ABOUT GATEWAY FOUNDATION - SMYRNA
The Gateway Foundation operates 10 substance abuse treatment facilities in Illinois, as well as this single center in Delaware. Located on the grounds of the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, in central Smyrna, Del., the center offers residential treatment for men seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It is one of the three (8.8 percent) hospital-based treatment facilities in Delaware. Detox is not available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Gateway Foundation’s programs rely heavily on individual, group, and family therapy, as well as education about substance abuse. The center also uses evidence-based practices, such as the Seeking Safety program and motivational interviewing (MI). Anger management and crisis prevention training are also available.
Co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are addressed. The Delaware location offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using Vivitrol, which is administered by 55.9 percent of Delaware’s treatment facilities. The Gateway Foundation also provides HIV early intervention services and counseling, services in 32.4 percent of Delaware’s facilities.
Gateway Foundation’s president is a Ph.D-level counselor. The facility is a part of Delaware’s 38.2 percent Joint Commission-accredited treatment facilities. The two individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it ratings of four and five out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
While information is limited concerning the facility's accommodations, the two individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center ratings of four out of five stars and five stars for its accommodations, meals, and cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mostly positive feedback, awarding the Gateway Foundation five out of five stars for its exercise options and 12-step program, four stars for its overall effectiveness and treatment for co-occurring disorders, and two stars for its holistic and counseling options. “It was a good facility, but very expensive,” the anonymous reviewer wrote.
On Google, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers - Smyrna has an average rating of three out of five stars from four reviews, though no reviewers left written commentary.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date would recommend treatment at the Gateway Foundation, and gave the center four out of five stars for most of the 15 evaluated treatment metrics, including its family program, holistic and counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. “Helped in the recovery process. The property was nice in the rehab, the rest of the property was abandoned,” the anonymous reviewer wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Rehabs.com has yet to receive feedback from staff members, however, at the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mixed feedback from current and former employees of Gateway Foundation. The center had average ratings of 3.4 out of five stars based on 247 reviews on Indeed, and 2.7 out of five stars based on 127 reviews on Glassdoor. However, it should be noted that these reviews applied to the organization in general, rather than the Smyrna location in particular.
Reviewers often wrote positive feedback about the organization’s mission and the opportunities to help others and continue with their professional education, but offered negative feedback concerning poor relationships with upper management. “Management sometimes does not communicate well with the staff members about certain protocol or changes and expects everyone to know," wrote an Indeed reviewer from the Smyrna location.
Gateway Foundation accepts health insurance, and is in-network with providers including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and United.
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