It takes courage to ask for help to overcome substance abuse. For some, help for a substance use disorder involves a stay in a Residential Treatment facility. If you have never been in treatment before, it can be overwhelming not knowing what to expect.
What Can I Expect During My Stay?
As part of your Residential Treatment at Gateway, you will receive 24-hour support to encourage you to participate in recovery without the distractions of daily life. Residential Addiction Treatment Centers at Gateway include:
- Individual, family, and group counseling
- Educational group sessions
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Recreational activities and team building
- 24-hour access to medical staff
- Physician and psychiatric sources
- 12-Step recovery education and peer support
- Recovery planning to prevent relapses
- Comprehensive discharge planning
What Items Do I Need to Bring with Me?
Below is a checklist of personal items that will ensure your comfort in the program:
In general, pack for 7 days since you will be able to wash your clothes here. Below is a guide with suggested quantities to help avoid under- or over-packing.
- Under garments (10)
- Socks (7 pair)
- Shoes (3 pair-at least 1 pair of gym shoes and all hard soled for safety)
- Comfortable fitting clothes- pants/jeans (7 maximum) and tops (7-10)
- Sweat Suits (1-2) and workout attire (2-3)
- Jacket (1-2)
- Pajamas (3) and Bathrobe (1)
- Shampoo, Conditioner, soap, or bath gel (unopened and alcohol-free)
- Deodorant (Solid only)
- Toothpaste and Toothbrush
- Disposable Razors with shaving cream or electric razor
- Hair Gel
- Hand Cream/Body Lotion
- Makeup Remover/Vaseline
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Hair dryer/curling iron
- MP3 player (without camera or internet) or personal CD player (use with headphones)
- Sunglasses (for outdoor use only)
- Alarm Clock (non-Radio)
- Notebook, pen, envelopes, stamps
- Cigarettes-unopened packages only
- Cash for items that may be needed through your stay
ITEMS PROVIDED BY GATEWAY FOUNDATION
Bedding, towels, and laundry detergent are provided, but if you prefer to bring your own to add to your comfort these are permitted.
- Sheets (1 set), Pillows (2), Blanket (1)
- Towels (2), Washcloths (2)
- Laundry Soap
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED
In our experience the following items can be dangerous, distracting, or violate others’ rights.
- Internet connected devices
- Audio/video recording devices
- Loose Tobacco and/or rolling paper
- Food items of any sort
- Personal TVs, radios, or videos
- Aerosol or alcohol based products
- Inappropriate books/magazines
- Pocket knives
- Shorts that are more than 3 inches above the knee
- Tight fitting or revealing clothes
- Excessively loose fitting clothes i.e. pants worn too low
We recommend not bringing cell phones and cigarette lighters. If brought, they will be secured.
Bring all personal medical supplies such as glucometer and testing supplies for diabetes.
Vehicles are not to be kept on premises and must be removed from site within 24 hours.
Clients may not have more than $100.00 in any form in the agency safe at any given time.
Vending machines available and accept $1 bills.
PHONE AND SMOKING POLICY
Phones are available to call loved ones and personal cellphone use varies based on each facilities guidelines. Adult clients are permitted smoking breaks throughout the day.