At Gateway in Carbondale, we use life-saving medicine to help people with addiction. Located in a secluded, wooded area, our drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation center will give you space to recover. We consider our quiet, 14-acre campus key to patient success. By giving you a calming space to work toward recovery, we aim to prepare you for healthier living. Visit our alcohol and drug rehab treatment center to see the difference for yourself.
Many kinds of addictions affect patients’ lives. Our services address many common types of addictions, including those to:
Some patients have more than one addiction at the same time. During your intake, we will determine what kind of substance use disorder you have and build a care strategy. We’ll then work with you to address all of the challenges that addiction brings.
In addition to treating drug addictions, we serve as an alcohol addiction rehab treatment center. Our services for alcohol addiction include:
Scientific evidence and compassion for our patients drive our approach to alcohol addiction treatment. We provide the same level of care to our alcohol addiction patients as we do to our drug addiction patients.
We take pride in our accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The JCAHO evaluates health facilities for their ability to foster a safe and healthy environment for patients. Since the JCAHO holds clinics to a high standard, their accreditation demonstrates that a facility provides high-quality care. Our team receives support from JCAHO to:
When you receive treatment from our staff, you can rest assured that you’ll get a high level of care.
Our addiction treatments aim to address all aspects of substance use disorder. We treat the social, behavioral and physical elements of addiction through comprehensive care services. Depending on your symptoms and circumstances, you might receive services such as:
Every patient takes part in an intake during their first treatment to our clinic. During this appointment, we will ask you questions about your drug use, current situation and medical history. We’ll then use that information to create a customized care plan that accounts for your needs.Some patients can have half-day or full-day outpatient treatment, while others may need residential care.
Her Story, a woman’s path to recovery was developed to support women who suffer from trauma and addictions and need a safe place to transform their pain. Research shows that up to eighty percent of women who abuse substances have suffered some form of trauma. This women-only, intimate 12-bed program in Carbondale addresses substance use disorders, trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as their co-occurring mental health conditions.
Trauma comes in many forms. For some, it is a single event such as violence, sexual assault, an accident, or loss of a loved one. For others, it is repeated exposure to physical or emotional abuse or neglect. Trauma often results in symptoms of other co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, sustained feelings of grief and loss, and bipolar or psychotic disorders. Without addressing the underlying and comorbid issues, sustained recovery is very difficult to achieve.
For women to fully address these issues a safe therapeutic environment has to be created and trust established. For our patients to heal and grow we have developed a single-gender – women-only milieu. Carbondale is located on 14 wooded acres, in a serene landscape, where women can feel safe and protected.
Therapeutic Techniques to Address Co-Occurring Disorders and/or Trauma
Along with our nine core evidence-based clinical practices, specific therapeutic techniques are used to safely address and alleviate symptoms stemming from traumatic events and memories. Our staff of licensed psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and specialists are highly trained and credentialed to work with women and their trauma. Trauma services include:
During a woman’s stay, co-occurring psychiatric issues and trauma are addressed at the same time as their substance use. We offer medication-assisted treatment to manage symptoms of withdrawal for those who require these services. We have a complete medical and nursing team to safely manage this process throughout ones stay.
At Gateway in Carbondale, we use lifesaving addiction medicine to help people with substance use disorders. Located in a secluded, wooded area, our drug and alcohol addiction treatment center will give you space to recover.
We consider our quiet, 14-acre campus key to patient success. By giving you a calming space to work toward recovery, we aim to prepare you for healthier living.
For these reasons, we created Her Story: a specialized program to help women overcome addiction and trauma in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
Trauma may originate from different sources. While it’s usually associated with tragic events such as war or sexual assault, it may also be a result of different types of incidents. Seeing a fatal accident, natural disaster or the loss of a family member are all traumatic experiences.
According to research on the treatment outcomes for women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse, up to 80% of women who get treatment for substance abuse have a history of trauma. This figure only shows the percentage among those who seek treatment — the actual percentage among the population may be higher.
This high number is most likely due to the way traumatic events affect the brain. The instant effects of a traumatic event include perspiration, increased heart rate and hypervigilance. Long-term effects of the trauma can alter a person’s thinking patterns. Symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, anxiety and flashbacks will occur. In some people, PTSD may arise.
The likelihood of women developing PTSD is 10%, while for men, it’s 4%. That means women are twice as likely to have PTSD than men. A major reason could be because women are more likely to get sexually assaulted or raped.
Unfortunately, people suffering from trauma tend to self-medicate with alcohol and drugs to forget the tragic event. As they begin to desire more of the substance to experience the same effect, dependence can develop into an established addiction.
Trauma results in co-occurring disorders such as depression, sleep disorders, psychotic disorders and persistent feelings of loss and grief. When this happens, sustained recovery may be hard to achieve without addressing the co-occurring issues.
Some women may not even know they have PTSD, particularly if they aren’t aware of the impact the traumatic event had on them. Common signs of PTSD include:
Women are more likely to seek treatment for trauma-related issues. But some challenges affect women’s addiction treatment.
Some of the most common challenges women face when looking for addiction treatment include:
Apart from the challenges women face when seeking treatment, they also encounter treatment programs that aren’t suited to their needs. This is partly because most addiction treatment and rehab programs were not originally made to cater to women’s needs. So, when women started looking for addiction treatment, therapists thought the same methods that worked for men would also work for women. However, in many cases, this is not so.
A woman’s recovery needs to address relationship needs because they play a major role in her recovery. Family relationships are also quite important. Women who partake in residential addiction treatment usually struggle with feelings of guilt from leaving their family and home responsibilities behind.
Women also thrive better in community settings, so they need to build friendships and develop trust in support groups. When combined with improving self-worth and self-care, women can open up more about their trauma and deal with the main cause of their addiction.
We’ve built a safe, gender-specific environment to enable our clients to start and complete their healing journey successfully. The Gateway Carbondale facility is situated on 14 wooded acres in an environment where women feel safe and secure. At this facility, we have a 12-bed women’s trauma and substance use disorder program that provides PTSD treatment for women.
In line with our nine major evidenced-based clinical practices, we also use therapeutic methods to address issues stemming from traumatic events at our women’s trauma treatment centers. Our services:
For more information about this program, please call us at 877.505.4673 or send us a message through our contact page today.
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Stephenie Teague is a master level graduate of Southern Illinois University in Rehabilitation Administration and Services with a specialty in Counseling. She began her career in the late 1990’s with Gateway Foundation pursuing her career path in California and returning to Gateway Foundation in 2018. She has worked in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families presenting with co-occurring, substance use, mental health, and behavior disorders.
Early on, Stephenie pursued her Illinois CADC, California Community Care Licensing credential, Instructor Trainer for HSI, and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. She has extensive training with NAMI, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Applied Behavior Analysis. Stephenie has a passion for strengthening individuals, families, and communities by offering the opportunity and skills for a better life.
Dr. Kyaw Naing has been practicing in the Carbondale community for over 25 years, beginning with his residency at Southern Illinois Family Medicine Center in 1993. He joined Gateway in 1996 as a medical director.
Dr. Naing continues to serve as an associate professor in the residency program providing education and supervision to residents at SI Family Medicine. Additionally he serves in the role of medical director at the Jackson County Health Department, Neuro Restorative, BPL Plasma Center and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale’s Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Naing is a prolific lecturer and has provided national and international presentations on topics related to family medicine and community health education, as well as others. He serves on multiple committees and boards throughout southern Illinois.
Dr. Naing earned his medical degree from the University Institute of Medicine.
Tiffany Allen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2010. She received her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2008. She has worked with adolescents and adults specializing in addiction, mental health, and trauma in both residential and outpatient settings. Tiffany is currently the Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient programs at Carbondale.
Tiffany has received additional training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She integrates these techniques to partner with her clients so that they can develop a pathway to change that is focused on their personal values which allows them to pinpoint and move towards what is ultimately important to them in their lives. She believes that if they are moving towards what they value that they will be more satisfied with their life and will continue to strive to move towards their goals.
Donald “Donnie” Brady is a Veteran of the US Army serving from 1998 until 2011 prior to pursuing his degree in Social Work at Southern Illinois University beginning in 2011. He obtained his BSW in 2016, and began his career at the Gateway Foundation in early 2016 working as an intern on the adolescent boys unit before being hired on as a counselor I shortly after graduation. Donnie brings with him years of knowledge and experience in the field of substance abuse and recovery. He became a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor in 2018, and assisted in starting the Adolescent Recovery Home at Gateway Carbondale. In 2019 Donnie transitioned to a position as a clinical supervisor of the boy’s residential program and the adolescent recovery home at Gateway in Carbondale. In early 2020 Donnie expanded his experience and became the clinical supervisor for the adult residential programs. He continues his education and learning in the field through continued education with a focus on substance use disorder and mental health.
Elizabeth M. Hensley is a master level graduate of Southern Illinois University in Rehabilitation Counseling with specialization in substance abuse which she received in May 2009. She has been Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor since August 2010. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Liberal Arts in Administration of Justice with minor in psychology she received in May, 2007. She is the Clinical Supervisor of the Men’s Residential Program at Gateway Foundation in Carbondale, IL. She has received training in Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Sobriety, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and trauma therapy. She likes to integrate multiple counseling techniques to see her clients achieve the best quality of life they deserve. She has worked with various populations including adolescent men, adolescent women, adult men, and adult women with primary issues being substance abuse with secondary being mental health, trauma, and legal issues. She has worked with helping guide, encourage, motivate, and lead people in the right path towards their sobriety and stabilizing their mental health since 2009. She has a strong belief that people learn something new every day, everyone can make changes to live a healthier lifestyle, and everyone has an important role to play in our society. She genuinely cares for each individual person and wants to see the best outcome for them in life.
Rachel Ott is a master level graduate of Southern Illinois University, focusing on psychology and business and is a CADC. She began employment with Gateway Foundation as a Chemical Dependency Technician in 2002 and worked her way up to her current position as Clinical Supervisor of 3 programs at the Carbondale location. Her passion is working with women struggling with addiction and trauma, to empower, instill hope, and teach healthy ways of coping with difficult emotions.
Gateway’s Carbondale staff consists of a diverse and compassionate group of experts with a wide range of experience, knowledge and skill sets. The team includes 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). They are trained in, and incorporate, evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Sobriety and Seeking Safety, also known as trauma-informed care. The team develops creative and individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of all of our unique patients and addresses the wellness of the whole person including addiction, mental health and support concerns. With the assistance of masters-level interns, the team provides interactive and educational groups twice per day, including family therapy group, H.O.P.E. group (Healthy Options for managing Pain Effectively) and introductions to local recovery organizations such as AA, NA, Refuge Recovery and Celebrate Recovery.
To learn about Gateway Carbondale, our expert staff, and our premier facilities, call us at 618.529.1151. Our specialists are waiting to answer your questions and get you the help you deserve. You don’t have to struggle with addiction alone. Let the caring addiction treatment staff at Gateway Carbondale help you find the recovery you deserve, today.
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