All Detox Are Not Created Equal
It is a sad reality that America has become the “Prescription Drug Country.” With only five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. consumes 80 percent of the world’s prescription painkillers and 99 percent of the world’s Vicodin. More than four million of our kids are on Ritalin, 22 million women are taking antidepressants and 30 million adults are on sedatives. Tragically, of the many millions addicted to prescription drugs, less than three million will get the help they need to stop their drug abuse or addiction. Making the decision to seek assistance for your drug abuse /addiction is an important decision and choosing the right detox for you is critical to your recovery. Research shows that the more comfortable the patient is during the detox process, the more likely they are to stay and complete the process. Research further shows that for the ones who successfully complete the process, the more likely they are to be successful in their recovery and life of sobriety!
What is Detox?
A detox center is where you go to have the toxins removed from your body that have resulted from your drug abuse. It is not unusual for people to experience withdrawal symptoms as they go through the detoxification process. Withdrawal symptoms usually begin within a few hours after you stop using drugs, depending on the type of drugs you have been taking and the type of detox that you choose will make all the difference in how comfortable you are during the withdrawal process.
All Detox are Not Equal
In a typical detox, patients are left to suffer through withdrawal symptoms on their own. In many cases, the medication used may be slow acting oral medication or vitamin therapies that have limited effects on relieving withdrawal symptoms. Patients are often placed in dorm style or multi-bed rooms with little or no privacy and in most cases are cut off from family and friends. In fact, electronic devices are not allowed in a typical detox center. Unfortunately, there are deficiencies in the adequacy of staff training with no critical care skills and in many cases, no physicians. Further, patients complain that the sterile institutional setting and the culture of “shame and blame” creates feelings of guilt and humiliation. It really is no wonder that many patients leave the program before the process is complete and in more cases than not return to their drug abuse.
The Better Way
The better way to detox is a medical detox that uses IV therapy, which has been seen as the best method for medical detoxification. Intravenous therapy allows the medication to be changed as your withdrawal symptoms change, which allows an immediate response and keeps you comfortable. Patients are under constant care by board certified physicians and nurses all of whom have extensive critical care and emergency room experience. Patient comfort and privacy is important to a successful detox, so patients may relax in an upscale, home-like environment, in private rooms with HDTV, Wi-Fi and are encouraged to interact with friends and family. Rather than a sense of isolation and shame, a nurturing and encouraging environment awaits you at Gallus Medical Detox Centers ~ the better way! If you or someone you know are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from drugs and alcohol and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.