Our Mission

To support the process of recovery
from Substance Use Disorders

Our Programs

The Other Side

The Other Side is a sober bar in Crystal Lake to support those in recovery.
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New Directions Sober Living

Our sober living houses provides support for residents transitioning to a life of sobriety.
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Connect to Recovery

A community of support for individuals struggling with addiction and their loved ones.
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Monthly Giving

Become a recurring monthly supporter of recovery. This is the most impactful way to support New Directions mission to support the process of recovery from substance abuse and addiction.
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No Matter Your Stage of Recovery, We Help You Steer In New Directions

Struggling with a Substance Use Disorder can be an isolating experience. The stigma, guilt and shame can make it difficult to reach out for help. New Directions’ provides peers in recovery that have been there, and can help walk you through and support the process of recovery.

Here at New Directions Addiction Recovery Services (NDARS), we firmly believe that everyone can recover from addiction, and that nobody should have to go at it alone. That’s why we’ve developed a continuum of programs that serve and support the recovery community in various important ways.

Whatever stage of recovery you find yourself in, we can serve you. If you are looking for supportive sober living, call (779) 220- 0336 and talk to our intake team. If you aren’t sure where to turn, or what first steps to take for treatment or other support call our A Way Out team at (815) 347-0385. We are here to support you and share experience, strength and hope.

What you can do to help

Become a Donor

Join the many individuals and organizations.
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Direct Assistant Fund

Make a Donation today to help someone in need.
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Support the sober living direct assistance fund

New Directions Addiction Recovery Services is offering direct assistance to those new to the recovery program who are in need of financial assistance for sober living housing.
“This is an amazing sober bar. Perfect for people who like the bar scene without the alcohol. They have pool, darts, ping pong, basketball, a stage and free wifi. Also sell soda, and energy drinks.”

Sarah Lebrecht

“A roof over my head, guidance from a case manager, and time to find a job allowed me to get my feet planted firmly back on the ground.”

Paul Wasmond

“This is an organization that is dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction, and loved ones. It’s great to see a full calendar of events supporting the recovery community.”

Karen Laporte Fox

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