heroin As consumption of heroin continues to escalate, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is examining the issue and the devastating consequences of abuse.

Consider these concerning heroin abuse trends:

  • Heroin production and availability has grown significantly in the past decade. Reports from the National Drug Intelligence Center highlight the larger yields in Mexico, which has resulted in purer, less expensive and more abundant heroin in U.S. markets.
  • According to Illinois Consortium of Drug Policy at Roosevelt University, in the past 5 years heroin use has increased 75%.
  • The Illinois State Crime Commission says heroin use is an epidemic.

As a result, Gateway Foundation has responded by ensuring the highest quality treatment for heroin addiction to support lasting recovery, including:

  • Providing integrated treatment using medication to address opiate withdrawal symptoms and relapse in addition to counseling and therapy.
  • On-site administration of opiate overdose antagonist, naloxone.

To provide these standards in care, Gateway Foundation has expanded its multidisciplinary clinical team, adding medical doctors and industry experts to ensure individuals experience personalized care underscored with clinical expertise and evidence-based practices.

You, too, can help Gateway Foundation address this public health concern. For more educational resources about heroin abuse, visit RecoverGateway.org/heroin.

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers
Every year Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment helps thousands of adults and teens get their life back on track and gives renewed hope to those who care about them. With 50 years of treatment experience, our specialists take the time to understand of the specific needs of each individual. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history. As the largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has 11 treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs are not one-size fits all, but unique treatment plans that give an individual the highest chance for a successful outcome. With insurance acceptance and a track record of success, Gateway Treatment Centers help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment each year, and find the hope they need to live again.

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