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New Director to Lead Expansion of Gateway Foundation Outpatient Treatment Centers

CHICAGO, August 21, 2013

To drive the continued development of new outpatient substance abuse treatment centers throughout Illinois, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is pleased to announce the appointment of William Stoner, MSW as its Executive Director of Outpatient Services.

"Currently, Gateway Foundation serves thousands of people each year at nine outpatient substance abuse treatment centers located throughout Illinois. In order to meet the future demand for outpatient treatment services, we anticipate doubling our capacity and admissions over the next 5 years, and Mr. Stoner is the right person to ensure we are successful in doing so," explains Michael Darcy, President & CEO, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment.

With more than 15 years of management and organizational development experience, Mr. Stoner comes to Gateway Foundation from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare–All Saints in Racine, WI, where he served as Director, Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Services. As Executive Director, he is focused on ensuring that quality treatment for alcohol dependency and drug addiction is available throughout Gateway Foundation's outpatient treatment network. He also plays a pivotal role in rolling out new outpatient treatment centers throughout Illinois.

"In my time thus far with Gateway Foundation, the level of commitment to its mission of providing accessible, quality treatment is very apparent to me. I look forward to working with this talented team to carry on their proud heritage of helping others in need and changing lives," says Mr. Stoner.

Mr. Stoner is an alumnus of University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. As an undergraduate, he earned a BA in Psychology and minored in Business Administration; and continued at the university to earn his Master's degree in Social Work. Mr. Stoner is a licensed substance abuse, social worker and independent clinical supervisor.

About Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness, that is productive, socially responsible, and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing treatment for men, women, adolescents, and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders.

Gateway's Community Division has treatment centers located throughout Illinois, including Carbondale, Chicago, Lake County, Fox Valley, Springfield, and the St. Louis Metro East area. These centers offer residential and outpatient treatment services for adults, teens, and adolescents accessed through insurance, state funding, and self-pay.

Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Learn more about insurance coverage, treatment options, or Gateway's confidential consultation at RecoverGateway.org or call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

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