ABOUT THE GATE HOUSE FOR MEN
Founded in 1972, non-profit The Gate House offers an array of drug and alcohol treatment services, including residential, outpatient, and sober living programs for men and women. Just outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Gate House for Men operates a residential program exclusively for men with addiction and. Detoxification services are not offered through The Gate House. The facility is among the in the state to offer specialized programming for men.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Gate House adheres to the belief that addiction is a chronic disease. Upon intake, clients receive a biopsychosocial assessment and an individualized treatment plan is determined.
Treatment is gender-specific and based on the 12-step model of recovery in combination with evidence-based methods such as “readiness to change” and motivational interviewing.The residential treatment program lasts three to six months and addresses barriers to recovery, as well as introduces clients to 12-step principles.
Clients in the residential program move through three phases. Phase one focuses on underlying barriers to recovery through individual, group, and family therapy, daily 12-step meetings, and peer groups. Phase two focuses on establishing employment and community supports while in phase three, clients implement the skills they’ve learned.
In addition to more traditional forms of therapy, vocational counseling and employment readiness, life skills education, health and nutrition education are provided to help clients succeed. Referrals to psychiatric services and spiritual counseling are available as needed.
Clients may transition to gender-specific recovery residences managed by The Gate House, which allow residents to live in a structured environment for up to a year and attend 12-step meetings in the community.
Comprehensive discharge planning encompasses relapse prevention, housing, budgeting, outpatient programming, and support. Follow-up services such as ongoing case management andare available to alumni who complete the treatment program.
The Gate House’s treatment team includes certified alcohol and drug counselors, certified associated addiction counselors, case managers, and house managers. Many of Gate House’s professionals are living in recovery.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Gate House for Men has a Victorian-style exterior yet modern interior. Clients sleep in private or shared bedrooms in twin beds and eat at a large, family-style dining table. There are outdoor picnic tables and a common area with a flat-screen television.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received one review from an alumni of the facility and no feedback from family members or staff. The single anonymous alum rated the facility four and five out of five stars for accommodations, counseling options, exercise/leisure activities, and family participation. They rated it two stars for the program’s holistic offerings. “They don’t give up on you. they have a great support system,” the anonymous alum wrote.
The facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, includes reviews that cover the residential facilities for men and women, as well as outpatient services. The 35 reviewers on Facebook left a high average rating of 4.8 out of five stars.
Several alumni of the men’s residential program praised their experience. “I’m forever grateful for the staff, program, and God for this facility. I was taught to be responsible in several areas of my life, as well as, introduced to NA,” Richard wrote on Facebook. In addition, Jason wrote “Excellent program. The staff is excellent and passionate towards the Mission.”
The Gate House works with most in- and -out-of-network provides, managed care plans, and direct premiums written (DPW).