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Amita Health Keys To Recovery

100 North River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016
Keys to Recovery offers treatment programs for substance abuse and gambling addictions. Services include assessment, individualized treatment plans, medical detox, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation in residential, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Keys to Recovery programs are holistic and include individual, group and family counseling, aftercare programs, and 12-step meetings to support recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Bio-Feedback
  • Psychological Services
  • Aftercare


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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Keys to Recovery is the substance misuse treatment center of Holy Family Medical Center, a hospital in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago that's run by the Catholic health system AMITA Health.

Keys to Recovery offers medical detox, inpatient care, and outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with substance misuse and other addictions, including compulsive gambling, which is treated at 20.1 percent of Illinois-based rehabs, as well as spending, gaming, sex/pornography addiction, and addiction to the Internet. The center also welcomes clients with co-occurring disorders. The facility is among the 3.6 percent of Illinois-based facilities that offer hospital-based detox.


Admissions are accepted 24/7, and treatment begin with an assessment conducted by on-site treatment staff, which is used to create an individualized treatment plan for each client. Many clients begin their treatment with three to five days of detoxification, where they receive round-the-clock care and participate in individual, group, and family counseling. The center utilizes buprenorphine for opioid withdrawal, a medication used at 20.2 percent of Illinois-based facilities, along with other federally approved medications.

Following detox, clients may progress to a short-term stay in inpatient care or referred to outpatient-based care. Outpatient options consist of partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), which is available at 14.2 percent of Illinois-based facilities, for both adolescents and adults. Clients attend the PHP for six hours a day, typically for two to three weeks.

The facility also offers intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for both adolescents and adults, which run three hours per day, four or five days a week, depending on the client's needs, with evening programming available for adults.

In general, treatment is evidence-based, with some holistic programming geared toward spirituality and social healing. Medications may also be prescribed for addiction and any co-occurring mental health conditions. In addition, reviews submitted to Rehabs.com indicated that treatment incorporates 12-step programming.

Families can be included in the treatment program if desired through family education seminars and family therapy. Families are also invited to join the client in meetings with his or her case manager. Keys to Recovery also offers a continuing care aftercare program, which involves a weekly support meeting.


The treatment team at Keys to Recovery includes physicians, registered nurses, psychologists, and social workers. To date, the five individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the staff's aptitude.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.2/5


There is currently limited information provided by Keys to Recovery regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the facility website states that clients stay in “comfortable bedrooms,” and enjoy the use of lounges, a dining room, and recreational facilities in a home-like setting. To date, the five individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter generally approved of the upkeep of the facility.

Cleanliness: 4.2/5


Of the six alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date, three were positive and three are negative. The negative reviewers repeatedly complained of unprofessional staff. "This place is an absolute nightmare. On more then two occasions, I overheard the staff poking fun at the addicts," N.J. wrote in one such review, and another alum added: "Do NOT go here! Intake coordinators, staff in and outpatient are not professional. The medical detox is a joke!" The five alumni polled on the facility's performance in a variety of treatment metrics also gave low ratings for the program's holistic inclusions.

Holistic Offerings: 2.6/5

However, the single alum polled on the center's ability to treat co-occurring disorders gave it five out of five stars, and all four reviewers polled on the overall quality of the center's group programming gave it five out of five stars. The positive reviewers also repeatedly praised the center's integration of 12-step fellowships and self-help meetings. "Several times a week they take you to several actual, quality meetings that are public & closed, hosted downstairs in the hospital," J. wrote, and Bob added: "It saved my life. Introduced me to a 12 step program."

On secondary sites, the facility has mixed feedback, skewing positive, with average ratings of 3.6 out of five stars based on seven reviews on Yelp (including "not recommended" reviews), 2.3 out of five stars based on four reviews on CiteHealth, and two five-star ratings on Google.[1] [2] [3]

More than one reviewer credited the facility with saving their lives. "I am a Recovering Opiate Addict and the Progam saved my life! ... I couldn’t believe how nice it was—I’d go in again in a heartbeat!" Paula wrote in a representative comment on Google.

The reviews also offer recurring praise of the center's staff. "Top notch therapists with extensive experience working with individuals with addictions," Christina wrote in a representative comment on Yelp. There's little overlap between the negative reviews, which variously cite an apparent over-reliance on the 12-Steps, problems with the co-ed setting, and a lack of diversity among staff.


"This place is the only place to go for addiction my son was here the doctors and staff are wonderful," was the appraisal of B.D., the single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date.


There is currently no information provided by Keys to Recovery regarding its costs. However, the facility accepts a wide range of HMOs, PPOs and other insurance plans. The facility also accepts Medicaid and Medicare, which are accepted at 52.1 and 24.3 percent of Illinois-based facilities, respectively. The facility also offers various financial assistance programs for clients who lack the ability to pay for treatment.

[1] https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/keys-to-recovery-des-plaines?osq=Keys+to+Recovery
[2] https://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/illinois/cities/des-plaines/holy-family-medical-center
[3] GoogleReviews

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