Addiction to Barbiturates

Addiction to Barbiturates

What Are Barbiturates? Barbiturates are central nervous symptom depressants used as a treatment for sleep-related disorders, anxiety and seizure disorders. These drugs were commonly used in the 1960s and 1970s but were superseded by benzodiazepines, which is a safer option, due to increased cases of overdose and dependency issues. Barbiturates are harmless when taken in…

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 Workers

While alcoholism and addiction are struggles faced by many, some careers 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 jobs often struggle with alcohol, cocaine, heroin and prescription…

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…