One Week Outpatient Opiate and Alcohol Detoxification
To schedule a detoxification evaluation and learn more
This one week program serves people with alcohol detoxification and opiate detoxification needs.
We’ve helped hundreds of people in the Rochester, New York area to safely detoxify by reducing the effect of alcohol withdrawal and/or opiate withdrawal. This rapid detoxification program is appropriate for many people but not everyone (more information below).
Successful outpatient detoxification (or ambulatory detoxification, or rapid detoxification) generally involves treatment with suboxone ® (buprenorphine) for opiate addiction and Phenobarbital for alcohol dependence followed by ongoing addiction outpatient treatment. In certain cases of long-term substance use a period of maintenance level dosage is recommended.
Our medically supervised program lasts five to seven days, with daily appointments, that last about an hour. Initial evaluations are generally available within two days. Appointments are located in our Chemical Dependency Outpatient Clinic on the campus of Unity Park Ridge Hospital in Greece, New York.
Our supportive environment is ideal for people that have a stable living environment, and have reliable phone service and transportation.
Clients cannot drive while taking detoxification medications and must arrange private or public transportation. RTS Bus Service makes nine daily stops at the Chemical Dependency Clinic click for route schedule.
The program is supervised by Dr. Michael Foster, Clinical Director, Chemical Dependency Programs. Dr. Foster has over 30 years of experience in primary care and addiction medicine in the Rochester area. He is a member of the Addiction Medicine Committee of the Monroe County Medical Society; a Senior Clinical Instructor, University of Rochester School of Medicine; and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine certified 2006. He has been a DEA approved Buprenorphine prescriber since September 2004.
To schedule an evaluation and learn more:
Contact Dawn McClure R.N. 585-723-7428
Outpatient detoxification location
Unity Chemical Dependency's Greece Clinic
1565 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York 14624
About alcohol withdrawal
Common Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, depression, fatigue, irritability, jumpiness or shakiness, mood swings, nightmares.
A severe form of alchohol withdrawl called delirium tremens can cause: agitation, severe confusion, hallucinations, fever, seizures.
Other symptoms may include clammy skin, headache, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, pallor, rapid heart rate, sweating, tremor of the hands or other body parts.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually occur within 5 - 10 hours after the last drink, but can occur days later. Symptoms get worse in 48 - 72 hours, and may persist for weeks.
Alcohol withdrawal is a serious condition that may rapidly become life threatening.
Call your health care provider or go the emergency room if you think you might be in alcohol withdrawal, especially if you were using alcohol often and recently stopped.
About Opiate withdrawl
Early symptoms of opiate withdrawal include: agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, increased tearing, insomnia, runny nose, sweating, yawning. Late symptoms of opiate withdraw include: abdominal cramping, diarrhea, dilated pupils, goose bumps, nausea, vomiting.
Opioid withdrawal reactions are very uncomfortable but are not life threatening. Symptoms usually start within 12 hours of last heroin or pain pill use.
Opiates include both illicit drugs such as heroin, as well as numerous prescription drugs intended for relief of pain.
Examples of prescription opiates include: codeine, Vicodin (hydrocodone), morphine, Oxycontin & Percocet (oxycodone), Dilaudid (hydromorphone), Duragesic (fentanly)
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At Unity Chemical Dependency (formerly Park Ridge Chemical Dependency) we strive to provide the most comprehensive and personalized substance abuse treatment services in Western New York for adolescents, adults, older adults, and their families.