New Director to Lead Expansion of Addiction Rehab Centers

To drive the continued development of new outpatient substance abuse treatment centers throughout Illinois, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is pleased to announce the appointment of William Stoner MSW as its Executive Director of Outpatient Services.

“Currently, Gateway Foundation serves more than 10,000 people each year at nine outpatient substance abuse treatment centers located throughout Illinois. In order to meet the future demand for outpatient treatment services, we anticipate doubling our capacity and admissions over the next 5 years, and Mr. Stoner is the right person to ensure we are successful in doing so,” explains Michael Darcy, President & CEO, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment.

With more than 15 years of management and organizational development experience, Mr. Stoner comes to Gateway Foundation from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare–All Saints in Racine, WI, where he served as Director, Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Services. As Executive Director, he is focused on ensuring that quality treatment for alcohol dependency and drug addiction is available throughout Gateway Foundation’s outpatient treatment network. He also plays a pivotal role in rolling out new outpatient treatment centers throughout Illinois.

“In my time thus far with Gateway Foundation, the level of commitment to its mission of providing accessible, quality treatment is very apparent to me. I look forward to working with this talented team to carry on their proud heritage of helping others in need and changing lives,” says Mr. Stoner.

Mr. Stoner is an alumnus of University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. As an undergraduate, he earned a BA in Psychology and minored in Business Administration; and continued at the university to earn his Master’s degree in Social Work. Mr. Stoner is a licensed substance abuse, social worker and independent clinical supervisor.

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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