Located near Dover, Delaware, Gateway Smyrna offers inpatient treatment to men experiencing addiction. Our facility on the campus of The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill saves lives through evidence-based medicine every day. We provide a haven where you can fully focus on recovery. Learn more about our approaches to treatment and the benefits of our support.
Beginning recovery can seem daunting to anyone experiencing addiction. Men may have an especially difficult time reaching out for help because of a fear of judgment or rejection. However, the men’s programs at Gateway Smyrna help men feel supported as they progress through recovery. Our staff and patients foster a caring and accepting environment where men can open up about their experiences with one another. More advantages of men’s treatment programs include:
We welcome any man who struggles with addiction to reach out to us. Let us give you the environment you need to recover safely.
Each of our patients receives a combination of services tailored to their needs. When you take part in our residential program, you might get treatments such as:
After you finish treatment, you will become part of our alumni community. Our network of former patients participates in community events and provides support to each other.
Our inpatient program gives you 24/7 support throughout treatment. When you participate in residential treatment, you live at our facility for several weeks. During that time, you will have the space to focus entirely on recovery. You could benefit from our residential program if you:
If you can fit a residential program into your life, you will receive one of the most comprehensive treatments available. Our staff will work with you to find an ideal payment plan for your services. We can also help you find an alternative to inpatient care if you need an outpatient option.
You could benefit from treatment at a drug and alcohol addiction clinic if you:
Reach out to us if you think you have any of these behaviors. Our staff can diagnose your symptoms and refer you to treatment.
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Dr. Karen Fitzhugh joined Gateway in 2017 and has over 30 years of experience working in behavioral health and addiction treatment facilities. Prior to joining Gateway, she operated facilities throughout the United States and internationally with services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.
Karen has extensive program design and strategic planning expertise, as well as government relations expertise at the state and national levels. She’s an accomplished public speaker who focuses on issues regarding operation of facilities, mental health and substance use treatment needs, strategic planning and government relations, as well as a wide variety of clinical, operational and leadership topics.
Karen earned her master’s degree and doctorate in educational psychology and special education from the University of California, Riverside. She is also an ordained minister in the congregational church.
Dr. Preet Joshi joined Gateway as the medical director in 2017. Dr. Joshi continues to practice addiction medicine part-time in his private practice as well as treat patients in an urgent care setting.
Dr. Joshi is an active member of the American Association of Family Practice, American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association. He loves spending his free time with his wife and daughter, cooking and running.
Dr. Joshi grew up in Houston, where he graduated from Houston Baptist University.
The team at Gateway Smyrna is comprised of professional, compassionate members, all with diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. The staff includes psychiatrists, certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs) and licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs). The counselors are trained in evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Sobriety and Seeking Safety, also known as trauma-informed care. The clinical team is comprised of staff members from a variety of specialties. The team has weekly staff meetings to develop creative and individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of all patients and address the wellness of the whole person, including addiction, mental health and sober supportive networking.