Located off Interstate 72, Gateway Jacksonville offers a quiet recovery space away from the city. Our relaxed, patient-centered environment will help you work toward a drug-free life. We understand that each of our patients has unique needs. To help every patient on their terms, we offer personalized treatments. Discover more about our Jacksonville clinic and how we can help you recover from addiction.
If you have an addiction, professional treatment can provide the support you need for recovery. A drug addiction treatment center offers medical, social and behavioral services to improve your chances of a successful recovery. The professionals at a clinic can also determine if another health condition affects your substance use disorder. You could need help with an addiction if you have signs such as:
Let us support you in your recovery. We will help you determine if you have an addiction and build a treatment strategy tailored to your needs.
A rehab center like Gateway Jacksonville gives you the following benefits during recovery:
When you become a patient at our treatment center, you can take advantage of these benefits and more. We support all of our patients throughout their treatment and after they leave our program.
To meet a wide range of treatment needs, we offer programs with varying levels of care at our Jacksonville, Illinois, location. Patients who have daily obligations or an existing support system might benefit from an outpatient program. Meanwhile, patients who have more intensive needs could get more out of a residential or inpatient care model. At Gateway Jacksonville, our program models include:
Services like our sober living and recovery community programs can also help patients stay in recovery after treatment.
Our behavioral professionals will help you manage the emotional symptoms of addiction with therapy services like:
As you receive treatment, you might participate in some or all of these services. Every patient has a therapy style that works best for them, and part of your treatment may involve finding the right option.
The battle against addiction can feel like an impossible one to overcome. However, with the right treatment and support, you can break free from the cycle. A full continuum of care that includes multiple levels of treatment will provide you with your best chance at successful, long-lasting recovery. For many, the beginning level of treatment should be a Men’s Residential Addiction Treatment Center.
Many who wish to end their cycle of addiction believe that residential treatment is unnecessary. Sometimes, they wish to stay in the comforts of their own home. Others worry about facing judgment from the staff at the facility. However, neither of these issues should stop you from entering a Men’s Residential Addiction Treatment Center. In fact, a center boasts several benefits for addiction treatment.
Firstly, a Men’s Residential Addiction Treatment Center allows a patient to immerse themselves in their treatment fully. While remaining at home sounds inviting, it actually creates a distraction from your treatment. If you have a family, you might believe their needs outweigh your own, causing you to not focus on your treatment. If you have a stressful job or are still in school, you will tend to direct your energy on those tasks rather than your therapies and recovery. By entering a residential facility, you’re removing these distractions from your life and creating a space to focus solely on yourself. This lets you build a strong foundation for the rest of your treatment.
A Men’s Residential Addiction Treatment Center can also keep you safe as you begin your journey. As you end using your substance of choice, your body will begin to experience withdrawal. These symptoms are often uncomfortable, but some can become dangerous. At a residential facility, you have 24/7 access to healthcare and monitoring by professionals. Should you need any medications to help with withdrawal, you have a medical professional ready to help.
While most would believe that entering treatment is the hardest step towards recovery, the truth remains that leaving treatment is the most difficult. For months, and often years, you struggle with addiction and have grown accustomed to a life stuck in the cycle. Then, you spend substantial time within the walls of a treatment center. Once you reach the point of being back on your own, it can feel overwhelming and impossible. An addiction Recovery Community can provide you with the support you need to stay in recovery and avoid falling victim to relapse.
Your journey towards lasting recovery should never happen alone. However, many individuals experience isolation once they return home from treatment. While they may find themselves around their friends and family, there’s usually a disconnect. Your loved ones want to help you, but they don’t understand what you’ve gone through. This loneliness can lead to relapse after treatment. To avoid this from happening, turn to your addiction Recovery Community. Your peers in recovery have an understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences that your loved ones lack.
Isolation can also stem from no longer having friends. Many who struggle with addiction find themselves without a large group of friends once they remove those who encourage or trigger their drug use. This type of isolation can lead to depression, which can also trigger a relapse.
Having a strong support system within your addiction Recovery Community can help you stay on the straight and narrow road of recovery. When you begin to falter or find life becoming difficult, you have a group of friends who understand you and can help you.
Along with isolation, many clients find themselves walking aimlessly through life after recovery. Because addiction controls their lives, they don’t know what to do or who they are once they become sober. Becoming involved in your addiction Recovery Community can provide you with a sense of purpose after treatment.
Gateway Jacksonville hosts numerous events and activities for our alumni. Consider the following to help find your purpose within the addiction Recovery Community:
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Kerry Henry has been with Gateway since 1994 and has worked in both the community and corrections divisions during her career. Since 2009, Henry has been in an executive leadership role overseeing the central Illinois programs.
Kerry is very proud to work for an organization that is a leader in the industry and genuinely cares about those who are suffering from substance use disorders. She finds working in the field to be challenging but rewarding in that the staff have the ability to help people regain and change lives for the better.
Kerry earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC).
Dr. Robert Bussing has been in practice for over 30 years and first joined Gateway as a consultant in 2016. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine and became board-certified.
Dr. Bussing maintains a private practice in internal medicine at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Previously, he worked for several years at SIU School of Medicine where he held several roles. In addition, he has been a volunteer physician with International Health Development Network Hospital in Agbozume, Ghana. Dr. Bussing is a member of the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society and is a fellow in the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Bussing earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Louisville.
Gateway Jacksonville is home to a team of certified and credentialed experts including certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs), as well as licensed staff such as licensed professional counselors (LPCs), licensed clinical professional counselors (LCPCs) and licensed social workers (LSWs). The staff is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and offers compassionate, experienced care to help during all stages of recovery.