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Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Carbondale

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1080 E. Park St.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(877) 505-4673
Fax: 618-549-9540

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Call 618-529-1151 for information related to someone who is already in treatment.

Gateway's Carbondale Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center is situated amid 14 wooded acres in scenic southern Illinois.

The serene butterfly garden, winding nature paths and a state-of-the-art gymnasium are popular amenities of the modern facility.


Insurance Accepted

Gateway's drug treatment center in Carbondale accepts health insurance. We also provide assistance to help you understand what services are covered, deductibles and co-pays.

Serving Carbondale and Southern Illinois

Our Carbondale center specializes in providing substance abuse education and group counseling to help you, or someone you love get life back on track. Our experienced team helps you understand substance abuse, guides you to recovery and supports you every step of the way.

The clinical team at our Carbondale center is committed to understanding each person's unique needs and circumstances and developing a personalized treatment plan that's right for them. Our goal is to understand and treat the underlying causes of one's substance abuse, not just their addiction to drugs or alcohol.

At Gateway, our treatment is effective because is utilizes an integrated approach to treatment which includes:

Learn more about our integrated approach. proven experience and expertise in substance abuse treatment.


To ensure success in substance abuse treatment and in the classroom, Gateway's Carbondale Center offers on-campus academic programs for adolescents through Carbondale Community High School.

Accessible Via Train for Families in Northern Illinois

Our Carbondale drug treatment center is easily accessible with daily Amtrak train service to Carbondale from Chicago's Union Station and surrounding suburbs, including Glenview, Naperville and Joliet. The trip from Chicago to Carbondale takes approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes, and we provide shuttle service from the Carbondale Amtrak Station to the Gateway Foundation Carbondale Treatment Center. Please inquire with our admissions department about to arranging for shuttle service.

Meet the Carbondale Staff

Steve Wierman, MS, LCPC
Executive Director
Gateway Carbondale

Steve WiermanSteve Wierman oversees daily operations of the Gateway's Carbondale treatment center, including regulatory, clinical, outreach, as well as prevention education. However, he believes the most rewarding part of his job is watching individuals progress on the road to recovery and seeing his staff excel at changing the lives of so many people. He takes pride in seeing individuals graduate from Gateway's treatment programs, and later return to show how they have achieved and exceeded their recovery expectations.

Steve has been with Gateway for almost 15 years. Prior to that, he counseled adults and managed a program for Franklin/Williamson Human Services for six years. He also was a counselor for the Illinois Department of Corrections at Big Muddy Prison. Steve earned his BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University and his MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University.

When he's not at Gateway, he enjoys guitars, motorcycles, music, and cats.


Lori Dammermann, MSW, LCSW
Program Director
Gateway Carbondale

Among her many accomplishments at Gateway Carbondale, Program Director Lori Dammermann is most proud of establishing a specialized Adolescent Girls Residential Treatment Program focused on effectively guiding troubled teen girls to recovery. Lori has been an integral member of the Gateway's clinical team since 1996.

Lori oversees and leads the team that provides residential treatment for adults and adolescents at the Carbondale center. She promotes continuous improvement of substance abuse treatment approaches by analyzing program results and motivating her clinical team.

Lori earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.


Gaia McVey, MS, LCPC
Adolescent Program Clinical Supervisor
Gateway Carbondale

"Watching an individual change, succeed and grow through treatment is very motivating," says Gaia McVey, Adolescent Program Clinical Supervisor at Gateway Carbondale. With a wealth of experience in substance abuse treatment, she works closely with her team at the Adolescent Male Residential Program.

"We are flexible in our individualized treatment planning and approach for adolescents. We use a great deal of interactive activities in our group counseling sessions to help teens learn new skills in a variety of ways," explains Gaia. Gaia has been a member of the Gateway's clinical team since 2000.

She obtained her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

Understanding Drug & Alcohol Treatment

With a reputation for clinical expertise, and unwavering compassion and care, Gateway's team of licensed substance abuse professionals and addiction counselors will provide the guidance and support necessary for lasting recovery. Starting with your first consultation our dedicated staff will ensure your treatment experience is always personalized and focused on helping you or your loved one reclaim a productive, healthy life.

We want you want to feel comfortable with taking the next step to get help, and have provided the information below to assist you, or call and we will be happy to answer your questions 24-hours a day.

What to Expect in Treatment

With a reputation for clinical expertise, and unwavering compassion and care, Gateway's team of licensed substance abuse experts will provide the guidance and support necessary for lasting recovery. Learn what you can expect from Gateway's treatment programs.
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What to Bring to Treatment

As part of your treatment at Gateway, we work hard to make sure most of your needs are cared for. This is a list of what you should and should not bring to treatment.
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Typical Day in Treatment

Schedules are developed so individuals can participate in group therapy, family visits and education, as well as health and well-being. This is only a sample schedule to give you an idea of what a typical day and week in Residential Treatment will include. Schedules will change to fulfill your specific needs while in treatment at Gateway.
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Payment Options

Gateway offers convenience and flexibility in terms of payment options. Learn more about payment options for treatment.
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Outpatient Treatment Schedules

Our after-work and after-school Outpatient programs are conveniently scheduled for teens and adults.
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Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Carbondale

Our Carbondale center specializes in providing substance abuse education and group counseling to help you, or someone you love get life back on track. To learn more call .

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Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs at Carbondale

Adult Residential (Separate Male & Female)
We address the unique needs of men and women through separate counseling and therapy approaches. Our programs offer over-night accommodations when you need around the clock support.
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Adult Men's Residential Co-Occurring/Dual Diagnosis
Specialized treatment that focuses on the unique challenges of adult men who struggle with both mental health and substance abuse issues such as anxiety or depression.
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Adult Intensive Outpatient (Co-Ed)
Our center is close to where you live and work in Carbondale and the surrounding area. Our morning, afternoon and evening schedules provide flexibility for working adults.
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Adolescent Residential Programs (Separate Male & Female)
Teens boys and girls are very different and that is why we offer separate counseling and therapy approaches based on gender. Our programs offer over-night accommodations when your teen may need around the clock support.
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Adult Aftercare (Co-Ed)
We are here to help, even after you complete treatment. We offer continuing support to help you stay on track in your recovery.
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DUI Programs: Education, Evaluation & Treatment
DUI programs are designed to meet the requirements of the Courts, Probation, Secretary of State and Employers.
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