ERIE COUNTY DETOX CENTER – FAQ’S

Will I be able to have my cell phone in detox?

Cell phones have the potential to be both a distraction and a trigger. We want you to be focused and engaged in the recovery process during your brief stay with us. Therefore, we do not permit cell phones. We will store your phone in your locker while you are here. If you need to communicate with family, loved ones, your employer, etc., please let us know and a phone call can be arranged at the discretion of our clinical staff.

Will I be allowed to have visitors?

For the same reasons we do not allow cell phones, we also do not allow visitors during your stay.

Can I have items dropped off to me?

Yes. Any items not expressly prohibited by Erie County Detox Center policy can be dropped off for you during your stay.

Is smoking allowed in detox?

We do allow smoking in designated outdoor areas. Cigarettes must be brought to the facility in unopened packs.

What should I bring to detox?

Please click here to view a list of items to bring and not to bring to detox. 

Can I bring my prescription medication with me to detox?

Please click here to view our policy on home medications. 

Will I have assistance connecting to treatment and/or recovery housing when I discharge?

We begin planning discharge with you from the onset of your stay. We will be happy to facilitate a referral to treatment and/or recovery housing upon discharge from our facility. For those seeking residential services we will provide transportation as well (based upon availability).

How long will I be in detox?

Treatment plans are highly individualized for each patient and lengths of stay can vary. Our average length of stay is 6-7 days.

Do you provide detox services for methadone?

We do not provide detox services for methadone withdrawal at this time. Please feel free to contact us and we can refer you to an appropriate provider.

Does the Erie County Detox Center accept pregnant patients?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pregnant patients at this time. Please feel free to contact us and we can refer you to an appropriate provider.