Gateway Foundation Reducing Addiction Stigma and Improving Access To Treatment

Reducing Addiction Stigma and Improving Access To Treatment

More than 23 million Americans struggle with drug or alcohol use disorders, yet only about 25 percent receive any treatment. This stems, in part, from society’s misconception of substance use disorder as a moral failing. This attitude can result in shame, or stigma, reducing the chance people struggling with substance use disorder will reach out for help. Following treatment,…

Beacon House Becomes Gateway Foundation Affiliate on West Coast Beacon House

Pacific Grove’s Beacon House Gateway Foundation Affiliate

Beacon House of Pacific Grove, CA is now a Gateway Foundation affiliate. The nonprofit partnership expands Gateway’s national alcohol and drug treatment programs to the west coast. The agreement will serve more Californians with the highest quality of addiction care. How Addiction Impacts Our Country In 2017 alone, more than 60,000 people died from increased opioid use. This past year,…

Dr. Tom Britton and Gateway Foundation Alum Discuss The Opioid Crisis

Dr. Britton and Gateway Foundation Alum Discuss Opioid Crisis

Gateway Foundation President and CEO Dr. Thomas Britton and Gateway alum Nick spoke to Niala Boodhoo on Illinois Public Media’s The 21st show to discuss the current opioid crisis and Nick’s journey to recovery. To listen to the podcast, click here. “It destroyed everything.” Nick’s addiction had severe consequences. It damaged his relationships with family and loved ones. He found himself…

Wellness Wednesday: Gateway Foundation Swansea Adds Free Acupuncture Service, acupuncture swansea

Free Acupuncture at Swansea

Gateway Foundation Swansea is now officially offering acupuncture every Tuesday evening as part of its regular addiction treatment programming. Dr. Eric Waltemate will provide free acupuncture to every patient who signs up. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that has gained popularity in the United States over the past decade. Historians believe the practice originated in…