We strive to provide the best in drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

Call us – 24 hours a day – to find out how you can get help for yourself or a loved one.

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The Two Dreams Difference

Our unique therapeutic approach combines the practice of holistic wellness with groundbreaking clinical research, and provides individuals with the tools for achieving both short-term and long-term recovery.

Our individualized staff to client ratio helps clients develop an interpersonal relationship with our staff as they provides guidance, offer support, and give individualized attention clients need as they are on their road to recovery.

In order to help individuals develop the future they deserve, Two Dreams treats the entire person as well as the disease of the addiction. We examine all areas of life to gain insight of the addiction in order to help prevent individuals from relapsing and establish and sustain mental peace, physical well-being, and personal productivity.

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Two Dreams Outer Banks

Luxury Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Our adult luxury residential addiction treatment center located in the recuperative setting of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Here we encourage healthy habits by providing focused, ongoing therapy in an intimate, familial setting.

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Two Dreams Chicago

Outpatient Treatment and Psychiatric Services

Our adult and adolescent outpatient treatment center near the heart of downtown Chicago. Here we provide clinically intensive group therapy sessions, individual and family therapy sessions, psychiatric assessments, pretreatment readiness assessments, and Suboxone maintenance.

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Two Dreams New Orleans

Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Our adult outpatient treatment center in the historical Garden District of New Orleans, Louisana. Here we provide clinically intensive group therapy sessions, individual and family therapy sessions, and pretreatment readiness assessments.

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Our Programs

Our holistic wellness programs offer a therapeutic approach to help clients experience comfort and luxury treatment that focuses individually on his/her needs to help them on his/her road to recovery.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment

Our drug rehab program provides individualized, clinically-luxurious care for those seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

Co-Occurring Disorders

We specialize in treating secondary disorders such as trauma, depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and co-dependency.


We include a 12-step component into our seven dimensions of treatment and replace addictive mindsets with healthy, effective rituals based in group processing.

Sleep Hygiene Program

Our clinicians identify the cause of sleep disorders and introduce effective new habits to facilitate natural fatigue and healthy sleep.

Recreational Experiences

We expose clients to unique indoor and outdoor activities, such as yoga, kayaking, and hiking in order to build self-esteem and achieve personal growth throughout treatment.


The aim of our mindfulness program is not relaxation or happiness, but freedom from the tendency to get drawn into automatic reactions, thoughts, feelings, and events.


We believe in helping our clients adopt a nutrition plan that is balanced in both quantity and content, and consists of moderate portions of natural foods.

Art Therapy

We work with clients to help them recognize and clarify feelings, traumatic moments, and barriers to recovery by promoting emotional expression and fostering creativity.

Finding treatment can be a life changing decision and often there are many steps towards recovery.

Our dedicated admissions staff is here to walk you through the process.
Please contact us anytime, day or night.

(708) 613-4750

About Dr. Andrea Barthwell

Andrea Grubb Barthwell, M.D., F.A.S.A.M., is the founder and CEO of Two Dreams. Dr. Barthwell is an internationally renowned physician that has been a pioneer in the field of addiction medicine within the American Addiction Society of Medicine (ASAM) and a contributor to the field of alcoholism and addiction treatment. She is a past president of ASAM, was awarded Fellow status, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Dr. Barthwell has been widely regarded by her peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” in addiction medicine. President George W. Bush nominated and the United States Senate confirmed her to serve as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) from January 2002- July 2004.

Dr. Barthwell’s career has been as diverse and successful as the patients for whom she advocates. Her career has been comprised of a unique balance of research and practice, and reflects her steadfast commitment to merging scientific inquiry with the human side of addiction: Dr. Barthwell has combined involvement in governmental policy with community-based work in health-care organizations, as well as serving on a number of editorial boards of scientific journals and widely publishing her own research.

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The Latest from our Dream Journal Blog

Can Topiramate Treat Cocaine Addiction?

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Smoking cessation rates have increased after the development of products like nicotine gum and nicotine nasal spray. However, there are no such tools approved for the treatment of other forms of drug dependence, like cocaine addiction.

One drug that is currently being considered for the treatment of cocaine addiction is topiramate, a drug already widely available for the treatment of seizures and migraines. Because the anticonvulsant drug topiramate has activity at some of the same neuronal synapses involved in addiction, it (as well as some other anticonvulsant drugs) has been tested for use as a cocaine cessation tool. Recently, investigators at the University of British Columbia reviewed the research on topiramate in efforts to make recommendations regarding use in cocaine dependence therapy.


The Singh et al. Report

The researchers involved in writing the Singh et al. report searched and found 214 studies examining topiramate use during cocaine addiction treatment. However, they only wanted to look at and consider high quality studies: the studies that used randomized control trial designs, compared the drug group with a control, and had specifically used cocaine dependent patients as defined by diagnostic criteria. When narrowing down the studies that fit these parameters looking at topiramate treatment efficacy, they found that only five studies fit their criteria.

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