Resources to help recovering heroin addicts

Updated 5/9/2016 5:34 AM

Brad Gerke and Jessica Alvarez operate a small sober house out of the ranch home they rent in Lombard, and they also volunteer to help others maintain sobriety through A Man in Recovery Foundation, based in Naperville. Here are some resources for staying sober:

A Man in Recovery Foundation

(844) 611-4673

Gerke: (630) 742-9903 or

Oxford House

Network of drug- and alcohol-free group homes includes 22 locations in Aurora, North Chicago, Wauconda, Waukegan and Zion

Serenity House

(630) 620-6616

Drug treatment center with halfway houses, recovery homes and community sober houses based in Addison

New Directions Addiction Recovery Services

(779) 220-0336

Establishing a sober house for men in Crystal Lake; seeking donations for scholarships to pay first week's rent

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