Gateway Foundation Dual Recovery From Trauma and Addiction

Dual Recovery From Trauma and Addiction

There’s a strong correlation between trauma and addiction. Learn why you or a loved one should immediately seek help for both issues to experience dual recovery. What is Trauma? Trauma can occur following any highly stressful or life-threatening event. Traumatic events can fall into several categories including, natural disasters like earthquakes or hurricanes, man-made catastrophes…

Gateway Foundation Evidence Based Practices for Evidence Based Treatment

Evidence Based Practices

Treatment That Works Gateway Foundation focuses on providing the most effective addiction therapies and clinical approaches throughout an individual’s substance abuse treatment; this includes the use of evidence-based practices. Evidence-based practices are treatments that integrate professional research and clinical expertise to achieve the best outcome for each individual. Gateway Foundation is a recognized leader in…

Gateway Foundation Can Low Self-Esteem Lead to Substance Use? Self Esteem and Substance Abuse

Can Low Self-Esteem Lead to Substance Use? Self-Esteem and Substance Abuse

Low self-esteem, a perception that one is inadequate, unlovable, unworthy and/or incompetent. It often stems from exposure to dysfunctional behavior as a child. When children bear the brunt of anger, abandonment, abuse, neglect or continual negative criticism, it can lead to feelings of low self-worth. People with chronic self-esteem issues may take on behaviors that…

Gateway Foundation Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

People who experience both mental health and substance use disorders don’t need treatment for one disorder and then the other. Instead, they need treatment for both disorders at the same time. For this reason, Gateway Foundation offers dual diagnosis treatment in a truly integrated manner. We use an interdisciplinary, team-based approach that includes doctors, psychologists, and licensed…

Gateway Foundation Mental Health Month Starting Conversations About Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and reducing stigma. To start our month-long conversation about mental health, we started asking some questions: Mental Health Awareness Month Millions of people in the United States alone deal with mental health disorders. Yet less than half receive help. Chances are you know someone…

Gateway Foundations ASPIRE Program Achieves Top Dual Diagnosis Rating

Gateway Foundation’s ASPIRE Program Achieves Top Dual Diagnosis Rating

Gateway Foundation is proud to announce the ASPIRE program at Chicago Independence is the first in Illinois to be certified as a Dual Diagnosis Enhanced (DDE) site. Now that we’ve been recognized with a top dual diagnosis rating, this means ASPIRE is now officially able to treat co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. ASPIRE is the only women’s…

Gateway Foundation Biting the Hands That Feed Each Other: Stress and Alcohol

Biting the Hands That Feed Each Other: Stress and Alcohol

Stress and Alcohol Your boss wants the project on their desk first thing tomorrow morning. Your rent is due and you’re short, again. You forgot about your anniversary. It’s Monday. When you finally get home, you have a drink or two to wind down, which isn’t necessarily a problem, not yet. According to Gateway Aurora Executive Director…