The Gateway Foundation is non-profit foundation with treatment centers throughout the state of Illinois. The Gateway Foundation treats individuals that are dealing with drug and alcohol addictions since 1968. The treatment programs they offer are for both teens and adults who could include outpatient, inpatient, and day treatment as well as and after care program. There are six steps to the to the treatment program. The first step is admitting that you have an addiction and need help. Second is having a free consultation with a licensed professional counselor that will determine the severity of a person's addiction.
Third they will complete and assessment and determine what type of treatment would be best of them based on the clients background, drug of choice, how long they been using. These are all factors that will make a difference in what type of treatment they will receive. The fifth step is getting them setup with counseling, therapy, and certain activities such as, one-on-one counseling, group counseling or a 12 step recovery programs. Some of the patients may have to rely on medication at first to help them wean off of the drugs, and this also helps with the withdrawal side effects.
The final step is full continuum care where they teach you coping and sobriety skills to use one they have completed the course of treatment so that they can transition to normal daily routines of work, school and family. Even with the counseling, therapy, and teaching them the skills they will need sobriety is a lifelong battle and having aftercare groups and meetings to go to can help when things seem to be going wrong....