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Gateway Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | See other Pennsylvania rehab reviews

1008 Seventy Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

Interview from Shel
Why did you choose this facility?
Shelly: Needed help, wanted help, and they offered help to me immediately when I contacted them.

Tell us about the experience - was it positive or negative?
Shelly: I had a rather positive experience there. You have to keep in mind that the facility is a rehab and the people you are exposed to are all trying to recover from active addictions. As long as you remember that and use the tools they offer you there to recover and not go there looking for a boyfriend/girlfriend it will be a positive experience for you.

Do you feel the program was successful?
Shelly: For me it was. I have ran into a few people outside the rehab and some are doing well and others not so well. I learned so much from the program and at times was overwhelmed by the in depth emotional roller coaster ride I was on. You will most definitely walk out of rehab knowing yourself a whole heck of a lot more than you did when you went in!! This enables you to recognize your triggers and to stay away from emotional situations that will knowingly have you wanting to "escape". Also, like with anything challenge you decide to take on, it is only as successful as the amount of work you put into it. Rehab does not cure you, it just gives you the tools to enable you to maintain recovery from your addiction.

What advice would you give somebody considering going to this facility?
Shelly: The one thing that really struck me in there was the amount of woman and men in there trying to "hook up" with each other. TRUST addict a few days out of active addiction is NOT long term relationship material! Go in there, stay focused on YOUR recovery, and PRAY!!! You are guaranteed to continue using drugs and getting know where in life if you don't go to rehab. If you do decide to go.....You then have an opportunity to snag your life back from the grips of self destruction. With that think about all the people in your life that you have impacted by your use. You have the chance to gain back their trust, and give them hope again. God Bless you on your journey!! Shelly