Addiction​ Treatments

Addiction Treatments

The GateHouse Approach to Addiction Treatment

GateHouse is nationally known for its evidence-based behavioral therapy and addiction treatment programs. Our approach to substance abuse treatment helps reduce the chances of relapse by identifying behaviors and environmental issues that can interrupt recovery. Different drugs have their own addictive qualities and affect people in different ways. A person’s addiction is a unique, individual experience. GateHouse customizes its addiction treatment programs to fit individuals, with methods like cognitive behavioral therapy, brain and body trauma plans, somatic symptom assessments, and family programs.

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How We Treat Addiction

Advances in mental health, neuroscience and imaging technology have allowed the American Medical Association to classify addiction as a chronic, often-relapsing brain disease (substance use disorder) that causes compulsive use of mind or mood-altering substances, despite harmful consequences to the individual and those around them.

The only solution to substance use disorders is total abstinence from all addictive substances. The disease model considers addiction a progressive disease that is irreversible even if one achieves total abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Once past traumas, family influences and substance abuse are dealt with in a rehab facility, daily repetitive substance abuse treatment is required to prevent relapsing.

GateHouse Treatment allows clients to build a new life focused on sobriety and recovery with peer-group support and help from behavioral therapy and mental health professionals in the field. In our substance abuse and mental health treatment programs, clients find the inspiration to dive into the recovery process and the hope they need to make sobriety a way of life.

Signs & Symptoms of Addiction

There are mental health, physical and behavioral symptoms of addiction. While they vary significantly from person to person, here are a few common ones to look for, as noted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse:

Physical Symptoms:
  • Dilated or constricted pupils
  • Bloodshot, red eyes
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Decreased coordination
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Paranoia or hallucinations
  • Vomiting
  • Psychotic and violent behavior
  • Memory problems
  • Slurred speech or rapid, rambling speech
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Chills and sweating
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of pain sensation
  • Rashes, bruises, bumps around drug entrance points
  • Needle marks (if injecting drugs)
  • Coordination problems
Behavioral Signs:
  • Repeated drug use – daily or multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal symptoms when drug use stops
  • Needing more to get the same effect over time
  • Taking more than you intended
  • Spending money irresponsibly
  • Not meeting obligations or fulfilling responsibilities
  • Continuing to use even after facing negative consequences
  • Driving under the influence
  • Stealing to maintain a supply
  • Being irritable or aggressive
  • Lack of energy or enthusiasm for anything other than using
  • Attempting to control or stop use and failing
If you recognize any of these symptoms of substance abuse in yourself or a loved one, they might be suffering from addiction. Please know that there is a way to be drug-free. Please contact GateHouse Treatment today for yourself or a loved one seeking long term recovery from addiction.

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