DrugAbuse.com - Powered by American Addiction Centers

Gateway Foundation—Jacksonville

1300 Lincoln Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois, 62650
No reviews at this time
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 Foundation is 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.

Facility Highlights

  • Insurance Accepted
  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Group Therapy


  • Intensive Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment

    In an Intensive Outpatient treatment program, individuals participate in group and family counseling sessions several times per week, as well as one-on-one counseling sessions with their primary counselor. Treatment is usually four sessions per week that are three hours each, based on an individual's needs.
  • Dual Diagnosis Program

    Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose because of the complexity of symptoms. There are many possible combinations of dual diagnoses, which means there are many possible symptoms. Today, addiction and psychiatric health are viewed more as part of a continuum, and clinicians are specially trained to deal with patients who have a co-occurring disorder. We are certified as one of the only dual diagnosis rehab centers in the Midwest.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Thomas Britton
    Dr. Thomas BrittonPresident & CEO
    Dr. Thomas Britton began his career in behavioral health as a counselor where he developed a passion for effectively treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. For more than twenty years, Dr. Britton has been dedicated to helping others through various roles as a therapist, crisis worker, educator, clinical supervisor, executive director and most recently president for a division of Acadia Health Care. Dr. Britton believes strongly in the power of recovery, so much that in 2006, he founded a North Carolina organization that advocates for treatment for those without resources. His devotion to the field and a commitment to learning led him to earn a Master's Degree in both Addiction and Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Understanding the importance of strong leadership skills, Dr. Britton went on to earn a Doctorate in Public Health, Executive Management from Gillings School of Global Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Britton has aligned his personal mission to help others with his life's work. From his early days as a clinician, to his present leadership role, his focus remains on helping individuals and their families get their lives back on track.
  • Dr. Roueen Rafeyan
    Dr. Roueen RafeyanChief Medical Officer
    Dr. Rafeyan brings over 20 years of specialized experience to Gateway, having served as a medical director for psychiatric and substance use programs at leading Illinois healthcare institutions including Rush, Michael Reese, Resurrection and Presence Behavioral Health. As CMO, Dr. Rafeyan is responsible for continuously advancing Gateway's wide array of services, upholding medical protocols, policies and procedures, as well as working closely with Gateway's team of experienced physicians/clinicians to deliver comprehensive high quality addictions, psychiatric and medical services/treatment as needed for each individual. In addition to Dr. Rafeyan's extensive medical experience, he is also a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is currently on the faculty of Northwestern University and an active member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatry Association, the Illinois Psychiatric Society and the Illinois State Medical Society.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Gateway Foundation is a private nonprofit, which make up about 55 percent of all treatment facilities in Illinois. It operates 17 treatment centers in Illinois, Delaware and California. The Jacksonville, Ill. location offers medication-assisted treatment, residential services for men, outpatient programs, sober living homes, and alumni engagement to people struggling with substance use and mental health disorders.


According to Gateway Foundation's website, it offers comprehensive substance use disorder and psychiatric services five days a week. Each client receives individualized alcohol and drug treatment planning.

Gateway Foundation offers a full continuum of care including residential services. During residential treatment, clients receive 24-hour support. Programming includes individual, family and group counseling, along with educational group sessions, medication-assisted treatment, recreational activities and team building, 12-step recovery education and peer support, recovery planning, and aftercare planning.

Outpatient clients typically participate in multiple counseling sessions a week for four to six weeks. Outpatient treatment may include substance abuse education, individual and group counseling, medication to help with withdrawal symptoms, treatment of co-occurring disorders, family counseling and education, relapse prevention, and DUI evaluation and education.

After finishing residential treatment, some clients opt to live in a Recovery Home, which is a safe, sober living environment for individuals who need continued support. While living in a Recovery Home, clients learn new skills and are enrolled in outpatient care.


Gateway Foundation's website indicates the treatment team includes physicians, counselors, and therapists. It is one of the 152 (22.5 percent) of Illinois treatment centers that is accredited by the Joint Commission.


Gateway Foundation's website notes it offers a supportive environment and access to healthy lifestyle facilities such as a large outdoor space, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts.


Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. However, the one person to leave Google Review for Gateway Foundation in Jacksonville to date gave two out of five stars. [1]

The five people to leave reviews on Gateway Foundation's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.8 out of five stars.[2] Reviews are for all locations, and individuals praised the friendly staff and effective programs.

"I've been to multiple programs throughout the years but this was by far the best. Extremely comprehensive... My counselor prepared a long term plan for me and I felt comfortable I was in good hands," one alum wrote in a representative review on Facebook.


According to Gateway Foundation's website, it is one of the 452 (67 percent) of Illinois treatment centers that accepts insurance.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/RecoverGateway/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Important Notice

DrugAbuse.com is a third-party resource for consumers seeking addiction treatment.

We list thousands of treatment providers throughout the U.S., often including alumni and staff ratings and reviews, and DrugAbuse.com 360 Guides that provide valuable information for people making difficult decisions. DrugAbuse.com is not influenced in regards to its ratings or reviews by any treatment center or its sponsors, and we clearly designate advertiser relationships with “Sponsor” or “Ad” or “Advertisement”.