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.

Effective and Flexible Outpatient Treatment for Alcoholism

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month in April, Gateway expert, Stacy Lott shares how outpatient alcoholism treatment can be highly effective.

By: Stacy Lott, PsyD, CADC
Clinical Supervisor Outpatient Programs
Gateway Chicago West

Outpatient Alcohol TreatmentMany people don’t realize they can receive effective alcohol treatment in outpatient drug rehabilitation. The reality is, alcohol is a drug and outpatient therapy is very beneficial for treating the many forms of alcoholism.

Outpatient drug rehab is a flexible option for people who are unable to commit to a residential program. Many have jobs from which they cannot take time away or have children they must care for.

In addition to flexibility, outpatient treatment enables people to come in, learn new skills, and immediately utilize them in the real world. People can see what works and doesn’t, come back in, process that and build upon it.

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers’ outpatient drug rehab program utilizes evidenced-based treatment, which has been shown through research to be the most effective. More than a support group, our program helps participants build the most effective coping skills….Read More>

Visit RecoverGateway.org/Alcohol to learn more about Gateway’s Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment programs.

Drug Treatment Center Spotlight: Gateway Chicago River North

Substance Abuse Treatment at Gateway Chicago River North

Substance Abuse Treatment at Gateway Chicago River North

Gateway’s Chicago River North center specializes in providing outpatient substance abuse treatment programs that can help you, or someone you love get life back on track. Our experienced team helps you understand substance abuse, guides you to recovery and supports you every step of the way.

The clinical team at Chicago River North is committed to understanding each person’s unique needs and circumstances and developing a personalized treatment plan that’s right for them. Our goal is to understand and treat the underlying causes of one’s substance abuse, not just their addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Convenient Care Close To Work & Home

Our convenient evening hours let individuals receive treatment without missing work or other daily commitments. Gateway Chicago River North is located near the Merchandise Mart and is less than a 20-minute walk from Union Station and Ogilvie transportation centers. Convenient to Public Transportation:

  • Merchandise Mart (Brown Line, Purple Line)
  • Clinton/Lake (Green Line, Pink Line)
  • Clark/Lake (Blue Line subway)
  • State/Grand (Red Line subway)

Interested in Substance Abuse Treatment at Chicago River North? Call our 24 hour helpline at  800-971-HOPE (4673) or visit Recovergateway.org/ChicagoRiverNorth.

Gateway’s Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in St. Louis Metro East Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary

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Gateway Swansea
1 Bronze Pointe
Swansea, IL 62226

In honor of the first anniversary of Gateway’s Swansea treatment center, an Open House is planned on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 11 am – 5 pm. The opening commemorates the positive impact of substance abuse treatment and recovery on local residents living throughout the St. Louis Metro East area. In September 2013, Gateway’s treatment center in Belleville moved to Swansea and was able to help 670 more adults and adolescents than the previous year get their lives back on track. Gateway Swansea officially opened on Sept. 4, 2013, and provides outpatient counseling and therapy to help adults and teens struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. Whether traveling by car or public transit, the new treatment center is conveniently located near Interstate 64 at 1 Bronze Pointe, a professional office park with plenty of free parking and accessible to Metro and bus line stops.

Light refreshments will be served while community care providers and local business leaders network with other professionals, and learn how Gateway helps adults and teens gain the tools and knowledge needed for lasting recovery. Attendees will be able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the location and understand Gateway’s integrated approach for treating opiate and heroin addiction, which includes on-site services for administering medications such as Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.  Gateway’s substance abuse professionals will also provide an overview of the evidence-based practices, relapse prevention curriculum and family programs offered at the center.

Gateway treatment programs are personalized and based on a person’s unique background including drug use history, environment, withdrawal issues, lifestyle and co-occurring stress and mental health concerns. Gateway’s collaborative approach to treatment encourages empowerment through improved awareness and self-discovery. Treatment professionals assist individuals with exploring one’s values, setting goals, preparing for setbacks, developing a sobriety plan and building a support system . Outpatient treatment also includes: substance abuse education, group counseling utilizing evidence-based relapse prevention, individual therapy and family engagement.

The Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center in Swansea offers outpatient treatment services in the morning and evening, Monday through Friday. The center also offers a free, confidential consultation to help individuals and families understand their treatment options.  Learn more about the Swansea location and free consultation by calling 877-505-HOPE (4673) or visiting RecoverGateway.org.

Meet the Clinical Team: Gateway Treatment Center in Swansea

Meet one of our experienced Substance Abuse Counselors at Gateway’s Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in the St. Louis Metro East area.

Melanie Ziebart, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Counselor, Gateway Foundation Swansea

outpatient drug treatment gatewayMelanie Ziebart, a Substance Abuse Counselor who joined Gateway Foundation in 2001, has valued watching individuals make positive changes in their lives. “It’s rewarding to watch people transform from resistant to embracing sobriety to eventually becoming guest speakers who offer hope to others for lasting recovery.”

Melanie works with adults in group therapy as part of Gateway Foundation’s After-Work and After-School Outpatient Treatment Programs for adults and adolescents serving the St. Louis area. “It’s very motivating to see individuals turn their lives around through the help they’ve received at Gateway Foundation.”

She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL, and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Missouri since 2006.

 Learn More About Gateway’s Swansea Treatment Center

Gateway Clinicians Author New Curriculum; Lead Webinar on Minfulness-Based Sobriety

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Gateway Foundation Substance Abuse Experts are Co-Authors of “Mindfulness-Based Sobriety” Available on Amazon

Determined to advance clinical practices in relapse prevention, Gateway’s Clinical Director Dr. Phil Welches began searching for a best-in-class curriculum back in 2011, yet he didn’t find one that met the needs of Gateway’s diverse clientele. Unwilling to compromise, Gateway’s substance abuse clinicians were enlisted to create a proprietary Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) curriculum tailored to the needs of our clients. Gateway clinicians Dr. Welches, Clinical Supervisor Nick Turner and former employee and counselor Sandra Conte collaborated on a new RPT curriculum for use in Intensive Outpatient Treatment.

The new Mindfulness-Based Sobriety curriculum was first piloted in Intensive Outpatient Treatment in 2012. In anticipation of rollout, the authors conducted two, one-day trainings with clinicians representing eight Gateway Treatment Centers. Once it came to life in treatment, positive feedback soon followed and continues. Correspondingly, a version of the curriculum was created for use in our Residential Treatment Programs. The curriculum will continue to rollout in FY14.

To learn about this innovative use of mindfulness directly from the authors of Mindfulness-Based Sobriety, please sign up for our free webinar later this month or order the book and curriculum on Amazon.com.

 

New Medical Director Aids Addiction at River North Rehab Center

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment recently welcomed Dr. Anjali Gupta as the Medical Director for its new rehab center specialized in adult outpatient treatment in Chicago’s River North district.

As the Medical Director, Dr. Gupta helps men and women address addiction and mental health issues and transition to a lifestyle of recovery. She also oversees administration of medication assisted treatment as part of an integrated clinical approach for addiction to substances, such as alcohol, heroin and opiate prescription drugs.

“It is particularly rewarding to work with a person who thought it was impossible to make it through one day without using, dig deep into the issues causing one’s compulsive drug use and evolve into a happier, more confident individual,” explains Dr. Gupta.

Dr. Gupta is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and conducts research for the Professionals Program at Resurrection Behavioral Health in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Tri-State University in Angola, IN. She earned her Medical degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN, and completed her residency at University of Chicago and William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

Conveniently located at 444 N. Orleans near the Merchandise Mart, Gateway Foundation’s River North center offers adult outpatient treatment on Monday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m. To learn more about Gateway Foundation’s free and confidential consultation, call 877-505-HOPE (4673). For more information, please visit RecoverGateway.org.

Pekin Welcomes New Gateway Foundation Treatment Center

Pekin Welcomes New Gateway Foundation Treatment Center

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment, a leading provider of substance abuse treatment, opened a new outpatient treatment center providing adult and teenage alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Pekin, IL. The center is conveniently located at 11 South Capital near the Tazewell County Clerk’s office.

Pictured (l to r) at the ribbon cutting for the Gateway Foundation Pekin treatment center are: Aindrea Balagna of the Pekin Chamber of Commerce; Jamie Cates of Tazewell County; David Mills of Tazewell County; Kerry Henry of Gateway Foundation Pekin; Kim Person of Gateway Foundation Pekin; Drew Leman of the Pekin Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about substance abuse treatment programs at Gateway Foundation treatment centers, please call our 24-Hour Helpline at 877-505-HOPE (4673) or visit RecoverGateway.org.

Gateway Foundation Opens Outpatient Treatment Center in Bloomingdale

Leading Provider of Substance Abuse Treatment Expands Network 

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment BloomingdaleGateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is proud to announce the opening of a new outpatient treatment center in Bloomingdale, IL, which is now offering counseling and therapy for adults with substance abuse issues. Conveniently located at 1 Tiffany Pointe just east of Stratford Shopping Mall, the substance abuse treatment services are provided at Advance Psychiatry and Counseling under the Medical Directorship of Dr. Aqueel Khan. The new center is led by Executive Director Tracy Griffin Collander.

“I am pleased to join Gateway Foundation in providing convenient access to outpatient treatment in the western suburbs of Chicago. Gateway Foundation has a strong track record of success in treating substance abuse with use of effective, evidence-based clinical practices and more than four decades of experience in helping people thrive in recovery,” says Medical Director Dr. Aqeel Khan.

Outpatient treatment at the Gateway Foundation Bloomingdale center is offered during the evening hours for adults that have daytime responsibilities like work, childcare or school. Intensive outpatient treatment programs are offered Monday thru Thursday from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Using an integrated approach to substance abuse treatment, Gateway Foundation’s Mindfulness-Based Sobriety outpatient program is based on two practices listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  The new center in Bloomingdale provides treatment for individuals that may have co-occurring mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, grief, guilt or relationship problems in conjunction with substance abuse issues, as well as aftercare for support following treatment. Adults in outpatient treatment will focus on improving awareness, quality of life issues, recognizing one’s strengths and truer personal values, learning strategies to avoid or cope with high-risk situations, enhancing motivation and development of coping skills.

The program also includes:

  • Substance abuse education and group counseling tailored to the needs of adults utilizing an evidence-based relapse prevention curriculum;
  • Individual counseling and family counseling as needed; and
  • Treatment costs covered by most health insurance carriers.

Gateway Foundation Bloomingdale is located at 1 Tiffany Pointe in Bloomingdale; for more information, please visit RecoverGateway.org. To learn more about Gateway Foundation’s free and confidential consultation, call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

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