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Medication Assisted Treatment: What is it?

Medication Assisted Treatment: What is it?

The most commonly used medications for MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) are Vivitrol (Naltrexone), Suboxone, and Subutex. At GateHouse Treatment we use Vivitrol and Naltrexone. Most harm reduction methods are geared toward opiate abuse, and some also work well for...

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How to Navigate Telling Your Family you Need Treatment

How to Navigate Telling Your Family you Need Treatment

“Hiding, secrets, and not being able to be yourself is one of the worst things ever for a person. It gives you low self-esteem. You never get to reach that peak in your life.” - Grace Jones "I remember when I was deep in my crack addiction in 2004 and my sister and...

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The Importance of Gender-Specific Treatment

The Importance of Gender-Specific Treatment

"That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. To get to authenticity, you keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something." - Meredith Monk Men and Women Experience Addiction Differently From the time we’re children, we’re taught...

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I Have Legal Problems, can I Still go to Treatment?

I Have Legal Problems, can I Still go to Treatment?

“The worst crime is faking it.” - Kurt Cobain It is no secret that many who suffer from alcohol and addiction have broken the law at specific points in their active addiction. Maybe, the only one who hasn’t is the alcoholic that only drinks at home. Substance abuse...

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Healthy Boundaries While My Loved One is in Treatment

Healthy Boundaries While My Loved One is in Treatment

“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.” ― Brené Brown Loving a person who suffers from addiction or...

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Why the Communication Restrictions in Treatment?

Why the Communication Restrictions in Treatment?

"Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance." - Charles Lindbergh I've been to treatment a few times. Always after some failed attempts at stopping on my own. Even if it's not the last house on the...

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Recovery and Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Recovery and Therapy: What’s the Difference?

“What lies behind us and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I spent the better part of 15 years not getting sober but "trying." Being a troubled child raised in a broken home, I also entered therapy as a child...

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Stigma: Stigma Free

Stigma: Stigma Free

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer Decriminalization of Drugs? The Portugal Addiction Treatment Approach Everyone knows substance abuse is...

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Why Do I Need Case Management?

Why Do I Need Case Management?

Getting clean and sober can be an overwhelming, daunting, and scary process. Case Managment services at GateHouse are here to help! Fortunately, one of the guiding tenets of both recovery, and GateHouse substance abuse treatment, is that you're not doing this...

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