Knowledge is Power.

At Gateway Foundation, our understanding of addiction as a medical disease is core to how we educate and treat patients, delivering outcomes that change—and save—lives.

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Knowledge is Power.

At Gateway Foundation, our understanding of addiction as a medical disease is core to how we educate and treat patients, delivering outcomes that change—and save—lives.
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  Insurance Accepted 

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All Gateway Foundation treatment centers
are accredited by the Joint Commission.™

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All Gateway Foundation treatment centers are accredited by the Joint Commission.™

What is addiction?

Addiction is a disease. Addiction changes the brain by undermining the way it registers pleasure and influences learning and motivation.

Everyone’s path to addiction is different but has one thing in common: continued use of substances over time. Regardless of why someone first uses a substance, even if it is a prescribed drug, the brain starts to change with the initial use and continues to change in both structure and function over time.

Just as cardiovascular disease damages the heart and diabetes impairs the pancreas, addiction hijacks the brain. It is important to recognize that addiction is a disease and not a choice.

Research has
shown that
addiction
is a disease.



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What is Addiction Medicine?


A Proven Clinical Approach

Addiction Medicine is a holistic, integrated approach to addiction treatment that encompasses proven clinical practices including psychotherapy, medication, mindfulness-based skill development, 12-Step Facilitation and a full range of evidence-based practices. Based on the understanding that addiction is a disease, Addiction Medicine combines compassionate patient engagement and science to address each patient’s physical, social and emotional needs.
Treatment that works

Constantly evolving, Gateway Foundation uses evidence-based practices and leading experts to develop customized treatment plans for every patient. Drawing from proven research and a legacy of innovation, we deliver the best possible outcomes—advancing the recovery of thousands of patients and families every year.

Treatment that works

Constantly evolving, Gateway Foundation uses evidence-based practices and leading experts to develop customized treatment plans for every patient. Drawing from proven research and a legacy of innovation, we deliver the best possible outcomes—advancing the recovery of thousands of patients and families every year.

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