56,000 people and was one of the fastest-growing suburbs southwest of Chicago. The median income in Tinley Park for 2019 was just over $78,000, with an unemployment rate of approximately 2% in December of 2019 and 7% of Tinley Park residents struggling with poverty.

Tinley Park is a small town covering only about 16 square miles.  In 2017, Tinley Park was listed as one of the 50 safest cities in America, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security report. But that does not prevent the drug problems in Chicago and Cook County from filtering into the area.

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Addiction in Tinley Park


Tinley Park lies just over 30 minutes south of Chicago. Like many suburbs of the city, Tinley Park shares many of the same struggles with drug sales and drug overdose seen in Chicago and Cook County. Due to its location near major highways heading into the city, heroin finds its way into Tinley Park. Heroin is plentiful, easy to find, and often cheaper than other “street drugs” or prescription drugs.

Tinley Park is part of suburban Cook County.  Although the county does not report each city individually, they do separate data into two distinct categories. Suburban Cook County includes smaller towns and cities such as Tinley Park.  Drug-related statistics for Chicago are reported separately from suburban Cook County statistics. In 2018, the county coroner’s office reported over 1,100 deaths related to opioid overdose. Of those, 328 occurred in suburban areas like Tinley Park. Fentanyl also contributes significantly to opioid-related emergencies and death in Cook County. In 2018, the rate of death attributed to fentanyl far outpaced other opioid drugs. In suburban areas of Cook County, the rate of death linked to fentanyl-related overdose increased by 7.9% in 2017 to 9.1 per 100,000 people in 2018.

The rate of opioid-related death in suburban Cook County was highest among white males ages 25-34. The Cook County Department of Health report from 2018 indicated men were 2.5 times more likely to die from opioid overdose than women. This contrasts to Chicago, where the highest rate of death was black males ages 45-64. The same Cook County Department of Health report noted that black males in Chicago were up to three times more likely to die than white or Hispanic individuals. Men of any race or ethnicity were more than 3.5 times more likely to die from opioid overdose than females in Chicago.

Also, the percentage of overdose deaths resulting from prescription painkiller abuse was higher in suburban cook county than within the Chicago city limits. In 2018, the rate of deaths involving prescription drugs was nearly 22% in suburban areas compared to 5% in Chicago. In the same year, there was an 8.8% increase in prescription drug-related deaths in cities like Tinley Park, while Chicago saw a 54.4% decrease. 

Fentanyl was the drug most often responsible for overdose deaths in suburban Cook County. In 2018, fentanyl was linked to 67.3% of overdose deaths, a rise of almost 25% over 2017 statistics.

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What to Look For in a Rehab Center in Tinley Park, IL

If you are ready to seek addiction treatment at a Tinley Park drug rehab, contact us at Brightside Recovery. Our caring and compassionate treatment team understands that seeking addiction treatment may be one of the most challenging decisions someone struggling with addiction will ever face. It may seem like there are countless options and different programs out there to help you get sober. Indeed, there are many different levels of care and various types of addiction treatment programs, and picking the right one to suit your specific treatment needs and goals can be complicated. The team at Brightside recovery is here to help. 

At our Tinley Park drug rehab, we believe that everyone who is ready to get sober should have access to immediate, safe, and supported addiction treatment. Our goal is to ensure everyone who reaches out to us for help getting sober starts treatment immediately. Choosing the right rehab is vital for your treatment success. Addiction is a disease that is unique to the individual, and a treatment model that helps one person may not help another. The best program to meet your needs is a program where your addiction treatment plan is designed based on your unique needs and treatment goals. Individualized treatment goals increase the likelihood of completing the program successfully and maintaining your sobriety after treatment ends.

The first step in choosing the right rehab is understanding what your treatment needs are. What type of substance are you trying to quit? Are there medical or mental health conditions that contribute to your struggle? Have you completed treatment before and experienced relapse? All of these questions can help guide you towards the right rehab for you. Also, consider the types of therapy models used as part of the treatment program. There are many different types of treatment and levels of care offered at addiction treatment centers. Your ability to immerse yourself in the program hinges on your comfort level with the treatment and the team guiding you on your recovery journey.

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Get Help at Our Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Tinley Park

At Brightside Recovery, we offer a comprehensive outpatient program. We are the only program in the United States with a fully functional medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and outpatient therapy program. When you choose Brightside, our treatment team will work with you to design a treatment program. Using a combination of one-to-one, group, and family therapies, we can help you overcome your struggle with drugs and alcohol. Addiction won’t go away on its own. Today is the day to join those who have already started on their journey to recovery at Brightside Recovery. No matter where you are in your treatment process, we have the most comprehensive treatment options available to help you get sober.

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Tinley Park, IL 60487

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