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Medically Monitored Withdrawal Management

At Gateway Rehab, we believe that addiction is not a moral failing. It’s a medical condition that can be treated. The dedicated team at Gateway Rehab treats the underlying elements that lead to drug or alcohol addiction and continues to pioneer progressive and comprehensive treatment models. Ultimately, our mission is to help all affected by addictive diseases to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

As part of our mission to provide compassionate addiction treatment, we provide medically monitored withdrawal management or detoxification. Medically monitored withdrawal management is the medical and psychological treatment of patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms once they reduce or completely stop their use of drugs or alcohol. 

Addressing the biological aspects of addiction is just one of the essential components to restoring health, engaging people in treatment, and increasing every person’s ability to achieve long-term recovery. To learn more about the drug and alcohol treatment programs we offer or learn more about our withdrawal management program, contact Gateway Rehab today.

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Medically Monitored Withdrawal Management

Western PA’s Top Medical Detox Center

Behavioral & Psychosocial Counseling  

Abstinence from drugs and alcohol may work for some, but oftentimes, it simply isn’t enough. There are multiple paths to recovery, and Gateway Rehab firmly believes in helping patients find the best path for them. By offering a continuum of clinical practices, recovery support and education backed by the latest research, we strive to help patients of all ages and backgroundsmanage their substance use disorders.

Recovery includes behavioral and psychosocial therapies in order to be successful long-term. That’s why the team at Gateway Rehab provides:

  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Twelve-step Facilitation (TSF)
  • Medications to treat SUD

Recovery is possible. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use and have been searching for ‘medical detox facilities near me’, reach out to us for help.

Greater Pittsburgh’s #1 Recovery Treatment Center for Medication-Assistedtment

Medications Used to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Withdrawal symptoms are often the biggest hurdle for those who have started on their recovery journey. One of the components of helping someone through the withdrawal process is to administer medication under the care of a physician and other medical staff. No matter which medication is used, the ultimate goal is to help the patient detox with minimal side effects, manageable withdrawal symptoms, and a much higher ability to control cravings.

There are three FDA-approved drugs used in the treatment:

  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Sublocade)
  • Methadone
  • Naltrexone (ReVia, Vivitrol)

These medications are clinically proven to be safe and effective in combination with behavioral therapies. Our medical team will discuss these options with you in order to help determine if medication is best suited for you in your journey towards recovery. Opioid dependency is a chronic (sometimes lifelong) issue, but it is treatable.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is detoxing?

Drug detoxification is the process whereby a patient gets rid of all traces of harmful drugs and/or alcohol in their body, while also being helped to manage their withdrawal symptoms. Detoxing isn’t easy, but the team at Gateway Rehab are clinically trained to help make your detox and recovery process as safe and manageable as possible.

What is withdrawal?

Withdrawal is the medical term that refers to the physical and mental negative side effects experienced by a person who does get the amount of drugs or alcohol they are accustomed to. 

What are the symptoms of opioid withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal symptoms typically include the following:

  • Muscle aches
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Excessive yawning
  • Runny nose
  • Insomnia
  • Tearing
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Goosebumps
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid heartbeat

How long does it take to detox from drugs?

How long it takes to detox your body from harmful drugs depends entirely on the type of substances you are addicted to, the severity of the addiction, overall health, body weight, and even metabolism. If you are addicted to more than one substance, you may experience a longer detoxification.