What to Expect in Substance Abuse Treatment

substance abuse treatmentWith a reputation for clinical expertise, and unwavering compassion and care, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment‘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 substance abuse 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.

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.

Gateway Foundation Opens Outpatient Treatment Center in Bloomingdale

Leading Provider of Substance Abuse Treatment Expands Network 

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment BloomingdaleGateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is proud to announce the opening of a new outpatient treatment center in Bloomingdale, IL, which is now offering counseling and therapy for adults with substance abuse issues. Conveniently located at 1 Tiffany Pointe just east of Stratford Shopping Mall, the substance abuse treatment services are provided at Advance Psychiatry and Counseling under the Medical Directorship of Dr. Aqueel Khan. The new center is led by Executive Director Tracy Griffin Collander.

“I am pleased to join Gateway Foundation in providing convenient access to outpatient treatment in the western suburbs of Chicago. Gateway Foundation has a strong track record of success in treating substance abuse with use of effective, evidence-based clinical practices and more than four decades of experience in helping people thrive in recovery,” says Medical Director Dr. Aqeel Khan.

Outpatient treatment at the Gateway Foundation Bloomingdale center is offered during the evening hours for adults that have daytime responsibilities like work, childcare or school. Intensive outpatient treatment programs are offered Monday thru Thursday from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Using an integrated approach to substance abuse treatment, Gateway Foundation’s Mindfulness-Based Sobriety outpatient program is based on two practices listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  The new center in Bloomingdale provides treatment for individuals that may have co-occurring mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, grief, guilt or relationship problems in conjunction with substance abuse issues, as well as aftercare for support following treatment. Adults in outpatient treatment will focus on improving awareness, quality of life issues, recognizing one’s strengths and truer personal values, learning strategies to avoid or cope with high-risk situations, enhancing motivation and development of coping skills.

The program also includes:

  • Substance abuse education and group counseling tailored to the needs of adults utilizing an evidence-based relapse prevention curriculum;
  • Individual counseling and family counseling as needed; and
  • Treatment costs covered by most health insurance carriers.

Gateway Foundation Bloomingdale is located at 1 Tiffany Pointe in Bloomingdale; for more information, please visit RecoverGateway.org. To learn more about Gateway Foundation’s free and confidential consultation, call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

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