Did You Know? Insurance Carriers and Medicaid Now Cover Drug Treatment

insurance drug treatmentSince the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) went into effect on Jan. 1 2014, all insurance carriers and Medicaid are required to cover the costs associated with treatment for substance use disorders on their insureds’ behalf. As a result, a significant financial barrier for treatment is now lifted for millions of Americans who deserve the chance to get life back on track.

If you know individuals who have been denied insurance benefits for substance abuse and mental health treatment in the past, please let them know the financial hurdle standing in the way of their recovery is no longer an issue.

Gateway Treatment Centers: More Convenient and Better Than Ever

While your life has experienced positive growth, so has Gateway! It was a very busy 2013, opening two new, state-of-the-art Gateway outpatient treatment centers and completing a major makeover at our Lake Villa residential treatment center.

Gateway Chicago River North: To better serve the needs of the Chicago area, a Gateway center specializing in Adult Outpatient Treatment is now located in Chicago’s River North district near the Merchandise Mart.

Gateway Swansea: In the St. Louis Metro East area, we relocated to Swansea from Belleville, IL. The center provides Outpatient Treatment for adults and adolescents in addition to family counseling and medication assisted treatment as part of an integrated approach to treatment.

Gateway Lake Villa: Last but not least, our Lake Villa residential center underwent major cosmetic renovations to provide a more comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for recovery. The renovated public spaces, corridors and guest rooms feature a soothing, natural palette. Lunge area updates included access to areas dedicated to studying, meditating and DIY laundry.

For more information about the programs offered at Gateway Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers, call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

Carbondale Drug Treatment Center Participates in Oldest Alcohol-Free Festival In Southern Illinois

Congratulations Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Carbondale! Employees at Gateway Foundation Carbondale entered a float in the 2013 Murphysboro Apple Festival Parade. The float won 2nd place in the Clubs & Organizations category.

About the Murphysboro Apple Festival

alcohol free festivalThe Murphysboro Apple Festival is the oldest and largest alcohol free festival in southern Illinois. Over 45,000 people attend the festival each year. During the four days of the Apple Festival there are numerous activities drawing large crowds, such as evening stage shows, carnival/concessions, Queen Contest, Prince and Princess Contest, contests from Apple Pie Eating to marching band competition, car show, Appletime 5K Walk/Run and much more.

In addition, the festival’s Grand Parade is considered by most to be the largest parade in southern Illinois. The parade features an average of about 160 total units, 25 of those marching bands, and a variety of groups and organizations.

Gateway Provides Specialized Substance Abuse Treatment for Young Men

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Gateway Foundation Lake Villa

Through our vast experience, we recognize that young men ages 18-23 need their own specialized approach to assist them with substance abuse treatment and the challenging transition into adulthood. To address their unique circumstances and challenges, our Lake Villa Treatment Center offers a Residential Young Men’s Bridge Program to help young men gain important life skills while simultaneously addressing alcohol or drug abuse.

About the Young Men’s Bridge Program:

  • the use of evidence-based practices and individualized treatment programs, young men acquire vital life skills and coping mechanisms to help them navigate the demands of adulthood.
  • Treatment includes: individual counseling and therapy, family counseling and education, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health issues, motivational enhancement, effective communication, health education, living in balance, maturity development, anger management, addiction education, relapse prevention and discharge planning.
  • For future success, our counselors assist young men with planning for life after treatment. This may include preparing for continued education, vocational training or permanent employment.
  • For young men with mental health problems like anxiety or depression, our integrated treatment services include on-site psychiatry and supplemental therapy through psychological treatment techniques.
  • The campus features a wide array of healthy lifestyle activities as well as an indoor gym with weights and cardio equipment.

Learn more about the Lake Villa center by taking an online photo tour or viewing the treatment center video at RecoverGateway.org/LakeVilla.

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