UH Addiction Medically Assisted Treatment

Professional Medical Treatment for Addiction

Medical Support Program

At University Hospitals Addiction Medically Assisted Treatment at University Hospitals Portage and Geauga medical centers, we treat opiate/opioid and alcohol withdrawal under medical supervision in a safe, private and anonymous in-patient hospital setting. Our patient centered and integrated care is based on individualized services. Patients are medically stabilized and connected directly to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) providers with no break in services.

In-Patient Admission

UH Addiction Medically Assisted Treatment offers non-psychiatric, inpatient medically managed withdrawal services for patients experiencing opiate and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Patients are treated as medical patients with respect and no stigma attached to treating their medical condition.

Patients experiencing withdrawal or needing to go through withdrawal can call our clinical coordinators for a screening. Appropriate patients can be admitted to the hospital within 24 hours of calling (during weekdays). Inpatient stays are typically three to five days.

Patients continuing with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) are discharged on medications such as Suboxone or Naltrexone when appropriate. Scheduled outpatient appointments are on day of discharge or within 72 hours.

Discharge and Follow-Up Care

Discharge appointments for long-term supportive care such as psychosocial needs are scheduled by coordinators and conveniently located in the patient’s own community. All follow-up appointments are planned with patients and scheduled prior to discharge, ensuring the continuity of care that is needed for each patient to successfully manage their chronic disease of addiction.

Patients return home and resume their life with a solid long-term outpatient plan for success. Our licensed clinical staff stay in touch with patients after discharge to offer support and connect them to local resources, as needed, so they can sustain their new lifestyle.


UH offers inpatient medical stabilization, commonly understood and referred to as detox, at two convenient, community locations: UH Portage Medical Center and UH Geauga Medical Center. Both centers treat patients in a safe and confidential medical setting.

Addictions We Treat

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates and Opioids (eg., Heroin, Fentanyl, OxyContin and Percocet)

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