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Our Approach to Opiod Addiction

Over the last two decades opioid addiction has become a true epidemic facing our country. In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services went as far as declaring it a public health emergency. The need for opioid and heroin addiction treatment specifically has never been greater.

Opioid-addiction treatment is complex and requires comprehensive and long-term solutions. And that's exactly what Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers provide its patients.

By combining proven medication assisted treatment (MAT) options, evidence-based therapies and ongoing recovery support, Neil Kennedy's opiate addiction treatment programs offer a complete continuum of care to help patients experience a sustained recovery. All of our treatment at Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers are tailored to the individual's unique needs, and this is especially true when utilizing medication therapies.

Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence

Neil Kennedy is an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence, as recognized by the state of Pennsylvania’s department of human services. This recognition allows Gateway Rehab to offer more comprehensive programming for opioid addiction treatment in Pittsburgh.

As one of 45 designated Centers of Excellence across the state, Neil Kennedy provides opioid addiction therapy to individuals suffering from opioid use disorder and provides specialized care coordination.

Signs & Symptoms of Opioid Abuse

Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers offer opioid addiction counseling and medication in Pittsburgh that helps identify and treat Opioid Use Disorder.

Physical signs

  • Noticeable euphoria
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Constricted pupils
  • Slowed breathing
  • Intermittent nodding off or loss of consciousness
  • Constipation

Other Signs

  • Doctor shopping to get prescriptions from more than one doctor
  • Dramatic changes in mood
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Extra pill bottles in the trash
  • Sudden financial problems

Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers offer multiple Medication Assisted Treatment options following the guidelines of the American Association of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Medications currently utilized include:

  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone) (Sublocade)
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol and Revia)

Get Drug Addiction Help.

Call (330) 744-1181

Out of caution for our staff and patients, walk-in assessments are currently suspended. Many services are now being provided through telehealth.