Gateway Foundation Fighting the Opioid Crisis: How Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Help

Fighting the Opioid Crisis: How Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Help

Opioid addiction is now a public health emergency in America, with the crisis directly impacting hundreds of thousands of people. More than 115 people die from opioid overdoses every single day. In 2016, 42,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses, more than any year on record. And this crisis isn’t just about heroin: prescription drugs were…

Gateway Foundation Medication Assisted Treatment MAT

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medication, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to comprehensively treat substance use disorder. MAT can be used for both opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder. Not everyone is a candidate for MAT. Prior to initiating Medication-Assisted Treatment, medical professional evaluate the patient to…

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…