ABOUT GATEHOUSE TREATMENT - FLORIDA
New Hampshire-based GateHouse Treatment offers long-term recovery support for men struggling with substance use disorders. This second GateHouse facility is located in West Palm Beach, Fla., and operates a sober living component in conjunction with full-day and intensive outpatient programming (IOP).
If necessary, clients can begin their treatment with medically-supervised detoxification, followed by 12-step-based, holistic care. GateHouse services are among a small sub-set of Florida’s 716 substance abuse treatment facilities, of which 73 (10.2 percent) and only 6.6 percent of total U.S. facilities offer residential detox. GateHouse is among the 20.4 percent in Florida to provide long-term care.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients participate in several phases of programming at GateHouse Treatment in Florida. After in-house detoxification, residents begin attending five days of full-date treatment per week, which decreases as the men progress. The facility’s website indicates that a stay of more than two months is expected.
Treatment plans involve relapse prevention workshops and both individual and group counseling sessions, which draw from an array of modalities. These include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (BDT), trauma-oriented eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and psychodrama. Clients also connect with local 12-step communities.
GateHouse offers extensive aftercare, which focuses on a continuum of support. Alumni have access to GateHouse Treatment staff as well as special sessions covering life skills development and job searches.
For clients who have requested it, the center also offers a family immersion weekend. The weekend includes an intensive addiction education component, addressing neurobiology and codependency, and sessions on spirituality, emotion regulation, and communication. Clients also work on a family tree process designed to identify patterns related to addiction behavior.
The GateHouse Treatment website presents its staff as “like a family,” a sentiment some alumni echoed in reviews. Treatment team members include a mix of master’s-level social workers and family therapists, certified alcohol and drug addiction counselors holding a variety of licenses, and certified rehabilitation counselors. The Florida location also employs a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Photographs of the Florida GateHouse Treatment facility on its website and Facebook page depict comfortable living and meeting spaces, an outdoor swimming pool, and various group activities.
Shared and private rooms are available, according to a Florida licensing directory, the facility accommodates fewer than 10 men. Residents can expect to go boating, participate in family events, and play team sports. There is a large garden at the residence.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, the sole individual to provide feedback for GateHouse Treatment in Florida to Rehabs.com expressed high satisfaction. In addition to rating accommodations and treatment effectiveness each five out of five stars, they highlighted the value of GateHouse staff. "The staff at this facility is top notch and have all been through recover themselves," the alum wrote.
Elsewhere on the internet, feedback was universally favorable. Between Google reviews and the facility’s official Facebook page, 24 individuals granted maximum five-star ratings for the facility. A mix of alumni and loved ones praised the staff, citing success in sobriety and “restarting life.” The program’s peer support and family treatment were also highlighted. GateHouse staff may monitor Facebook reviews., 
According to the GateHouse Treatment website, most major insurance plans are accepted and undesignated financing options are available. Fees for the sober living residence, per the Florida licensing association, are $800 to $1200 per month.
In 2017, as reported on the facility’s website, GateHouse Treatment in Florida received accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a designation which just 19 percent of residential and outpatient programs in the U.S. had attained as of 2016.
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