Gateway: The Impact of Addiction on Families and Loved Ones
use disorders impact more than just the person with the
addiction. Much like with other diseases, addiction can take a
toll on the people closest to the person struggling with it. In
some cases, addiction can destroy relationships with loved ones
and cause health, financial and legal problems. Even with the
many consequences, addiction can feel impossible to break because
it is a disease of the brain.
At Gateway Foundation,
we understand how addiction affects the lives of those
closest to the patient, which is why our programs take families
and loved ones into consideration.
educational programming, families and loved ones can learn about
addiction, family dynamics and ways to build a supportive
relationship for lasting recovery. We also offer weekly
visitation, recovery support education and family counseling
sessions to ensure each person touched by addiction has the
greatest chance of a successful outcome.
ABOUT GATEWAY FOUNDATION Since 1968
our goal has been straightforward: help clients get their life
back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use
and symptoms of mental illness. A life that is productive,
socially responsible, and healthy. Gateway Foundationis the
largest nonprofit treatment provider in the U.S. specializing in
substance use disorders for men, women, adolescents and clients
diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders. Gateway's
professional clinicians support over 6000 people a day to
successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan
to treat the underlying causes of substance use disorder —not
just their addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment
Centers are recognized as an in-network provider for most health insurance
plans and accept fees for service. We also provide treatment to individuals
who may be eligible for services funded in whole, or in part, by the
Illinois Department of Human Services. We are a non-profit organization
with treatment centers located throughout Illinois. We are dedicated to
making a real difference in the lives of the people we treat.