Daniel H. Angres, MD
Position and Responsibilities
Dr. Angres has been involved in the field of addiction medicine since 1982. He was the founder and medical director of Rush Behavioral Health, a multi-site chemical dependency treatment program that was acquired by Resurrection Behavioral Health in 2007. He is now the medical director of Resurrection Behavioral Health - Addiction Services (RBH-AS). Dr. Angres' specialty area is the treatment of professionals, especially those in the health care professions.
The Professionals Program is located on the campus of Saint Joseph Hospital in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The Professionals Program is a nationally recognized program for the treatment of high accountability people and others who are in safety-sensitive positions. This program began under his leadership in 1984 in the Chicago area. In 1994, it became part of the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Dr. Angres is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University College of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Angres is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and is past president of the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine.
He has served on the faculty for the ASAM Certification Exam Review Course and was co-chairman for the Midwest Test Development Committee for ASAM. Dr. Angres has also provided leadership in the field of addiction treatment and advocacy for professionals, both on the local and national levels.
Education and Training
Dr. Angres completed his psychiatric residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He has also done extensive residency training in neurology at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University Medical Centers and has been able to integrate this neuroscience background into his clinical and research interests. Dr. Angres has remained committed to teaching and works with residents and fellows from several training programs.
Professional Affiliations and Publications
Dr. Angres has lectured extensively in the area of addictions, including the disease model of addiction, dual diagnosis, personality disorders, treatment of professionals, and the utilization of meditation and mindfulness in addiction treatment. He is lead author of a textbook on chemical dependency and the physician, Healing the Healer, (PsychoSocial Press, 1999.) and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals. He is currently completing his second textbook, Positive Sobriety and his first novel, Miswired.
He has been included in both Best Doctors and Top Doctors for over a decade and recently received The Patient Choice Award. He has served on multiple committees and recently was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine. He is currently focusing on self-report facilitated individual treatment planning and evidence-based treatment approaches and outcomes.