Separate Treatments Unique to Gender


Gender-Specific Treatment Program

Gender differences are found in many areas of society. It only makes sense to respect those gender differences when it comes to addiction treatment services. Having a separate drug abuse treatment program for men and women leads to better outcomes and allows a focus on issues that are unique to each.
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We focus on addiction issues unique to each gender.

Gender–specific treatment for addiction, where men and women are treated in separate groups, is far more effective at helping people recover from substance abuse disorders, addictions and mental health problems. Studies show that having separate substance abuse treatment programs for men and women leads to better outcomes and allows a focus on issues that are unique to each gender. Drug abuse–related gender differences include different histories, body compositions, potential for post-traumatic stress disorder and physiologies. Men and women suffer different consequences due to their addictions. Having two separate substance abuse treatment programs allows clients to focus more intently on their individual recovery. GateHouse Treatment’s gender–specific treatment programs were designed to offer clients best-in-class drug abuse treatment. Each track has the same core focus: to lead both men and women out of the pains of addiction into long-term recovery.

Men’s Gender-Specific Treatment Program

When it comes to drug abuse/addiction, comparative studies have shown that drug addiction is FAR more common among men than women. Men start using drugs at an earlier age. Drug abuse in men occurs more often and in larger amounts. Alcohol abuse is also more common in men than women and men tend to engage in binge drinking at a higher rate. Close to 12% of American males age 12 and over currently use illegal drugs, compared with just 7.3% of females in the same age group. Multi-drug use is also more common in males than in females.

GateHouse Treatment’s men’s program is designed to help men seeking recovery from substance use disorders. A focus on highly personalized and proven substance abuse treatment approaches coupled with accountability and interaction with our compassionate staff enables clients to achieve sobriety success.

The Men’s Program consists of:

  • Men’s Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Men’s Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Affiliated Men’s Sober Living & Halfway House
  • Specific Mental Health Therapies & Programs Unique to Men
  • Men’s Family Program

For men who are prepared to overcome their addictions, we offer a personal approach to sobriety that is based on proven addiction treatment methodologies.

Women’s Gender-Specific Treatment Program

When women develop substance use disorders, research indicates they tend to develop them faster than men. In addition, they report problems of greater severity and experience more mental health-related consequences, such as mental illness. However, women are more likely than men to encounter barriers that prevent them from seeking or following through with treatment. These include economic obstacles and family responsibilities. It’s also important to note that anxiety or depressive disorders, which tend to be more prevalent and severe among women, may prevent them from seeking help with addiction. The professionals at GateHouse are aware of these issues and have the treatment programs and experience to help female clients overcome these barriers so they can get on the road to recovery.

Our Women’s Program consists of:

  • Women’s Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Women’s Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Affiliated Women’s Sober Living & Halfway House
  • Specific Mental Health Therapies & Programs Unique to Women
  • Women’s Family Program

Our Approach to Addiction Treatment

The unique mix of treatment modalities, together with devoted and enthusiastic staff provides the life skills and development needed to help get clean and sober.

Levels of Care

Our drug abuse treatments are designed to meet the unique needs of men and women.

At this point in the program, clients should have steady employment, attend meetings, and be working a 12-step program with a sponsor. They are still required to participate in weekly one-on-one sessions with their primary therapist and case manager, in addition to two group sessions each week.

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Clients will spend six hours a day, six days a week in group and individual counseling sessions. After a full day of therapy at our treatment center, clients reside in our houses with 24-hour staff presence and supervision.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
IOP is designed to transition the client from Residential or PHP treatment back into the community. The client will undergo intensive group and individual therapy, case management, and family
Outpatient Program (OP)

At this point, residents should have steady employment, attend meetings, work a 12-step program with a sponsor, participate in weekly one-on-one sessions and attend two groups each

Our Clients Say it Best

"Two years ago my life was completely different from where I am at now. I started practicing what I learned at GateHouse and now my life is amazing."
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"I needed structure, someone to hold me accountable and I had much to learn about how to live life on life’s terms. I found this at GateHouse."
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Gatehouse Alumnus
"Having hope for the future and being able to appreciate this wonderful experience that we call life—I couldn’t have done it without GateHouse."
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