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Detox

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 Benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy

When individuals misuse a substance for a long time, their body is depleted of essential vitamins and nutrients needed for vital bodily processes. They might also be struggling with additional health complications due to their substance use. After someone goes through the detox process, they can utilize medical nutrition therapy to help restore their health. […]

The Importance of Medical Detox with Shannon Weir

With Gallus Medical Detox being a center of excellence, industry leaders in medical detox, and 10 years of experience treating substance use disorder patients, we have a unique front-line perspective in providing the medical assistance needed to help patients overcome addiction. Gallus Medical Detox introduces Shannon Weir, the Director of Clinical Education and Quality Assurance […]

Detox is the Foundation of Recovery

The first step towards recovering from a substance use problem is detoxing. Throughout the detox process the body is cleansed of whatever toxin was being, ingested. More importantly, when a person detoxes in a medical detox, their withdrawal symptoms are safely managed. The length of detoxification depends on the type of substance an individual is […]

How Do I Tell My Kids That I’m Going to Detox?

Detox may not only be a new and frightening experience for you but your family as well. Whether or not you wish to tell your children where you are going is up to you. However, chances are that your behaviors related to substance use have not gone unnoticed in the home. While the conversation may […]

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 […]

What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma is widespread. It occurs due to violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war, and other emotionally harmful experiences. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), trauma is an almost universal experience of people with substance use disorders (SUDs). However, with appropriate support, people can overcome traumatic experiences. Trauma-Informed Care understands and […]

How Do I Know if I Need Detox?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I want to stop using drugs or alcohol, but I can’t”? While some may see this as a lack of willpower, it can be physically and emotionally challenging to quit using substances. When you use drugs or alcohol for an extended period, your body develops a tolerance. Once you […]

The Dangers of Detoxing at Home

When individuals decide to start their journey to recovery from substance use disorder (SUD), they must first stop using drugs or alcohol. This may result in uncomfortable, frightening, and even life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. It may be tempting for an individual to detox at home as it may seem quick and inexpensive. However, it is not […]

Why Do People Leave Detox Early?

Before deciding to start your recovery journey at a detox center, you may feel frightened and unsure. You may have heard stories of people leaving detox for various reasons, including feeling uncomfortable with staff or the environment, deciding they no longer want to experience withdrawal symptoms, or more. The experience you have in detox is […]

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