Over its 47 years of operation, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital has provided the state of Illinois, specifically its northern region, with first-rate behavioral and psychiatric services, alcohol addiction and detox treatment, as well as drug treatment programs. A small private behavioral health center of excellence in the Midwest, this 147-bed facility is one of seven hospitals in the United States, with the rest in California and Arizona, affiliated with Aurora Behavioral Health Care. This health care organization is a company made up of psychiatric hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission. Offering outpatient and inpatient services, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital exercises a team approach in order to cultivate individualized treatment plans for each patient. The facility’s collaborative patient treatment plan includes Chicago Lakeshore Hospital’s crew of mental health therapists, physicians, psychiatrists, recreational therapists, and social workers.Open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital hosts an array of self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous. Support groups specific to Chicago Lakeshore Hospital include monthly seminars like the Lunch and Learn Series, which addresses issues related to drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues; and the Professional Breakfast Lectures, a series that focuses on emotional, psychiatric, behavioral, and substance abuse problems and their corresponding treatments.Located on North Marine Dr., Chicago Lakeshore Hospital offers assessments and referrals at no charge. Additional information can be obtained through the hospital’s toll-free hotline, (800) 888-0560, or by visiting ChicagoLakeshoreHospital.com.