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Gateway Foundation Celebrate Recovery Month 2018

Celebrate Recovery Month 2018

Although treatment for substance abuse and mental disorders takes place in centers, addiction recovery is a lifelong process. September is dedicated to the awareness and celebration of recovery. The theme for Recovery Month 2018 is “join the voices of recovery: invest in health, home, purpose and community.” To kick off Recovery Month, Gateway Foundation’s Director of Alumni Events Marty Cook speaks…

Ride for Recovery 2018 - McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition Gateway Foundation

Ride for Recovery 2018

At McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition‘s first Ride for Recovery on August 12th, about 25 motorcyclists stopped to cool down at Gateway Foundation Lake Villa. McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition works with community stakeholders to reduce and change attitudes about substance abuse. About Gateway Foundation Lake Villa Located in Northern Illinois, Gateway Foundation Lake Villa offers a…

Gateway Foundation Fighting the Opioid Crisis: How Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Help

Fighting the Opioid Crisis: How Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Help

Opioid addiction is now a public health emergency in America, with the crisis directly impacting hundreds of thousands of people. More than 115 people die from opioid overdoses every single day. In 2016, 42,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses, more than any year on record. And this crisis isn’t just about heroin: prescription drugs were…

Gateway Foundation Twelve Step Facilitation

Twelve Step Facilitation

What is Twelve Step Facilitation? Recovery is a lifelong journey, and Gateway Foundation assists all patients during their treatment stay to pack a tool kit and draw a map to keep recovery on track. Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) is an evidence-based curriculum demonstrated through much research, including the eight-year multi-site Project MATCH post-treatment outcome study, to be effective in significantly reducing subsequent…

A Conversation About Being Sober and Becoming Happy With John MacDougall Gateway Foundation

A Conversation About Being Sober and Becoming Happy With John MacDougall

Dr. John MacDougall spent 30 years drinking alcohol and using drugs every hour of the day before being sober became a reality in 1989. He worked at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for two decades as the director of spiritual guidance and now works as the spiritual care coordinator at The Retreat, a treatment center grounded in the 12-Step principles. He will…