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Gateway Foundation — Chicago River North

415 N. Dearborn St., Ste. 510, Chicago, Illinois, 60654
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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.

Facility Highlights

  • Insurance Accepted
  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Group Therapy


  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Thomas Britton
    Dr. Thomas BrittonPresident & 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.
  • Dr. Roueen Rafeyan
    Dr. Roueen RafeyanChief 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.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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Gateway Foundation’s treatment center in Chicago River North offers outpatient substance use treatment for adults. It is one of the foundation’s 17 treatment centers in Illinois, Delaware, and California. It also treats patients with co-occurring mental health disorders.


An outpatient facility, Chicago River North offers individual, group, and family therapies. The center utilizes Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) and also facilitates 12-Step treatment. If needed, staff may refer patients to a residential facility. The center also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapy (MBCT).

According to its site, the center offers flexible scheduling for adults coping with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders primarily through Medication-Assisted Treatment, one of 274 Illinois facilities (40 percent) to offer this form of treatment. Specifically, the center treats with buprenorphine (one of just 449) to offer this form of therapy.

It also has an alumni program for patients who have completed treatment.


Gateway Foundation Chicago River North has a full staff of psychiatric and medical professionals.


The web site does not discuss accommodations, however, photos of the facility show a large commercial brick building surrounded by shops and apartment buildings. Interior photos show an understated reception area and a sparse conference room with abundant seating.


To date, no alums offered reviews to Rehabs.com

On Google, three alums all rated the facility at Chicago River North five stars, but offered no commentary.[1]

A general Facebook page for Gateway Foundation shows 12 reviewers rated it an 8.2 out of 10. [2] Most reviews were positive, with alums praising the staff, amenities, and effectiveness of the program.

One reviewer wrote, “Incredible staff and program.” Another wrote, “This place has helped me in so many ways, it was a life saving experience.”


Chicago River North, as do all Gateway Foundation centers, accepts Medicaid, state-financed health insurance plans, military insurance (TRICARE), and private health insurance.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] FacebookReviews

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