Welcome to Nicasa

Positive Choices. Lifelong Solutions.

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Nicasa is a non-profit, behavioral health organization providing prevention, education, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services for individuals, families, and communities in Lake County, Illinois and the surrounding area.

Founded in 1966, Nicasa is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles through advocacy, training, and educational programming.

Nicasa knows that substance abuse and addiction are not isolated issues. Multiple factors contribute to and result from alcohol and drug use. Whether you or someone you know needs knowledge or skills to avoid substance use or abuse, has begun to experiment with alcohol or other drugs, has received a DUI, or has become isolated by addiction, we can help. We are dedicated to providing quality services in a compassionate and caring atmosphere that preserves the dignity and respect of each person.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact us at 847-546-6450.

A Continuum of Services

Select the service for you

Youth - for youth ages 11 to 17
Adult - DUI, SOS, treatment, and other services
Family - for families struggling or in crisis
Residential - Bridge House halfway house
Community - activities throughout Lake County
School - in-school and after school programming

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Success in action

"Going to Nicasa I always felt like I was part of a family.
– Jamie G
"I thank you for making me the woman that I am today."
- Lavonne G.

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