Pills left lying around are signs of painkiller addiction

What Are Some Signs of Painkiller Addiction?

It’s a shame painkillers are getting a bad rap due to the current prescription painkiller addiction epidemic. The truth is painkillers provide a very important medical service. Unfortunately, pain relief is pleasantly intoxicating, and opiates are highly addictive. If someone has crossed the line and started self-medicating in violation of their prescription, they might have…

couple holding hands during family addiction counseling

How Family Addiction Counseling Helps People Heal

Dealing with an addiction in your family consumes time, energy, and effort. When you discover that a family member has an addiction, you may experience many strong emotions. Instead of thinking that you must deal with those feelings on your own, turn to Gateway Foundation Chicago Independence. Our family addiction counseling helps families dealing with…

what is evidence-based addiction treatment

What is Evidence Based Addiction Treatment?

For decades, addiction has been wrongfully described as a moral weakness that a person can just stop. However, the truth is that addiction is a disease. Namely, the ASAM defines addiction as a chronic disease affecting the brain’s reward and motivation system. Thus, addiction should receive treatment with evidence based medicine as any other disease.…