Drug Rehab Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Basic information about this treatment center.
UPMC Mercy has helped struggling addicts with sobriety, providing 4 levels of care and more than 17 drug treatment methods, as a Non-Profit drug treatment center since 1847 in Pittsburgh, PA. Treatment here is covered by most insurances, more payment details below. At UPMC Mercy, self-pay is available.
It can seem like an uphill struggle to battle addiction in Pittsburgh, PA. Luckily there are many rehab options, such as UPMC Mercy, to help you heal.
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Alcoholism Treatment at UPMC Mercy
If you have identified that alcohol is causing problems in your life in Pittsburgh, PA, you may need help. Receiving treatment for alcoholism can be one of the best things that has ever happened to you. Treatment can involve everything from outpatient treatment to inpatient treatment. Detox managed by medical personnel at UPMC Mercy is to decrease any physical effects. As you read this right now, there are groups of people just like you who are meeting all across the country to support each other in staying sober.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment
Opioid addiction treatment helps people addicted to opioids in Pennsylvania curb their drug use. The selection of a treatment setting depends on the severity of the addiction. Mild cases are usually treated in outpatient facilities; severe cases need hospitalization or treatment in a residential facility. Doctors use medicines along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat the addiction. The treatment includes medication, counseling and therapy. It can also include group counseling, individual counseling and family counseling.
Levels of Care Offered
UPMC Mercy offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Aftercare comprises services that help recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day Pennsylvania activities. It can last a year or even longer. Services include individual and family counseling, medications to reduce cravings, and treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions. Aftercare support begins once you have completed earlier stages of treatment.
Inpatient programs are intensive regimes that require individuals suffering from serious addictions to admit themselves into a controlled environment. Inpatient programs in Pennsylvania generally span over 28 days to six months. The first step in an inpatient program is medically assisted detox. Doctors and addiction specialists at UPMC Mercy monitor the individual’s vital signs as the drugs leave their system. Some inpatient rehab programs also provide counseling for family members to provide encouragement and emotional support. In inpatient programs, patients have access to 24-hour medical supervision.
Conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder are part of mental illness. This may occur that opioid abuse and vice versa are induced by mental illness. Diagnosing a concurrent diagnosis or co-occurring condition at UPMC Mercy is essential to understand the addiction better.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at UPMC Mercy.
12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Naloxone and overdose education, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
12-Step Program Facilitation
Entering a 12-step program allows people to accept that they struggle with an addiction on their own terms. It breaks down the process into 12-steps that recovering patients can advance as they feel strong enough to do so. This is common in programs like NA and AA, and gives the patient at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA the ability to self-help and move forward towards sobriety without feeling rushed.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The relationship between the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a patient is explored by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). As an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol in Pittsburgh, PA, it helps to create a balanced response to thoughts and feelings. Effective communication between users and those around them is also encouraged. It is an efficient treatment for individuals suffering from all sorts of addictions, professionally provided by UPMC Mercy.
Therapy plays a major role in addiction recovery. It encourages patients to get to the root of their addiction and learn how to better handle the issues that led to using. Therapy can be conducted in group and one on one settings. In UPMC Mercy‘s individual therapy, the patient meets with the therapist in a one on one setting. This allows them to focus on the underlying issues of addiction and come up with solutions to prevent future abuse.
Family Counseling + Therapy
When the whole family is involved, healing can be far more successful. Family counseling involves genetic factors to the family of the addict. This offers the means to cope with addiction and its underlying emotional disorders for loved ones. It is a helpful method for addicts in helping to adjust to sober living.
Attending group therapy at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA allows those seeking sobriety to realize they are not alone in their battles. This is when a group of people all in different phases of recovery get together and speak about their battles. They talk about their triggers, their successes, their failures, and the things they can do to get on and stay on a sober path. These sessions also teach life skills, communication, healthy habits, and can include alternative types of therapy.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)
REBT stands for rational emotional behavior therapy. This is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, that combines images with thoughts and behaviors. It allows for deeper education and understanding of what one can do to help themselves with recovery. It is a deep sense of self-help education managed by UPMC Mercy that lets someone recovering work through issues on their own, knowing they have the support of people around them if they need it.
Trauma therapy allows people who struggled with a past trauma to face the situation and learn to overcome the situation. Many people who went through trauma early on, struggle with addiction later in life. By addressing the trauma and moving past the issues, it can help someone attending treatment at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA move forward with their recovery and begin to take a better hold of their sober future.
Contingency Management / Motivational Incentives
Contingency management is a way to help motivate someone to remain substance free. It is a process UPMC Mercy uses which involves rewarding positive choices and good outcomes. As humans we are wired to recreate experiences that lead to positive feelings.
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