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Many addicts considering drug and alcohol rehab for the first time, focus on the short term: overcoming the physical withdrawal symptoms so they can white-knuckle it from there. The truth is, this has been tried before by countless addicts and alcoholics and just doesn’t work. Addiction...

The stigma of addiction and drug and alcohol rehabs is associated with the misconceptions behind why people suffer from chemical dependency issues. For years, society has attributed addiction to a moral deficiency or weakness in character.  This idea has roots as far back as the...

Courage to Change Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life of a man who gave America the courage it needed to change towards the better. He taught us the value of compassion, truth, dignity, service and valor. Finding the bravery it takes within to make changes...

The continuing rise of overdose deaths in New York and Massachusetts underscores the need for access to effective treatment centers for opioid addicts. "Families have fought for years to free their loved ones from the grips of addiction.” The Northeast states, including New England and New York,...

Admitting that you need help is always tough. Sometimes it’s your loved one that needs to get help at an drug and alcohol rehab for their substance abuse and is not willing to ask for it. Therefore we find that many times it is a...

One of the most influential books in the recovery world and very commonly used in drug and alcohol rehab centers is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Many of our clinicians here at GateHouse Treatment suggest the book to supplement Twelve step work or following it to our clients. The main concept of the...

The Importance of Case Management in the Treatment Process What is case management? When making the decision to come to drug treatment centers, whether it be detox or outpatient rehab, many clients hesitate to leave a myriad of life responsibilities and commitments at home. Others worry...

  BIOFEEDBACK: TRAINING THE BRAIN FOR SOBRIETY Graph of sober brain Imagine if you could train your brain — strengthening positive habits and minimizing destructive patterns — by playing a video game. It sounds like science fiction, but that is the (vastly simplified) idea behind neurofeedback therapy. During...

7 Tips For A Successful Drug Intervention When planning an intervention  we suggest a careful approach should be taken – we’ve prepared seven tips to help assure a successful outcome. 1. Carefully choose who will attend. A varied and complex set of relationships with friends, family and work...

How To Identify Addiction Substance abuse treatment can be more successful when an alcohol addiction problem or a drug problem is identified in the early stages. If a person enters treatment centers early, before they hit rock bottom, they’ll typically have an easier time overcoming their addiction. How can you...