At the Gateway Foundation location in Gurnee, we design our outpatient programs so that patients can fit treatment into their already busy lives. We customize our convenient programs to the needs of each patient, and they include a wide range of therapies and treatments. While recovery is different for each patient, take a look at the most common and effective addiction treatment services available at Gateway Foundation Gurnee.

Mindfulness-Based Sobriety Treatment

A group of people participate in group therapy as part of their addiction treatment servicesAddictions develop in part because the brain becomes used to large amounts of serotonin or dopamine in the system as a result of substance abuse. When those feel-good chemicals disappear in sobriety, it can be challenging. Mindfulness is one way to increase serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Mindfulness-Based Sobriety can also boost mood and lead to a more positive mindset for patients.

Mindfulness can happen in several different ways. Sometimes, yoga or meditation facilitates it. Other times, patients just need to sit and focus on how they really feel. Acknowledging their feelings and then getting to the cause of why they think that way can be a big step on the road to recovery.

Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies

Two addiction treatment services that are valuable to patients in recovery are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy seeks to help patients defeat any negative thoughts or behaviors that are leading to addiction. In fact, CBT can give patients real, everyday strategies that make a difference.

Similar to CBT is Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. Through DBT, patients can learn how to regulate their emotions. It is normal to feel strong emotions during and after addiction, but these emotions can sometimes cause patients to feel overwhelmed. Learning how to cope may prevent relapse.

Motivational Interviewing

Patients at Gateway Gurnee aren’t just following a list of steps on the way to sobriety. True recovery is about finding the why behind your recovery. Each patient gains motivation from something different, and their recovery process will be easier if they have goals.

One of the most effective addiction treatment services is Motivational Interviewing. This treatment method lets patients guide the conversation. It also asks patients why they want to get sober and how they can reach long-term sobriety. By allowing patients to take the lead, they will then be more motivated to follow through.

Family and Group Therapies

No one needs to go through recovery on their own. During Outpatient Addiction Treatment programs, patients will have plenty of opportunities each week to meet with staff and medical professionals. While expert opinions have a place in recovery, many patients just want to feel supported. That’s where family and group therapies come in.

In family therapy, patients can start to rebuild any broken relationships with loved ones. They can also see their communication patterns improve, and they can experience more support and help on a regular basis. In group therapy, patients will have peer support. They can share, listen, and socialize in a space free from judgment where they feel understood.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Of course, not all addiction treatment services center around talk therapy. Some patients will need access to Medication-Assisted Treatment. This is the use of prescription medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms or prevent relapse.

These medications are only effective at the correct dosage. That’s why patients should only take medications under close medical supervision. Medication-Assisted Treatment ensures that the use of any prescription drugs is as safe as possible.

Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services at Gateway Foundation Gurnee

At Gateway Foundation Gurnee, patients can expect comprehensive care. Recovery programs meet the needs of each unique individual. If patients struggle with a co-occurring disorder, then dual diagnosis treatment is available.

There are several recovery programs available for patients. As a result of this variety, patients can easily find a program that fits their lifestyle. Some of the programs available at Gateway Foundation Gurnee include the following:

The best way to break free from substance abuse is through varied and evidence-based addiction treatment services. At Gateway Foundation in Gurnee, Illinois, patients can look forward to a long list of effective treatment services. Learn more about taking back your life and your sobriety by calling [DirectNumber].