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Gateway Foundation

Professionals Connections Newsletter

December 2022
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Happy Holidays from Gateway Foundation!

At Gateway Foundation, we understand the challenges during the holiday season for those struggling with substance misuse and those diagnosed with substance use disorder, we also gratefully witness the rewards of recovery.

Our core values are integrity, opportunity, evolving, and teamwork. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—provide personalized and coordinated care that covers the entire state of Illinois with 16 facilities from the Wisconsin Border to the Kentucky Border. Our goal is to see that each client achieves and sustains lifelong recovery.

We are also proud to have staff members who are in recovery and utilize the perspective they have with their lived experience. They understand what life was like before and, most importantly, what this life in recovery has given them and their loved ones. They have the ability to relay that message to our clients with a personal touch that includes sensitivity, caring empathy, and compassion.

Several times throughout the year, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the state of Illinois visiting all 16 Gateway Foundation treatment facilities. During these visits I get to witness these miracles on a personal level and for that I am grateful. From all of us at Gateway Foundation, enjoy this time with your families and know that Gateway Foundation is here as your partner in addiction recovery services.

Have a safe and happy Holiday season!

Frank Markett
Director of Sales

Coping With the Pressures of the Holiday Season

Coping With the Pressures of the Holiday Season

WGN Daytime Chicago | Nov. 9, 2022

The Holidays can be a triggering and uncomfortable time for those battling addiction or mental health issues. We spoke with Chief Medical Officer at Gateway Foundation, Dr. Roueen Rafeyan who shares how people can cope with the pressures that come with the Holiday season.

Holiday and Sobriety

When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is the Most Troubling: Holidays and Sobriety

The most ‘wonderful’ time of year can be the most difficult for those in addiction recovery. Here are 11 tips for staying sober during the holidays to discuss with your clients. In fact, excessive holiday alcohol consumption can even be harmful to those not suffering from substance use disorders. Along with these tips, with the right encouragement, understanding, and patience, sobriety can be achieved over the holidays. 

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How to enjoy a sober NYE

How to Enjoy a Sober New Year’s Eve

Some of your clients might feel challenged to navigate the holiday season sober, now is a great time for you to recommit them to their goals and connect to the true meaning behind the holidays. While it will take some planning, celebrating sober will have them waking up refreshed on New Year’s Day, ready to tackle their goals with more clarity and ambition than ever before.

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