Just 15 minutes away from the capitol of Illinois, you’ll find our Springfield drug addiction treatment center. Gateway Springfield provides an encouraging environment where you can recover with professional support. When you become a patient at Gateway, you get a partner in recovery for life. Learn more about our services and programs below.
At Gateway Springfield, we consider diversity one of our core values. We aim to make our clinic a welcoming environment for patients of all backgrounds. Our programs for adult men, adult women and teenagers provide spaces to recover alongside people of similar demographics. To accommodate people from different financial backgrounds, we also offer several payment options. Let our staff find a way to help you pay with in-network insurance, out-of-network insurance or a payment plan.
We provide a wide variety of care services that we can tailor to your needs. As one of our patients, you will have an individualized treatment plan that includes services designed for your symptoms. Your care plan might consist of options such as:
The Gateway network of care centers offers a full spectrum of addiction services to Illinois patients. If you need treatment from another location, we can refer you and recommend services.
Having treated career professional patients for years, Gateway has now developed a 22-bed program for men who are looking to get back on track professionally, scholastically, and with their family. Many men who are goal and career-driven have lost their way during this process and fall prey to addiction. Realizing that treatment for these individuals can’t happen in a vacuum, we have incorporated time into our patient’s schedules to address outside pressing issues and obligations, and access to computers for career or scholastic focus. This time is utilized within the therapeutic process to address work-life balance, manage pressures, integrate life demands, and apply skills in real-time to better address all aspects of one’s life.
Defining what is to be a man, and how one’s interpretation of being a man is expressed in one’s life, is an essential part of this program. Men are pressured in their many different roles – Roles such as father, son, husband, provider, friend, employee, and more, can leave little room for balance, spirituality, connection and self-care. Defining these roles and expectations, and bringing balance to one’s life is essential for living a life of sustained recovery. The Triumph program focusses on this and gives men the needed skills to be successful in defining and living in an integrated way.
Individuals, who are in a career, own a business or are employed in a family business, graduate students, professional or semi-professional athletes, corporate professionals and executives, and those involved in safety-sensitive professions. Those individuals that truly need access to work during their treatment stay. Learn more about our facilities here, or read more about the program by viewing our brochure.
Every Gateway location, including Gateway Springfield, has accreditation from the Joint Commission, also known as JCAHO. The Joint Commission evaluates health facilities for their standard of care. Our Joint Commission accreditation signifies that we:
You can count on our accredited facility to give you a space for healing and wellness. Our practices and environment empower patients to stay in recovery for life.
To accommodate patients who need various levels of support, we offer multiple drug and alcohol program models in Springfield, Illinois. Depending on your symptoms and situation, you could benefit from one of these program types:
After you finish treatment, you can join our alumni community for ongoing support. We hold meetings and events where you can form connections with others living sober lives.
After an arrest for DUI in Illinois, you must go through a drug and alcohol evaluation. This evaluation helps the state understand your alcohol or drug use history and condition. The purpose of this screening process is to know whether you pose a threat to society, due to your alcohol or drug abuse. You need this evaluation to satisfy court requirements or gain your license reinstatement through the Secretary of State.
You need certain documentation for your DUI evaluation. This includes your recent driving record and a consultation checklist completed through a hearing officer, based upon the Secretary of State’s Office sworn report or your DUI police report. The reporting must include information from your arrest for DUI.
The process for completion of your evaluation after DUI classes takes about two hours. You go through a counselor’s interview. You also complete a questionnaire focusing on your drug or alcohol use.
The interview portion includes your demographic information, details of your arrest, and prior drug or alcohol offense history. Past offenses that work against your case include zero tolerance offenses, illegal transportation of controlled substances and other offenses related to DUI, drugs, or alcohol.
The interview also digs into your past alcohol use, legal drug use, and prescriptions. The interviewer provides a summary of their findings according to criteria of substance use disorder. When the evaluation ends, the findings gain final classification of your substance use as minimal, moderate, significant, or high risk.
The judge considers your risk classification with details of the evaluation and interview summary when sentencing you for your DUI. This sentencing specifies what you must do before gaining reinstatement of your driver’s license. Sentencing often requires people in your shoes to take DUI classes through an approved provider.
Your DUI evaluation recommends a set number of treatment hours according to your risk classification. If your class is minimal risk, you must undergo 10 hours of DUI classes. For moderate risk and significant risk, you need 10 hours of these classes plus additional hours of other treatment and education. For high risk people, sentencing includes 75 hours of classes with an ongoing treatment plan.
Because of the major role these classes and evaluations play in your future, you need help from state-approved counselors in a quality Drug or Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center. The only way you get your license back is by meeting the requirements of the law. So you need to get your evaluation and classes right the first time.
The first step you must take after DUI arrest is that of seeking a DUI attorney. This lawyer helps you meet the state’s tough requirements. You also need help from quality counselors highly familiar with the DUI process. This help takes place at Gateway Springfield in Springfield, Illinois.
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Let Gateway Springfield support you throughout your recovery journey. With more than one million patients served and 50 years of experience, we can provide the help you need. Make your first appointment by contacting our team today or calling us at 217-529-9266.
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. Cathy Crabtree has been in practice for over 40 years. She has been a consultant at Gateway since 2009 while maintaining a private practice in family medicine in Chatham until she retired in 2014.
Prior to joining Gateway, Dr. Crabtree worked at Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Center treating children with behavioral issues. She has been a member of the Sangamon County and Illinois State Medical Societies for over 40 years and is an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Crabtree has also been involved in several projects around the Springfield community.
Dr. Crabtree earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri.
Karen started her professional journey in 2008 at Gateway Foundation- Springfield as a Receptionist. She now has 11 years of clinical experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. Karen obtained a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Masters in Social Work from Saint Louis University. In addition, she became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She currently serves as a Program Director and directly oversees the Admissions Department. Her desire has always been to help people in need, which she has been able to by using both her clinical and managerial skills to help improve the lives of our clients.
Gina began working at Gateway Foundation – Carbondale in 1998 as an undergraduate student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Beginning her career as a Chemical Dependency Technician, she quickly discovered a love for the job and worked to move up into a counseling position. While working at Gateway, she received a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Administration and Services, and became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Gina later took a position at Gateway’s Caseyville location as a Clinical Supervisor, during which time she earned a Professional Counselor license. In 2015, she relocated to the Gateway Foundation – Springfield site, where she currently resides as a Program Director.
For the past 20 years, she has dedicated her life to her passion of helping others regain control of their lives, through fighting the disease of addiction. Her philosophy has been “Each one, reach one, we are all in this together”.
Mary Alexander has 22 years’ experience in the social service field. She has worked in a variety of settings and served multiple populations throughout her career including youth and adolescents, corrections population, and adults. She worked for 12 years with the Illinois Department of Corrections as a TASC Supervisor. Prior to working for TASC, Mary worked for 8 years as a youth counselor at Gateway Foundation which led her back to taking the opportunity to become a clinical supervisor with Gateway Foundation in 2019 where she has worked to develop curriculum and programming for the COED population.
Edmund currently serves as the Clinical Supervisor for the Men’s Unit at Gateway Foundation, Springfield, IL, since January 2020. He have been providing mental health services, trauma-focused, to a diverse population, including children, youth, adults and birth families for the past 26 years in various roles as a social worker, therapist and supervisor. He was motivated to enter the social work/mental health field inspired by three impactful adults who accepted him, believed in him, and mentored him during my “colorful” and rebellious teenage years. Edmund has been trained in many treatment modalities, especially assisting clients to understand the impact of their traumas on their daily life functioning. He learned to connect with clients at where they are, accept them and learn from them. He feels that it has been enriching and rewarding to work with the current clients at Gateway.
Stephanie Forgas has more than 7 years of experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field. As a clinical supervisor, Stephanie has worked on developing curriculum and programming for Triumph and assists in providing Motivational Interview Training to staff. Stephanie is Co-Internship coordinator and oversees the development and implementation of Gateway’s internship program for Masters Level and Bachelors Level students. Prior to becoming a clinical supervisor, Stephanie worked in Gateway Foundation’s admissions department as an admission counselor and served as a utilization management specialist.
She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL and a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL and is a licensed clinical professional counselor.
The skilled and caring team at Gateway Springfield is certified and credentialed to help during all stages of recovery and over the full continuum of care. 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 clinical social workers (LCSWs).
Our addiction specialists are compassionate about helping others heal from addiction. In fact, we won’t let you face your addiction alone. To begin the healing process, contact Gateway Springfield today at 217.529.9266. Our professional team will guide you on a path to sobriety through safe and effective addiction treatment.