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Evidence-Based Practices

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment focuses on providing the most effective therapies and clinical approaches throughout an individual's substance abuse treatment; this includes the use of evidence-based practices. Evidence-based practices are treatments that integrate professional research and clinical expertise to achieve the best outcome for an individual. Gateway is a recognized leader in the use of evidence-based practices, treatment models that work.

What does "Evidence-Based Practices" mean to you?

It means Gateway will make decisions about an individual's treatment based on knowledge that is backed by research, which makes it easier for us to determine the optimal substance abuse treatment plan for them. Listed below are the evidence-based practices that are most commonly used by Gateway's treatment.

Clinical Approaches and Therapies

Medication-Assisted Treatment
Medications that can treat cravings and other withdrawal symptoms, depression, anxiety and sleeplessness.
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Motivational Interviewing
Professional counseling to help individuals enhance their motivation for positive life-style change.
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12-Step Facilitation and 12-Step Recovery
Introducing and acquainting individuals to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
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Family Involvement
Family therapy can have a huge impact in conquering the substance abuse that has most likely affected every aspect of an individual's family life.
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Other Curricula-Based Therapies

Improving Adolescent Social Skills*
Teaching adolescents the appropriate skills for different types of social situations.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Learning to be mindful, expanding perspectives, and improving coping skills in ways that help value-oriented living.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
Expertise in treating individuals with mental health and substance abuse problems.
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Seeking Safety
Teaching the skills needed to cope with stressful situations without alcohol or drugs.

The Matrix Model and Teen Matrix Model**
Providing a treatment foundation and framework to individuals in outpatient programs.

*Utilized at Treatment Centers with Adolescent Residential Programs.
**Utilized at Treatment Centers with Intensive Outpatient Programs