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Positive Sobriety Institute

680 N Lake Shore Dr Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois, 60611
Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and recovery services to healthcare and other professionals. Positive Sobriety Institute offers professionals a Comprehensive Assessment Program that focuses on a compassionate advocacy-based evaluation while determining issues like fitness for duty and need for treatment interventions. Through our intensive partial and outpatient programs, independent living and mandatory after care, the Positive Sobriety Institute is able to get clients back to their careers and back to life.

Facility Highlights

  • A RiverMend Health recovery program
  • Comprehensive Assessment Program that focuses on a compassionate advocacy-based evaluation
  • Intensive partial and outpatient programs, independent living and mandatory after care

Specialization

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Lakeside

Meet the Staff

  • Daniel H. Angres, M.D.
    Daniel H. Angres, M.D.Medical Director
    Daniel Angres, M.D. is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians’ health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute as well as Chief Medical Officer of RiverMend Health Addiction Services. Dr. Daniel Angres has been a top, nationally recognized, expert in addiction and dual disorders evaluation and treatment medicine with a specialty in working with addicted professionals for 30 years. Dr. Daniel Angres has lectured at major academic medical centers across the USA. Dr. Daniel Angres’ work has helped change the field, addiction treatment methods and outcomes. Dr. Daniel Angres has been published in peer reviewed journals, referenced by other leaders, and has authored three ground-breaking books on the subject of chemical dependency, addiction treatment and recovery including, “Healing the Healer,” “Miswired” and “Positive Sobriety.” Dr. Daniel Angres has been active in teaching and research in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Anish John, M.D.
    Anish John, M.D.Associate Medical Director
    Dr. Anish John is the Associate Medical Director for the Positive Sobriety Institute, where he oversees care for patients in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Double board-certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, Dr. John conducts patient evaluations, develops treatment plans based on bio-psycho-social clinical formulations, co-leads a multidisciplinary team and develops new programs to continue to enhance patient care. Raised by parents who were nurturing physicians, Dr. John realized early on that he had a strong inclination toward the field of medicine – an interest matched only by his passion for music. While growing up in New York, Dubai and during his years living in India, he honed his skills on the guitar, piano and vocals while pursuing a career as an MD. During medical school in India, in addition to rotations at the university, Dr. John worked and volunteered in impoverished, rural villages with little to no access to healthcare. He interfaced with teams that educated residents about preventive methods, treated children and adults and provided clinical care in the front lines of vector-borne disease epidemics. A fascination with the neurobiology of the brain and the intricate mind-body connection drew him to psychiatry. After earning his medical degree, he returned to the United States for a series of externships. He first worked with indigent patients with chronic psychiatric and substance abuse issues on the south side of Chicago, and later worked in inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency units at two New York City hospitals. Dr. John completed his psychiatric residency in New York, with clinical responsibilities at multiple sites including Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. During his training he worked along the continuum of acute to chronic psychiatric illnesses, with a strong focus on psychodynamic therapy, in addition to pharmacological modalities. He served as chief resident at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, and was the recipient of the Conrad Apgar Herr Resident of the Year Award. Appreciating the strong interplay between psychiatric and addiction issues, he furthered his proficiency in both fields by completing a clinical fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. John has research interests that include emerging behavioral addictions such as gaming disorders and utilizing neuro-modulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to influence the outcome of psychiatric and addictive disorders. Dr. John views addiction as a complex disease, not a personal or moral shortcoming. He takes a holistic approach to healing, considering past traumas, personality profiles and co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions while developing individualized treatment plans. He strongly believes in creating a professional alliance with patients and families, encouraging education, self-awareness and empathy. He also practices elements from the field of positive psychiatry, which promotes well-being by reminding patients of their unique strengths instead of focusing only on what is pathological.

Financial Details

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This place is a giant scam that coerces Doctors into unnecessary and expensive treatment under the threat of losing their license if they don’t comply. They fabricate diagnoses based on zero facts, lie to you and refuse to show you your test results, and the people doing your intake evaluation own the rehab and therefore have significant financial and incredibly unbiased self interests at play. I will not rest until I’ve exposed this deep seated corruption.
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Weak program, prone to confidentiality violations, and run by inexperienced and underexperienced staff.
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A former patient of PSI, at least one of PSI's major problems: the extraordinarily obvious conflicts of interests involved in how patients are mandated to get treatment at PSI. The center is run by a very connected father-mother-son team, and I assert that those connections are misused at the expense of patients - and their heavy pocketbooks. In short: It's very, um, convenient that you can go from being a highly respected professional, to being required to have an assessment at PSI (in itself not necessarily problematic, but keep reading), to being diagnosed with a substance use disorder in the assessment documents, to being told that your employment and livelihood now rest on you entering treatment at the same facility that conducted the assessment (PSI), to finding out that (now matter where you live!) you will have to repeatedly return to PSI, post-assessment and post-treatment, for re-assessments on your continued rehabilitation and fitness for duty -- only to discover, several devastating months and bills later, that you had other reasonable options and just got royally fleeced by a few handfuls of friends across the country, who hand off monied patients to each other, under the guise of doctoring doctors / healing healers, and other professionals.
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TOXIC PROGRAM My husband returned from PSI in far worse shape than he arrived. He did return sober and has maintained strict sobriety. But afterward he was much more depressed with worse PTSD. It went south when, in the daily small group, he made the mistake to mention that his personal information was conveyed to those outside of PSI by the medical director's wife and it came up at an off-site AA meeting days later by a couple of guys he'd never met. The small group is supposed to be a safe place to bring up one's most personal of details. Perhaps HIPPA does not apply to PSI. At noon that day he was called in to meet with the medical director who raised his voice to him and actually asked if he was going to "assasinate [his] wife". Yea...WTF? The meeting was recorded. My husband was already suffering from depression and PTSD and they made him worse to such an extent that after that meeting I had to convince him not to jump in front of a bus and come home! It was that bad! By the way, he was just 5 days short of completing the six week program and had done everything they requested. From other patient's and comments about PSI this experience was apparently not unique. Folks do not trust this place as it is toxic.
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