Gateway Foundation— Chicago Independence

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3828 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60624
8559443846 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: help clients get their life back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness. A life that is productive, socially responsible, and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the U.S. specializing in substance use disorders for men, women, adolescents, and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders. Gateway's professional clinicians support over 6000 people a day to successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan to treat the underlying causes of substance use disorder —not just their addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Gateway Foundation— Chicago Independence Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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This place is trash. Multiple O.D.ed on the premises while I was staying showing you how lackluster their security is.


Did not respond to the treatment


They helped me accomplish my goal comfortably. Offered continued support. Activities and food were not all that great Try to spend most of your time with other patients who were admitted for the same ...


The training of the staff and cleanliness of the place were great. Not a long enough treatment My loved one relapsed due to not being away from drugs long enough.


Gateway is an OK place for the right people.


Gateway is not in tune with the way it was meant to operate 30 years ago or 5 years ago. Will probably never be the same........SAD


Strengths: Understanding, cooperation, and honesty. A little expenses. For the most part they did an above average job.


Strengths: Staff Atmosphere. Weaknesses: Holistic services. I would recommend this facility.


some of the counselors were great and the food was great, but too many rules really and not enough enjoyable activities. Overall it was ok... a lot of tensions and not enough counselors available in a...


An overall good facility.


knowledgeable and compassionate counsellers but not much help in transitioning back into your home life or job. My friend felt very nervous and scared about transitioning back into her job and home li...


Great staff but unable to stay connected with the outside world. Great counseling staff and accomodations.




location financial options were good, but too strict phone policies, need more staff. i found a couple of the counselors very rude, some food beverage restrictions seems exessive, same for the chance ...


The staff was always there if & when we needed a question answered and they gave their 100% interest.


I felt comfortable there and I would highly suggest this plan to anyone else..they made me feel like I wasn't crazy and they were caring and understanding.. the patients too. I loved the grouped. Howe...


The staff at Gateway West taught me how to live a clean and sober life after 39 years of alcoholism/addiction. Their multi-faceted approach encompasses a variety of ways to assist in rehabilitation...


It was an overall good facility.


Very good on helping u be and stay sober. I absolutely loved gateway west in Chicago Illinois. I was in there and didn't want to leave. They helped me work out more than just my addiction and I have...


5 years later and I'm still clean. They didn't pressure... they guided and cared. There were aftercare options as well. However, there were too many patients with the amount of staff.


Overall a really positive experience. The nurses were very attentive.


The staff were friendly, peaceful and motivating. The food, cost and activities could have been improved.


Strong and friendly staff but the facility can be boring and at a slow pace.


Would recommend this place.


Gateway is a wonderful place to work, it does not just care about how many beds are filled as many residential tx centers are these days. been on both sides of the coin, as in recovery and in the prof...


It was great! They were real about the difference outcomes if treatment wasn't obeyed. Put it in nut shell , they gave me the tools to work with so I can stay sober.

Areas of Focus
Intensive Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment

In an Intensive Outpatient treatment program, individuals participate in group and family counseling sessions several times per week, as well as one-on-one counseling sessions with their primary counselor. Treatment is usually four sessions per week that are three hours each, based on an individual's needs.

Dual Diagnosis Program

Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose because of the complexity of symptoms. There are many possible combinations of dual diagnoses, which means there are many possible symptoms. Today, addiction and psychiatric health are viewed more as part of a continuum, and clinicians are specially trained to deal with patients who have a co-occurring disorder. We are certified as one of the only dual diagnosis rehab centers in the Midwest.

Key Staff Members
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    Dr. Thomas Britton - President & CEO

    Dr. Thomas Britton began his career in behavioral health as a counselor where he developed a passion for effectively treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. For more than twenty years, Dr. Britton has been dedicated to helping others through various roles as a therapist, crisis worker, educator, clinical supervisor, executive director and most recently president for a division of Acadia Health Care. Dr. Britton believes strongly in the power of recovery, so much that in 2006, he founded a North Carolina organization that advocates for treatment for those without resources. His devotion to the field and a commitment to learning led him to earn a Master's Degree in both Addiction and Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Understanding the importance of strong leadership skills, Dr. Britton went on to earn a Doctorate in Public Health, Executive Management from Gillings School of Global Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Britton has aligned his personal mission to help others with his life's work. From his early days as a clinician, to his present leadership role, his focus remains on helping individuals and their families get their lives back on track.

  • Photo of Dr. Roueen Rafeyan
    Dr. Roueen Rafeyan - Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Rafeyan brings over 20 years of specialized experience to Gateway, having served as a medical director for psychiatric and substance use programs at leading Illinois healthcare institutions including Rush, Michael Reese, Resurrection and Presence Behavioral Health. As CMO, Dr. Rafeyan is responsible for continuously advancing Gateway's wide array of services, upholding medical protocols, policies and procedures, as well as working closely with Gateway's team of experienced physicians/clinicians to deliver comprehensive high quality addictions, psychiatric and medical services/treatment as needed for each individual. In addition to Dr. Rafeyan's extensive medical experience, he is also a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is currently on the faculty of Northwestern University and an active member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatry Association, the Illinois Psychiatric Society and the Illinois State Medical Society.