Renowned Drug Rehab Center, Gatehouse Academy, Recognizes Its Responsibility in Helping Residents Achieve Total Recovery

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According to a recent news report, an increased percentage of addicts are claiming dental pain in order to receive prescriptions. Gatehouse Academy, Arizona's #1 drug rehab facility for young adults age 17-25, is helping to keep these percentages low.

According to a CBS affiliate news station in Las Vegas, Nevada, patients who are undergoing drug rehab without proper follow up and supervision are turning to dentists for drugs in the form of pain prescriptions. Because dentists can proscribe strong medication, faking tooth pain has become an all too common form of scoring drugs. Many addicts try to get their prescriptions from several dentists until they find one who turns a blind eye to the lack of pain symptoms and simply writes the prescription. Though obtaining drugs under false pretenses is a felony, some states choose to withhold criminal prosecution so that the addict can obtain help.

Gatehouse Academy, the premier source and solution for young adult addiction treatment and drug rehab, recognizes its responsibility in ensuring that those people who enter their doors with drug or alcohol addictions are properly supervised in programs that are designed to deter them from making these types of bad choices. With a highly trained and concerned staff that provides personalized mentoring to each resident, addicts immediately sense that they are in a nurturing environment, which helps make their path to recovery and health less challenging.

Regardless of background or history, people are known to make constructive choices when they are given hope. At Gatehouse Academy, residents receive a formal education through high school and college level courses. Activities such as yoga, karate, horseback riding, camping, and acting in combination with a solid scholastic base helps them gain confidence as they explore new avenues of expression. As self-esteem builds, residents become more responsible and productive. Once these young people begin to truly see and feel these results, the desire to score drugs subsides.

It is Gatehouse Academy's mission is to ensure that residents graduate from their drug rehab program fully recovered. With programs designed to not only deal with the psychological aspects of addiction, but also to encourage former addicts to mentor others, the Academy is seeing great results.

About Gatehouse Academy:
Gatehouse Academy is a co-educational long-term residential program exclusively for young adults age 17 to 25 with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. Their centers proved the necessary clinical, residential, educational, recreational, and family communication support system for everyone admitted. Their mission is: "We absolutely insist on guiding young adults towards a life of excellence, leadership and service." Gatehouse Academy operates its main campus in Wickenburg, Arizona. Other Arizona campuses include the Hassayampa River Ranch, Mesquite Canyon Ranch, Jefferson House and Gatehouse College Campus. It also has two extended campuses in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Saratoga Springs, New York.

For more information about Gatehouse Academy call toll free 1-(888) 730.0906 or visit their website at


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