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Gateway Carbondale

"Gateway is a place that evokes lasting change; I am gratified to witness people's improved quality of life."
Robert Grimmer, MS, LCPC, CRADC
Clinical Supervisor
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Carbondale Illinois
Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Carbondale, Illinois
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Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Carbondale, Illinois

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

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, IL

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:

Our center also offers specialized inpatient substance abuse treatment for teens.

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

Katie Stout
Executive Director
Gateway Carbondale

As Executive Director, Katie Stout leads the staff and clinical team at Gateway Carbondale. Katie ensures all clients are treated with the most innovative and customized care. Katie has been working in the behavioral healthcare field since 2004, and became the Executive Director at Gateway Carbondale in 2016.

For Katie, the most rewarding part of her job is, "helping clients reengage with family and get back to living life according to what they value." She is thankful to work with counselors who dedicate their lives to walk besides people struggling with addiction.

Katie completed her undergraduate studies in Human Services, and earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2014. She joined Gateway after directing an eating disorders facility in Nevada for 12 years. Though the facility was ED specialized, Katie says that she has always had clients with co-occurring substance abuse disorder.

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.

Dr. Rakesh Chandra
Gateway Carbondale

Dr. Chandra is a key part of the holistic approach to patient wellness and recovery at Gateway's Carbondale treatment center. He helps individuals with co-occurring substance abuse issues, and address their underlying mental health difficulties. He treats people suffering with alcoholism or opiate dependency and is certified in the use of medication assisted treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms during the drug detoxification process.

He is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Medical School of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the Psychiatrist at Shawnee Health Systems and was Medical Director at Lourdes Behavioral Health Center.

Dr. Chandra graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi India and served his internship at the University of Chicago. He completed his Psychiatric residency at John's Hopkins in Baltimore. He has a law degree and a masters in health law from Loyola University in Chicago. He is working towards board certification in addiction medicine.

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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1080 E. Park St.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Toll Free: 877-505-4673
Local: 618-529-1151
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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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Teen Recovery Home
On-site recovery home specifically for teens in treatment.