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The Benefits of Inpatient Medical Detox Programs

Written by Laura Herrmann, MA | Updated on Oct 5, 2023

Medically reviewed by Dr. Patrick J. Gallus, DO

Medical detox is for those who have been using alcohol or drugs persistently, who may meet the criteria for substance use disorder, and experience withdrawal symptoms upon stopping. Inpatient medical detox is particularly beneficial for people who are unable to stop drinking or using on their own.

You may or may not be familiar with the process of medical detox. We’ve outlined some helpful information in this post, including what is involved in medical detox, the types of detox facilities, and the benefits of medical detox programs.

What is Medical Detox?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helpfully outlines the process of detox as follows:

“Detoxification is a set of interventions aimed at managing acute intoxication and withdrawal. Supervised detoxification may prevent potentially life-threatening complications that might appear if the patient were left untreated. At the same time, detoxification is a form of palliative care (reducing the intensity of a disorder) for those who want to become abstinent or who must observe mandatory abstinence as a result of hospitalization or legal involvement. Finally, for some patients it represents a point of first contact with the treatment system and the first step to recovery.”


There are two types of medical detox facilities:

  1. Inpatient detox: patients are admitted to a detox facility — which may or may not use medication to ease withdrawal symptoms — that medically monitor the process of detox.
  2. Outpatient detox: patients receive inpatient treatment during the day, but reside at home returning to the center each morning.


Detox facilities vary depending on the type of facility and intensity of care provided. Broadly speaking, a medical detox facility should:

  • help to manage withdrawal symptoms,
  • provide medication to ease the detox process,
  • be able to handle any health complications,
  • will medically supervise detox,
  • conduct a behavioral assessment, and
  • assist the patient in providing recovery support and aftercare.

It is critical that you carefully choose your detox facility based on your individual health needs. For more information on medical detox, withdrawal symptoms, and our addiction treatment, click here.

Benefits of Gallus Inpatient Medical Detox

Gallus Medical Detox is different to other detox facilities. We believe that each patient has unique medical and personal needs which is why we provide a personalized service that emphasizes medical safety and comfort, outstanding professional expertise, and evidence-based medicine.

We have developed a proprietary, evidence-based protocol — The Gallus Method — that smoothly and comfortably guides our patients through the withdrawal process.

The key benefits of undergoing a Gallus inpatient medical detox program include:

  • Joint Commission accredited, ASAM Level III. 7-D: Medically monitored inpatient detoxification
  • IV therapy to manage withdrawal symptoms comfortably
  • Cardiac and video monitoring to ensure patient safety
  • Daily physician visits
  • Highly qualified nurses with detox and intensive care experience
  • 24×7 medical staffing
  • Our personalized treatment is delivered in a safe and peaceful environment that promotes optimum comfort and ease, with private rooms that include queen bed, free secure WiFi, the use of personal electronics, and a 40” TV in every room
  • A tailored biopsychosocial evaluation that identifies a patient’s next steps and resources in achieving long-term recovery

Gallus Medical Detox provides the comfort of a residential facility, but with the clinical expertise that is far superior to most medical detox facilities. Our board-certified physicians have extensive critical care and substance use expertise, as well as unique knowledge of how drugs move throughout the body (pharmacokinetics), and expertise in managing other health conditions.

We understand that the detoxification process can be confusing, frightening, and overwhelming, especially when you are away from your loved ones. Dr. Gallus knows that you could and should receive medical detox services that emphasize your medical safety by providing outstanding professional expertise and efficiency, without sacrificing any aspect of your personal dignity or comfort.

At Gallus Medical Detox, we believe there is dignity in healing. There’s no better time to seek help for you or your loved ones addiction. Call us today and take the best, first step towards recovery: 888-306-3122

Laura Herrmann, MA

Laura is the Chief Outreach and Marketing Officer at Gallus Medical Detox, she has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare marketing field in digital, social, product marketing, strategy and sales leadership. Her passion for those struggling and recovering from substance use disorder and mental health as well as advocacy for patient empowerment has driven her career and continues to be the motivation to work within the best treatment options to help those struggling. With a Master’s Degree from Tufts School of Medicine and Emerson College in Health Communication, Laura has continued to find excitement and challenge in her chosen field. She is also the Board President, BarZero and Board Member of the Colorado Professional Liaison Association.

Last medically reviewed on August 08, 2020

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