What is Addiction Medicine?

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What is Addiction Medicine?
What is Addiction Medicine?

Addiction Medicine is the comprehensive care for addiction and substance use disorder including diagnosis and treatment. Since addiction is a chronic disease of the brain “that often involves cycles of relapse and remission, and without treatment, is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.” Addiction Medicine is practiced using a wide range of prevention, evaluation and treatment modalities. Addiction Medicine is provided within a bio-psycho-social framework to treatment substance use disorder.

What are the range of interventions and treatment modalities?   

Treatment includes:

How does Gateway Foundation practice Addiction Medicine?

Each client is cared for by a team of professionals that includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Counselors
Why does Gateway Foundation specialize in Addiction Medicine?

complex substance use disorder patients

Considering that Addiction Medicine is a comprehensive approach to treatment that takes into account biological, psychological, social and environmental factors, it is logical that Gateway Foundation would embrace this. As experts in evidence-based and science-based treatments, we understand how to address the complex needs of our patients. We draw from the strength of science, allowing our staff to practice innovative and personalized treatment modalities that lead to transformative outcomes. Our dedicated counselors and team of certified clinicians treat all patients from every walk of life with the best care possible.

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