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Detoxification

Detoxification is commonly the initial step in getting off drugs. It permits a person to be in a supervised environment while they go through withdrawal symptoms for drugs and/or alcohol. There are diverse types of detoxification. Theyrange from drug-free to medically supervised. A prevalent mistake that quite a few addicts make is to believe that detox is enough to kick their habit. This is hardly ever the case. All detox does is get a person through the withdrawal when they stop using. It is usually recommended that detox be followed up with some type of treatment plan to learn the root of why an individual was using drugs in the first place.

Detoxification category listings in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania:

  • GMC Detox Unit
    GMC Detox Unit is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at:

    1600 West Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA. 19122
    215-787-2407

    Treatment Services: Substance Abuse Programs, Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient Programs, Co-Occurring Mental with Substance Abuse Issues, Specialized in Hiv/Aids Patients, Specialized in Alternative Lifestyle, Seniors/Older Adult Services, Women Only, Men Only, Criminal Justice Client Programs, Specialized in Hearing Impaired Clients
    Payment Options: Self Pay (Out of Pocket), Medicaid Coverage, Medicare Coverage, Income Based Payment (Sliding Scale)
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