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You can find the Gateway Chicago River North location less than a 20-minute walk from Union Station. Our outpatient center in Chicago’s River North neighborhood supports patients in recovery as they attend work or school. We offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments to accommodate your schedule. At Gateway Chicago River North, we give Illinois patients like you the resources they need to recover from addiction.
Our Chicago North River outpatient programs include a wide range of services that treat the mind and body. We combine evidence-based approaches to drug rehabilitation with holistic wellness practices to help you progress through recovery. As one of our patients, you will go to multiple therapy sessions every week. These sessions may incorporate treatments such as:
We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that includes services that fit your needs. As you go through recovery, we will adapt your care strategy to change with you.
At Gateway Chicago River North, we specialize in outpatient services. The program models we offer at our facility include:
If you need a more extensive drug treatment program, we also provide inpatient and residential options at some of our other Chicago, Illinois locations. We welcome you to contact us or visit us for an intake so we can help you find the path that’s right for you.
Every Gateway location approaches addiction as a treatable disease. With the right care, a patient can live a healthier and more fulfilling life. We consider a modernized, holistic treatment approach the most effective option. Our services aim to heal the body, mind and soul. Your care team will work toward empowering you to live a life free from addiction.
As a disease, addiction requires expert medical care. We ensure that medical professionals supervise every case to give you the highest chance of success. Our team has experience working with many types of addiction cases, including those that involve trauma. They will combine evidence-based practices with alternative approaches to offer personalized services.
Outpatient programs like Gateway Chicago River North treat addictions to substances like:
You can reach out to us if you think you or a loved one has an addiction of any type, including one not mentioned here. We can find the right solution for you in the Gateway network of locations.
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When you become our patient at Gateway Chicago River North, you get a partner in recovery for life. We have more than 50 years of experience changing lives in the Chicago, Illinois area. For more information, contact a team member or call us at 312-464-9451.
Sally Thoren first joined Gateway in 1982 as a college intern and became a full-time employee upon graduating. Sally has served in many roles at Gateway during her career: counselor, admissions staff, assistant program director, program director, regional director and now serves as the executive director for Gateway’s services in Chicago. She also manages Gateway’s relationships with many institutional funders.
Over the course of her 35-year career, Sally has seen substance use treatment evolve from a fragmented, hierarchical “behavior modification” approach to a person-centered, trauma-informed, medication-assisted, multidisciplinary approach. She has championed the work in the field, earning the Vince Bakeman Memorial Advocacy award in 2010.
Sally earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton College and also studied law at DePaul University.
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.
The addiction treatment staff at Gateway’s Chicago River North Outpatient includes counselors and psychiatrists with years of experience working with adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders. They are trained in and incorporate evidenced-based practices, such as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Sobriety, Disease Education and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
The team provides multiple psychotherapeutic and psycho-education groups each day and hosts monthly alumni events and family support days. Taking a holistic approach to recovery, patients are supported through a vast network of outside support services, such as outside individual therapy, psychiatry and support groups such as 12 Step, SMART Recovery, and Refuge Recovery. Call 312.464.9451 to talk with a team member right now.