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GALLUS DETOX RECOVERY BLOG

Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

What Does Heroin Withdrawal and Detox Involve?

Heroin is a highly addictive opioid purchased illegally by users seeking the euphoric effect it provides. Drug manufacturers extract heroin from morphine, a naturally occurring substance in some varieties of the poppy plant. Although the effects of heroin are similar to prescription opioids like OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl, the FDA has not approved […]

Why Are Benzodiazepines So Difficult to Stop Using?

Benzodiazepines, widely known as benzos, are prescribed by doctors to treat various mental or physical disorders. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that benzos are highly addictive and potentially dangerous, especially when misused, used long-term, or used with other sedative drugs, opioids, or alcohol. The concurrent use of benzos and opioids puts users […]

NEW, INNOVATIVE ADDICTION TREATMENT COMING TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH

DALLAS/FT. WORTH – Gallus Medical Detox Centers (Gallus), announces the opening of its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas medical clinic. Using evidence-based protocols delivered by highly trained and experienced medical staff, Gallus provides innovative inpatient drug and alcohol medical detoxification services. Patients live in comfortable, private rooms during the process, an ideal environment for healing. We invite […]

Why Medical Detox is Your Safer Option for Withdrawal

Is the fear of withdrawal symptoms keeping you from recovery? While it is true that withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can cause serious symptoms, withdrawing under medical supervision is generally safe, effective, and more comfortable than you may think. Detoxification, known as detox, is the process your body undergoes while ridding itself of drugs, alcohol, […]

NEW, INNOVATIVE ADDICTION TREATMENT COMING TO SAN ANTONIO

SAN ANTONIO – Gallus Medical Detox Centers (Gallus), announces the opening of its San Antonio, Texas medical clinic.  Using proprietary, evidence-based protocols delivered by highly trained and experienced medical staff, Gallus provides innovative inpatient drug and alcohol medical detoxification services. Patients live in comfortable, private rooms during the process, an ideal environment for healing. We […]

Heroes of the Addiction Crisis: Steve Carleton & Shannon Weir

At Gallus, we help those struggling with substance use disorder across the country. We pride ourselves on having two heroes among our fantastic executive clinical team. Steve Carleton, Executive Clinical Director, and Shannon Weir, Director of Clinical Education and Quality Assurance, have both been featured in Authority Magazine about how Gallus is helping battle the […]

What is Polysubstance Use?

Polysubstance use is taking two or more drugs simultaneously or within a short period. Combined drug use may include prescription drugs, illegal drugs, or alcohol. Dangers of polysubstance use include an increased chance of falls, risky behavior, physical or mental harm, or overdose, all of which may result in death. The Centers for Disease Control […]

How Detox Can Help You Stop Taking Suboxone

Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat opioid dependence.1 The drug, which is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, helps reduce uncomfortable side effects of opioid withdrawal, including cravings. Because Suboxone is a combination of two medications to treat opioid use disorder, it is known as a MOUD, or medication for opioid use disorder. […]

Why Does the Fear of Withdrawal Stop People From Seeking Treatment?

Millions of people worldwide misuse drugs, alcohol, or both, often suffering personal, professional, financial, and sometimes deadly consequences. In 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported almost nineteen million American adults struggled with a substance use disorder, yet only about twelve percent received treatment1. The study also found over eight million […]

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