Renz Addiction Counseling Center


Empowering Individuals to Lead Healthier Lives     (847) 742-3545



Finding His Way Back
Depression, Alcoholism, The Journey Home

Last year I was in a bad place. I was losing my house, relationships were struggling, and my business was failing.  One night I found myself home alone, drunk, and depressed...and for
first time suicidal. After a suicide attempt and hospital detox, I went to...

Renz Center Offers Free Assessments During Recovery Month

To help strengthen the community  and in honor of National  Recovery Month, Renz Center is offering free substance use disorder assessments during September to community residents who think they may have an alcohol or drug disorder. The assessment involves completing a questionnaire and meeting with a counselor.   Appointments are necessary. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (847) 742-3545.

Epicurean Delight Raffle Tickets On Sale Sept 15th

Apple iPad Pro - A $649 value
The latest from Apple, the iOS 11 iPad Pro 10.5 includes:

*Redesigned Retina display...brighter, less reflective

*ProMotion technology with support for a 120 Hz refresh rate

*600 nits for brightness; P3 wide color display; 1.8% reflectivity

*Wi-Fi and full-size onscreen keyboard

*Weighs less than a pound

*Up to 10-hour battery life

*64 gigabytes

A pple Watch Series 1  - A $249 value
Colorful graphics help visualize the ways you move each day, and smart coaching features help you hit your activity goals. Receive calls, messages, and notifications and do things quickly and conveniently right from your wrist, so you never miss a beat. Includes:

*Dual-core processor

*Splash resistant (Apple Watch Series 1 has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. Apple Watch Series 1 is splash and water resistant, but submerging Apple Watch Series 1 is not recommended.)

*Aluminum Case

Mystery Basket- A $400 Value
The best part of a mystery is the surprise it holds, and this basket is full of... hint, hint ...things to do and taste.

Tickets to Epicurean Delight are $95 per perso n, and include  appetizers, a gourmet dinner, an hour of improv comedy and parking. Early bird and group discounts of 8 or more people are available by calling Deb Howe at (847) 742-3545 ext. 236, or visit .

All proceeds benefit individuals in treatment and
 teens participating in prevention education programs.


Volunteer Opportunity
Red Ribbon Week Rally

To bring awareness to teen drug prevention during  Red Ribbon Week, the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy  Elgin  is seeking volunteers to help  attach red ribbons to 
Highland Ave  and  East Chicago St bridges on 
October 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  
If you  are able to volunteer even as little as 30 minutes,  please sign up below.

Bidding For Good Online Auction
September 15 - October 17th

Renz Center is offering an assortment of gift cards and tickets on Bidding For Good, in addition to a raffle for an Apple Smart Watch, Apple iPad, and a Mystery basket.

Visit  to get great deals and participate in our online raffle. 

Thank You! 
Elgin Woman's Club For Bringing Awareness To 
Drug Overdose, Supporting Prevention Education

For more on Renz Center programs and upcoming activities...

Thank you for being a supporter of Renz Center. Whether you are an area professional who informs and refers potential clients or you are a generous donor, we appreciate the partnership in keeping our communities healthy and safe.

Deb Howe, Director of Marketing & Fund Development
Renz Addiction Counseling Center

Renz Center is a non-profit organization funding in part by the federal government, Fox Valley United Way, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and other local community organizations. To find out more about Renz Center's programs, call (847) 742-3545 or visit