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Chicago, IL, Treatment for Heroin and Opiate Addiction

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Heroin Drug Addiction Rehab Center Illinois

An addiction to opiates, such as heroin, can become dangerous quickly. Almost 80% of 2018 drug overdose deaths in Illinois involved opioids such as heroin. If you have an opioid use disorder, an addiction treatment center can help you begin recovery. We offer evidence-based, in-network services that give you resources to take your life back.

Our Chicago River North heroin and opiate addiction rehab center in Chicago, IL, provides outpatient services that let you attend work or school while you recover. We can help you start the journey to a drug-free life.

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What are Opioids and Heroin?

Heroin and similar drugs fall under the category of opioids, substances that attach to the opioid receptors in your brain. Someone with an opioid addiction may use illicit opioids such as heroin or prescription opiates, such as codeine. Other types of opioids include:

  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Meperidine
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Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opioid addiction has physical and psychological signs that you might notice in yourself or someone else. Someone with an opioid addiction might show symptoms such as:

  • Uncontrollable urges to use opioids.
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, insomnia and runny nose.
  • Sudden behavioral changes, such as aggression or taking more risks than before.
  • Large amounts of time and money dedicated to getting and using opiates.
  • Fatigue and sleeping more than usual.
  • Low motivation and abandonment of responsibilities.
  • Withdrawal from family, friends and favorite activities.
  • Flu-like symptoms and watery eyes.
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Services Available at Gateway Chicago River North

We offer a full continuum of treatment options for heroin and opioid addiction in Chicago, IL. Choose from one of these treatment program models:

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How We Approach Treatment for Opiate Addiction

At Gateway, we consider addiction a chronic disease that you can manage with evidence-based treatments. We address the multifaceted effects of opioid use disorder through three types of services:

  • Medical: Many of our opioid addiction patients receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
  • Behavioral: Treatments such as behavioral therapy help patients develop recovery skills to retrain their thought patterns and actions.
  • Community: We foster a sense of community in our patients with services such as group therapy and alumni programs.
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Get Rehab Treatment for Heroin and Opiate Addiction in Chicago, IL

If you are looking for the best herion and opiate drug rehab treatment in Illinois, Gateway is for you! Let’s work together to reclaim your life from opioids. Learn more about our treatments by contacting our team online or calling 312-663-8853.