About Us

Gateway Treatment Centers (GTC) is an independent, privately-owned comprehensive opioid treatment program (OTP) nestled in the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains - Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia. GTC is the only OTP located in the Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties region of north Georgia. We are licensed to dispense all three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone). Our comprehensive approach to treatment combines the use of FDA-approved medications along with individual counseling, group therapy, and other psychosocial support services, as needed. We believe in helping our patients find freedom and recovery from their addiction, and we do not believe that a treatment clinic should provide additional barriers to that freedom. Our purpose is to help our patients stabilize functioning and get on with their lives, not to chain them to the clinic by requiring more attendance than is necessary or by hindering a stable patient from engaging in medically-supervised withdrawal to complete treatment and transition to a medication-free state of recovery. We were formed to provide patient-focused care and an alternative to the profit-driven corporate takeover of addiction treatment across much of our field.

Our Mission

It is Gateway Treatment Centers' (GTC's) mission to improve the lives of our patients. To that end, GTC provides treatment in a therapeutic, safe, and respectful environment that aids our patients in improving their health & wellness so they can live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.


Our Licenses & Accreditations

Gateway Treatment Centers (GTC) is licensed, certified, registered, and/or accredited by the following agencies or organizations:

Our Team

We’re more than a bunch of experts. We’re a family of like-minded people, using our passion and our skills to make a difference. Our leadership consists of individuals who have experienced the grip of opioid use disorder themselves, and we are proud to have individuals in long-term recovery from substance use disorders helping us guide our patients to freedom! Our collective experience in treating substance use disorders spans nearly half a century. We don't just believe that medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone can help facilitate a life in recovery, we know they are important tools and passionately advocate for their use in treatment!