Gateway Provides Alcohol Awareness Month Essentials; Welcomes Partners to Join Effort and Make a Difference

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment wants your help in raising awareness about the most commonly abused drug in the U.S.—alcohol—as we recognize Alcohol Awareness Month in April.

Why is it important to join the effort? Most people can have a couple drinks and be fine; but for a small percentage of people, drinking alcoholic beverages creates a strong craving for more. Since alcohol dependence develops gradually over time, individuals who abuse alcohol are often unaware or in denial that a drinking problem exists. As the denial continues, one’s health, family life and opportunities may deteriorate.

The clinical team at Gateway sees the harsh realities of alcohol abuse all too often. In fact, alcohol is the number one drug of choice among individuals treated for substance abuse at Gateway.

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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