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Support for Those Overcoming Addiction in Aurora, IL

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At Gateway Foundation in Aurora, IL, our patients benefit from evidence-based, individualized addiction treatment programs. We take time to understand the unique influences that impact each person’s addiction, allowing us to develop a highly personalized approach to patient care that’s focused on the unique needs of the individual.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is not a moral failing or a lack of self-control. It’s a disease that undermines the way your brain registers pleasure, influencing your behaviors, thoughts and motivations. Each person’s path to addiction is different and involves a variety of underlying influences and triggers. However, the result is the same, whether it’s alcohol, a prescribed drug or an illicit substance — the brain is changed both structurally and functionally.

Just as treatment is essential for heart disease or diabetes, treatment is a vital aspect to successfully recover from addiction.

The Process of Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming addiction requires a holistic and integrated approach. There are a variety of evidence-based, clinical, person-centered practices that ensure those with substance addiction get the help they need. These techniques can include a combination of withdrawal management, medication, psychotherapy, 12-step facilitation and other services.

No matter what services and programs are utilized, the goal is the same — engage patients through compassionate care and integrated science to address each person’s physical, social and emotional needs.

How to Support Loved Ones Overcoming Addiction

Addiction doesn’t just impact the individual. Family and friends are also severely affected. If your loved one is striving to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, your support and encouragement are vital, but you may not know what you can do. Here are a few suggestions to support a loved one:

  • End codependency and other behaviors that foster your loved one’s addiction
  • Learn more about the disease of addiction and the relevant substance
  • Be consistent with your expectations, rules and consequences
  • Address underlying issues that may be contributing to their addiction
  • Speak with hope and optimism
  • Encourage your addicted loved one to get professional help
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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Support Services in Aurora, IL

With a full continuum of care and unparalleled clinical expertise, our addiction support services are designed with our patients in mind. Our dedicated team of clinicians and counselors takes the time to understand your unique needs, including your background, specific addiction and any co-occurring conditions you may have.

While every program we offer shares the same medical and clinical structure, we recognize that one size does not fit all. That’s why we customize your treatment plan so you get care that’s appropriate for your age, lifestyle, role and gender. This ensures the best possible experience and outcomes. Whether you’re a busy professional with an Alcohol Use Disorder or a member of the LGBTQ+ community using drugs to cope with stress and anxiety, we have a program for you.

The addiction support services offered at our Aurora location include:

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Contact Gateway Foundation in Aurora, IL Today

If you or someone you love is fighting and overcoming the disease of addiction in the Aurora area, Gateway Foundation wants to help. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. That’s why we’re committed to serving patients of all backgrounds at our safe and judgment-free Aurora addiction treatment center. Call us today at 855.944.3595 to discuss your unique treatment and support needs.