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Going cold turkey, or stopping suddenly and completely, is only recommended when you have been using a relatively less addictive drug such as marijuana, have been using for a short time, and have not been using heavily each day. In all other situations, going cold turkey will have results ranging from very uncomfortable to possibly fatal.

Cen Clear Child Services Inc.
(814) 938-6340
1000 West Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Gateway Institute and Clinic Inc
(814) 765-5337
600 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Deerfield Centers for Addictions Trt
(814) 723-8120
Chestnut Street
Marienville, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Cora Services Inc
(215) 342-7660x2677
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Inc
(814) 642-9541
120 Chestnut Street
Port Allegany, PA
Hotline
(814) 642-9522
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Discovery House
(814) 592-7575
214 Airport Road
Clearfield, PA
Hotline
(888) 366-7929
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients

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RHJ Medical Center Inc
(724) 842-0357
2994 River Road
Vandergrift, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Addison Behavioral Care Inc
(412) 731-2353
905 West Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Clear Brook Lodge
(570) 864-3116
890 Bethel Hill Road
Shickshinny, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Mercy Hospital
(412) 232-8800
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Hotline
(888) 424-2287
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Drug Detox Centers

Safe Recovery at Drug Detox Centers

There are basically three methods for stopping drug abuse: cold turkey, tapering off, and detox. Which one you should use depends on several factors, including what type of drug you have been using, how long you have been using it, how much you use each day, and your own ability to control your actions.

Going cold turkey, or stopping suddenly and completely, is only recommended when you have been using a relatively less addictive drug such as marijuana, have been using for a short time, and have not been using heavily each day. In all other situations, going cold turkey will have results ranging from very uncomfortable to possibly fatal.

The brain become used to being flooded by chemicals ingested by the user, and sudden withdrawal causes a strong reaction. Heroin , for example, suppresses the middle part of the brain called the locus coeruleus, which regulates the “flight or fight” response, and makes the user feel safe. When there’s no more heroin flowing to the brain, the user rebounds into paranoia, rage, and other “flight or fight” emotions.

Tapering off your use of drugs can help moderate withdrawal symptoms, but for many people, especially those who use highly addictive drugs, it simply isn’t possible to do that. The addiction is too strong and too well engrained. In these cases, drug detox centers are the safest route to recovery.

Options in Drug Detox Centers

There are several different methods of detox, and their u...

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