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

Local Business Shares the Gift of Recovery with Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers in St. Louis Metro East

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Pictured (l to r) is Donald Bushnell, Executive Director, Gateway Caseyville and Shelbie Jo Ann Ledford-Wohlstader, with Hey Guys I Like Talking to You

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers would like to thank “Hey Guys I Like Talking To You,” a Caseyville-based small business offering comedy and entertainment services represented by Bruce V. and Shelbie Jo Ann Ledford-Wohlstadter, for making a generous donation earlier this month.

Shelbie, who is an entertainer and in recovery, wanted to give back to the recovery community, consequently she donated the proceeds from one of her comedy shows to the Gateway Treatment Center located in Caseyville, IL. A published author, Shelbie also bestowed 10 copies of her book of poems, “Resilient Heart.” The inspiring collection of poetry will be shared with women working through substance abuse issues in Residential Treatment at Gateway.

Each year, Gateway Treatment Centers works with thousands of residents throughout Illinois to move forward in life without using alcohol and drugs and discover fulfilling lives in recovery. If you are interested in supporting others in your community who are battling addiction issues, you may make a tax-deductible donation to Gateway.

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