Positive Sobriety Institute

680 N Lake Shore Dr Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois, 60611

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Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and recovery services to healthcare and other professionals. Positive Sobriety Institute offers professionals a Comprehensive Assessment Program that focuses on a compassionate advocacy-based evaluation while determining issues like fitness for duty and need for treatment interventions. Through our intensive partial and outpatient programs, independent living and mandatory after care, the Positive Sobriety Institute is able to get clients back to their careers and back to life.

Facility Highlights

  • A RiverMend Health recovery program
  • Comprehensive Assessment Program that focuses on a compassionate advocacy-based evaluation
  • Intensive partial and outpatient programs, independent living and mandatory after care

Specialization

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Lakeside

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Alice

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This place is a giant scam that coerces Doctors into unnecessary and expensive treatment under the threat of losing their license if they don’t comply. They fabricate diagnoses based on zero facts, lie to you and refuse to show you your test results, and the people doing your intake evaluation own the rehab and therefore have significant financial and incredibly unbiased self interests at play. I will not rest until I’ve exposed this deep seated corruption.

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Weak program, prone to confidentiality violations, and run by inexperienced and underexperienced staff.

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A former patient of PSI, at least one of PSI's major problems: the extraordinarily obvious conflicts of interests involved in how patients are mandated to get treatment at PSI. The center is run by a very connected father-mother-son team, and I assert that those connections are misused at the expense of patients - and their heavy pocketbooks. In short: It's very, um, convenient that you can go from being a highly respected professional, to being required to have an assessment at PSI (in itself not necessarily problematic, but keep reading), to being diagnosed with a substance use disorder in the assessment documents, to being told that your employment and livelihood now rest on you entering treatment at the same facility that conducted the assessment (PSI), to finding out that (now matter where you live!) you will have to repeatedly return to PSI, post-assessment and post-treatment, for re-assessments on your continued rehabilitation and fitness for duty -- only to discover, several devastating months and bills later, that you had other reasonable options and just got royally fleeced by a few handfuls of friends across the country, who hand off monied patients to each other, under the guise of doctoring doctors / healing healers, and other professionals.

April

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TOXIC PROGRAM My husband returned from PSI in far worse shape than he arrived. He did return sober and has maintained strict sobriety. But afterward he was much more depressed with worse PTSD. It went south when, in the daily small group, he made the mistake to mention that his personal information was conveyed to those outside of PSI by the medical director's wife and it came up at an off-site AA meeting days later by a couple of guys he'd never met. The small group is supposed to be a safe place to bring up one's most personal of details. Perhaps HIPPA does not apply to PSI. At noon that day he was called in to meet with the medical director who raised his voice to him and actually asked if he was going to "assasinate [his] wife". Yea...WTF? The meeting was recorded. My husband was already suffering from depression and PTSD and they made him worse to such an extent that after that meeting I had to convince him not to jump in front of a bus and come home! It was that bad! By the way, he was just 5 days short of completing the six week program and had done everything they requested. From other patient's and comments about PSI this experience was apparently not unique. Folks do not trust this place as it is toxic.

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caring staff. Thoughtful, caring staff that ensures that people meet their goals.
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