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Gateway Foundation LGBTQ+ Residential Program Out in Recovery Opening in Lake Villa

New LGBTQ+ Residential Program: Out in Recovery

People in the LGBTQ+ community face higher rates of substance use disorders and other mental health issues than their non-LGBTQ+ peers. Exacerbating the problem, many LGBTQ+ individuals have additionally experienced discrimination, blame or complete denial of care from their healthcare provider due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. To address this stigma and better…

Gateway Foundation Mental Health Month Starting Conversations About Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

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 deal with mental health disorders. Yet less than half receive help. Chances are you know someone with…

Dr. Roueen Rafeyan Chief Medical Officer Gateway Foundation

Interview with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roueen Rafeyan

Dr. Roueen Rafeyan has worked as chief medical officer of Gateway Foundation since 2016 and has been a trailblazer in the field of Addiction Medicine for over 20 years, having served as a medical director for psychiatric and substance use programs at leading Illinois healthcare institutions including Rush, Michael Reese, Resurrection and Presence Behavioral Health.…

Gateway Foundation Outcomes and Treatment Success Rates

Treatment Outcomes

Our purpose is to save and transform lives to make a difference in as many communities as possible. The only way to continue improving our model is to understand which aspects are most significantly influencing the lives of our patients. For this reason, we are committed to quality metrics and outcomes. NEW GATEWAY FOUNDATION OUTCOMES…

gateway foundation teen substance abuse

Ask Us Anything About Teen Substance Abuse

One of the biggest concerns many teens and parents find themselves facing is alcohol and drug use. An estimated 1.3 million adolescents in the United States have a substance use disorder. Equally as worrisome, the majority of people who have a teen substance abuse disorder started doing drugs before the age of 18 and people who start drinking before 15 are four times…

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

What is Marijuana? Cannabis, also called marijuana, pot or weed, is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of dried, shredded pieces of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main compound of marijuana, THC, is what is believed to alter chemicals in the brain to produce a “high.” Addiction…

gateway foundation chicago river north opening ribbon cutting

Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Opening

Staff and friends celebrated the Gateway Foundation Chicago River North opening with a ribbon cutting August 23. The new Gateway Foundation River North site is located at 415 N. Dearborn St., blocks from Merchandise Mart and Illinois Center and less than a 20-minute walk from Union Station and Ogilvie transportation centers to accommodate busy schedules with Outpatient care.…