Addiction Treatment Center
Addiction treatment centers can help people struggling with addiction, whether that is to alcohol or other drugs. Overcoming substances can be a challenging process, especially if the person has been using alcohol or drugs for a prolonged period of time. With persistent use a person may face physical and withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop — this can cause health problems in the case of stopping alcohol or benzodiazepines. In these cases, it is best to seek help from an addiction treatment center, like a medical detox, to ensure that you or your loved one are safely taken care of.
What is an addiction treatment center?
An addiction treatment center is the first step towards recovery. A treatment center facilitates the withdrawal process of drugs/alcohol from the body – otherwise known as detox — and helps the person to sustain a short period of recovery. However, there are various types of addiction treatments available. Some addiction treatment facilities, like a medical detox center, will use medication to ease the discomfort a person may experience while withdrawing from a substance. Others may use social detox and engage patients in an intensive psychological program. It really depends on the type of drug addiction, severity and frequency of use, and other health issues the person may have.
What are my addiction treatment options?
There are various types of addiction treatment centers options, including:
- Inpatient addiction treatment center: these offer a structured program that looks at all areas of the person’s addiction: their relationships, health, consequences, stress management, and support. This treatment is best suited to those who would benefit from being removed from their home environment and away from triggers, so that they can focus solely on their recovery.
- Inpatient medical detox addiction treatment center: detox facilitates the withdrawal of substances from the body. It is the first step in treating patients with moderate to severe addictions.
- Intensive outpatient addiction treatment center: these programs offer the same kind of treatment as an inpatient service, however the person will stay at home during their treatment program. This is better suited to people with mild addictions and those who are unable to step away from responsibilities at home, like children.
It’s important to note that every patient has unique needs, history of use, and medical conditions. Therefore, the detox timeline will vary from person-to-person. However, there are three key phases to drug addiction treatment:
- Evaluation: you can expect a medical team to fully evaluate you or your loved one for physical and mental health issues as well as taking a comprehensive medical history. From there a treatment plan will be devised that prioritizes the patients needs and safety.
- Stabilization: The next step will be stabilizing the patient with medical therapies and providing psychological support through the process. Medical detox will use medications, either orally or via IV, to help ease the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms. The person will be supervised medically throughout this process.
- Preparing for treatment or taking the next steps in recovery. Once a person has been detoxed, they will prepare to take the next steps in their recovery journey. That could include transferring to residential or outpatient addiction treatment, or attending regular therapy. The person leaving should expect to have identified next steps before completing their treatment at the detox facility.
Can I seek addiction treatment at home?
There are potentially serious risks to detoxing at home without medical supervision. It can be difficult to detox without support and medication to ease the withdrawal symptoms, and stopping suddenly can be dangerous in the case of ceasing use of alcohol or benzodiazepines. Serious side effects of detox include seizures, severe dehydration, the risk of relapse, hallucinations, Delirium Tremens, depression and suicidal ideation.
Additionally, if a person has underlying health conditions, detox can cause medical complications. It is almost always advised to seek detox from a professional addiction treatment facility that specializes in medical detox. You can read more about the risks of home detox in our blog.
However, once a person has detoxed, they may attend intensive outpatient services, mutual-aid support meetings, and receive therapy. You can find more recovery resources to support addiction treatment centers here.
Gallus Medical Detox is a center of excellence
Gallus Medical Detox Centers are accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s largest standards-setting and accreditation body in healthcare, reflecting our clinical excellence. We are also an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) level III, medically monitored inpatient detoxification center.
Our staff are board-certified physicians and highly qualified RNs with extensive critical care experience, including IV therapy with video and cardiac monitoring 24/7. We offer the following addiction treatments:
- Alcohol detox treatment
- Opioid detox treatment
- Benzodiazepine detox treatment
- Stimulant detox treatment
- High-dose Methadone detox treatment
- Polysubstance detox treatment
- Other drug detox treatment (bath salts, barbiturates, THC, spice, kratom)
Gallus Medical Detox promotes long-term recovery
Our programs are designed to effect lasting change. Before leaving, you will work with a psychologist who will conduct a biopsychosocial evaluation that helps to identify the next steps in your recovery journey. We want to ensure your success in long-term recovery.
As a destination for care, Gallus Detox Centers are strategically placed near major airports — in greater Phoenix and greater Denver — and we provide ground transportation to and from our facilities.
At Gallus Medical Detox Centers, we bring compassion to the commotion. Peace to the pain. Empowerment to the powerless. If you or someone you know needs support with addiction problems, bring us your battle. Call us today and take the best, first step towards recovery: 720-704-1432
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