Struggling with alcohol and drug addiction can feel overwhelming and frightening. You know that you need to do something about your substance use, but you are not sure what to do, where to go or how to go about getting the help you need. It is important that you know that addiction treatment can help.

Deciding to Get Help is the First Step

Addiction treatment help is available in residential, non-residential, non-medical and medical programs. Different approaches to addiction treatment help include clinical support — like detox and treatment facilities — and non-clinical, like 12 step groups, SMART Recovery, LifeRing, and other educational programs. Making the decision to seek detox assistance for your substance use is sometimes difficult, but it is one step closer to taking back control of your life and overcoming drugs and alcohol.

Do You Need Detox?

One of the first things you need to address is whether or not you need detox. Detox will remove the substances from your body that have accumulated as a result of your alcohol and drug use. The most recommend method for detox is medical detox. Medical detox follows the supervision of a physician and uses specific medication to safely cleanse your system. The benefit of medical detox is that the medication can be adjusted to meet the withdrawal symptoms so that you remain comfortable throughout the detox. The Gallus Method is different to many other detox programs because we use IV therapies to maximize your comfort, and provide 24-hour medical supervision. After the detox is complete, you will be ready to enter a treatment program, or seek other recovery supports, to continue your life without drugs and alcohol.

Treatment Options: Traditional and Alternatives

Treatment programs can be either non-residential or residential. Non-residential programs make it possible for you to continue your daily routine and still get the drug and alcohol treatment that you need. Residential programs, on the other hand, allow you to get away from all the pressures of life and temptations from substances. Most residential addiction treatment programs are six weeks, however there are some programs that last a few months to a year. There are many different types of treatment programs including holistic wellness, 12 step and educational programs. Wellness or holistic programs such as yoga, acupuncture, meditation therapy and vitamin therapy promote mind, body and spirit healing. 12 step programs are also a type of non-medical treatment that follow a specific philosophy attributing drug and alcohol use to a disease. Educational programs such as cognitive behavioral therapy, can help retrain behaviors around substances and empower individuals in making healthy choices. f you or someone you know are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox — a safer and more effective method for detox from alcohol and drugs and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.