Gateway’s Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center in Aurora to hold Open House Friday, Oct. 16

fox-valley-drug-rehab-centerThe Aurora facility of Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers will hold an open house Friday, Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees can tour Gateway’s recently-expanded facility, meet the staff and learn about the alcohol and drug treatment services it provides to the Fox Valley community.

They can also hear about Gateway’s plans for future alcohol and drug treatment programs from Dr. Thomas P. Britton, Gateway’s new President and CEO.

“People might have a loved one they’re concerned about, or they could simply be curious about our facility and what we have to offer,” Britton said. “This open house will be a chance for the community to learn more about our Gateway center in Aurora, meet our staff and get answers to whatever questions they may have about substance abuse and the treatment options available in the Fox Valley area.”

The Aurora facility, on the campus of Presence Mercy Medical Center, recently added 10 residential beds to its alcohol and drug treatment center. The expansion increases the inpatient annex to 44 residential beds, and also provides additional counseling space for outpatient treatment.

Jim Scarpace, Executive Director of the Aurora Treatment Center, said this is part of Gateway’s effort to meet the increasing demand for drug treatment, given the continuing surge in opiate addiction in the Fox Valley, Aurora and Chicago areas.

“Our goal is to help individuals get their life back on track through the use of client-centered, evidenced-based approaches in both our residential and outpatient programs. The expansion provides more convenient access to those who need drug and alcohol treatment in the Fox Valley area” Scarpace said.

The facility is located at 400 Mercy Lane, Aurora, IL. RSVPs are suggested, but not required, by calling Donna Butler at 630-966-7403 by Friday, Oct. 16. Free parking is available.

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers offer a comprehensive approach to drug rehab. With 10 facilities throughout the state, including three in Chicago and two in the Chicago Suburbs, its staff creates personalized treatment plans for each client, one that treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just their addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Services include substance-abuse education, group and individual counseling, medical treatment of withdrawal symptoms and integrated therapy for underlying mental health concerns. Gateway also provides family counseling and education, relapse prevention and aftercare recovery support programs for teens and adults.

Join Gateway Treatment Centers for an Open House in Aurora

Gateway Aurora 400 Mercy Lane Aurora, IL 60506 (877) 505-4673 Fax: (630) 897-7539

Gateway Aurora
400 Mercy Lane
Aurora, IL 60506
(877) 505-4673
Fax: (630) 897-7539

The Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center in Aurora has added a new adult co-occurring substance abuse treatment program. To celebrate the new program we are hosting an Open House and warmly invite you to join us and discover why 9 out of 10 former clients would refer a family member or friend to Gateway for treatment.

Friday, September 26, 2014

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Gateway Aurora
400 Mercy Lane
Aurora, IL 60506

Please come by for light refreshments while networking with our clinical team and other professionals. Find out how Gateway successfully guides individuals through treatment and provides ongoing support for their lasting recovery.

  • Learn more about our new co-occurring program that provides treatment to men and women who struggle with both mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Discuss our relapse prevention methods and gain a better understanding of the evidence-based counseling practices used in Gateway Treatment Programs.
  • Understand the latest trends in how to help individuals overcome mild to moderate physical dependence from alcohol, opiates and benzodiazepines through use of medications.

Effective substance abuse treatment is within reach – nearby in Aurora. If you know someone that may need help, please call 877-505-HOPE (4673) or visit

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