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Alcohol and Drug Treatment Referrals

Referring to Gateway Treatment CentersWhen you seek to refer an individual into an alcohol or drug treatment program, we know you take your referral seriously and we do too. At Gateway Treatment Centers, we are a partner you can trust to help individuals get their life back on track.

  • You can count on us to quickly respond and have confidence in your referral.
  • We understand you need ongoing communication about an individual's progress and will develop a communication plan that keeps you informed.
  • We will engage you and collaborate from admission through discharge to ensure an individual gets the highest level of care.
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Gateway treatment centers provide a full continuum of care for adults, teens and young men. Care is close by with treatment centers throughout Illinois and the St. Louis Metro East area. Our Outpatient and Residential alcohol and drug treatment programs utilize evidence-based practices, medication assisted treatment services, and address co-occurring disorders/dual diagnosis help individuals manage their addiction.

Substance Abuse Treatment FAQ

Q. Why should I refer to Gateway?

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Gateway offers a full continuum of care to treat alcohol and substance abuse as well as co-occurring disorders/dual-diagnosis. With convenient drug rehab centers – located in Chicago and Suburbs, Central Illinois, Southern Illinois and the St. Louis Metro East area – chances are we have a center not far from your client.

Gateway treats thousands of clients per year and our success shows:

  • More people successfully complete treatment through Gateway Foundation programs than with other treatment providers.**
  • 9 of 10 Gateway alumni would refer a family member or friend to a Gateway for treatment.*
  • Satisfaction Ratings from Gateway alumni and their families is more than 90%.*
*As reported from Gateway post-treatment surveys from insurance clients or family members.
**Based on information reported by the IL Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.


Q. Who works at Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment?

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Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment employees are specially trained to deal with the unique needs of individuals that abuse alcohol and other substances. Gateway professionals use evidence-based practices including Medication Assisted Treatment, 12-Step Facilitation, and Motivational Interviewing, to help individuals get life back on track.

Gateway's specially trained team of substance abuse specialists includes:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Doctors & Nurses
  • Licensed Behavioral Health Care Professionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers


Q. How long has Gateway provided substance abuse treatment?

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Since 1968, Gateway has been an industry leader in providing After Work/After School Outpatient Treatment and Residential substance abuse treatment that is innovative, effective and affordable. Gateway provides drug rehab and alcohol treatment services to help individuals with or without the ability to pay.


Q. Do I get progress reports, letters or other documentation?

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Gateway's team of professionals knows it is important for you to stay informed of your client's status and will provide ongoing reporting to meet your needs.


Q. Does Gateway offer training for professionals?

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Yes. Gateway's training courses are led by professionals who serve on the front line helping those battling substance abuse. Gateway also offers professionals state-wide training seminars as well as webinars to earn continuing education credits through the State of Illinois and IAODAPCA.

Gateway professional training topics include: motivational interviewing, current drug trends, co-occurring disorders , and more. Please contact Gateway for help in to selecting the best program or creating a new educational training program tailored to your audience.


Q. Does Gateway offer educational seminars for the community?

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Yes. Gateway is committed to fostering healthy communities and makes available educational programming to community-based groups at no cost. Gateway seminars are led by professional facilitators and are appropriate for schools, youth groups, women's groups, civic organizations and churches. Educational community seminar topics include: signs and symptoms of substance abuse, coping skills, drug trends and legal aspects of treatment. To arrange a seminar for your organization, please an outreach coordinator at


Q. Does Gateway have prevention materials for community members?

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Yes, as an active partner in the community, Gateway provides resource materials designed to raise awareness and provide helpful information for parents, families, educators, students and others about of the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Contact any Gateway Treatment Center and speak with an Outreach Coordinator to obtain materials for your event or organization.


Gateway Is Here To Help

If your patient is struggling with substance abuse, Gateway Treatment Centers can help.

For more information about Gateway treatment programs, or our confidential consultation, call our 24-hour helpline at 877-505-4673.