Newly Renovated Lake Villa Drug Rehab Center Inspires Recovery

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment recently completed major cosmetic renovations to its residential substance abuse treatment center located in Lake Villa, IL. Built to last, the “Main House” of the beloved drug rehab center dates back to the 1920’s. Originally built as a private lakeside residence, the 45-acre estate also once was a retreat for Catholic nuns prior to Gateway Foundation’s acquisition in 1972.

Gateway Treatment Center in Lake Villa

Gateway Treatment Center in Lake Villa

Located approximately 50 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the Lake Villa drug treatment center is situated along the shores of the Fox Lake. The peaceful location offers men, women and adolescent males the opportunity to pursue sobriety distraction-free, surrounded by nature.

Gateway Treatment Center Lake Villa - Residential Living

Gateway Treatment Center Lake Villa – Residential Living

“We embraced the remodeling project as an opportunity to not only revitalize the atmosphere here yet also make it as convenient as possible for individuals to focus on recovery. It’s our goal for each person to walk away confident and prepared to tackle life’s challenges without the use of alcohol or drugs,” explains Patricia Ryding, Executive Director, Lake Villa.

The renovated public spaces and corridors incorporate a soothing palette in hues of tan and green with purple and gold accents. Inviting lounge areas feature new comfortable furnishings and flat screen televisions. The updates to the guest rooms include new contemporary furnishings and linens. For easier accessibility, select guest rooms were reconfigured to make way for new areas dedicated to group counseling sessions, studies, meditation and DIY laundry.

Lake Villa Drug  Treatment Facility - Group Room

Lake Villa Drug Treatment Facility – Group Room

“The response to the enhancements here at the Lake Villa drug  treatment center has been extremely positive. The development team did an incredible job of creating a relaxed atmosphere with the look and feel of a stunning resort,” says Dr. Ryding.

Gateway Foundation’s Lake Villa Treatment Center offers separate comprehensive residential programs to address the specific recovery needs of each gender. Family counseling and ongoing after-care support are built-in as part of one’s treatment program. To obtain more information or take an online tour of the Lake Villa rehab center, please visit

Drug Rehab Center Exhibits at NASW Statewide Conference

drug rehab, NASW ConverenceRepresentatives from Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment will be introducing our substance abuse treatment services to hundreds of social workers attending the 2013 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference. Held at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, the NASW conference will take place October 28-30, 2013, and attracts more than 700 social workers and industry-related professionals.

With presentations by top speakers from around the state and beyond, attendees also have the opportunity to hear keynote speaker, Melissa Stockwell, a veteran of the Iraq war and a Paralympic athlete. Ms. Stockwell will share her story with conference attendees, and discuss how to overcome obstacles, dream big, and live in the moment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn up to 19 CEUs and CPDUs.

To view a complete conference agenda, click here.

NASW conference attendees are welcome to visit Gateway Foundation at Booth 41. Our Outreach team will have plenty of information about the heroin/opioid epidemic in Illinois, our Illinois drug rehab centers, and advanced drug treatment options available for those struggling with addiction.

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