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Gateway Recovery Centre

Concurrent Trauma and Addiction Program

If you’re a military service member, veteran, or first responder looking for treatment for Trauma, PTSD, and/or operational stress injury near Toronto, this is the program for you.

During your treatment at Gateway Recovery Centre in Peterborough, Ontario, you’ll receive support from medical experts and fellow veterans, military members, first responders, and frontline healthcare workers who understand the challenges you’re experiencing.

Our medical team provides the care and guidance you need to face traumas related to your line of work, including moral injuries, and overcome any concurrent concerns you may have, like addiction. Your intimate cohort of peers offers the understanding and encouragement you need to open up and move forward.

Our groups are the perfect size to provide community support while allowing you to get the individual help you need.

If you suffer from trauma but not addiction, our Trauma & Psychological Injury Program may be a better fit for you.

Program Info

  • Designed for military members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare workers
  • Small, intimate cohorts
  • Trauma-first treatment with or without concurrent addiction


  • Location: Gateway Recovery Centre, Peterborough, ON
  • Category: Inpatient
  • Length: 9 weeks
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Our Approach to PTSD & OSI Treatment

Our PTSD treatment centre near Toronto uses an integrative model of care grounded that addresses concurrent substance use and incorporates various therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Prolonged exposure therapy (PET) and accelerated resolution therapy (ART) for overcoming workplace trauma.
  • In vivo exposure for helping to manage responses to triggers.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to assist in developing helpful thought patterns and healthy behaviours in recovery.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for developing the skills needed to manage emotions and relationships, practice mindfulness, and survive crises.
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to help clients to process their beliefs about a traumatic event they have experienced.
  • Individual psychotherapy for an empathetic and safe space to discuss personal recovery concerns and develop treatment goals.
  • Group therapy to provide opportunities for peer support and professionally guided emotional processing.
  • Psychoeducational sessions to help you understand yourself and the nature of addiction.
  • Relapse prevention groups for exploring substance use patterns, identify relapse warning signs, and develop a long-term recovery plan.
  • Recreation therapy for establishing a healthy leisure lifestyle that supports recovery.

A Day at Gateway

Our medical experts carefully design every aspect of the Gateway experience to provide patients with the greatest opportunity for recovery. This is what a day at Gateway might look like.


Before attending an educational lecture about distress tolerance, you’ll kick off the day with a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast. Then you’ll set your intentions with self-reflection. Afterwards, you’ll get moving with a workout.



After a delicious, nutritionist-planned lunch, you’ll sit in on a lecture that explains how the mind-body connection affects trauma recovery. Then you’ll attend a one-on-one counselling session to learn how to cope with your triggers.



In the evening you’ll participate in specialized, trauma-centred peer support groups focused on symptoms management, emotional processing, or returning to work. After meditating, you’ll enjoy dinner with fellow first responders, active and former military members, and frontline healthcare workers.

This is Gateway Recovery Centre

Gateway Recovery Centre is located in peaceful Peterborough, Ontario, about an hour and a half outside of Toronto. It offers the serene setting needed for patients to focus on their recovery. Here, they will meet other military service members, veterans, and first responders with shared experiences and get treatment from our compassionate, professional team. And they will also get to experience the calm they need to focus on themselves, far away from often hectic worlds of their workplaces.

Related Programs

People who struggle with addiction and mental health problems often struggle with additional concerns as well. That’s why EHN Canada offers a variety of related treatment programs – both in person and online.