Medical Detoxification

As one of the top providers of behavioral healthcare services, Bridgeway Behavioral Health offers different options for detoxification from drug or alcohol dependence. After assessing the need and severity of withdrawal symptoms, our medical team will put together an individualized treatment plan to accommodate your needs. Detoxification is supervised by a Washington University Physician, Registered Nurses, and trained staff to make sure that clients are comfortable and stable throughout the process. In addition, BBH offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), a SAMHSA approved evidence-based practice, as an option to provide a comfortable withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. We are one of the very few St. Louis Drug and Alcohol Treatment centers that offer this service.

If you are in need of detox from drugs or alcohol call us at 636-224-1000.

 Inpatient Medical Detox and Outpatient Detox

Dunnica Office located at

Outpatient Detox

St. Charles Campus located at

What to expect when you come in to receive detox treatment

The initial screening for services is done over the phone or in person to determine the level of treatment services needed. Eligibility is determined based on the level of your assessed need and risk. Alcohol and sedative users are not eligible for outpatient detox services and must be admitted into Inpatient Medical Detox due to the risk of complicated withdrawal symptoms.

If you are eligible for detoxification services we will arrange an appointment for you to come in and begin treatment, usually within 5 days of your screening. When you come in, within 24 hours of arriving, you will meet with:

  • The RN for a brief health evaluation
  • The Physician for a medical history interview and a physical exam so that he can prescribe your medical orders
  • Your Counselor or Peer Specialist will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan

Inpatient Medical Detoxification lasts up to 5 days and receive 24 hour medical supervision. Clients usually step down from Modified Medical Detoxification into Residential Treatment and then to Outpatient services.

4066 Dunnica Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

P 636-224-1000
F 314-535-5917

If you are eligible for detoxification services we will arrange an appointment for you to come in and begin treatment, usually within 5 days of your screening. The initial screening for services is done over the phone or in person to determine the level of treatment services needed. Eligibility is determined based on your assessed need and risk. Alcohol and sedative users are not eligible for outpatient detox services and must be admitted into Inpatient Medical Detox due to the risk of complicated withdrawal symptoms.

Your initial assessment will take approximately 2 hours. Once complete, the treatment team will work with you to set a treatment plan. If you are receiving Medication Assisted Treatment on an Outpatient basis to help you step down from your addiction you will receive your first dose of medication that day. You must adhere to the treatment plan and return daily to be evaluated by the RN. You must also meet with your Peer Specialist/Counselor, and as soon as you are physically stable, you will begin seeing your Outpatient Counselor and begin attending group therapy sessions.

Upon discharge from the 7-10 day Outpatient Detox you will be transferred to Bridgeway’s Outpatient Program. Residential, Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient services are available to you.

4066 Dunnica Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

P 636-224-1000
F 314-535-5917

1570 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63303

P 636-224-1000
F 636-946-0991