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Interview with VP of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Teresa Garate, PhD

Interview with Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement Teresa Garate, Ph.D.

Teresa Garate, Ph.D., was recently recognized as one of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women Executives Over 50 for her years of nonprofit leadership. Since joining Gateway’s Executive Management Team as vice president of strategic partnerships and engagement in 2017, Dr. Garate has used her strengths in relationship development to increase visibility for the organization, bringing Addiction…

Beacon House Becomes Gateway Affiliate on West Coast Beacon House

Pacific Grove’s Beacon House Gateway Affiliate

Beacon House of Pacific Grove, CA is now a Gateway 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, the Trump…

Dr. Tom Britton and Gateway Alum Discuss The Opioid Crisis

Dr. Britton and Gateway Alum Discuss Opioid Crisis

Gateway 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 in…

Gateway Director of Events Marty Cook and alum Nick, Share Their Thoughts on Life After Recovery

Gateway Director of Events Marty Cook and alum Nick, Share Their Thoughts on Life After Recovery

For WBEZ’s final Voice of Chicagoland’s Opioid Crisis segment, host Jennifer White spoke to Gateway Director of Events Marty Cook and alum Nick about young people and life after recovery. To listen to the segment, click here. “I just imagine that the power, particularly for younger people, to walk into a room and they think their life is over because they’ll…

Dr. Britton and Gateway Alum Broadcast Insights on Opioid Crisis

Dr. Britton and Gateway Alum Broadcast Insights on the Opioid Crisis

Justin Kaufmann spoke to Gateway President and CEO Dr. Thomas Britton and Gateway alum Spencer  on WGN’s “The Download” for insights on the opioid crisis, how we can combat it, and Spencer’s journey to recovery. Biggest takeaways: “A criminal problem rather than a public health problem” Dr. Britton mentions how more government funding is being allocated to law enforcement…

Gateway Presents New Program at National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit Gateway program

Gateway Presents New Program at National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

The National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit took place in Atlanta this week, and two of Gateway’s own attended to speak about a new program on Thursday. Also in attendance were special speakers President Bill Clinton, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. Karen Wolownik-Albert, Gateway Lake Villa and Gurnee executive director, and Sally…