Dr. Twerski saw the need for a facility where men and women could learn to confront the disease of addiction with dignity.
Gateway Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1972 by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. and the Sisters of St. Francis. Dr. Twerski is an internationally respected authority on the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependencies,
The author of more than 60 books, including collaborations with the late Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts characters, Dr. Twerski has lectured extensively on chemical dependency and other topics such as stress, self-esteem and spirituality. In addition, Dr. Twerski has traveled the world as a spokesperson for recovery on behalf of the millions who have achieved it and with goals that inspire, encourage and challenge those still finding their way.