The Best First Step to Getting Help at a Denver Drug Rehab Center.


You’ve hit your breaking point, and now it’s time for your turning point. You’re ready to start a new––and substance free––chapter in your life. You’re ready to claim the life that you know you were meant for and close the door on your addiction. You’re ready to go to rehab.

From the entire team at Gallus Detox, congratulations. By recognizing that it’s time to make a change, you’ve already made progress.

Before you can be admitted to a Denver drug rehab program, you’ve got to take the first step in your sobriety: ridding addictive substances from your body.

We’re here to help you start strong so that you can make a smooth transition into a drug rehab program.

What is Medical Detox?

Medical detox is the process of cleansing the body of substances under the supervision of licensed medical professionals. This step in recovery is done prior to entering a drug rehab program.

Like any chronic condition, substance use disorder requires medical interventions. Due to the nature of many substances, quitting “cold turkey” can be dangerous–and even fatal. It is crucial that those who undergo this process do so under the care of professionals.

This can be an exceedingly uncomfortable process. That’s why we put patient comfort first. Our Denver detox center offers proprietary IV and oral medication protocols to keep those in our care at peak levels of comfort.

Medical detox allows patients to safely remove substances from their bodies while keeping both physical and psychological stress at a minimum.

Why Do You Need to be Substance-Free Before Going to a Denver Drug Rehab?

Removing addictive substances from your body before going to a Denver drug rehab is a crucial part of recovery. Most drug rehabs require that those in their programs are free of substances and not actively using when entering treatment. 

Entering rehab substance-free means entering treatment better able to focus on treatment rather than attempting to manage withdrawal symptoms. 

By detoxing prior to admission to drug rehab, you’ve already taken a huge step on your journey towards lifelong healing.

And we’re here to help you take this important first step.

This is What it Looks Like to Start a New Life

Really can’t say enough about how kind, caring, and professional they are. I was scared to death my first day and they made me feel safe. They helped me through the tough times and were always compassionate and accommodating!


It was the very best detox experience and I've had and I've had many. The staff is top-notch and went above and beyond to make me comfortable. Gallus has assembled a dream team of nurses clinicians and support staff. I'd like to name Kayla, Jeri, and Sara specifically because they were absolutely amazing. Thank y'all so much!!!!!



Be Ready for Rehab

Whether you’re a candidate for inpatient or outpatient treatment, our goal is to prepare you for your next level of care. We may help you take the first step in recovery, but we’re committed to your lifelong healing.

If you are suffering from addiction and ready to enter a rehab facility, we can help you detox from the following substances:


Abruptly abstaining from alcohol should not be done at home. Our licensed clinicians make the process comfortable so that you can enter rehab without the physical repercussions of an active alcohol addiction.

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Prescription Drugs

If you’re suffering from a prescription drug addiction, you are not alone. We specialize in helping you get clean from many commonly prescribed medications.

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Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are highly addictive substances that require detoxing prior to entering into a drug rehab program. Our proprietary protocols make this first step a more comfortable, less stressful experience.

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Opiate addiction affects millions of people worldwide. This doesn’t have to be your story. If you or a loved one are experiencing opiate addiction, do not try to stop taking opiates on your own. Contact a member of our team today and start your new life.

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Cocaine, Adderall, methamphetamines, and even diet pills are highly addictive substances that often require medical supervision. Don’t go it alone.

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When taken as directed, barbiturates are used in the treatment of many ailments but can lead to abuse. If you are going to rehab for barbiturate addiction, contacting our team is the first step.

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Suboxone is used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) but can become problematic on its own and can require a drug rehab program and getting substance-free before admission.

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Other Substances

If you are suffering from addiction to a substance not on this list, we can help. Contact our clinical care team today and let us know how we can help you start your recovery journey.

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Why Start Your Drug Rehab Journey With Us?

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The Gallus Method

Our evidence-based process goes above and beyond the industry standards. Gallus Detox was founded with patient comfort and safety as our primary concern. 

Our proprietary IV and oral medication protocols are guided by clinical professionals that ensure that you don’t just leave our care substance-free, but that you’re also ready for the next stage of recovery.

Continuum of Care is Our Priority

Your recovery doesn’t stop once the substances are out of your system. In fact, it’s just beginning. After your stay with us, you will transition into an inpatient or outpatient program to continue your healing journey.

We aren’t tied to a specific drug rehab program, which means we can help you find the treatment center that works best for you, your goals, your experiences, and your insurance.

The number one predictor in a successful recovery is the duration of time treatment. This is why we pride ourselves on working with patients to ensure that you leave our care ready for the next step on your journey.

Start fresh. Start here.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Detox & Drug Rehab

Let’s answer some of your most commonly asked questions about what happens prior to your admission to a substance abuse treatment program.

Can I Go to Rehab Without Detoxing First?
It is not advisable to enter into a drug rehab program with substances still in your system or while actively using. Going to rehab while still physically dependent on substances has a negative impact on your recovery for multiple reasons, including your ability to participate in your treatment program.

It is also important to note that many outpatient or inpatient drug rehab centers in Denver will not admit patients into their programs without undergoing a detox program first. For the best chance of long term recovery, it is crucial that you are substance-free before entering rehab.
How Long Do I Need to Detox Before Going to Rehab?
Everyone’s experience is different. Your stay may be anywhere from days to weeks, depending on the substance, your withdrawal symptoms, and amount of drugs or alcohol in your system.
Is Detoxing Before Drug Rehab Painful?
Historically, detox has been an uncomfortable process that is nearly unbearable for some. When done under the supervision of a clinical care team, however, stress on the body and mind is reduced. We use proprietary methods that ensure both safety and patient comfort so that you can focus on healing rather than the symptoms of withdrawal.
What Happens After I Finish Detox?
After detox, you will enter a drug rehab program, however, there is no one-size-fits all approach to recovery. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be referred to an inpatient or outpatient program. Your care team will help determine the best course of action based on your particular needs.
Can You Help Me Find a Local Drug Rehab Program in Denver?
Yes! We take extreme care to ensure that those who complete their treatment with us have next steps in place. We are not affiliated with any particular Denver drug or alcohol rehabs, which means we can help you choose a program that is tailored to your specific situation.

Your recovery starts here. We ensure that it doesn’t end here. Our goal is to prepare you for your next stage of recovery at a drug rehab.
What Happens if I Relapse in Drug Rehab?
Whether or not you need to re-admit yourself to a detox facility again depends on several factors and is unique to every individual. If you find yourself actively using again while in alcohol and drug rehab, speak to your care team about the best next steps.

And remember: a relapse does not mean failure. It is an opportunity to identify your triggers and grow.
What if I Relapse While I’m in Treatment?
Whether or not re-entering a detox program if you relapse during treatment is dependent on several factors. If you return to using while in treatment, speak with your clinical care team to determine the best course of action.

Remember: it is important to be completely transparent with your care team. The goal of addiction recovery is to help you heal long term. A relapse doesn’t mean the journey is over.
Do I Need to Go Straight to Rehab After Leaving Your Facility?
Continuum of care when undergoing substance abuse treatment is key to lifelong recovery. It is recommended that you enter into a drug rehab program in Denver as soon as possible.

Starting Over Can Start Today. Reach out to our team at (888) 306-3122.

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