AM I AN ADDICT?
Only you can answer this question. This may not be an easy thing to do. All through our using, we told ourselves, “I can handle it.” Even if this was true in the beginning, it is not so now. The drugs handled us. We lived to use and used to live. Very simply, an addict is a person whose life is controlled by drugs.
Perhaps you admit you have a problem with drugs, but you don’t consider yourself an addict. All of us have preconceived ideas about what an addict is. There is nothing shameful about being an addict once you begin to take positive action. If you can identify with our problems, you may be able to identify with our solution.
The following questions were written by recovering addicts in Narcotics Anonymous.
If you have doubts about whether or not you’re an addict, take a few moments to read the questions below and answer them as honestly as you can.
Do you ever use alone?
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Our services are voluntary, and while we provide a structured environment for you to regain strength in battling your addiction, our main purpose is to support treatment and recovery. While your addiction is the primary focus of all staff members here at Gateway to Sobriety, we also analyze all aspects of your life, such as your lifestyle and environment, to try to get to the root of the issue. Wherever possible we also invite your family and loved ones to join us on your journey back to good habits and health.
We offer a 90-day intensive inpatient program for those who need residential services. GTS provides a balanced program that starts at 7 am with lights out at 10 pm.
Our IOP is a step-down from residential care, and specifically designed for those who need additional support and services. We offer three-hour sessions several times a week to both men and women.
Our outpatient level of care is structured for those needing assistance maintaining their sobriety. Our outpatient staff is highly skilled in providing services in relapse prevention, overcoming obstacles, and living in recovery.
Your personal history and circumstances make your addiction unique to you. Our services are tailored for you and your addiction and focus on making you strong enough - in mind and body - to be well. We will be with you every step of the way, motivating you and helping you to see that you are never alone in this tough journey
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