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Recovery Support Services: A Key Element in Long-Term Recovery

Recovery from substance abuse or addiction is a lifelong process. Addiction, like cancer, is held in remission and rarely, if ever, cured for life. It’s important to surround yourself with a network of supportive individuals who understand your struggles, so they can help you through difficult days, events or even moments.

What are recovery support services?

Recovery is a process through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential. Because recovery is highly personal and occurs along many pathways, the clinical team at Gateway Rehab develops tailored recovery support services that include these four main areas:

  • Health
    Helping you overcome substance abuse or addiction, and then helping you make informed and healthy decisions that support your physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home
    Helping you secure a safe and stable place to live so you can continue on your path toward recovery with fewer distractions.
  • Purpose
    Helping you identify and conduct daily meaningful activities and build your independence so you can participate in society.
  • Community
    Providing much-needed relationships and social networks that provide the support, friendship, love and hope you need.

Why are recovery support services so important for long-term recovery?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), extended abstinence is predictive of long-term or sustained recovery. In fact, a person who remains sober for five years will probably remain sober throughout their lifetime.

Gateway Rehab has been providing proven and personalized addiction treatment services to Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia residents for almost 50 years. Reach out to us if you or a loved one is in need of safe, reliable and confidential recovery support services. Our team of specialists offer the encouragement and support you need to bring yourself back to the life you were meant to live—and help you stay there every step of the way.