Bioavailability in Detoxing with an IV Therapy Program

IV Therapy Program = a Faster and More Efficient detox

When a substance user is addicted to drugs or alcohol, physical dependency is one of the hardest thing to overcome when it comes to their addiction. Over time, the body adapts to varying levels of substance use. If that person suddenly stops, the body with start going through a withdrawal period. This is extremely uncomfortable and painful. When deciding to stop, the first step towards a healthy lifestyle is a detox to help remove the substances from the body. For some heavy users, the level of toxins their body contains can be high, in light users this could be much less; however detox would work equally for both types of users. Medical supervision throughout the course of our IV therapy program is highly recommended, especially for those trying to detox from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, or methadone.

Detoxification is the medical process that systematically and safely withdraws the addict from addictive drugs and alcohol, under the care of a physician and supervised care.

When choosing a detox program, you will most likely find the most commonly used detoxification process is oral therapy. An estimated 95% of detox clinics across the country use this technique. Here at Gallus Detox Centers, we’ve found that our IV therapy program is a safer and more effective way to detox our patients. This method is safer, more effective, and an overall comfortable experience for the patient. By using IV based therapy we have revolutionized the detox process.

You may ask what do we do so different from everyone else? The answer in the medical world is called, Bioavailability.

Bioavailability as Part of Our IV Therapy Program

Bioavailability is defined as the subcategory of absorption and is the fraction of an administered dose of unchanged drug that reaches the systemic circulation, one of the principal pharmacokinetic properties of drugs. By definition, when a medication is administered intravenously, its bioavailability is 100% as it accesses the veins and bloodstream instantaneously.

These are the top 3 reasons why an IV therapy program, due to its 100% bioavailability success, is a far better approach to detox treatment than conventional oral therapy practices.

Reason Number 1: Dose Absorption.

Absorption is key and because IV therapy is directly injected into the bloodstream it becomes 100% bioavailable. Entering the blood stream directly is a much faster way to get the body to respond to the medication used during the detox. This will also help to quickly remove the toxins from the body cells, accelerating the healing process. Oral Therapy, on the other hand, has much less bioavailable readiness when ingested orally. This is due to the medications needing to be digested in the stomach first and then released into the blood stream. A longer absorption process, can translate to a much longer detox for the patient, causing them to become discouraged or even to discontinue the detox all together.

The Following Chart shows the most commonly used medications in detox treatment and their bioavailability rates based on the medical approach.

Bioavailability ORAL IV THERAPY (Examples)

Ativan (Lorazepam) 85% to 90% 100% (Instant)
Tramadol (Ultram) 68% to 72% 100% (Instant)
Suboxone (Buprenorphine) 15% to 22% 100% (Instant)

Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20160807201723/http://taimapedia.org/index.php?title=Opiate_bioavailability

Reason Number 2: Improvement Signs in Patient

These medications are metabolizing at a faster rate via an IV therapy program. In turn, patients quickly experience improvements in their overall conditions. Conversely, Oral Therapy commonly has delayed effects due it’s lower, bioavailability rates. In addition, if the patient experiences common withdrawal symptoms, there is really no way to measure how much medication the patient truly absorbed. Additionally, the patient could have regurgitated it after vomiting. This is when common mistakes and unfortunate overdoses can occur in detox. When it comes to IV therapy methods of detox, even if the patient experienced the same side effects of withdrawal the medication provided will remain in their system since it has already entered the blood stream, make it not only measurable, but much safer for the patient.

Reason Number 3: Effectiveness and Safety

Lastly, the effectiveness and safety of the detox improves greatly when an IV therapy program is used. For instance, through the use of IV therapy, medical staff can adjust dosages as needed for treatment and patient’s individual comfort. Having pain medication or anti-nausea medication enter through the blood stream will give the patient instant relief, verses the length it takes for a pill to digest and begin to work. This is done through increments to prevent a possible overdose. This is important as each patients’ needs are different and reactions vary depending on substance history and the person’s physiological makeup.

With these factors in mind, your comfort during detox will significantly improve during an IV therapy program.

Our IV Therapy Program Plays a Major Role in Our Detox Services

So the question is: Why don’t all detox treatments use this more effective method? The explanation has to do with Gallus Detox Center’s proprietary medication blend used during detox. Their highly knowledgable medical staff, and a higher level of excellence and experience in regards to drug and alcohol detox. Gallus Detox Centers always has a board-certified doctor on staff, as well as emergency certified registered nurses, that provide continuous care for programs and therapies such as:

Gallus Detox Centers also keeps admittance low. For example, we only accepts six patients at a time in order to provide them with the highest level of personalized care. Patients receive private rooms to ensure comfort. Other programs have tried but simply cannot match the excellence Gallus Detox Centers provides with their ability to give their patients’ lives back after only a week stay. To learn how you can find lasting recovery, call 888-228-9114 today.

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