About Us

Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council is a community based not-for-profit corporation offering services to address chemical abuse, dependency and other therapeutic needs. Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council originally incorporated in 1972 and opened its first facility early in 1973. Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council’s mission is to provide a comprehensive array of high quality services for behavioral health promotion and substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment through an ongoing process of needs assessment, remediation implementation and systematic evaluation of accomplishments.

Specific services include individual counseling, group counseling, family therapy, educational presentations and prevention programs offered in a variety of settings to best meet the needs of the communities and individuals that we serve. Our professional staff share the standard of excellence that has made Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council a driving force in the field of addiction and in the community for years.

Descriptions of Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council’s services are as follows:

  • Intake/Evaluation provides 24-hour per day services to clients who need medically monitored detoxification and are acceptable by specific American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) admission criteria (Level III.7-D). Detoxification provides for the immediate physiological stabilization, diagnostic and short term treatment on a scheduled or non-scheduled basis for an individual who is intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal from the ingestion of alcohol and/or other drugs. This service is provided in a controlled and supportive residential and subacute environment licensed by the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse as Medically Monitored Detoxification. These services are provided in accordance with a treatment protocol approved the Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council’s Medical Director.
  • The Adult Residential Service is a multi-modal approach of intensive services consistent with ASAM criteria for Level III.5: Clinically Managed High-Intensity Residential Treatment. The Residential Service is an organized treatment service that includes a planned regimen of care in a 24-hour residential setting offering a structured recovery-oriented milieu that demonstrates a positive recovery environment.
  • Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council provides Residential Services for male and female adolescents in rural Lerna, Illinois. The Adolescent Residential Treatment is defined slightly differently by ASAM as “Clinically Managed Medium Intensity Residential Treatment to describe a variety of settings that provide 24-hour active monitoring and treatment, but relatively limited medical or nursing services” (ASAM PPC-2-R, 2001). Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council’s Residential Services for adolescents have been developed to address the adolescent stages of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and moral development. These services are provided within a unique rural setting and therapeutic milieu incorporating experiential and equestrian therapies. The residential treatment protocol offers developmentally appropriate programming and evidence based practices throughout the array of services.
  • Outpatient Services for adults and adolescents consist of varied levels of scheduling according to client need and may be offered in Intensive Outpatient programming (ASAM Level II) or traditional ASAM Level I outpatient scheduling. The clients participate in individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and other counseling as determined by assessment and diagnosis.
  • Women’s Halfway House offers extended treatment services to those women meeting established admission criteria who are in need of extended structured treatment services but are not parents or who do not have their children residing with them on site. This program allows women to practice responsible living through full-time employment and/or continuing education while receiving group and individual treatment services in a structured residential setting.
  • Recovery Home Services are designed to provide a supportive, therapeutic environment for clients who need the opportunity to practice skills of daily living, including parenting and employment while receiving needed counseling services. Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council offers two recovery homes in Charleston for women and women with children.
  • HIV/AIDS Education and Counseling Services offer free HIV antibody testing as well as risk reduction information to help motivate behavioral changes among the at risk substance abuse population. Clients of any Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse funded agency can access this service.
  • The Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse/Department of Children and Family Services Initiative targets individuals referred by the Department of Children and Family Services for possible substance abuse and dependency issues. Outpatient counseling, case coordination and referral to other needed levels of care are provided through this initiative.
  • DUI Evaluation and Risk Education services have been established to offer the required services for resolution of DUI Court proceedings as established by the Illinois Secretary of State and the Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
  • Comprehensive Prevention Services focus on keeping the many problems related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse from occurring. Using evidence-based curricula, prevention services are delivered in collaboration with area schools. Prevention programming is targeted toward building resiliency in youth by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.