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"I am grateful to be a part of the individual's early recovery; to watch their lives transform in amazing ways while they are with us and as they continue their journey after leaving."
Anna Jurich, MS, LCPC
Program Director
Fox Valley Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Aurora
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Alcohol & Drug Treatment in the Fox Valley Area

Alcohol & Drug Treatment in the Fox Valley Area

Located just off of Interstate 88, our Aurora treatment center is easily accessible to individuals in the Chicago suburbs, Northern Illinois and throughout the state.

Situated on the campus of one of the area's most prominent hospitals, the Aurora Drug Treatment Center offers Adult Residential Programs and Outpatient Programs struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse.

Insurance Accepted

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

Serving Fox Valley and Western Chicago Suburbs

The Aurora 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 in Aurora 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.

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Meet the Aurora Staff

Jim Scarpace, MS, LCPC, Executive Director, Gateway Aurora Jim Scarpace, MS, LCPC
Executive Director
Gateway Aurora

As Executive Director at Gateway's Aurora center, Jim Scarpace prides himself on being accessible and adopting approaches that empower the adults and teens we treat to be successful in recovery. Jim joined Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment in 2007 as a Program Director, overseeing the clinical management team at the Aurora center.

"I consider myself fortunate to work with such a committed team that is motivated to meet the changing needs of those we care for in treatment," explains Jim. "Our employees feel connected to our mission and come to work every day with a sense of purpose to help others turn their lives around."

Jim's main responsibilities include managing the residential and outpatient services for adults and adolescents in addition to ensuring continuous improvement of clinical practices. Jim also partners with local community groups to help make substance abuse treatment services as accessible as possible.

Viewed as an expert in his field, Jim also teaches graduate classes in clinical and forensic psychology as an Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jim earned his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Illinois Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.

Greg Tierney, PhD, Program Director, Gateway Aurora Greg Tierney, PhD
Program Director
Gateway Aurora

A licensed clinical psychologist, Program Director Greg Tierney empowers the Aurora clinical team to grow professionally and evolve treatment of substance use disorders to benefit communities throughout Chicagoland and northern Illinois. He prides himself on fostering an atmosphere of emotional intelligence, one that's supportive of personal growth for the staff and the individuals in treatment.

"It's important for anyone who struggles with substance use issues to understand the role of emotion in their lives. Reason being, when we avoid emotion, we fail to motivate ourselves to accomplish goals. Or, when overcome by emotion, we tend to respond in ways that conflict with our values. That's why we encourage individuals to experience emotions in way that opens the door to acceptance rather than avoidance as well as healthier relationships," explains Greg.

Greg earned his doctor of philosophy in counseling psychology at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., his master's degree in community counseling at Loyola University in Chicago and his bachelor's degree in psychology at University of Illinois in Champaign, 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 877-505-4673 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. You can download a general list of what you should bring to treatment now, and then you will be provided with a specific list of additional items during your admission based on the center and program you will be entering.
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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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Aurora, IL 60506
Toll Free: 877-505-4673
Local: 630-966-7400
Fax: 630-897-7539

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Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs at Aurora

Adult Residential (Male)
We address the unique needs of men through specialized counseling and therapy. Our program offers over-night accommodations when around the clock support is needed.
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Adult Residential Dual-Diagnosis (Co-Ed)
Our adult Residential program focuses on the unique challenges of adults who struggle with both mental health and substance abuse (dual-diagnosis/co-occurring) issues such as anxiety or depression.
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Adult Day Treatment (Co-Ed)
Provides a full day of treatment, more than an Outpatient Program, but allows individuals to go home at night.
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Adult Intensive Outpatient (Co-Ed)
Located in the Fox Valley area, convenient to many nearby suburbs, we offer morning, after-work and after-school schedules, so treatment does not interfere with daily commitments.
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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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Other Gateway Treatment Options:

Adolescent Residential (Male)
Programs offered in Lake Villa and Springfield.

Adolescent Residential (Female)
Programs offered in Carbondale.