Synthetic Marijuana Fake Weed Related Injuries and Deaths Break Out in Illinois

Synthetic Marijuana Fake Weed Related Injuries and Deaths Break Out in Illinois

An outbreak of synthetic marijuana, starting in Chicago and fanning out in Illinois, has caused more than 50 cases of serious bleeding–including two deaths–and those numbers are rising. “This is the first time we’ve seen an outbreak of this magnitude in the area,” Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health, announces. Its effects…

Gateway Foundation Director of Events Marty Cook and alum Nick, Share Their Thoughts on Life After Recovery

Gateway Foundation Director of Events Marty Cook and alum Nick, Share Their Thoughts on Life After Recovery

For WBEZ’s final Voice of Chicagoland’s Opioid Crisis segment, host Jennifer White spoke to Gateway Foundation Director of Events Marty Cook and alum Nick about young people and life after recovery. To listen to the segment, click here. “I just imagine that the power, particularly for younger people, to walk into a room and they think their life is over because…

Gateway Foundation is Accredited by The Joint Commission Accredidation

Gateway Foundation is Accredited by The Joint Commission

All Gateway Foundation drug and alcohol treatment centers are licensed by the state of Illinois and accredited by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting organization for hospitals and behavioral healthcare organizations. Learn what this means, and discover how patients become more equipped for post-treatment life during their time at Gateway Foundation facilities. What Does Accreditation Mean? Accreditation…

Dr. Britton and Gateway Foundation Alum Broadcast Insights on Opioid Crisis

Dr. Britton and Gateway Foundation Alum Broadcast Insights on the Opioid Crisis

Justin Kaufmann spoke to Gateway Foundation President and CEO Dr. Thomas Britton and Gateway alum Spencer  on WGN’s “The Download” for insights on the opioid crisis, how we can combat it, and Spencer’s journey to recovery. Biggest takeaways: “A criminal problem rather than a public health problem” Dr. Britton mentions how more government funding is being allocated to law…

Gateway Foundation Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Drug Withdrawal Treatment

Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Despite the harmful and long-lasting effects of drug use, people struggling with drug addiction have a compulsive and uncontrollable urge to keep using. Stopping can be difficult. In fact, it may even seem impossible, especially because drug withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant, dangerous, and even lethal. However, with the right drug withdrawal treatment, people can overcome withdrawal and…