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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.

The Importance of Limiting Patient Numbers

With an estimated 19,770,000 people in the United States self-reporting a substance use disorder and over 1,500,000 people receiving treatment each year at over 14,500 different specialized facilities, finding a place that meets your individual needs can seem daunting. As you consider your options for detox, one factor to keep in mind is the size […]

Why Is Medical Detox at Gallus Right for Business Professionals?

Amid the busy schedule of a working professional, treatment for alcohol and/or drug detox may be the last thing on your mind. You may believe you don’t have the time or that you can’t take even a few days away from your job to complete a detox program. However, detox facilities such as Gallus Medical […]

Xanax Detox & Withdrawal

Once a person stops using Xanax, a period of adjustment called withdrawal follows. It can be distressing both physically and psychologically, as the body and brain need time to adjust and recover. During this period, it is recommended that a person detoxing seek help from medically trained professionals and a recovery support system. Withdrawal from […]

What is Medical Detox?

Overcoming substance use disorders can be a challenging process, especially if you have been using alcohol or drugs for a prolonged period. When someone has persistently used drugs or alcohol, they can face a real health risk if they suddenly stop using substances without proper medical intervention. Many people who stop abruptly will experience physiological […]

Safe Medical Detox During COVID-19

By Dr. Patrick Gallus Dr. Gallus is the Chief Medical Officer of Gallus Medical Detox. He is board-certified in emergency medicine, and has over 15 years experience in medical detox for patients with substance use disorders.  Over the past few weeks, we have received  calls from patients wanting to take this opportunity to seek help […]

Gallus Medical Detox Centers, COVID-19 Admissions Policy

As a leader in the inpatient medical detox industry, we’re committed to providing the highest quality care in the safest environment for our patients.  We are doing all we can to help those seeking medical detox treatment to avoid COVID 19 exposure.  The health, safety, and well-being of our patients, staff and community are our […]

The Main Elements of Addiction Treatment

Years of alcohol and drug misuse can take its toll on an individual’s physical health and their emotional and psychological well-being. The physical effects are wide-ranging and potentially long-lasting, including liver damage, chronic breathing challenges, communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, kidney failure, heart damage, problems with the blood vessels, and even damage to the […]

30 M Pills: The New Face of the Crisis

Throughout 2019 there were numerous reports about “30 M pills.” For the past few years, news sources along the East Coast have been reporting that fentanyl, the dangerous synthetic opioid responsible for thousands of deaths each year, has been showing up disguised as 30 oxycodone pills, containing the hallmark 30 M. The U.S. Drug Enforcement […]

Staying Sober After Detox

Detox is just the beginning of a long journey in recovery. For the person dealing with substance use disorders, successfully completing detox is the first step on the road to recovery.Staying sober after detox, however, is an ongoing process that will take focus, support, and determination. And depending on the type of support required, they […]

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