Gateway Foundation to Host Open House Events Across Illinois in Honor of National Recovery Month in September
Gateway Foundation opens doors to help close gap between addiction and entering treatment
CHICAGO, Sept 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nearly one in 10 Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse in 2009, yet a mere 11 percent of those who needed treatment–received it at a specialty facility. To help raise awareness of treatment options available to adults and adolescents for alcohol and drug abuse, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment, the largest provider of substance abuse treatment in Illinois, will be hosting open house events at Gateway treatment centers located throughout Illinois during September 2011 in support of SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month.
Also in recognition of the mission of Recovery Month, Gateway Foundation will be conducting complimentary training workshops for more than 225 healthcare, education and mental health professionals throughout the state to help increase understanding of the relationship between substance abuse and mental health disorders and the appropriate treatment to achieve recovery.
Presented by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the goal of Recovery Month is to increase understanding of mental and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services to achieve recovery, and to help people recognize and seek assistance for these health conditions with the same urgency as any other health condition.
Each day, Gateway assists individuals in overcoming substance abuse and mental health issues, transitioning to a healthy and productive lifestyle that supports lasting recovery. Come meet the heroes who work relentlessly every day to motivate and inspire individuals to recovery, Gateway’s clinical professionals, and learn about drug trends affecting the local community from substance abuse experts in addition to treatment options available at Gateway Foundation.
Gateway Aurora Recovery Month Open House on Sept. 8 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Address: 400 Mercy Lane, Aurora, IL 60506
Gateway Lake Villa Recovery Month Open House on Sept. 16 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Address: 25480 W. Cedarcrest Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046
Gateway Springfield Recovery Month Open House on Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Address: 2200 Lake Victoria Drive, Springfield, IL 62703
Gateway Belleville Recovery Month Open House on Sept 23 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Address: 7 N. High St., 3rd Floor, Belleville, IL 62220
Gateway Caseyville Recovery Month Open House on Sept. 23 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Address: 400 W. Lincoln, Caseyville, IL 62232
Gateway Chicago West & Chicago Northwest Recovery Month Open House on Sept. 30 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Address: 3828 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60624
For more information about Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment and Recovery Month events, please visit www.RecoverGateway.org/2011. For a free and confidential substance abuse consultation, call Gateway at 877-321-RECOVER (877-321-7326).
About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment
Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of the people it treats. As Illinois’ largest provider of substance abuse treatment, Gateway provides services for adolescents and adults at treatment centers throughout the state. As an organization, Gateway Foundation has treated over 425,000 people over 40 years and currently helps more than 29,000 individuals a year reclaim productive healthy lives.
SOURCE Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment