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The Who, What, Why, Where and How of Starting a Private Practice Therapy Business

New Hope Recovery Center recognizes the unique addiction treatment needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) population. Having a successful treatment stay means discovering what lies at the heart of the addiction. Through addressing a variety of issues – all forms of homophobia, gender identity and expression, the coming out process, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual compulsivity – an individual can begin to examine the role of drugs/alcohol in their lives and develop healthier coping skills.

On October 20, 2016, New Hope Recovery Center President and Clinical Director, Jeff Zacharias, will be speaking at the 2016 Business of Social Work: NASW Illinois Chapter Conference at the Hilton in Lisle, IL on how to start and run a private practice. Read Jeff’s article summarizing some of the basics that will be covered in Jeff’s.. read more ?

New Hope Recovery Center is proud to sponsor this year’s Chicago Roundup.  The 2016 Chicago Roundup is next weekend, September 9 – Sept 11, 2016 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613. There is still time to REGISTER. The Roundup is a weekend long event of LGBTQIA and allies celebrating recovery.. read more ?

Jeff Zacharias, New Hope Recovery Center President and Clinical Director, recently spoke at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) on the Intersection of Sex, Drug and Technology. Behavioral Healthcare Magazine summarized several main points of the talk to help clinicians when working with LGBTQI clients: Social Media is the new drug dealer with the GPS phone as.. read more ?

New Hope Recovery Center is proud to announce that Jeff Zacharias, our Clinical Director and President, spoke in Seoul, South Korea at the 2016 Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development.  Jeff’s discussion was on “Addiction, Mental Health & Trauma in the LGBTQI Community: Providing Hope for an Under-Served Population”.     Today,.. read more ?

Tonight you can hear and see Jeff Zacharias, New Hope Recovery Center’s President and Clinical Director, speak live on WGN Radio. He will be speaking  with Patti Vazquez about the aftermath of Orlando and trauma, depression and anxiety in the LGBT community. Jeff will also be speaking directly to listeners who need help and will offer suggestions and.. read more ?

Jeff Zacharias, New Hope Recovery Center President and Clinical Director, was recently interviewed by Addiction Blog on the subject of LGBT Addiction and Recovery. You can read the Interview on Addiction Blog.  In the Interview, Jeff discussed addiction treatment possibilities for LGBT individuals, trauma and addiction, and challenges and barriers LGBT people may face when.. read more ?

On behalf of our staff, clients, alumni and friends, we thank the Supreme Court for granting marriage equality to all US citizens.                   Written By: New Hope Recovery Center New Hope Recovery Center is located in Chicago and offers individualized alcohol and drug addiction treatment in a loving supportive.. read more ?

New Hope Recovery Center was again the Top Fundraiser at Chicago Roundup Annual Bowl-A-Thon We are so grateful to those who helped support this great event. New Hope’s Team, “The Incredibowls” were the top fundraiser at the RoundUp Bowling event.  (Yes, we got to wear capes!) Thanks to our generous contributors we raised more than.. read more ?

Jeff Zacharias, New Hope Recovery Center President, recently spoke at press conference with Equality Illinois on law banning conversion therapy for minors    Because of the incredible, long-lasting harm that can be result from this ineffective treatment, Jeff spoke supporting the recent bill to ban this harmful practice. read more ?

Recent work by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW, Director of the Family Acceptance Project, shows that a family’s behavior and actions have long term impact on LGBT children and teens.  Her work has found that LGBT youth from loving, supportive families have drastically fewer suicide attempts and are much less likely to become addicted to drugs.. read more ?