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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs in River North, Chicago

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.

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415 North Dearborn Street suite 510, Chicago, IL 60654, USA



Mon – Fri: 9AM – 9PM
Saturday: 9:30AM – 12:30PM



Facility Non-Admission


Our Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehab Center Services in Chicago

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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: With our short-term cognitive behavioral therapy, patients learn how to change their thinking, beliefs and values to face challenges, overcome drug or alcohol addiction and prevent relapse. 
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy: Because some behaviors, thoughts and emotions can contribute to addiction, dialectical behavioral therapy works to identify and modify these factors through a personalized treatment plan. 
  • Motivational Interviewing: Motivational Interviewing (MI) helps patients get engaged in their recovery process. By focusing on the positive results of sobriety, patients will be more motivated to make a change in their life. 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) focuses on being mindful and accepting realities. This approach makes it possible for patients to move forward and take action toward recovery.
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Services: For co-occurring disorders, we develop treatment plans that target all issues at the same time.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment: Our drug treatment center offers Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to make the withdrawal transition easier. Before being prescribed any medications, patients receive a medical exam.
  • Mindfulness-Based Sobriety: Unlike other treatments, Mindfulness-Based Sobriety focuses on the present. As part of this evidence-based treatment, patients join addiction treatment programs tailored to their specific needs.
  • Trauma therapy: No matter if a patient is dealing with acute, chronic or complex trauma, they can join a Seeking Safety program. For patients who also require therapy for substance addiction, we offer a Dual Diagnosis Enhanced Treatment.
  • 12-Step Facilitation: Through our Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) model, patients get involved in a fellowship (TSF Manual) designed to reduce subsequent use. 

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.

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Programs at our Illinois Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

At Gateway River North, we specialize in outpatient services and substance abuse treatment in Chicago. The program models we offer at our facility include:

  • Outpatient rehabilitation: Because there is no accommodation involved, outpatient rehabilitation gives patients the flexibility of scheduling treatment whenever works best with their schedules. Therapy services include everything from cognitive behavioral therapy to Motivational Interviewing to addiction recovery support groups.
  • Partial hospitalization: With partial hospitalization, patients receive a full day of individualized therapy, treatment and support and then return to their home each evening. 
  • Intensive outpatient: Through our intensive outpatient program (IOP), patients receive intensive treatments and recovery services without giving up their entire daily routine. 
  • Addiction recovery community: Continuing to be involved with our treatment center encourages lasting recovery. Our addiction recovery alumni regularly meet for gatherings, community events and speaker jams.

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.

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Enjoy Sober Activities Near Our Chicago Treatment Facility 

From engaging educational opportunities to live entertainment, you’ll find an array of sober activities throughout Chicago. The city is home to the Shakespeare Theater, the Lookingglass Theater and the Museum of Contemporary Art. For families with children, you can check out the Chicago Children’s Museum. To see the city from a new perspective, consider taking a water taxi tour.

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Addiction Treatment Staff

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 312.663.8853 to talk with a team member right now.

Dr. Ciuinal Lewis

Sr. Executive Director

Keith Sarpolis, MD

Medical Director

Aida Jusufovic

Program Manager
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Comprehensive Recovery at Our Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

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.

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Types of Addiction Treated at Our Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

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 addiction treatment in Chicago for you in the Gateway network of locations.

Let Our River North Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center Help

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 with our rehabs in the Chicago, Illinois area. For more information, contact a team member or call us at 312-663-8853.

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