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

Six Weeks Until Christmas - Chapter 10

Six Weeks Until Christmas: A Memoir

Six Weeks Until Christmas

I continued my baby steps through IOP, reading, making new friends, getting back to work and, in general, applying myself. But relapse struck faster than it took me to build this my new reality.

It seemed as if I had discovered a new property, surveyed it, studied its design, talked to people to gain a feel for the neighborhood, spent due diligence on paperwork, envisioned a new life in it, built hopes for future living and finally signed the papers. Only after moving in, a freak storm reduced my efforts to rubble, leaving me to sit among the ruins.  

To be honest it happened so fast I didn’t see it coming.

I was out with colleagues, on the town. It was late and we were in a bar. A beautiful Asian waitress carried a tray of drinks to us and distributed them according to tipple. I excused myself to go to the restroom. On returning, I found a bottle of Budweiser at the table. I looked at my friends who clearly didn’t know my mental condition. I picked it up and drank it without a thought, then placed it back on the table and checked to see how much I’d consumed. Halfway.

What followed seemed like a procession. One Budweiser after the next. Everything turned blurry. More Budweiser on the table. Every now and then, my head rolled back in a drunken, weary way. 

I can’t remember my friends leaving first or if I did, but I know I must have stopped somewhere on the way home because, before I knew it, the Baron of Boozeville was back. Not so much sitting atop his throne, more sprawled on the floor in his den of inequity with a bottle of wine.

Through the mist came the realization of what I allowed myself to do. I could not physically scream or shout. I was incapable. Instead I felt as though I’d watched a beautiful sunset pass in an instant to be surrounded in darkness.

I couldn’t see my now destroyed progress. I couldn’t hear Nance’s sound advice, couldn’t see Tom’s graduation smile and Karen’s cubby-hole office was only a figment in my imagination. I thought their contribution would live in my new psyche but Budweiser after Budweiser and wine had left me in a black hole, void of inspiration. The listening, sharing and schooling were so far out of focus they could have been on Mars. All I could feel was a dull inner pain and a faint whispering.


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