GateHouse Treatment, a behavioural healthcare provider in the addiction treatment field, has opened a new drug and alcohol rehab centre in Tennessee, US.

The new centre will offer Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient Program (OP) levels of care and a sober living community. Partial Hospitalisation Program (PHP) will also be included in the service.

It will also offer therapies and treatments such as Individual Mental Health Counseling, Biofeedback Therapy, Experiential Psycho-Dramas, Adventure Therapy, Alumni Program and Brainspotting among others.

The centre expects to reach potential clients from the neighbouring states of Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, among others. It will also offer patients remote treatment solution.

Tennessee reported a five-year records high in fatal overdoses recently, of which majority of cases are opioid-related.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 5.3 million prescriptions filled for opioids last year while the state’s population was only 6.7 million.  Covid-19 is also said to have caused a near 50% increase in overdoses.

GateHouse Treatment chief science officer Dr. Samuel MacMaster said: “We cannot stand by while so many lives are being destroyed by this crisis, which is playing out right here in my backyard.

“GateHouse’s proven drug rehab programs have been a force for recovery from addiction for so many people. We felt it was time to expand our reach and continue to fight on the front lines of the battle against drug and alcohol addiction.”

Commenting on the development, GateHouse Treatment CEO Antwon Bailey said: “GateHouse Treatment of Tennessee pledges to offer the structure, the support, and the love that our clients need to heal.

“Collectively, we have the experience and the capacity to honour this pledge from day one. We offer a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and eclectic mix of interventions that will meet our clients in the moment.”