link between eating disorders and substance abuse

Hungry for Something More: The Link Between Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse

Eating disorders are a group of mental health conditions that disrupt a person’s eating habits and the way they think and feel about food. The common denominator in eating disorders is that people who have them tend to be obsessive in monitoring their weight and the way their body looks. Millions of people struggle with eating…

Specialized Treatment for Athletes

Specialized Treatment for Athletes: Why It’s Necessary

Becoming an athlete takes years of training, practice and endurance combined with a healthy lifestyle and innate talent. Professional sports players are some of the most popular celebrities. But there’s a dark side to the lifestyle of being a star athlete — substance abuse. Many of today’s top athletes have struggled with addiction to drugs or…

Gateway Dual Recovery From Trauma and Addiction

Dual Recovery From Trauma and Addiction

There’s a strong correlation between trauma and addiction. Learn why you or a loved one should immediately seek help for both issues to experience dual recovery. What is Trauma? Trauma can occur following any highly stressful or life-threatening event. Traumatic events can fall into several categories including, natural disasters like earthquakes or hurricanes, man-made catastrophes…

Gateway Can Low Self-Esteem Lead to Substance Use? Self Esteem and Substance Abuse

Can Low Self-Esteem Lead to Substance Use? Exploring the Link Between Self-Esteem and Substance Abuse

Low self-esteem, a perception that one is inadequate, unlovable, unworthy and/or incompetent. It often stems from exposure to dysfunctional behavior as a child. When children bear the brunt of anger, abandonment, abuse, neglect or continual negative criticism, it can lead to feelings of low self-worth. Low self-esteem isn’t limited to individuals who have suffered trauma…

Gateway Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

People who experience both mental health and substance use disorders don’t need treatment for one disorder and then the other. Instead, they need treatment for both disorders at the same time. For this reason, Gateway offers dual diagnosis treatment in a truly integrated manner. We use an interdisciplinary, team-based approach that includes doctors, psychologists, and licensed clinical…