Recovery is a lifelong
process that requires continued focus, support and commitment. Treatment
ends, but our support does not. Our alumni benefit from ongoing alumni
support, social activities and educational programming to help empower
and support recovery, for life.
It is important to share and celebrate all of the work our alumni have
put in on their journey to lifelong recovery. Our alumni all have an
incredible story to share. We’ve complied some of their stories,
including the one below:
A Never-ending Journey
"The trouble didn’t come all at once. Craig had a family he loved
and a job he cared about. From the outside, life seemed pretty good. But
too often, it didn’t feel that way to Craig. In his mind, he was
“My life felt really small,” he says.
He drank, and although he considered his drinking recreational, he would
occasionally embarrass himself or upset others while intoxicated.
Expecting a change to shake him from his doldrums, Craig accepted a
company transfer and moved his family to another state.
“It didn’t solve anything,” he says. Craig’s drinking escalated over
time. After a few family run-ins, he swore off alcohol for a while and
even looked up an old friend in the area who agreed to go with him to
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
When the situation only worsened, Craig’s solution was to get out of town
and move back to the Midwest. But he only continued to struggle.
Between work and home, it was like a ‘What else is there?’ kind of
thing,” Craig says. “I was extremely depressed, drinking at work during
the day. Things were not good.”
Since 1968 our goal has been
straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve
a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness,
that is productive, socially responsible, and healthy. Gateway Foundation
is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country that
specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing
treatment for men, women, adolescents, and clients diagnosed with
co-occurring mental health disorders.
Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals
successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that
treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to
drugs or alcohol.
Call 877.505.HOPE (4673) to learn more about our treatment