Illuminating Recovery Gala 2020

Save the date for Gateway’s Illuminating Recovery Gala About the Event On September 23rd, 2020, join us for our annual “Illuminating Recovery” dinner at Venue West in West Town, Chicago. The evening commemorates Gateway’s 50+ years in addiction recovery and celebrates the work of the various centers across the nation. Reception begins at 6:00 P.M., followed…

Addiction Recovery for Blue Collar Professionals

Addiction Recovery for Blue Collar Professionals

While alcoholism and addiction are struggles faced by many, some professions are more affected. A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report shows that blue-collar workers have the highest rates of substance abuse. Some affected industries include construction, mining and manufacturing. Employees in blue-collar professions often struggle with alcohol, cocaine, heroin and prescription pills. These…

Process Addictions in the LGBTQ+ Community

Process Addictions in the LGBTQ+ Community

The term “process addiction” refers to activities and behaviors that are addictive for certain individuals. A process addiction develops when the brain is activated to produce pleasant feelings whenever an action is engaged, making an individual more likely to repeat that activity in the future. The pleasurable sensations produced are the same as those produced…

Speedball | Gateway Addiction Rehab

Speedball

A “speedball,” not to be confused with the speedball drink, is a combination of drugs that people use to achieve a specific, extremely intense type of high. In general, a speedball combines a stimulant and a depressant drug. The most common speedball composition includes cocaine and heroin, two incredibly powerful drugs on their own. Other…

Drug Addiction Among Cancer Patients | Gateway

Drug Addiction Among Cancer Patients

Every year, more than 1,760,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. This devastating disease comes with a host of debilitating symptoms including severe pain, which is often treated using powerfully addictive opioid painkillers. People with cancer are more vulnerable to opioid misuse than the general population, and it can quickly lead to addiction. Prevalence of Opioid Addiction in…