In Honor of National Recovery Month, Gateway Alumnus Shares the Story of his Road to Recovery

In Honor of National Recovery Month in September, John Fields, Gateway Alumnus Shares His Recovery Story:

National Recovery Month, Gateway Alcohol and Drug Treatment CentersBy the time John Fields turned to Gateway, he was having a drink as soon as he woke up in the morning. He had become aware his drinking was out of control and that he needed help. “I knew I couldn’t quit on my own. I needed a safe place where I didn’t have access to drugs or alcohol,” John said.

John wanted to get his mind clear so he could begin to think rationally again. He also wanted to learn how to live on the outside without using alcohol

“Gateway gave me what I needed most, a safe place and the tools and knowledge I needed to live a sober life outside of treatment,” John explained.

John had been sent to drug treatment centers in the past by family members or managers at a job but he’d never gone to treatment for himself. Each time, he’d end up returning to his same routines. He never followed up with meetings or became involved in an alumni program, and he thought he could resume his old lifestyle with friends.

This time around, he was highly motivated and he also did his homework. John said, “Gateway is a much nicer facility than the others I looked at and the staff is great. These people know what they’re doing.”

Read John’s full story at RecoverGateway.org/AlumniSuccess>

9/20/2014 – Recovery Month Event – Fox Valley

END OF SUMMER COMMUNITY PICNIC AND SOFTBALL EVENT

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

NEW HAVEN PARK
720 NEW HAVEN AVE
AURORA, IL 60504

In honor of Recovery Month, Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Aurora is sponsoring an end of summer end of Summer community recovery event at the New Haven Park on September 20 between the hours of 1pm and 5pm.  This event is open to gateway treatment centers, gateway alcohol and drug treatment, sober event, fox valley, auroraall, invited are: current clients, alumni, the recovery community (AA, NA, CA, MA, Al Anon, Families Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery) Students from Local Colleges, and Professionals in the industry.

An Open 16” Softball game will begin about 1:30pm allowing for player rotation and/or multiple games.

Food will not be provided, attendees are encouraged to bring picnic foods and beverages. Questions? Contact Bob Chapman at 630-966-7454.

About Gateway  Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers provide substance abuse treatment services for teens and adults at drug treatment centers throughout Illinois and the St. Louis Metro East area. Gateway’s outpatient and residential treatment centers are licensed by the state of Illinois and accredited by The Joint Commission. Each year, Gateway’s professional clinicians help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment.

Learn more about Gateway’s free, confidential consultation, or call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

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