Chicago Independence is less than 7 miles from downtown Chicago and easily accessible by various modes of public and private transportation. The Westside is rich in history and culture, with a wide range of museums, parks and restaurants. It is also home to the United Center Sports Arena and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The blue line stops just 5 blocks away from the site, providing easy access by public transportation. Major hospitals in the medical district such as Rush University and UIC are less than 3 miles away via the CTA pink and blue lines.
Centrally located near Independence Boulevard, Gateway Chicago Independence helps patients with substance use disorders. Our Illinois drug and alcohol rehabilitation center can help you recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Let us support you as you take the journey to a drug-free life.
At Gateway, we take a patient-focused approach to drug rehabilitation. We consider these goals our top priorities:
We believe in saving lives. The team at Gateway Chicago Independence will support you every step of the way as you work toward recovery.
A variety of substances can cause addiction, and each type of addiction requires a different approach. At our drug treatment program in Chicago, we help patients with addictions to substances such as:
If you think you or someone you know has an addiction to another substance, we encourage you to reach out. We can treat a wide range of substance disorders using evidence-based approaches.
As one of our patients, you can participate in a few different program models:
Some patients transition between outpatient and inpatient as they go through treatment. We will work with you to find the right model for your needs and adapt our services as you recover.
At our Chicago Independence center, Our services focus on a comprehensive approach to care. We aim to address the social, emotional and physical aspects of addiction to improve your chance of a successful recovery. Our patients receive services like:
During your first appointment, we will conduct an intake to determine your needs. We will then use this discussion to create a personalized treatment plan that includes the right services for your symptoms.
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Allow us to give you the support you need during your recovery. With a more than 50-year history of serving Chicago, Illinois patients, we have the experience to provide you with high-quality care. Schedule an appointment at our Independence Boulevard location today by calling us at 773-826-1916 or contacting our team online.
Dr. Ciuinal Lewis has 30 years of professional experience where she continues to lead at organizations focused on addictions treatment, behavioral health and recover support services for adults. Driven by her desire to have all individuals treated with respect, integrity, care and compassion, she takes pride in her years of service and the opportunities she has had to serve those most at risk.
After receiving her master’s degree from Western Illinois University, Dr. Lewis returned home to the near west suburbs of Chicago where she began working in three roles to “change the world, one kid at a time”. As a Prevention Specialist with a small nonprofit, she dedicated her days to educating the community about the dangers of smoking and illicit drug use. Also, serving as a volunteer at the Bellwood Youth Center and finally tutoring kids in the evenings.
Out of the gate, Dr. Lewis had a passion to reach youth and those struggling with addictions. Subsequently, she became a Program Coordinator at the American Red Cross, where she was able to travel the city and state training professionals on how to impart culturally sensitive and bias free HIV & AIDS prevention education messages. Since that time, Dr. Lewis has held progressively responsible roles as Program Administrator, Regional Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, at various nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Lewis holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Community Health Education and she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Community Psychology from National Louis University, Chicago, Ill., in 2011. She was the two-time recipient of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Academic Scholarship.
Dr. Lewis is currently a member of the Illinois Public Health Association and serves on the National Board of Directors for We Raise Foundation and is a member of the Trustee Board for the Bensenville Community Public Library.
Dr. Keith Sarpolis has over 37 years of diverse experience focused on substance use disorder and internal medicine. He approaches healthcare through a holistic perspective, believing that treatment of both the physical and psychosocial aspects of a patient’s health is critical.
Dr. Sarpolis earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.
Phillip Johnson has been a Clinical Supervisor at Gateway Independence since August, 2017. Phillip currently supervises and manages residential treatment services at Gateway Independence Men’s co-occurring program which is 36 bed residential treatment unit for males struggling with co-occurring disorders and substance abuse. Phillip supervises 13 counselors and two counselor supervisor in their daily activities and responsibilities. Phillip has a wealth of experience and has been in the field of substance abuse/ mental health for 25 years working various modalities of treatment. Phillip received his Bachelor’s degree in applied behavior health science in 2012 and later earned a Master’s degree in psychology 2014 from National Louis. Phillip is currently Pursuing a PhD in counseling psychology from Walden University.
Craig Lamb, CRADC, LCPC, Program Director started working in the addictions field in 1998 as a behavioral tech while obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Florida. Craig later received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. He has spent over twenty years working in varying levels of care helping adult clients with co-occurring disorders. Craig moved to Chicago and joined the Gateway team in 2015
Dr. Katie Thorrud is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in the field for over 20 years in settings that include community mental health, behavioral health, hospitals, schools, private practice, and residential settings. She first joined Gateway Foundation as a trainee in 2010. Over her clinical training years at Gateway, she has been a therapist to clients, a consultant to the interdisciplinary team, and has been actively involved in the externship and internship programs to improve the treatment of co-occurring disorders at Chicago Independence. Since January of 2018, Dr. Thorrud returned to Gateway in the primary role of clinical training and supervision of graduate level students in psychology and social work.
The team at Gateway Chicago Independence consists of compassionate clinical experts ready to guide patients through their recovery journey. All staff is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Sobriety and Seeking Safety, also known as trauma-informed care, making them qualified to treat the most acute cases of substance use disorders.
To celebrate this month, we are giving free, confidential addiction assessments. They only take a few minutes, so call or click below to find out if you, or someone you love needs help now.Take a Self-Evaluation