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Treating opioid use disorder since 1976


Our mission is to provide the most effective treatment for heroin and opioid pain medication addiction, in accord with the following principles:

  • Addiction to heroin or other opioids is a treatable medical condition.
  • A person with an addiction deserves the respect due to any patient seeking treatment of any other medical issue.
  • Treatment practices are based on medical research and clinical experience, utilizing the methods that achieve the best outcomes for patients.
  • Health, psychological, behavioral, social and vocational problems that develop as a consequence of addiction are eliminated or greatly improved by medication-assisted recovery.
  • Medication-assisted recovery provides the individual an opportunity to successfully treat psychological, medical, social, legal and family issues that would be unattainable if addiction was not addressed.


CAP is accredited by the Joint Commission, a member of American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) through the Illinois Association for Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment (IAMAAT), and a member of Maine Association for Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MEATOD).


The Center for Addictive Problems (CAP) was founded in 1976 by physicians who believed that addiction was a medical disease involving changes in the brain and not a moral or personality disorder. Decades later, research demonstrated that these views are correct.

More specifically, the CAP philosophy is that treatment should, ideally, provide the following for every patient:

  • Adequate dose of medication that stops opioid craving and abuse
  • Respectful treatment
  • A professional, pleasant environment
  • The structure, support, and education required for successful outcomes
  • Coordination of care

Opioid & Heroin Addiction Treatment

CAP maintains a high level of quality in our services, as evidenced by the fact that we are accredited by the Joint Commission. What does this mean to our patients? We are constantly striving to improve patient care and safety. Our patients have a voice in assessing CAP’s performance. Our overall goal is to provide the tools and support needed for each of our patient’s success.