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Substance Abuse Services

We provide services for co-occurring mental health/substance use disorders. These services assist people whose use of alcohol or other substances has impacted their relationships with friends, family, employment, or has resulted in legal issues. 


Early Intervention

Individual or group education services are provided to educated individuals who are at risk for developing alcohol or substance abuse problems. 


Community Intervention

Community Intervention services are provided by the staff of the agency upon contact and on an ongoing basis. The Mental health Centers of Western Illinois Substance Abuse Program recognizes the importance of educating the community (i.e. law enforcement, probation, schools, social service organizations, etc.) regarding the services provided by the program, the effects if alcohol/substance use (particularly involving drug users), education on the risks or HIV, and various treatment. 


Driver Risk Education

Driver Risk Education services are available to persons who have been charged with DUI offenses or violations of similar local ordinances. The purpose of this program is to provide orientation to offenders regarding the impact of alcohol/drug use on behavior and driving skills. It also allows the offender to explore the personal ramification of the substance use. 


DUI Evaluation

Evaluation services are available to persons who are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) offenses or violations of similar local ordinances. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the extent of alcohol/drug use and determine the offender's risk to public safety. A subsequent corresponding recommendation for intervention is determined and recorded for the Illinois courts or the Office or the Secretary of State. 


Peer Support Services

Peer Support Services are available to individuals in recovery from mental illness or dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorders. This is an individualized, recovery-focused service that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own advocacy process. Interventions of the Peer Support Specialist serve to enhance the development of natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills. Peer support may include peer mentoring or coaching, resource connecting facilitating and leading recovery educational and support groups, advocating for the person/family served, or building community support. 


Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment services are available to individuals who are 12 years of age and older who are experiencing difficulties with alcohol and/or other substances. Individual or group sessions provide support with alcohol/substance abuse-related issues and coping strategies to reduce use, maintain abstinence, and avoid relapse. 


Crisis Evaluation

Crisis Intervention services are provided immediately upon contact to individuals experiencing a major life crisis and/or a rapid decrease in functioning. Individuals are evaluated by clinical staff to determine whether crisis can be deflected or a referral for psychiatric hospitalization is required. Call your local location for evaluation and treatment services. 

 Brown County               Hancock County                Pike County

(217) 773-3325                  (217) 357-3176                 (217) 285-4436


After-Hours Crisis Line

Brown County               Hancock County                 Pike County

(217) 773-3977                  (217) 357-3176                  (217) 285-6111

For individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing please contact us through

the ILLINOIS RELAY CENTER by dialing 7-1-1 followed by your preferred locations phone number or by emailing
us at

(If you email us, someone will get back to you within 24-48 hours.)

Illinois RELAY Center Recourses

Crisis Intervention

CARES Line Information

Illinois WARM Line

Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. except for holidays: (866) 359-7953 (Voice)      (866) 880-4459 (TTY)

Nationwide Crisis Text Line

Text 741741 Anytime. Anywhere (24/7). Anonymously. Nationwide.

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