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Positive Sobriety Institute in Chicago

Positive Sobriety Institute 680 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL-60611 Visit Website
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Located in the heart of Chicago, on the calm waters of Lake Michigan, Positive Sobriety Institute is the destination of choice for professionals and others who fit our milieu seeking treatment for their addiction. Led by renowned addiction specialists who design comprehensive and individualized, science-based treatment plans, Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in addiction assessment, rehabilitation, and recovery services for drug, alcohol, pain medication abuse, sex addiction, gambling, food addictions, and mental co-disorders.

Addiction Recovery for Professionals

Positive Sobriety Institute is the culmination of the vision of Dr. Daniel Angres, a national leader in addiction medicine and psychiatry. The Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and recovery services to healthcare and other professionals through intensive partial and outpatient programs, independent living and mandatory after care.

Positive Sobriety Institute offers a Comprehensive Assessment Program, a multidisciplinary effort designed to accommodate the individual needs of the client while addressing the concerns of the referring entity. The emphasis is on providing a compassionate advocacy-based evaluation while determining issues like fitness for duty and need for treatment interventions. The Positive Sobriety Institute is committed to both patient care and insuring a culture of safety.

  • Specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and recovery services to healthcare and other professionals
  • Located on Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
  • Founded by Daniel Angres, M.D., a national leader in addiction medicine and psychiatry
  • Emphasizes academic alignments that facilitate evidence-based approaches
  • Provides the very best evaluations, acute and long-term treatment possible for addicted professionals
  • Treats non-professionals as well.
  • Intensive partial and outpatient programs, independent living and mandatory after care
  • Comprehensive Assessment Program that focuses on a compassionate advocacy-based evaluation
  • A RiverMend Health recovery program
  • Individual Therapy
    Individual TherapyThis 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.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    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.
  • Client & Family Support Groups
    Client & Family Support GroupsGroup therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
  • Holistic Therapy
    Holistic TherapyFacilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
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  • Beach Community
  • Residential Neighborhood
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  • Oceanfront
  • Wilderness
  • Private/Secluded
  • Resort
  • Luxury
  • Pool
  • Lake Side
  • Executive
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
  • Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only
  • Men/Women Both
  • Teen and Adolescent
Dr. Daniel Angres Medical Director
Daniel Angres, M.D. is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians’ health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute as well as Chief Medical Officer of RiverMend Health Addiction Services. Dr. Daniel Angres has been a top, nationally recognized, expert in addiction and dual disorders evaluation and treatment medicine with a specialty in working with addicted professionals for 30 years. Dr. Daniel Angres has lectured at major academic medical centers across the USA. Dr. Daniel Angres’ work has helped change the field, addiction treatment methods and outcomes. Dr. Daniel Angres has been published in peer reviewed journals, referenced by other leaders, and has authored three ground-breaking books on the subject of chemical dependency, addiction treatment and recovery including, “Healing the Healer,” “Miswired” and “Positive Sobriety.” Dr. Daniel Angres has been active in teaching and research in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Kathy Bettinardi-Angres, APN, MS, RN, CADC Director of Multidisciplinary Assessments / Family Therapist Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practit
Kathy Bettinardi- Angres, APN, MS, RN, CADC is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, a Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Licensed Registered Professional Nurse. She is currently the Director of Multidisciplinary Assessments/Family Therapist and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for Positive Sobriety Institute in Chicago, Illinois. As the Director of Multidisciplinary Assessments/Family Services at Positive Sobriety Institute, Kathy’s responsibilities include communication, education and family therapy of patients. Simultaneously, as the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Kathy performs multidisciplinary assessments for healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, and dentists. Kathy works with employers to perform Fitness for Duty Assessments to determine if an employee is or is not able to perform essential job functions because of psychological or psychiatric conditions. Kathy’s expert assessments have helped many individuals seek recovery for addictive behaviors and have provided necessary information to State Boards and employers. When Kathy is not providing health assessments and performing her duties at Positive Sobriety Institute, she can be found at Rush University Medical Center where she is Adjunct faculty for the Department of Nursing. Kathy lectures and mentors students who are in the nursing program. Prior to Positive Sobriety Institute, Kathy was the Director of Family Services Professional’s Program at Resurrection Behavioral Health where she was responsible for communication, education and assessment of family members of professionals. Kathy led services such as family therapy, couples therapy, and was the family representative for team consultations at Presence Behavioral Health, Program for Professionals. Kathy is a board certified Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her psychiatric nursing degree from Rush College of Nursing Chicago, Illinois and her nursing degree from Loyola University Chicago. Kathy has authored several publications for the Journal of Nursing Regulation, Maryland Medical Journal, and The Nurse Practitioner Journal. She is currently serving as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Nursing Regulation.
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