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Medically-Monitored Withdrawal Management Services in Pittsburgh, PA

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal

At GRC, we strive to provide our patients with a safe and comfortable environment as they go through withdrawal. This is often the first step for those in need of recovery from addiction.

Our facility is connected to our inpatient treatment center and includes comfortable sleeping quarters, updated bathrooms, a recreation area, a nurse’s station, meeting rooms, and a cafeteria to give our patients the best environment possible.

Detoxification is a process in which toxins are cleansed from the body to rid it of the addictive substances that have been taken in. It involves reducing physical withdrawal symptoms in a controlled and medically-supported environment. The symptoms of withdrawal can include:

  • Nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps.
  • Headaches and nausea.
  • Muscle aches and pains.
  • Anxiety, depression and irritability.
  • Insomnia.
  • Tremors or shakes in the hands.

The symptoms of alcohol or drug withdrawal can be very uncomfortable and require around-the-clock care, so it’s important to have a medically-supervised detox program in place. “Detoxing” under the care of professionals helps individuals start their recovery journey with support and safety. At GRC, a trusted medical team will supervise the withdrawal process to ensure that the patient is monitored and receiving proper treatment. Our nursing team is staffed 24 hours a day and is skilled and knowledgeable in addiction recovery, providing compassion and understanding to our patients. Additionally, a physician or nurse practitioner makes rounds daily and is on-call at all times, ensuring that our patient’s medical needs are being closely monitored and attended to.

If you or a loved one are in need of inpatient detox centers near you, look no further than Gateway Rehabilitation Center. We look forward to taking the first step in your recovery process together.

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Our experienced nursing team is staffed 24 hours a day, providing support to our patients during the detoxification process.

Medication may be administered to make the withdrawal process more comfortable for our patients. Our nurses are experienced in administering these medications and providing round-the-clock patient care. The medications used in withdrawal management offer an additional layer of comfort, giving our patients the best opportunity to complete the detox process and move on to the most appropriate level of care.

If you are struggling with addiction, get access to alcohol and drug detox near you in Pittsburgh, PA with Gateway Rehab. Our team will facilitate the entire process to ensure you take the first step on your way to a safe and sustainable recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I need to be in a medical detox program?

The length of your stay will depend on several factors, including your individual condition, progress, and how you respond to treatment. Generally speaking, detox stays range from 3 days up to 2 weeks depending on the severity of the addiction and whether or not medication is necessary for symptom relief. No matter what you need, the team at Gateway Rehab detox center will be there every step of the way.

What is the difference between alcohol detoxification and drug detoxification?

The detoxification process for alcohol and drugs is similar, as both involve reducing physical withdrawal symptoms in a monitored environment. However, there are differences between the two.

Alcohol detoxification can be more physically taxing on the body than drug detox due to its effects on the central nervous system, while drug detox may affect psychological functions such as mood and cognition. Additionally, medication may be administered during alcohol or drug detox depending on the severity of withdrawal symptoms.

It is important that you consult your physician at Gateway Rehab to determine which type of detox is best for you.

Will I have access to medical care during detox?

Yes, a physician or nurse practitioner will make rounds daily and be on-call at all times to ensure that your medical needs are being closely monitored and attended to. Our experienced nursing staff is also staffed 24 hours a day, providing support to our patients during the detoxification process.

How can I get started with a medical detox center near me?

At Gateway Rehab, we make it easy to get started. Just schedule a free first appointment with us online, or give your nearest Gateway Rehab Location a call. We’re excited to help you find your hope.

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