Your Gateway to Recovery
Gateway Treatment Centers (GTC) is an outpatient opioid treatment program nestled in the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains - Ellijay, Georgia - that is licensed to dispense FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder (i.e. methadone, buprenorphine, & naltrexone) as one part of a comprehensive treatment plan along with counseling & psychosocial support services.
Our Comprehensive Approach to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Medical Care & Medications
GTC believes in treating the entire person. Upon admission and at least annually thereafter you will receive a full medical history and physical exam, including full bloodwork and infectious disease testing. We recognize that many individuals do not prioritize routine healthcare during active addiction, so we are committed to ensuring each patient has access to basic medical care throughout the treatment process. Upon admission and routinely, as needed, you will meet with our physician to determine the most appropriate medication for your treatment plan and to adjust the dosage as needed until you are fully stabilized.
An adequate dosage of treatment medication should do three things:
- Eliminate physical withdrawals for 24-36 hours
- Eliminate psychological cravings for 24-36 hours
- Block the effects of other opioids should you have a lapse and use
Individual Counseling & Group Therapy
Long-term recovery from opioid use disorder requires care, attention, and honesty. By communicating in a safe space with a counselor one-on-one or with other individuals struggling with addiction in group therapy, you can delve into issues, discover new ways of coping with difficulties, and learn healthy, constructive ways to put your use of opioids and other drugs behind you.
You will be assigned a primary counselor based on your preferences for treatment, and you will then work with your primary counselor and our interdisciplinary treatment team to develop a unique, individualized treatment plan that will help you achieve your recovery goals. Each patient is required to have at least monthly individual counseling, but many patients - especially early in treatment - benefit from weekly or more frequent individual counseling in conjunction with group therapy. The medications we provide will help stabilize the biological components of addiction, but it is through counseling and other psychosocial support services that a foundation for lasting recovery is built.
We believe in what we do and that’s why we’re committed to helping break the chains of prescription painkiller and/or heroin addiction, every day. Want to find out more about the medication assisted treatment programs we offer? Here’s everything you need to know.