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The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.

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Art & Science Salon Check Presentation

July 28, 2017 Check Presentation


From left to right are:

Don Musil - Haymarket Center, Aesha Muhammad - Haymarket Center, Kelly Menighan with the Art & Science Salon, Jesse Taylor - Haymarket Center, Roger Romanelli with the Randolph Fulton Market Association & Doctor Lustig - Haymarket Center. 

A special thank you to Kelly Menighan, the Art & Science Salon team and Roger Romanelli with the Randolph Fulton Market Association for their considerable donation. This donation will continue the mission of Haymarket Center in aiding people with subtance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. 

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Haymarket Center collaborates with City's ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and improve health.


Investments in overdose antidote reversed approximately 1,500 overdoses last year, $700K investment will provide treatment for 1,000 residents of South and West Sides

CHICAGO—Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced progress and investments in the City’s ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and improve health. Building on the success of investments in opioid overdose reversal, the City is investing $700,000 in opioid addiction treatment for an additional 1,000 residents this year, through partnerships with south and west side community providers and the Cook County Jail.
“The opioid epidemic is destroying families across the United States and Chicago is no exception,” said Mayor Emanuel. “In Chicago we are combatting this epidemic head on, finding new ways to invest in communities, save lives and beat addiction.”
The city's recent $250,000 investment in naloxone, a life-saving medication that stops an opioid overdose, contributed to 1,544 lifesaving reversals in the past year, especially in North Lawndale and greater Englewood. In addition, Chicago Recovery Alliance, which received the funding, has distributed 4,541 naloxone kits using the City’s investment.
“We're investing in treatment that works, especially in medications that help residents regain independence and overcome addiction,” said CDPH Commissioner Julie Morita, MD. We must eradicate the stigma of seeking effective treatment so thousands of Chicago residents can live longer, healthier lives.”
Seven community organizations focused primarily on Chicago’s south and west sides will receive $700,000 through the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) to expand evidence-based opioid addition treatment. Organizations include PCC Wellness, Access Community Health Network, the Women's Treatment Center, Sinai Health System, Esperanza Health Center, Haymarket Center and Lawndale Christian Health Center. In addition, the grant will fund Cook County Jail through the Cook County Health Foundation with Cermak Health Services. For instance, Access Health will serve residents of West Englewood, Back of the Yards and South Chicago, while PCC Wellness Center will serve South Austin and West Garfield Park. Cermak Health will work with residents in Cook County Jail and bond court to provide medication-assisted treatment within the jail system. Funding to additional organizations will expand their capacity to provide medical, clinical and community screening interventions and treatment.
“Our efforts are focused on reaching individuals struggling with substance use disorders in a way that reduces stigma and focuses on life-saving treatment” said Karen A. Reitan, Executive Director of the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC). “It’s about being on the ground supporting the organizations that know the impacted populations.”
The treatment funding will go toward treatment using evidence-based medications such as buprenorphine and methadone—as well as to support services that make treatment more effective, for example counseling, navigation of the health system, and transportation to get patients to appointments.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), in addition to overseeing the treatment investment, is hosting trainings and has created a learning collaborative to help health centers learn best practices in providing effective opioid use disorder treatment.
This work follows recommendations made in October 2016 by the Chicago and Cook County Task Force on Heroin, which Mayor Emanuel took a lead role in convening. Under the Mayor’s leadership, the City has undertaken numerous efforts to fight opioid addiction. In 2014, the City sued five big drug companies for deceptive marketing of prescription opioids and for misleading experts and patients about the risks of OxyContin and other narcotics, helping to fuel the opioid epidemic. In 2016, Mayor Emanuel reached a major agreement with Pfizer to ensure strict standards in its marketing and promotion of opioids. In addition, the Chicago Police Department is conducting a pilot program that diverts low-level drug offenders to treatment in lieu of an arrest and criminal record. The City is also developing a community education effort privately funded at $350,000 by Pfizer, CVS and Walgreens.
Last week, the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the launch of a new Regulated Business License for Pharmaceutical Representatives to support the City’s efforts to stop deceptive marketing and curb addiction to opioids and other prescription drugs. Beginning July 1, any person who markets or promotes pharmaceuticals in Chicago is required to obtain a license, complete mandatory ethics training, receive continuing education and be subject to potential disclosure of their interactions with health care professionals, including gifts.




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Haymarket Center Announces Executive Team Reorganization

July 18, 2017

Dr. Dan Lustig, President/CEO announced today during the company management meeting, the promotions of Mr. Jeff Collard to the position of Vice President of Operations; Ms. Kenyatta Cathey to the position of Vice President of Clinical Services and the hiring of Mr. James Baldwin to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Don Musil continues in the position of Executive Vice President and assumes additional responsibilities for Risk Management, Legal and Client Grievances. 

Please join us in congratulating the new members of the Executive Team!

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Haymarket Center Golf Outing





Haymarket Center hosted the first annual golf outing at The Dunes in New Buffalo, MI.

Thank you to Mike Keiser who generously donated golf for our 'sold out' crowd.

Thank you as well to Board Chair Lee Daniels & lovely wife Pam for hosting dinner at their home.


Thank you everyone who participated, we hope to see you back next year!




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Dr. Lustig Contributes to "Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin"

Haymarket Center President / CEO, Dr. Dan Lustig, one of the experts called upon to contribute to the Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin. The final report was issued in Oct 2016.

In light of the growing heroin epidemic nationwide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin launched the Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin. The task force has aimed to identify reforms that can be undertaken at a local level to improve prevention and response to heroin use and addiction. The task force has examined the issue from several angles: (1) education of community members, (2) education of healthcare professionals, (3) data, (4) treatment, (5) trafficking, and (6) overdose reversal. After months of research and deliberation, the task force proposes recommendations in each area to enhance heroin policies and programs in Chicago and Cook County.

Click on Final Report to read on…


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Office of the Comptroller State of Illinois Press Release

CHICAGO – Comptroller Susana Mendoza visited The Haymarket Center, the largest non-for-profit outpatient addiction treatment center in Chicago. Haymarket serves over 18,000 clients per year.


Like many other social service providers in the state, the budget impasse has made day-to-day operations and budgeting exceedingly difficult for Haymarket, Mendoza said.


“It’s a shame that so many wonderful organizations around our state such as the Haymarket Center continue to struggle as a result of this unprecedented and unnecessary budget crisis. We should be doubling down on programs like those offered here, which treat substance abuse and reintegrate people back into being productive members of our society. It’s not only the morally correct thing to do but also the most fiscally responsible," she said.
President and CEO of the Haymarket Center Dan Lustig and Board Chairman Lee Daniels thanked Comptroller Mendoza for her interest and her office's help paying the state's bills to them through the budget crisis.


“As the opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis in Illinois there should be a bi-partisan effort to create a budget that will allow for access and coordination of care that is currently not happening in this state” Dr. Lustig said.



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CBS Interview, Dr. Lustig Discusses Spike In Fentanyl Deaths

Haymarket Center's President / CEO, Dr. Lustig discusses spike In Fentanyl Deaths In Cook County & Funding Cuts.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County officials were trying to raise awareness about a powerful opioid, much stronger than heroin, that has been responsible for at least 40 fatal overdoses this year in Cook County alone.

Doctors at Stroger Hospital were warning about new synthetic versions of fentanyl, a powerful opioid pain killer that can be purchased legally online. However, it is being mixed in a deadly cocktail with heroin and cocaine, sending drug overdoses skyrocketing.

Fentanyl is commonly used in patch form to treat very sick patients, but synthetic analogues in powder form have been mixed with street drugs to create an extremely powerful and often deadly cocktail.

“Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues are very powerful drugs that are likely to be lethal,” said Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Cook County’s Chief Medical Examiner. “Just one dose can easily stop a person from breathing, causing immediate death.”

In 2015, Cook County had 103 fentanyl-related deaths. In 2016, that number jumped to 562.

Doctors at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said, through April 8, there have been 44 deaths in Cook County attributed to fentanyl.

They said one dose of naloxone usually revives a person who has overdosed on heroin, but it can take as many as four doses to stabilize someone who has ingested fentanyl.

“It is similar to heroin, because it is an opioid. It has the same effects as heroin, but much faster,” Arunkumar said. “It crosses the blood-brain barrier easily. It’s about 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin.”

CBS News Report


Filed Under: Chelsea Irving, Drug Overdose, Fentanyl, heroin, Opioids, Roseanne Tellez


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The Medically Monitored Detoxification Program has 24-Hour coverage.

It is a 16-bed program that promotes safely managed withdrawal and detoxification that is humane and respectful of the client’s dignity.

The Medically Monitored Detoxification Program is located within the licensed health facility of Haymarket Center.

Haymarket Center- Medically Monitored Detoxification Program

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120 N. Sangamon Street

Chicago IL 60607

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Haymarket Center Announces New President / CEO

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 

Contact: Chris Robling

(312) 343-2026



Dr. Dan Lustig becomes President and CEO after 20 years at Haymarket Center

(Chicago, IL) Haymarket Center’s Board of Directors unanimously announced their choice of Dr. Dan

Lustig as the new President and CEO as of Thursday, February 9, 2017. Dr. Lustig has been serving as

the Interim executive since October of 2016. After a ninety-day strategic planning period and review of

all internal operations, Dr. Lustig presented his results and plans for the future of Haymarket.

Haymarket Board Chairman, Hon. Lee Daniels, officially announced the board’s decision to support Dr.

Lustig and his plans, which will lead Haymarket Center and meet the challenges presented by the state’s

financial crisis.

“Dr. Lustig has worked for many years with legislators and policy leaders to insure access to drug and

alcohol treatment. The Board thinks that anticipated changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid

funding make Dan the best choice both to champion Haymarket Center externally and to lead it

internally,” said Lee Daniels, Chairman of Haymarket’s Board and former Speaker and Leader of the

Illinois House of Representatives.

“Dan understands Haymarket’s commitment to the vision of its founder, Father Ignatius McDermott, who

found the least of his brothers and gave them care. His colleagues hold him in high regard. He is a proven

leader clinically, administratively and externally,” Daniels said.

All of us at Haymarket understand our need to adapt to meet today’s challenges. The Board has a greater

understanding of the needs of our clients and their families because of the impact Heroin has had in the

community. Dr. Lustig has been a guest speaker in many communities, addressing and educating policy

leaders, educators, law enforcement and families about the need for and success possible through

treatment. We now have Dr. Lustig spearheading the programs to meet those needs,” Daniels said.

Background on Dr. Dan Lustig

Dr. Dan Lustig, Psy.D., MISA II, CAADC, previously served as Vice President of Clinical Services at

Haymarket Center, Chicago’s largest community-based, not-for-profit provider of comprehensive

substance abuse treatment services.

Dr. Lustig is a graduate of Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology. He has over 20 years’ experience implementing quality substance abuse

programs. In conjunction to his work and studies in addictions, Dr. Lustig completed the

“Professional in Residence Program” at Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage California.

At Haymarket Center, Dr. Lustig has oversight over 48 detoxification beds for adult men and

women, 162 residential treatment beds, 84 specialty recovery home beds, and outpatient services

in three locations on Chicago’s North, West, and South sides. Specialty programming includes

content for pregnant and post-partum women with children, pregnant and postpartum women

under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Jail, women who are victims of human trafficking,

adult men with multiple treatment episodes, methamphetamine addiction, men reentering the

community from Illinois prisons, men on electronic monitoring by the Cook County Sheriff’s

Department, and adult men and women with co-occurring substance use and mental health

disorders. Haymarket provides outpatient treatment for substance use disorders for adults and

adolescents. Dr. Lustig also oversees Haymarket’s Department of Health and Wellness, which

provides health education, HIV counseling and testing, Ryan White program-funded substance

use treatment services, and chronic disease management throughout Haymarket.

Dr. Lustig currently serves as the President, of the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA), which is responsible for certification of

substance abuse counselors in Illinois. He is a member of the Advisory Council to the Illinois

Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. He served on the

Illinois Attorney General’s Task Force on Methamphetamines, and the Executive Committee for

the Governor of Illinois – Ex-offenders Task Force. Currently, Dr. Lustig also is a member of the

SAMHSA Advisory Council for Women’s Services in Maryland.

The mission of Haymarket Center, founded in 1975, is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.

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