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UPMC Addiction Medicine Services

Dependence on alcohol and drugs is a devastating disorder with profound effects on a person’s:

  • Physical, emotional, and spiritual health
  • Personal and social relationships
  • Ability to function at work, school, and in the community

Family members also carry a heavy burden when a loved one has a substance use disorder.

If you or a loved one is battling substance abuse, UPMC Addiction Medicine Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital can help.

Substance Use Disorders We Treat

UPMC Addiction Medicine Services (AMS) offers a wide range of treatment programs for people with all types of substance use disorders, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Sedatives
  • Cocaine and other stimulants
  • Hallucinogens
  • Gambling
  • Tobacco

Addiction and Substance Use Services We Offer

Many programs within AMS treat people who have both substance use and mental health disorders.

Our addiction medicine services include:

  • Dual diagnosis inpatient care
  • Prevention and education
  • Outpatient (ambulatory) medical detoxification and medication-assisted treatments, including:
    • Methadone
    • Buprenorphine
    • Long-acting naltrexone

Intervention Services

  • Center of Excellence (COE) for Opioid Abuse — the COE offers access for those on Medicaid who have an opioid use problem. Our goal is to decrease barriers for those in need of opioid treatment.
  • Alcohol Highway Safety Program (AHSP)

Integrated Co-occurring Outpatient Care

  • Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Program Services (CPCDS) — the CPCDS provides person-centered, recovery-oriented, evidence-based rehab. Staff works with clients (and their caretakers) who have substance use and psychiatric problems and need outpatient assessment and care.
  • Narcotic Addiction Treatment Program (NATP)