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Addiction Medicine Services is UPMC’s first combined detox and rehab program.
We care for those who:
UPMC McKeesport provides a safe place for physical chemical dependency treatment and medically managed withdrawal.
We also give you the tools and teach you the skills you need to beat your addiction and stay sober.
Treatments for addiction and related mental health issues include:
We know there are many pathways to recovery. Each person is unique.
It's the job of our addiction medicine team to help and support you in finding what's best for you. We'll work with you to design a personal treatment and recovery plan.
Along with medically managed detox and short-term inpatient rehab, other services include:
When you leave our addiction treatment program, we'll give you an aftercare plan and referrals. These tools focus on achieving sustainable sobriety over time to help prevent relapse.
Addiction Medicine Services at UPMC McKeesport is for people over 18 years old who need detox and/or rehab.
To see if you or a loved one meet the criteria, come to our emergency department. We're open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
You can also call or email us with questions:
If you don't meet the criteria for this level of care, we’ll guide you to the right level of care. We'll give you resources and referrals to make sure you get the help you need.
Detox services are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Once you complete the most acute aspects of detox, we will provide you with the appropriate level of rehabilitation. If you do not meet criteria for the medically managed rehabilitation, we will refer you to lower levels of rehabilitation.
Rehab services are 7 days a week. Program hours are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily programs consist of structured group activities that focus on learning the skills you will need to live a sober life.
You will also meet with your therapist once a week to create a life changing plan for a sober future.
Both detox and inpatient rehab units are at 1500 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132 on an undisclosed floor. This allows us to protect the privacy of our addiction medicine patients.
Medical doctors see detox patients daily until discharge and rehab patients as needed.
Patient care techs assist RNs.
Psych specialty counselors, social workers, case managers, and evaluator clinicians:
UPMC McKeesport is a fully functioning medical hospital. We have an array of service lines to address any emergent care needs that could arise during a patient’s stay.
Our medical director has over 20 years of experience in addiction medicine.
We also have full access to the expertise and resources of UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider.
Yes. Treatment on the medically managed detox and short-term rehab units is voluntary.
Patients who are mentally sound and aware of "person, place, and date," can sign out against medical advice anytime.
The patient will speak with their nurse or a member of the social service team before leaving.
The addiction medicine treatment team will decide on a treatment plan that best meets the needs of you or your loved one.
Because we base treatment on each person's unique needs, length of stay will vary.
The average length of stay is:
For detox patients, we allow family sessions via conference call.
For short-term rehab patients, we work with each individual's family and therapist to schedule the time and date of visits.
If you're willing, we'll discharge you with an aftercare plan that reflects the work you did during detox and/or rehab.
Your aftercare plan may include:
You will also receive personal recovery plans from members of your treatment team. With your consent, we will inform your family of these plans.
After you leave, we'll call you 3, 7, and/or 30 days post discharge to follow up with and see how you're doing.