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Positive Sobriety Institute
- Overall: 4.7
- Accommodations: 5
- Meals: 4
- Effectiveness: 5
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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.
Positive Sobriety Institute Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
- Holistic Therapy
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Gaurava Agarwal, M.D. - Psychiatrist
Dr. Gaurava Agarwal is a board-certified psychiatrist with a special interest in mood disorders, ADHD, schizophrenia, addiction, positive psychiatry, and healthcare professional wellness. Currently, he is an instructor in both the Departments of Medical Education and Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Psychiatry for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also serves as an inpatient unit director for Stone Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the course director for a professionalism and wellness course for medical students called “Personal Transition to the Profession.” Dr. Agarwal is a nationally recognized educator who has won the prestigious Association for Academic Psychiatry Junior Faculty Award and is the first psychiatrist to win the George H. Joost Award for outstanding clinical teacher from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He has served as a co-investigator on multiple clinical trials for cutting edge pharmaceuticals studying the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Dr. Agarwal has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented national workshops on issues of physician and medical student burnout, resilience, engagement, and professionalism.
Daniel Allen Kobosky, LCSW, NCAC1 - Program Manager
Daniel Allen Kobosky, LCSW, NCAC1 is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor with 20+ years experience providing individual and group counseling in communities ranging from homeless populations to professional level staff with chemical dependency and mental health issues. Dan Allen Kobosky started his education at Illinois State University before deciding to relocate to Chicago and continue his education at University of Illinois at Chicago. Daniel Allen Kobosky obtained a BA in psychology with a minor in sociology. He obtained his Masters in Social work from Loyola University in 1996. Since that time Daniel Allen Kobosky has worked with many populations including a children in residential treatment for behavior disorders, developing Chicago’s only HIV+ addictions program with Heartland Alliance and providing in home therapeutic services to at risk pregnant women with the city of Chicago prior working with Dr. Daniel Angres in Oak Park providing treatment to addicted professionals. Recently, Daniel Allen Kobosky obtained his National Certification for Addiction Counseling as well as completed training with the University of Washington’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy program. During this time, Daniel Allen Kobosky provided individual and group DBT therapy with Group Health to reduce inpatient hospitalizations of high risk and high need populations. Daniel Allen Kobosky returned to Chicago in 2013 to work with Dr. Daniel Angres and now is the program manager at Positive Sobriety Institute.