GateHouse Treatment Philosophy
GateHouse Treatment offers highly individualized addiction treatment to men who are experiencing substance abuse issues. A fluid yet essential set of core beliefs animate each and every mode of treatment we deliver. The first is that a profound internal change is necessary for authentic recovery from addiction. The second is that this change must occur in way that’s responsive and respectful to the individual client’s specific needs. Third, we believe that only a holistic approach can affect the necessary change and lead to a fulfilling recovery. Emphasizing responsiveness at all times, our treatment model strives to address the needs of the entire person, not simply those aspects that manifest the symptoms of addiction. Through a combination of traditional and cutting edge methods, GateHouse Treatment helps addicted men build a foundation for a rewarding and long term recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Meet the Staff
LHMC, Clinical Director
John is the Clinical Director of the GateHouse Treatment New Hampshire facility. He brings more than two decades’ experience to the work he does with staff and clients at GateHouse. This experience is in virtually every facet of the behavioral health industry. He has worked in both inpatient and partial hospitalization settings, as well as with high school and college students and in private practice. John specializes in dual diagnosis, substance abuse treatment, individual and group therapies, and family counseling. His therapeutic approach encompasses both cognitive and behavioral interventions as well as motivational interviewing. He specializes in combining cognitive behavioral therapy with the 12-Step approach to recovery. Prior to joining the GateHouse Team, John was the first Clinical Director of the Dual Partial Program at Arbour Hospital in Boston, MA. While there, he also headed up their Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse and Suboxone programs. Currently, John is a licensed mental health counselor in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Dr. Clifton Frederick Lord
MD, Medical Director
Dr. Lord brings almost forty years of diverse experience to his role as Medical Director at GateHouse Treatment, much of it specializing in Addiction Medicine. He graduated from the Vermont College of Medicine in 1978 and is affiliated with a number of excellent hospitals. These include the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, the Mt. Ascutney Hosptial, and the Springfield Hospital. Dr. Lord also cooperates with other physicians in medical groups such as Connecticut Valley Recovery Services, Inc.
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ABOUT GATEHOUSE TREATMENT
Located in Nashua, N.H. GateHouse Treatment offers sober living houses, intensive outpatient programs, and partial hospitalization programs to men who are struggling with addiction. Detox is available at this treatment center.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to GateHouse Treatment's website, the treatment center offers individualized treatment plans and this New Hampshire facility offers two levels of care. However, treatment starts with an initial assessment. After the assessment, clients begin the detox process.
After detox, individuals start the intensive outpatient treatment program. Clients in this program meet five days a week in phase one, and three days a week in phase two. Programming includes individual and group sessions.
After sessions, residents return to highly structured sober living homes. Residents should be able to apply recovery skills in a real world setting while living at the sober living homes.
Clients can participate in relapse prevention workshops and learn how to cope with the ups and downs of recovery. Residents also participate in various 12-step programs.
The partial hospitalization program is more intense and offers the same level of treatment as an inpatient facility. But, programming is similar to the outpatient programs.
The facility's website notes the treatment team includes therapists, case managers, nurses, and counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pictures on the facility's website show modern decor and light living spaces.
The three individuals who left Google Reviews for GateHouse Treatment at the time of this writing gave the facility five out of five stars. 
"I will forever be thankful for the staff and program design here which gave me back my husband," R.R. wrote. "The structure the facility provides is what every addict needs to properly reintegrate back to a normal life. If you or someone you know is struggling I highly recommend this facility over any other program out there."
According to the facility's website, the treatment center accepts most major insurances and has other financing options available.
Published on November 2017
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