Why Choose Southwood?

At Southwood Interventions, our programs emphasize the enhancement of physical, social, and emotional, and educational/vocational development in a safe, nurturing environment. The entire treatment process is client-centered, family-oriented, strength-based, solution focused, and individualized.

We provide a quality services in safe, culturally competent, and gender appropriate environments. And we utilize evidence-based practices to foster personal growth and build the life skills and competencies necessary for individuals to become responsible and productive members of society.

Southwood Interventions

About us

Since 1990, Southwood Interventions has been serving men and women from all over the Chicago area and its surrounding suburbs by treating a wide variety of addictions and co-occurring disorders in an urban residential setting.

Located in the Englewood community on the south side of Chicago, Southwood is a neighborhood oasis for individuals seeking respite and help in their struggles with addictions. We offer a continuum of substance abuse treatment services including detox, residential, and outpatient programming, as well as an array of self help and support programs that are open to our patients and to our community.

Southwood Interventions provides a variety of substance abuse and related treatment options with differences in setting, type and range of services, and number of services offered.


As one of only two detox programs in Chicago that operate outside of a hospital, we offer patients 24-hour medical care for symptoms associated with alcohol and opiate withdrawal.


We offer specialized inpatient substance abuse treatment services to male and female adults through three separate residential treatment programs.


We provide age and gender appropriate outpatient substance abuse treatment services for adults, including DUI services for both male and females.

The services at Southwood are often tailored to meet the unique needs of specialized patient populations, including criminal justice clients, parents involved in child welfare systems, or mentally ill substance abusers.

Our goal is to ensure that each individual who enters treatment with us is placed in the appropriate level of care, and that we match the intensity and type of service to the severity of each individual’s unique treatment needs.

Our Treatment Approach

Programming at Southwood is based on a cognitive-behavioral team approach to treatment and case management.

Our treatment programs incorporate best practices in the field of addictions and evidence-based curriculum.

We utilize a multi-disciplinary team consisting of specially trained physicians, nurses, certified clinicians and a recreation therapist to care for our patients and clients.

Our comprehensive clinical assessment process places each individual at the best level of care to safely address his or her needs. Levels of care, staffing, and discharge all follow the criteria established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Accreditation / Licensing

Joint Commission Seal

Southwood Interventions is Joint Commission accredited and licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR).