Facility Type

Facility Type

Treatment Type

Treatment Type

Payment Method

Payment Method


Programs Offered

Age Groups Accepted

Supported Genders


Find the Best Rehab Centers in Aurora, Illinois


Substance Abuse Stats in Aurora, IL

Aurora is a cheerful Chicago suburb that’s known for the filming of Wayne’s World—but heroin is a scourge there, too.

In 2011, DuPage County police seized 16 times as much heroin as in 2008. By 2016, heroin-related deaths in the area rose to 78, more than a 2.5 times increase since 2008.

By 2017, fentanyl was finding its way into local heroin supplies. That caused overdose deaths by opioids to skyrocket. That year, 95 people died from opioid overdoses locally.

Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient rehab is the best choice for most clients because it offers extra structure. That structure can be valuable in a recovery setting. 24/7 access to care means that you’re less likely to experience a relapse.

Outpatient rehab is an alternative if you can’t commit to inpatient. Not everyone can leave their work or children behind. If you need to balance your life with recovery, then outpatient rehab lets you keep working while you recover.

How Long Can Treatment at a Rehab Last?

It’s common for treatment to last at least 3 months. In fact, treatment is less likely to be effective when it lasts less than 3 months. Cutting rehab short can increase your risk of relapsing.

That’s only a minimum. You should commit to the longest treatment that you can. If you’re recovering from opioid use disorder (OUD), then 12 months of treatment is the shortest you should consider.

It sounds like a long time, but substance use disorder is a lifelong disease. It requires long-term treatment.

What to Expect at Rehab

What happens at rehab depends on your care plan. Your care team will work with you to create a care plan that works. In the best rehab centers, each treatment plan is made with the client’s input.

That treatment plan may include:

  • Evidence-based treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Regular check-ins to make sure you’re comfortable and on track
  • Group therapy for social support
  • Individual therapy for emotional regulation and coping

If you’re recovering from OUD, then medication-assisted treatment may be part of your plan.

When Would You Need to Go to Detox?

You should go to detox if you have a substance use disorder (SUD). SUD makes it harder for you to stop using drugs.

One of the classic signs is withdrawal when you stop using drugs. That may look like:

  • Headaches
  • Mood changes
  • Muscle pain
  • Sweating and fever
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Withdrawal can be very hard to get through without help! Going to detox lets you keep these symptoms under control so you feel better. That reduces your risk of relapse!

How Long is Detox?

The length of detox varies from person to person. The factors that affect it include:

  • The type of drug you’re stopping
  • Your drug use history, including how long, how much, and how often you use
  • Your health history, especially prescriptions you take or a history of liver disease
  • Your relapse history, if you’ve ever relapsed before

Most detox programs last between 3 and 5 days, but 7, 10, and even 14-day detoxes are available. Your care team will talk to you about your history before detox.


  1. County of DuPage, & Jorgensen, MD, FACS, R. (2018). 2017 opioid statistics
  2. National Drug Early Warning System. (2017). Sentinel Community Site drug use patterns and trends, 2017
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (n.d.). How long does drug addiction treatment usually last?

Three-Step Rehab Verification

In order for a drug rehab to be listed in our directory, it must pass our 3-step verification. We try to ensure that this data is accurate and updated. We strongly advise you to contact us at if you see any information that is invalid or no longer accurate.


JCAHO & CARF Accreditation

All of our rehab listings maintain accreditation from the Joint Commission (JCAHO) and the Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


Licensed Staff

Each facility staffs an experienced team of licensed and trained professionals who are dedicated to treating substance abuse with a high level of care.


Memberships & Certifications

We aim to ensure that our rehab listings are members of such organizations as the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) or have LegitScript certification.

Nearby Cities

Top States

We would love your feedback.

Was this article helpful?

Treatment Questions? Call 24/7.

(855) 265-2123