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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.

What Are Whippets?

Whippet is a street name for a type of inhalant drug. It comes in a steel container filled with nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas,” a colorless, odorless substance often utilized for dental procedures. The steel cartridges are also used in whipped cream dispensers. While these cartridges are perfectly legal, nitrous oxide can be […]

The Benefits of IV and Oral Medication Protocol

When someone is going through the detox process, they will most likely experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. IV Therapy or Intravenous Therapy is a way of delivering a liquid directly into a patient’s vein so medications or supplements can go to work as soon as possible. At Gallus Medical Detox Centers, we prefer the IV and […]

What Is Ibogaine?

Ibogaine is a substance found in a Western African shrub called iboga. Traditionally, it was used in ceremonies by people of the Bwiti religion. In recent years, it has been utilized as a method of treatment for opiate addiction by alleviating withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings. It has also been researched as a possible treatment […]

6 Benefits of Finding Group Therapy Near Me

Humans are by nature social creatures with an inclination to gather in large and small groups. This biologically determined need to be a part of groups can be advantageous to people seeking recovery from substance use disorders because group therapy can be an extremely beneficial tool no matter where they are in their recovery. The […]

Self-Medicating Your Crippling Anxiety with Alcohol

That pervasive feeling of uneasiness, fear, or dread. The muscle tension, racing heart, and maybe even trembling or sweating. Those are some of the sensations that come along with anxiety. Anxiety can be uncomfortable, but it is a normal stress reaction. It can even help give a boost of energy or help with focus. When […]

The Effects of Long Term Use of Diet Pills

With rates of obesity in America climbing, many people turn to diet pills to boost metabolism, decrease appetite, and lose weight. Some are approved by the FDA for long-term use, while others are only approved for short-term use. Despite widespread use, diet pills can have serious medical consequences when misused or used for excessive amounts […]

Dangerous Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are medications that are available without a prescription. OTC products and medicines are widely used by many people to treat minor pain and other health issues for their convenience and to help avoid unnecessary doctor visits. OTC products and medications are often considered harmless, and when used as directed, they are generally […]

Does the Method of Drug Use Matter?

There are multiple methods of drug use, such as snorting, smoking, oral consumption, or injection via an IV needle. Each one of these methods can present potential health threats. This threat is amplified depending upon factors such as the drug of use and how much of it is used. Some methods such as snorting, smoking, […]

How Can I Sleep Without Prescription Medications?

Sleeping pills, such as Ambien, are sometimes prescribed to patients who have insomnia and other sleep disorders. While these can certainly be effective for some people, they may come with some unpleasant side effects. Some patients may prefer alternative methods of treatment that do not include prescription medication. Luckily, there are natural methods and helpful […]

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