Are you struggling with drug or alcohol use? You’re not alone. Over 20 million people met the criteria for an alcohol or substance use disorder in 2018, and over the past several years, this number has only grown alongside increasing life stressors.


After seeing long-term success with hundreds of clients down in Texas, we’re thrilled to bring Ethos’ own unique, tried-and-true substance use intensive outpatient program to Chicago.

Now offered alongside specialized outpatient therapy, this proprietary program provides a safe, supportive space for those hoping to heal and recover—with little interruption to work, school or daily life.

CALL OR TEXT: (312) 470-6005


  • For Adults 18+, this program may be helpful as a stand-alone treatment, or as transitional care following a residential recovery program.
  • Clients spend 10-12 hours each week working with our master’s-level therapists to develop skills to maintain long-term recovery, while also exploring any underlying issues.
  • Individual therapy, group therapy and recovery support are utilized during this 8-week program, plus additional support for families, partners and program graduates.
  • Clients are offered a choice of multiple, inclusive recovery tracks…
  • As well as the choice of in-person or virtual sessions.
  • Evening schedules are available to accommodate daytime obligations.
  • This in-depth program may be beneficial for those who have found others ineffective.


  • Small-by-design group size (maximum 8 people per group)
  • More hours spent with clinicians than the average IOP
  • Caring, compassionate clinicians


The Prairie SUD IOP is part of Ethos Behavioral Health Group, a family of clinician-owned and operated healing centers offering specialized and personalized mental health care for anything ranging from substance use disorders to mood and personality disorders via inpatient care at The Prairie Recovery Center and outpatient care through multiple Ethos Wellness locations. We’ve been helping people on their wellness and recovery journeys since 2014.


Our insurance offerings include in-network, out-of-network and self pay options. We’re continually expanding our coverage; please contact us for the most up-to-date information.


Taylor Johnson, LCSW
Executive Director, Ethos Wellness River North

Taylor specializes in co-occurring mental health and substance use issues and has worked with clients in various stages of recovery from alcohol and other drugs. She approaches this work from a harm reduction perspective and aims to meet each person exactly where they are in their process. Additionally, she enjoys connecting with young and emerging adults who are navigating life transitions or managing ADHD, anxiety and related issues. As an adoptee herself, she finds it extremely fulfilling to work with other adoptees and people impacted by adoption. Taylor approaches her clients with compassion, humor and candor as she supports them in their journeys toward health, happiness and well-being. In her free time, she loves to practice lettering, travel to new places and get active outdoors in any way possible. Learn more about Taylor Johnson.

marcos-modiano-clinician at Ethos Wellness Woodlands

Marcos Modiano, MD FAPA, FASAM
Medical Director, The Prairie Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program

Dr. Marcos Modiano is a general psychiatrist and addiction medicine physician licensed in the state of Illinois. He attended the Anahuac University School of Medicine in Mexico and graduated first in his class as a Doctor of Medicine. While there, he realized his passion for the field of mental health and went on to obtain a master’s in psychoanalytical research before moving to Chicago, driven by their psychological model of the mind. Here, he completed his general psychiatric residency at Rush University, where he gained experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy. When asked what he enjoys most about his job, Dr. Modiano answers easily—his patients. He loves to see them heal, thrive and return to their daily lives, and he notes that addiction medicine is a field where he is lucky enough to see this often. He also has a special interest in LGBTQA mental health and inclusivity. Learn more about Marcos Modiano.

Robert Hilliker,
Chief Clinical Officer,
Ethos Behavioral Health Group

Robert is driven by a deep commitment to serve others and is passionate about the subject of hope and despair in clinical treatment. His 17 years in the field of addiction and mental health encompass private practice, clinical supervision, the creation and management of clinical programming and the co-founding of The Lovett Center (now known as Ethos Wellness – Lovett) and its parent company Ethos Behavioral Health Group. His resume includes long standing leadership positions at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, The Menninger Clinic and The Daring Way LLC, where he worked with Dr. Brené Brown and served as the Chief Clinical Officer. His career has been marked by many meaningful recognitions such as The Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and the University of Houston’s 50 for 50 Alumni. Currently, Robert serves as Ethos Behavioral Health Group’s Chief Clinical Officer and is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. He lives in Houston with his wife and four daughters. Learn more about Robert Hilliker.

Raquel Esparza
Office Administrator, Ethos Wellness - River North

Raquel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Illinois Institute of Art. She began her career in customer service, which gave her a good basis for working with clients, and went on to gain experience in human resources, learning empathy and human relations. She also spent time helping with billing in an ophthalmology office, which gave her perspective on the operational side of private practice. These positions helped her gain a multifaceted skill set to advocate for both clients and business operation simultaneously with a humanistic approach. Having always enjoyed the field of psychology and believed in the importance of mental health awareness, she is grateful for this position as a way to gain knowledge and connections while providing support to the River North team. Learn more about Raquel Esparza.


Contact our Care Team today to begin a confidential discussion about healing and recovery. We’re here to answer questions about the program and help guide those interested in treatment toward the right level of care for them—inside our system of care, or with one of our partner organizations.

430 W Erie St SUITE 205
Chicago, IL 60654

CALL OR TEXT: (312) 470-6005

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