Drug Detox Centers DuBois PA

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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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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Northeast Counseling Services
(570) 735-7590
130 West Washington Street
Nanticoke, PA
Hotline
(570) 735-7590
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Family Servs and Childrens Aid Society
(814) 677-4005
716 East 2nd Street
Oil City, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Northeast Treatment Centers
(215) 451-7100
495-497 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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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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Mid Atlantic Rehabilitation Services
(610) 419-3101
2045 Westgate Drive
Bethlehem, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women

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Healthy Responses in a
(610) 847-2958
1885 Mountain View Drive
Quakertown, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Cove Forge Behavioral Health System
(814) 452-2991
1940 West 8th Street
Erie, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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My Sisters Place
(215) 727-1640
5601 Kingsessing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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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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