Haymarket Center

Announcements & News

About Us

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

Advocacy Announcements & News Events Video Library

Date Posted:

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


Date Posted:




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

Located at:

120 N. Sangamon Street

Chicago IL 60607

Contact for Employment Opportunities:

 312-446-3616 for Dr. Peppers


Date Posted:

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.

Date Posted:

Haymarket Center Honors 2016 Father Mac Award Recipient President Toni Preckwinkle

Irika Sargent, CBS Chicago Anchor serves as Master of Ceremonies

(Chicago, IL) Haymarket Center bestowed their 2016 Father Mac Award to this year’s honoree, President Toni Preckwinkle for her vision to support treatment and encourage recovery for those most in need. President Preckwinkle has worked with Haymarket Center and others in the treatment community to find solutions to addiction and its impact on the criminal justice system and other networks such as the hospitals, criminal justice system and the courts.

Each year at this lunch, Haymarket honors someone who has gone above and beyond to support Haymarket Center and is a champion for treatment and funding for those who fight this disease. 2016 Honoree, President Toni Preckwinkle, represents those objectives through her commitment to finding alternatives to incarceration when possible and working with leaders in the community to develop solutions and strategies to meeting the needs of those who will benefit.

“Haymarket’s Board unanimously supported President Preckwinkle for this year’s honor. She has been a leader in advocating for treatment and behavioral health funding and strategies that show results” said Dr. Dan Lustig, Interim President and CEO of Haymarket Center.

In addressing the audience, President Preckwinkle mentioned that addiction treatment and behavioral health is not a partisan issue but one that affects everyone, going beyond geography, political affiliation or economic status, “this is an issue that we all need to face together and all understand that finding help for those struggling will not only benefit those in need, but also our community.”

Irika Sargent, Evening Anchor CBS Chicago, served for the second year as the Master of Ceremonies. Ms. Sargent visited Haymarket Center and learned about the over 30 evidence based programs available. Also learning about the struggle with funding and concern over access to care. After learning about the programs, she was able to share those insights with the guests at the lunch.

The 2016 Father Mac Appreciation Award Lunch saw a 60% increase in attendance. Due to the work of the 2016 Co-Chairs, Joseph Stack, Haymarket Board member and nephew of founder Monsignor Ignatius McDermott and Michael Meagher, Executive VP at McHugh Construction, who revealed that Father Mac had married his parents many years ago, increased revenue by 25% from 2015.

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.

If you know someone who needs help or you want to learn more about Haymarket Center visit the website at www.hcenter.org.

Haymarket Center will be promoting Giving Tuesday to be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, if you want to be a part of those receiving information, please send an email to info@hcenter.org to be added to the list.
Date Posted:

Haymarket Loses a Dear Friend

We regret to announce the passing of John M. Butler.  Mr. Butler was born in Brooklyn, New York and received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. John’s University in New York and New York University, respectively.  He had been on the board of Haymarket Center and its predecessor, The McDermott Foundation, since 1990.


The following is an excerpt about Mr. Butler from the book, “Father Mac – The Life and Times of Ignatius D. McDermott, Co-Founder of Chicago’s Famed Haymarket Center” by Thomas F. Roeser:


Working with Monsignor McDermott, Jack Whalen brought in a priceless resource: not just money, but a man with sophisticated experience in finance.  It began when Monsignor McDermott told Mr. Whalen simply, “A man has called who wants to give money.  I’d like you to talk to him.”  This man was John Butler, a recently retired top financial officer with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.  Whalen visited with Butler, who had been donation $2,000 here and $5,000 there.  Butler was looking for a cause to give more money to.  Whalen took him on a tour of the ravaged Haymarket House, pointing out what it could ultimately be.  Butler joined the board and became Chief Financial Officer of McDermott Foundation, volunteering his time and ruling on important financial decisions.


As a member of the board of Haymarket Center, Mr. Butler served as a voluntary Vice President and Chairman of the Finance Committee.  He was instrumental in acquiring land and buildings for Haymarket Center.  One of his accomplishments was to renegotiate the bank loan for Haymarket’s properties.  His efforts saved tens of thousands of dollars in interest payments.  These are but a few of the many contributions that Mr. Butler has been involved in.  We are grateful to his family for allowing him to be an intricate part of the history of Haymarket Center.


Haymarket Center will forever be grateful for all the good work he did for the people we are privileged to serve.  His distinguished service and passion for the mission and vision set forth by our founder Monsignor Ignatius McDermott always will be remembered as an example of a person’s whose commitment serves as an example of an individual who truly wants to do God’s work.

Date Posted:

The Warranty Group Chooses Haymarket Center for their First-Ever Global Service Initiative


Haymarket President and CEO Ray Soucek (3rd from right) with TWG volunteers
Haymarket Center is proud to announce it is the beneficiary of The Warranty Group’s (TWG) first-ever global volunteerism initiative. TWG chose Haymarket’s courtyard beautification as its regional team project for employees to volunteer in support of worthy causes.

“We thank The Warranty Group for selecting Haymarket,” said Haymarket Center’s president and CEO Ray Soucek.

“We appreciate the validation and the opportunity this gave us to tell others what we do and why,” Soucek said.

“When we learned that September is National Recovery Month, we thought of Haymarket,” TWG Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Kevin Diamond said. “Helping this way gave us the chance to learn about the challenges of treatment and recovery.”

Haymarket Center’s courtyard, at 932 West Washington Street, needed rejuvenation as a place of tranquil reflection for the some 16,000 clients treated annually. The project took place on Thursday, September 15.
TWG’s Chicago team power washed, weeded, planted perennials, and mulched the courtyard. They also met the Haymarket Center staff that is so stretched under current budget uncertainty that it has not been able to care for the courtyard properly.

Home Depot donated all the supplies needed for the beautification, including dirt, plants, mulch and all tools.
Date Posted:

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Signs Human Trafficking Measures

(Photo - Jon Seidel/Sun-Times)
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed two bills targeting the savage crime of human trafficking, one creating a statewide task force and one to provide medical assistance to victims.

Haymarket Center has been working to increase awareness of the problem of forced sexual exploitation with a number of presentations and  workshops for several years. Dr. Dan Lustig, Vice President of Clinical Services, has been an outspoken advocate for the need to address this problem and has worked to educate legislators, law enforcement officials and clinicians about the scope and degree of devastation wrought by this particulary ugly crime.

Haymarket Center has had programs to help victims of human trafficking for several years, offering recovery services in both a residential and drop-in basis.

Read more on the Sun-Times website.
Date Posted:

U.S. Surgeon General and Sen. Dick Durbin Bring Turn the Tide campaign to Haymarket

The national Turn the Tide campaign continued with a stop in Chicago Wednesday, August 10. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Vice-President of Clinical Services at Haymarket Center, Dan Lustig, Psy.D., to tour Haymarket Center in Chicago and hear directly from the health care providers who are working daily to combat the opioid epidemic – an epidemic that now kills more Americans than car accidents.


Turn the Tide is a national campaign based on the concept of “prescribers talking to prescribers.” Turn the Tide aims to educate prescribers about the opioid epidemic, mobilize health care professionals to improve prescribing practices, provide the public with information to protect themselves and their families from opioid misuse and overdose, and change the cultural perceptions of addiction, so that it is seen not as a moral failing but a chronic illness that must be treated with skill, urgency and compassion.

ABC 7 video

Turn The Tide website

Date Posted:

Haymarket Center's Fatherhood program is featured on WGN News.

WGN’s Gaynor Hall takes a look at the Fatherhood program this Father’s Day weekend; a program that aims to heal families wounded by addiction.

The Fatherhood program at Haymarket is an off-shoot of a program for Moms. The goal is healing entire families, to break the cycle of addiction.

CARF Accreditation | Mental Health First Aid Certified | HIPAA Privacy Statement | IL, SUPR, National Outcome Measures

| Priority Admission Statement | Locations

Complete a Stakeholders Survey