Saturday, May 16, 2020

Gateway Foundation is Here to Support You and Your Employees During These Difficult Times

Gateway Foundation is here to support you and your employees during these difficult times. We have found that the two big questions facing many employers, and those supporting large employee groups are: 

1.What happens to those struggling with substance use as a pandemic emerges?

2.How do I support my employees during this time?  

The Office of the Surgeon General reports that substance misuse is estimated to cost society $442 billion each year. Employers absorb the bulk of these costs through health care expenditures, absenteeism, and lost productivity. Substance use in the workplace has the potential to cripple productivity, derail an organization's expansion, and diminish the bottom line.

During this pandemic, individuals who are quarantining alone are a higher risk population for relapsing and needing support. Helping guide employees toward treatment during these difficult times is a proactive and ultimately cost-effective course of action that lets them know they are a valued part of the organization. It has been reported by the Washington Post that 23% of Illinoisans' drink during the workday.

For over 50 years Gateway Foundation has led the industry in treating Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health, touching the lives of over one million individuals and their families. Gateway Foundation programs are evidence-based practices, not one-size-fits-all, but unique treatment plans that fit the employees or family member's goals. Our goal is to ensure their recovery is successful and sustainable.

Gateway Foundation Offers

·     All levels of treatment for substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders, including Virtual Outpatient Services

·     Free in-depth consults to help employees understand treatment options

·     In-network treatment for most health insurance plans

·     Flexible treatment plans that can be scheduled around work

·     Support options for family members of employees struggling with SUD

·     Continued recovery support after discharging from our programs

·     Over fourteen treatment center locations across Illinois serving the Midwest.

The ripple effect of this pandemic has the potential to create serious long-term –economic and employer –wellness issues. If Gateway Foundation can assist your company or employees in any way, feel free to contact us at our 24-hour helpline 877-505-HOPE (4673).

Wishing you, your colleagues, and employees continued safety during this health crisis, 

Gateway Foundation


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