About Behavioral Change has qualified DOT SAPs on staff. 

Under DOT regulations, SAPs are Substance Abuse Professionals. SAPs play a critical role in the work place testing program by professionally evaluating employees who have violated DOT drug & alcohol rules. SAPs r...

Gambling Addiction is just as treatable as any other addiction and it is also just as deadly. 

The definition of Gambling is risking something of value to gain something better. Think about how often we do this in our daily life. We gamble by taking a different route to...

About Behavioral Change has a variety of services and multiple clinicians with various degrees to provide Mental Health Evaluations for court and the Department of Children and Family Services. 

Despite the high prevalence of mental health and substance use problems, to...

August 17, 2018

You have been classified at this level of care because you have met the medical criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder - Moderate to Severe, Substance Use Disorder - Moderate to Severe, or you have three DUI arrests within a 10-year time period. 

No matter how you...

August 10, 2018

So you have to do 20 or 75 hours of DUI counseling. 

The two are very different because of the circumstance that required it are very different. 

For individuals recommended to complete 20 hours of Substance Abuse Counseling, it is time for you to seriously think about w...

So you completed the evaluation and have been recommended to do DUI classes. 

Illinois has specific rules and guidelines for each level of care. These levels are only applicable to individuals regarding DUI arrest. They are not to be used in any other forms in regards t...

In Illinois, you will be required to get an evaluation from a Licensed Treatment Provider. In Cook County, you will be required to go to Central States Institute. In DuPage County, you will be required to complete the evaluation at the courthouse with their staff. For...

You were arrested for a DUI within the last couple of days. Now what do you do?

As a TREATMENT PROVIDER (NOT AN ATTORNEY), I want to tell you to run to my office. Yes, there are some selfish reasons for saying that but there are other good reasons to do so. Within the n...

July 18, 2018

I would like to tell you that English is not my first language and that is why I REALLY need someone to check over my writing..... BUT THAT WOULD BE A LIE. I just never understood that whole write out a sentence and lift out portions of it to designate .... hahahaha......

Losing your driver's license because of a DUI is devastating.

You went out for a night with friends. But the fun ended with handcuff. How did it happen?

1. You were going out with friends as you always have in the past. You never thought about the drive home. 

2. You part...

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