What to Expect in Treatment
Understanding Drug & Alcohol Treatment
With a reputation for clinical expertise, and unwavering compassion and care, Gateway's team of licensed substance abuse professionals and addiction counselors will provide the guidance and support necessary for lasting recovery. Starting with your first consultation our dedicated staff will ensure your treatment experience is always personalized and focused on helping you or your loved one reclaim a productive, healthy life.
The First Step: Free In-Depth Consultation
Gateway provides free in-depth consultations to help determine the severity of substance use and identify the appropriate level of treatment. Each individual will have different needs based on their unique history and current substance use. This confidential consultation will help you and your loved one better understand options and next steps.
Assessment: Personalized Treatment Options
The next step is an in-depth assessment which may include establishing a health history by our nursing staff and a physician review. The assessment will confirm what level of treatment is recommended such as Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Day Treatment, Residential Treatment and Aftercare. It will also determine what therapies and counseling an individual needs to give them the most effective tools for developing a sober lifestyle.
Learn more about Gateway Foundation's Alcohol & Drug Treatment services:
> Drug and alcohol treatment programs
> Substance abuse Counseling, Therapy and Education
> Evidence-based practices and treatment approach
> Alumni meetings and events
Counseling and therapy will vary based on the needs of an individual. Gateway's programs are developed using an evidence-based treatment model, through which our goal is to not just stop a client's substance abuse, but to replace dangerous behaviors with new, healthier tools and coping mechanisms. Understanding what lies beneath the addictive behavior gives each individual the best possible chance of success in the treatment process and at long-term recovery.
Counseling, Therapies and Activities May Include:
- Individual and Family Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Substance Abuse Education
- 12-Step Facilitation and 12-Step Recovery
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Dual Diagnosed/Co-occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment
- Therapies to explore and manage emotions in a positive way, including: art therapy, music therapy, guided imagery and journaling
- Physical fitness activities to build strong bodies, minds and a sense of teamwork. Activities may include yoga, Pilates or recreation such as basketball, softball or volleyball
Because each person, program and Gateway Treatment Center has its unique characteristics, the counseling, therapies and activities an individual receives will be unique as well.
Full Continuum of Care
As individuals develop and improve their coping and sobriety skills, they will transition from more intense levels of care. This begins the process of helping them transition into their daily lives with work, school and family. The level of care where an individual starts treatment and their commitment to recovery will help determine how they progress through the continuum of care. The most common path that individuals take to achieve life long sobriety:
Residential -> Day Treatment -> Intensive Outpatient -> Aftercare
Aftercare & Self Help Groups
Gateway provides continued support to individuals in their recovery after successfully completing our treatment program through weekly Aftercare sessions. Aftercare is a one and half hour group counseling session designed to help patients transition from more intense levels of alcohol and drug treatment during the early stages of substance abuse recovery. Aftercare is recommended for a minimum of 12 to 24 weeks.
Gateway encourages individuals to participate in regularly scheduled Alumni meetings and ongoing fun and sober Alumni events, as well as becoming involved in substance abuse self-help/recovery activities in their community.