Gateway Foundation Joliet’s addiction therapy services are evidence-based and client-focused to achieve the best results. Our caring staff understands addiction to be a disease, not a moral failing. As such, we work closely with our clients to understand their needs and goals to create a treatment regimen that’s perfect for them.
Addiction Therapy Services at Gateway Foundation Joliet
Our outpatient facility offers a range of addiction therapies. Of course, not every client will need every service we offer. For this reason, we create individualized treatment plans where we provide clients with the services they need to be successful. Some of our addiction therapy services include the following:
Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, can be a useful tool in cases of opioid addiction or alcoholism. Doctors can prescribe medications to either manage withdrawal symptoms or block the feelings of pleasure that stem from substance abuse. We always offer these medications alongside other treatment methods, as they are a great recovery aid but not a recovery solution. Clients may also decline MAT if they feel it isn’t the right path for them.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This form of addiction therapy aims to change negative thought patterns that lead to substance abuse. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is goal-oriented and places a focus on one’s present thoughts and feelings to develop coping skills and eventually change behaviors. CBT can take place in both individual and group settings. It’s also one of our most popular addiction therapy services.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an offshoot of CBT that focuses on emotion regulation and management. Its goal is to allow clients to learn how to experience emotions while still thinking rationally, not reactively. Much like CBT, we offer DBT in both individual and group therapy sessions.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
The goal of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is to accept life’s challenges and struggles rather than try to be rid of them. Through ACT, clients learn to recognize the issues that led to their substance abuse and set goals to make more productive choices in the future.
Motivational interviewing sees the client, not the therapist, as the expert on their own life. In this method, the therapist helps the client recognize their own potential. Then, the client is responsible for using that information to make positive change.
Learn More About Addiction Therapy Services
The personalized solutions at Gateway Foundation Joliet work to serve the diverse needs of all our clients. Regardless of where someone may be in their recovery journey, our addiction treatment staff commits themselves to providing each client with the exceptional care they deserve. For more information on the addiction therapy services we offer, give us a call at 815.206.8477 today.