In 2017, 94% of U.S. adults who needed substance abuse treatment did not pursue it because they believed they did not need help.

Addiction treatment is a multi-stage process. Some believe that once a person undergoes detox, they’re sober for life. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. A comprehensive addiction treatment program, such as the one offered at Gateway Foundation Pekin, provides a full continuum of care and modalities, including addiction therapy services.

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

In a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program, medical professionals administer and monitor the use of medications that alleviate withdrawal symptoms and promote lasting recovery.

Mental Health and Addiction

Substance use disorder rarely occurs alone. Usually, it’s the result of an undiagnosed mental health disorder or overwhelming stress. When individuals use addictive substances, such as drugs or alcohol, to cope with these problems, a dependence can develop quickly.

The existence of a mental health disorder that feeds into an addiction, or vice versa, is a dual diagnosis. Without the proper diagnosis or addiction therapy services, individuals are likely to relapse after treatment. This is because they never addressed the core cause of their addiction in treatment. Therefore, these unaddressed problems caused them to relapse.

Benefits of Addiction Therapy Services

Addiction therapy services offer individuals a variety of benefits. Whether the individual struggles with mental health disorders or stress, addiction therapy services can teach clients coping mechanisms to help them manage their problems in healthier ways.

Often, individuals turn to alcohol or addictive substances because it’s a quick and easy way to deal with difficult symptoms. Addictive substances can take people away from their circumstances and allow them some relief. However, continued reliance on substances for this relief will eventually lead to dependence and addiction.

Additionally, not everyone will benefit from all types of addiction therapy services. Luckily, Gateway Foundation Pekin offers a diverse spectrum of treatments to help people from all backgrounds.

94% of U.S. adults said they did not pursue treatment because they were not ready to stop using.
Mental Health Conditions that Commonly Co-Occur With Addiction

1 Depression

2 Anxiety


4 Schizophrenia

Most Commonly Abused Prescription Painkillers

  • Tranquilizers
  • Painkillers
  • Stimulants
  • Sedatives

Types of Therapy Services

Gateway Foundation Pekin offers many fundamental addiction therapy services that help clients get to the core causes of their addictions. The first step of many addiction therapy programs is understanding how and why the addiction developed in the first place. By understanding the foundations of the addiction, clients can develop coping skills and mechanisms to help them counter triggers in the future.

Some of the addiction therapy services offered at Gateway Foundation Pekin include:

  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

Each program uses unique techniques to help clients understand their addictions and move forward in recovery. Additionally, these programs will teach them lifelong coping mechanisms to manage symptoms of mental health disorders and stress after they leave treatment.

Addiction therapy services such as group and family therapy also take this understanding a step further. These programs help our clients learn how to connect with others, including their own family members. Learning how to rely on others and express themselves can help individuals find lasting support networks and repair relationships with loved ones.

Addiction Treatment at Gateway Foundation Pekin

At Gateway Foundation Pekin, we believe that nothing should stop you from getting the addiction treatment you need. That’s why we offer flexible outpatient treatment programs to help even the busiest adults overcome their substance use disorders. In addition to addiction therapy services, we also offer programs including:

To learn more about our programs and how they can help you return to a happy and successful life, call us today at 309.346.7800. Finally, with the right addiction therapy services and care, you can begin living the life you deserve.

Don’t hesitate to find the Intensive Outpatient Program you need. Call Gateway Foundation Pekin today.