But with so many options available, how do you separate the good from the bad? As you continue your search, we have created a checklist of seven things to look for when choosing a detox center for your alcohol or drug addiction.
1. Proven Methodology
Find out as much information as you can about the methodology the detox facility uses. Do they customize the process around your individual circumstance and addiction or is it a one-size-fits-all approach? Also, be wary of centers that offer “rapid detox.” The laws of physiological half-life do not allow such treatments.
2. 24/7 Monitoring
Drug and alcohol detox is a strenuous process for the patient’s mind and body. In order to maintain your safety, the detox center you choose should have 24/7 video and cardiac monitoring.
3. Professional, Medical Staff
The staff will be interacting with you constantly as well as administering your detox program. Therefore, the drug or alcohol detox center you choose should consist of medical professionals qualified in emergency, intensive or critical care standards.
4. Confidentiality Standards
Your privacy is important. Before choosing a detox center, ask how your personal, private information will be handled.
5. High Level of Comfort
Does the detox center go above and beyond the expectations of comfort for your stay? Alcohol and drug detox are inherently uncomfortable, so the facility you choose should do everything they can to make you comfortable, including:
- Private rooms – Will you be sharing a room or have your own?
- Amenities – Do they offer amenities like gourmet meals, HD-TV, Wifi and massages?
- Location – Is the facility in a sprawling urban area or a nice, secluded getaway?
- Attitude – Is the staff committed to your comfort? Some detox facilities use shame and/or humiliation as part of the process.
6. IV-Based Medication Therapy
In our research and real-life application, we have found that IV-based medication therapy is the one and only safe and effective solution to treating the withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol and drug addictions.
7. Open Communication and Respect
In order to be truly effective, drug and alcohol detox facilities should employ open communication so you know exactly what to expect. The detox center you choose should also allow you to maintain free and open communication with friends and loved ones. And you and your loved one should be treated with respect at all times. Choosing a detox center you feel comfortable with can be a major challenge. Contact us online or call 888-228-9114 and experience the world-class Gallus Detox difference.