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Substance Abuse and Drug Treatment Programs for Addiction in Illinois

Substance Abuse and Drug Treatment Programs for Addiction in Illinois

Addiction treatment programs in Chicago and Illinois can help you recover and heal from substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Gateway Foundation offers comprehensive addiction treatment services tailored to your personal needs and unique experiences. We’ll be with you every step of the way during your recovery and teach you vital skills that will help you get your life back on track.

Our personalized addiction rehabilitation treatment programs provide several benefits, and we offer many levels of care, programs and services. No matter what you’re looking for, Gateway Foundation is here to help you on the road to recovery. Learn more about our treatment programs below.

The Benefits of Personalized Addiction Treatment Programs

Addiction recovery treatment programs are rarely a one-size-fits-all situation. Individuals will need a personalized program tailored to their circumstances to get the most out of their treatment. There are many benefits to a customized program, such as:

  • Meets specific needs: Your identity and situation call for a unique treatment plan. Your situation will require a different approach to get the most out of your treatment plan and ensure a successful recovery. For example, young adults are often more susceptible to peer pressure than other age groups and will need treatment or therapies dedicated to combating this. 
  • Manages co-occurring disorders: In many cases, a substance use disorder occurs in tandem with mental health or physical conditions, as many people turn to substances to cope. Rather than just treating the addiction, a personalized treatment program will acknowledge and treat co-occurring disorders to get to the root of the problem. 
  • Helps avoid relapse: A personalized treatment plan will help identify specific triggers that may cause a future relapse. It will also help you develop healthy coping habits and behaviors to deal with future stressors without turning to a substance. 
  • Builds a support network: While you’re recovering, it’s essential to have a support network. During a personalized treatment plan, your support network will be the professional staff at your treatment facility. Your treatment plan will also help you develop a support network outside the treatment facility that you can rely on even once your program has ended. The goal is to overcome the isolation that people can feel due to an addiction. 
  • Allows for multiple treatment options: There are numerous addiction recovery treatment programs, and each works in different ways. A personalized program will treat you based on your individual needs and specific circumstances. You have the best chance of a successful recovery when your program is tailored to you.

The Benefits of Personalized Addiction Treatment Programs

Gateway Foundation offers personalized addiction treatment that provides you with all the benefits, levels of care and treatment options suited to your specific needs. We offer dual diagnosis treatment that helps treat co-occurring disorders that contribute to substance use. 

We also offer 24/7 support while you’re in our care and teach you how to create a personal support network. Our treatment programs and therapies focus on teaching healthy coping mechanisms and habits so you can approach life with a newfound perspective. 

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Levels of Care We Offer

At Gateway Foundation, we offer multiple levels of care that are suited to your specific needs. The care you need will depend on your situation and where you currently are in the recovery process. 

Withdrawal Management

Our withdrawal management program will help you detox from one or multiple substances in a safe environment. The thought of experiencing intense withdrawal symptoms causes a lot of fear in those who require this level of care, but it’s an important first step toward recovery. Withdrawal management is not always necessary for everyone, depending on their substance use disorder and how long they use the substance. 

Throughout the entire process, you’ll be supervised by a knowledgeable staff and have access to 24-hour medical care. These professionals help ensure you feel safe and taken care of during the detox process. Medication is also available for those who need it to feel safe and comfortable. After the first few days, the physical symptoms will start to fade, and you’ll be able to transition to another treatment program.

Withdrawal Management

Residential Inpatient Treatment

Many people choose a residential inpatient treatment program to help them recover from addiction. For some people, this is the next step after withdrawal management. This program provides you with accommodation during your treatment process, so you have 24/7 access to medical professionals and support staff. Since withdrawal symptoms may last beyond the withdrawal management program, it’s good to have access to a support network when needed.

With constant supervision and a substance-free environment, the temptation to relapse can be drastically reduced. During your stay, your body will clean itself of the substance. As this happens and afterward, you’ll have access to everything you need in one convenient location. While you’re in the program, you’re given education on substance use disorders and how recovery is possible for everyone. 

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

While a residential inpatient treatment program provides accommodation to clients during their treatment, a PHP offers a full day of support before allowing you to return home for the night. This level of care is suitable for clients who have a significantly reduced chance of relapse and minor withdrawal symptoms remaining. 

PHP is suitable for individuals with a strong support network and a safe environment to return to after a day of treatment. It is also a transitional step between 24/7 residential care and independent living. After PHP, you can transition to another type of treatment program to help ensure the success of your recovery. 

With PHP, you’ll still have access to daily support, an established routine and multiple types of therapy or treatment. The consistent schedule and access to frequent care can help you reduce stress during your recovery.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Outpatient Substance Use Treatment

Outpatient substance use treatment programs are for individuals seeking treatment but want to maintain their independent lives at the same time. This level of care is also ideal for people with outside responsibilities, such as parents or college students. Outpatient programs appeal to people from all walks of life due to their flexibility and quality support. 

Even though you aren’t residing in the treatment facility and don’t visit the treatment center every day, you still have access to support at all times. Our outpatient treatment programs also teach you how to create a support network in your life that will last beyond your treatment with us. A support network of friends and family can hold you accountable after your treatment has ended so you can prevent a relapse. 

At Gateway Foundation, you have access to two types of outpatient treatment programs:

1. Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment

Alcohol substance use disorder is one of the most common addictions in the United States. That’s why we offer an outpatient alcoholism treatment program. You’ll have constant access to a professional support network, which can increase your chances of success. 

Since it’s an outpatient program, you’ll be able to maintain your privacy. You don’t have to explain to coworkers or friends where you are going if you’d prefer to keep your recovery private. An outpatient program may be a more affordable option for you, as well. Our outpatient alcoholism treatment program still has multiple treatment options and therapies available, and we’ll teach you how to cope with daily stresses in healthy ways. 

Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment

2. Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program works similarly to PHP but allows you to make time for your daily life. It’s a great alternative to a residential program, too. There are a few sessions per week where you’ll talk with professionals about your recovery. These sessions usually occur in the afternoon or on weekends to be flexible with your current schedule. Virtual sessions are available for Chicago and Illinois residents. 

Some people use our intensive outpatient program to transition between full-time support and complete independence. You still have access to various treatment options, peer support and medical counseling but without having to stay at the center for an extended period or overnight. Intensive outpatient programs are excellent for clients looking to get back to individual living while working to avoid relapse.

Sober Living Homes

Once treatment is over, you may not want to transition to living in your own home just yet since it’s likely that your substance use disorder developed in that environment. There may also be someone else at home who uses a substance. Sober living homes offer an alternative where you live in a substance-free environment. These homes provide structure to individuals to help them adjust to a sober and independent lifestyle. 

Living in these communities allows you to have privacy while maintaining a support network. The others in a sober living home can be additional support since they can bond over shared experiences and a dedication to recovery. You’re also protected from outside influences or pressures that may trigger a relapse. Before you live fully on your own, a sober living home can give you support and reduce overall stress so you can work to ensure your recovery is a success.

Sober Living Homes

Our Treatment Programs

All of our programs at Gateway Foundation are specially curated for each individual to help increase the chance of a successful recovery. These programs are founded on evidence-based rehabilitation treatment proven to see results. Each program is tailored to the needs of the individual based on their unique identity and struggles. Learn more about our different types of addiction treatment programs below.

Women’s Rehabilitation Programs

There are some situations in which women react differently to treatments and programs to address substance misuse. As a result, some treatments don’t work as well for women as men. That’s why we’ve created our women’s rehabilitation program, designed to treat women with substance use disorders and mental health conditions. 

Our program hones in on unity between women and helps them build connections. These connections provide vital support during the recovery period that they can rely on through each step of the process. Every woman will also have 24/7 support and various treatment options crafted to suit their needs. Our professional staff work with evidence-based treatment methods to ensure a successful recovery.

Men’s Rehabilitation Programs

Like women, men have a unique experience with substance misuse, and treatment should be crafted to their needs. Our men’s rehabilitation program treats disorders at the source using an evidence-based approach for the best chance at an effective recovery. We help men reclaim control over their lives and treat their addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders to provide them with the tools they need to return to sober living.

We create a culture of support between our staff and clients within our program to build a network of individuals dedicated to recovery. We have multiple treatment and therapy options available, no matter what stage of the recovery process you’re in. Treatment will vary based on individual needs and experiences. Our support staff is available 24/7, so you always have someone available when you need them.

Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction is when someone is compulsively spending money on games, bets or wagers in hopes of seeing a greater payout. Many people are familiar with gamblers in casinos, but the gambling scene has evolved over the years, and with access to online platforms, you can gamble from anywhere in the world. 

Gambling addictions are caused by several biological, genetic and environmental factors and have lasting effects on the person involved. At Gateway Foundation, we offer multiple treatment options for gambling addiction to help you restructure and gain control over your life. Our evidence-based approach gives you the best chance at a successful recovery. We provide you with a support network of our knowledgeable staff and teach you how to create a support network of your own in your personal life.

We also treat you for any existing mental health disorder during your treatment for gambling addiction. Often, these coincide, and some people even develop a gambling addiction to cope with their mental health symptoms. By addressing your mental health conditions and learning healthy coping mechanisms, you’re given the best chance to attain recovery.


DUI Programs and Classes

In the United States, it’s illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence. Doing so results in a DUI charge when pulled over by police, and DUI classes are usually required as part of the sentence. 

Gateway Foundation offers DUI classes to help educate clients on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Our program usually includes short movies, guest speakers and brief exams that help clients understand why drinking or using substances and driving is so dangerous. Our DUI program also helps treat any existing substance use disorder that may have resulted in the DUI charge itself.

We used evidence-based therapies to inspire healthy behaviors and form healthy habits. Our goal is to help individuals recover from a substance use disorder and to allow them to start fresh.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

When you’ve decided to take the leap and start treatment for a substance use disorder, you may experience intense physical, mental and emotional withdrawals, depending on your experience and the specific substance. People with severe withdrawal symptoms can be eligible for our medication-assisted treatment or MAT program. These medications help clients feel more comfortable and safe as they work toward recovery. 

Medication can also be used to treat any physical or mental conditions that occurred due to substance misuse or that are contributing to the use in the first place. Regardless of why MAT is used, medication is prescribed only after a complete medical evaluation to ensure the client is being treated appropriately and prevent developing a secondary addiction. 

MAT is often used in tandem with other treatment methods at various stages in the recovery process. We offer 24/7 support from medical staff and constant supervision during the withdrawal process to help ensure your safety. 

Addiction Therapy Services

Our addiction therapy services include customized care suited to our client’s individual needs. We focus on where you are in your recovery process and create a treatment plan to help you recover successfully. All of our treatment options are backed by science and proven effective. 

When you work with us, we offer constant and consistent support you can rely on during your time with us. We also help you develop the skills to build a support network in your personal life so you always have someone to turn to and people to hold you accountable. We teach you healthy coping mechanisms and life habits to help break the substance misuse cycle. This includes treating any mental health conditions, as well.

We have multiple treatment options and therapies available to help you get to the root of your substance use disorder so you can reclaim your life and return to independent living. The right treatment for you will depend upon your circumstance and specific needs.

Professional’s Program

Some professional settings increase the likelihood of a substance use disorder developing. There may exist a culture where substance use is normalized or even encouraged. A job or career may be causing additional stressors that lead to using substances as a coping mechanism. Our program for busy professionals aims to address these professional situations and more to help you build healthy coping mechanisms and recover.

Family Support and Programming

Family can be one of the most important parts of your recovery. They have likely seen the effects of your substance use disorder and want to help but feel powerless to do so. We offer family support and programming to help your family members understand how they can be valuable members of your support network. During the program, you’ll build bonds with your family members, learn healthy behaviors and find a place to voice your thoughts and feelings.

Family members can also help hold you accountable during your recovery and long afterward. Family therapy can help reduce negative behaviors and substance use. Multiple family treatment programs and therapies are available through our facility. 

LGBTQ+ Program

The LGBTQ+ community has unique experiences that contribute to a higher chance of developing a substance use disorder. As a result, we’ve created a specialized LGBTQ+ treatment program dedicated to making individuals feel safe and seen. 

We’ve curated a unique treatment program that addresses mental health conditions and experiences that are specific to members of the LGBTQ+ community. We take care to make sure each client feels safe in their environment and that our staff is supportive of their needs. 

Gateway was one of the best decisions of my life they truly saved me from the road I was headed down! I would love to thank the staff and of course my amazing counselor Adrain really helped me refocus my life on the right path without gateway I wouldn’t have made it thank you and I love this place I always come back to alumni meeting and events.

My family member just competed her 28 day stay she had a great experience the staff is wonderful and treated her with respect and went above and beyond to help her. Gateway saved my family members life. It was not easy finding a nice inpatient rehab and gateway made the whole process very smooth we are so thankful we found this facility. Thank you gateway.

Spent some time here and got some great tools to help me in my recovery. My counselors in the women’s unit were great and supportive. Love the monthly alumni meetings after treatment, great way to stay connected.

A little over 7 years ago I decided to seek treatment for alcohol and drug addiction and chose this facility as a place to try and arrest my disease and I have been clean and sober ever since. After 30 days inpatient treatment and 9 months outpatient I was able to achieve that goal. I recommend this facility to anyone who truly wants freedom from active addiction.

This place honestly saved my life. I was so bad my counselor said in the 2 years she was working there my case was the most unique she’s ever had, and now I’m almost 15 months clean!

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Gateway was one of the best decisions of my life they truly saved me from the road I was headed down! I would love to thank the staff and of course my amazing counselor Adrain really helped me refocus my life on the right path without gateway I wouldn’t have made it thank you and I love this place I always come back to alumni meeting and events.

My family member just competed her 28 day stay she had a great experience the staff is wonderful and treated her with respect and went above and beyond to help her. Gateway saved my family members life. It was not easy finding a nice inpatient rehab and gateway made the whole process very smooth we are so thankful we found this facility. Thank you gateway.

Spent some time here and got some great tools to help me in my recovery. My counselors in the women’s unit were great and supportive. Love the monthly alumni meetings after treatment, great way to stay connected.

A little over 7 years ago I decided to seek treatment for alcohol and drug addiction and chose this facility as a place to try and arrest my disease and I have been clean and sober ever since. After 30 days inpatient treatment and 9 months outpatient I was able to achieve that goal. I recommend this facility to anyone who truly wants freedom from active addiction.

This place honestly saved my life. I was so bad my counselor said in the 2 years she was working there my case was the most unique she’s ever had, and now I’m almost 15 months clean!

Our Clinical Services

We use evidence-based practices and programs to bring you quality and effective treatments proved to treat addiction. We address addictions at the root so the chances of relapse are significantly reduced. We even offer clinical services after your treatment with us officially ends, so you always have constant support. Find out more about our comprehensive clinical services and programs below.

Trauma Therapy Program

At Gateway Foundation, our trauma therapy program acknowledges how trauma and substance use can go hand in hand. People who struggle with physical or psychological trauma, such as PTSD, often turn to substances to cope with the stress or triggers for their traumatic experiences. Victims of domestic violence or childhood abuse turn to substances for similar reasons.

Our trauma therapy program focuses on providing a safe and secure environment separate from triggering situations so you can focus on recovering from your addiction. While we treat your addiction, we also treat you for your trauma so you can start the healing process and develop healthy coping mechanisms to turn to rather than substances. Trauma therapy can be done simultaneously with other therapies or treatments, such as MAT.

Trauma Therapy Program

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

Our dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program evolved from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This program teaches you how to develop skills that help you manage emotions altering your behavior. The goal is to shift your thoughts to a positive mind space to inspire positive actions. This is done by working toward mindfulness, which focuses on remaining in the moment.

With a DBT program, you’ll learn to handle extreme emotions and physical pain. During these situations, you’ll be able to use healthy coping mechanisms you’ve learned to help you cope with these situations. You’ll also gain the skill to accept opposite ideas or perspectives to your own. DBT’s main goal is to encourage you to change what you can control and accept what you can’t.

Mindfulness-Based Sobriety

Being mindful is the act of staying in the moment. You’re focusing on the present rather than the past mistakes or the worries about the future. Mindfulness-based sobriety starts with acceptance. You learn how to accept the moment or situation you’re currently in and make positive plans for the future. Mindfulness sobriety is ideal for clients who turn to substances in stressful situations since it reframes the way you approach these instances.

Our mindfulness-based sobriety program helps reduce stress and prevent relapse by providing tools to help you identify triggers. We teach you how to cope with these triggers as they appear in daily life. This treatment method is often used at the same time as other treatments, but it is possible to use it on its own. 

Mindfulness-Based Sobriety

12-Step Facilitation

When you finish treatment at rehabilitation center, you’ll often enter a 12-step curriculum focused on reducing the chance of relapse after treatment. Gateway Foundation encourages all clients to take part in 12-step meetings. We help make this process easier by offering 12-step facilitation. You’ll work with a counselor who provides you with education on effectively implementing the 12-step groups into your recovery. 

You’ll also be supplied with support during your involvement in the 12-step program. The goal is to reduce the stress associated with participation in these programs and provide a place to discuss these meetings with a counselor one-on-one. You can voice any questions or concerns with your counselor about these programs and seek out any support, should you need it.

12-Step Support

Our 12-step support program is a network of support groups that help you adjust back to independent life. You can discuss your experiences and struggles with addiction in a safe environment with people who have gone through similar experiences as you. The group exists so you can ask questions, air your concerns and receive advice. These meetings are conducted at the treatment center or within the specific community itself.

You can build relationships with the people in the support group, and since they understand what you’re going through, they can be an excellent addition to your support network. These individuals can hold you accountable for your sobriety and be there for you when you’re struggling. 

Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention

Preventing a relapse from occurring reduces the likelihood of an addiction coming back once treatment has been completed. At Gateway Foundation, we help you identify potential triggers resulting in relapse and teach you skills to handle these situations. Whether you’re living in a stressful situation, experiencing a particular environment or handling various physical and mental factors, we provide you with the tools to stay sober and healthy.

The coping mechanisms we teach help you positively alter your perspective about your situations or events and find alternatives to substances in these situations, such as yoga, meditation or hiking. The focus is building healthy behaviors that you can turn to when life gets tough rather than relapsing into old behaviors.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT alters the way you think to reframe negative thoughts in a positive light. Our CBT program changes your thinking pattern and teaches you coping mechanisms to help you face life challenges and stresses. We encourage using proactive solutions and problem-solving skills to negate negative feelings and turn them into something more positive.

You’ll learn how to manage stress without using substances with a combination of individual and group therapy. During these sessions, you’ll be asked to focus on the present and what’s affecting you in the current moment rather than concerns about the past or future. CBT is often used alongside other types of therapy for the best chance at a successful recovery.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy is an effective treatment that focuses on accepting where you currently are and making goals for the future. Once you choose what direction you want to go in with your future goals, you commit to these goals and take action to change your behavior and feelings. 

With this form of therapy, it’s all about accepting the substance use that occurred, where you currently are recovering and what you are feeling in the moment. This will help you stay in the moment and focus on committing to the future. Acceptance and commitment therapy is especially effective for those undergoing mindfulness-based sobriety treatment. The acceptance techniques help develop mindfulness that encourages recovery.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing focuses on encouraging recovery among those who aren’t 100% dedicated to their treatment. They may have some hesitations or reasons they don’t want to recover, such as a desire to continue substance misuse, but motivation interviewing addresses these ideas and tries to reframe how these clients think.

This type of treatment gets very specific, requiring the client to get as involved as possible in their own recovery. They’re asked to focus on their future goals and how substance use is currently negatively impacting their lives. They’ll be asked to look at their career, family, health and other factors and discuss how addiction treatment can make these parts of their life better.

Motivational interviewing helps reluctant clients find positive reasons to be sober. These reasons will be different for each person, and during the treatment process, you’ll discuss how you can implement these changes.

Coping Skills Therapy

When some people turn to substances, it’s because they haven’t been taught healthy coping mechanisms to handle stressful situations or uncomfortable feelings. At Gateway Foundation, we offer coping skills therapy services to teach you new skills and behaviors that can help prevent a relapse. One way of doing this is by staying away from high-risk situations where substances may be present and use is encouraged.

Some other skills we teach are how to be patient in stressful situations and relaxation techniques you can use in situations that might be triggering. Building healthy habits is another skill we teach, such as eating a regular healthy diet and getting enough sleep. Coping skills therapy will also teach you how to be more honest with your support network so you can maintain accountability.

Group and Individual Therapy

Group therapy brings individuals together who share similar experiences related to addiction and mental health conditions. Gateway Foundation doesn’t require sharing in group therapy, but it is encouraged to experience the full benefits. When you engage in group therapy, you’re building a bond between yourself and the other members. You can create a support network full of people who understand what you’re going through and who can help hold you accountable.

Group therapy is also an excellent place to share your thoughts, feelings and struggles and ask questions without having to worry about judgment. You’ll find a unique value in sharing your thoughts and feelings with people who can understand what you’re going through on a deeper level.

Individual therapy allows you to discuss similar concerns with a counselor one-on-one. You may feel more comfortable sharing more private information in this setting. You can also speak with a counselor about your concerns with group therapy. They can help you adjust to the new environment and encourage you to slowly open up to get the full breadth of benefits from connecting with people similar to you.

Group and Individual Therapy

Recreational Activities

Recreational activities at Gateway Foundation are used for therapeutic purposes and to heal the body, mind and soul. These activities promote your physical well-being and promote a healthy mindset and outlook on life. We use these activities to show you that there are other ways to have fun and enjoy life without using substances while also providing you an outlet as you recover. Our goal is to inspire clients to become passionate about sober activities, such as yoga, art, music, hiking and nature walks.

Virtual Services

Gateway Foundation offers virtual services for the convenience of our clients. We work with you to achieve your goals and offer the same level of service online as we do in person. We provide virtual outpatient care, treatment for co-occurring disorders and prescription medications available through online medical evaluations. We also have various webinar series available online to help educate people on addiction recovery and healthy habit formation.

Virtual Services

Virtual Outpatient Services

Our virtual outpatient services work the same way our in-person outpatient services do, with the only difference being the online forum we use to connect with you. We offer convenient care that is flexible to your schedule. Virtual care is ideal for busy professionals or those who have difficulties leaving home. 

During your treatment, we help you understand and address the underlying cause of the addiction. We teach you appropriate coping mechanisms and how you can build a healthy lifestyle. You can be a part of both virtual group and individual therapy, and even through a webcam, we will be with you every step of the way.

Find Relief With Gateway Foundation

Addiction affects many people in America, and while recovery can seem like a daunting process, Gateway Foundation is here to help. From the beginning of your journey, we’ll guide you through each step and curate a treatment program specific to your needs. 

We offer various care options at different levels based on your substance use disorder and the intensity of your withdrawal symptoms. We use evidence-based treatment to transition you from one step in your recovery to the next until you’re back to living independently. Our various services and programs are there to accommodate every need, whether you’re looking for an intensive recovery plan or something with more of a balance between your recovery and personal life.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, it may be time to reach out for help. Contact Gateway Foundation today to take back control of your life with our addiction treatment programs near you. 

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