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Gateway Foundation— Joliet

1419 Essington Rd., Joliet, Illinois, 60435
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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

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Gateway Foundation is an addiction network with 17 locations across Illinois, Delaware, and California. The Joliet treatment center, located in Joliet, Ill., treats both co-occurring mental health disorders and addiction in adults. Services for adolescents are provided on a case by case basis.


Joliet is one of a number of Gateway Foundation outpatient centers that seeks to provide patients with flexible scheduling. The center helps adults and adolescents coping with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders utilizing evidence-based treatment and also facilitates 12-Step treatment.

Joliet offers individual, group, and family therapies. The center also offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT), specifically, buprenorphine, placing the facilit among the about 30 percent of Illinois facilities to prescribe the drug in some manner.

The facility also boasts an alumni program and is one of 383 Illinois facilities that offer mental health services (58 percent).


Joliet has a full staff of psychiatric and medical professionals, as do all facilities under the purview of the Gateway Foundation.


Joliet’s web site does not discuss accommodations, however, photos of its facilities show a large building with modern amenities on the back-end of a lush green lawn. The center also has ample parking.


To date, no alums have submitted reviews to Rehabs.com

A general Facebook page for Gateway Foundation shows 12 reviewers rated it 4.1 out of five stars.[1] Most reviews were positive, with alums praising the staff, amenities, and effectiveness of treatment.

“The Gateway is a great way to start over , and put your Alcohol or Drug problem behind you and start over one day at a time I would tell anyone trying to do that for themselves this is the place to be I promise you,” one alume wrote.

Another wrote, “Incredible staff and program.”


Gateway Foundation facilities, including Joliet, take Medicaid, state-financed health insurance plans, military insurance (TRICARE), and private health insurance. It is among the 51 percent of Illinois facilities to accept Medicaid, and among the 36 percent of Illinois facilities to accept some form of state-financed health insurance.

[1] FacebookReviews

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