Making the decision to detox at home is never a good idea and you should consider the type of substance abuse you have been engaging in, the withdrawal symptoms that you may experience and the possible outcomes, especially if you are thinking about detoxing cold turkey from your drug or alcohol abuse. Before you decide that detoxing at home is the way to go, you should consult with a physician.
Why Do I Need Detox?
Detox is the process of removing the chemical toxins from your system. These toxins have accumulated because of your excessive drug or alcohol abuse. Moreover, your withdrawal symptoms may range depending on how often and how much you engage in substance abuse. Withdrawal symptoms may start within a short time after the last time you used alcohol or drugs and be both psychological and physical. Withdrawal symptoms can be very painful and scary. Therefore, if you are trying to detox at home, you may have a difficult time.
Options to Detox at Home
There are outpatient clinics and the doctor’s office that will allow you to self report, in which you receive medication, most likely either methadone, suboxone or subutex to help you detox at home. Medications such as methadone, suboxone and subutex, treat the withdrawal symptoms and makes an attempt at keeping you comfortable. There is a down side to using these medications to detox. Research shows that a large number of the individuals who use suboxone and methadone to detox never stop taking the drug. In turn, some individuals have been taking it for more than 20 years. Methadone and suboxone are both opiates. Therefore, if you continue taking the drug you may experience withdraw symptoms when you try to quit.
Traditional Inpatient Detox
Traditional medical detox can be administered in a hospital or a private center. Moreover, traditional hospital medical detox has a reputation for keeping detox patients in psych units. In extreme cases, they may be in lockdown. Moreover, the medication most traditional medical detox facilities give is usually ineffective. Patients also report being made to feel ashamed and uncomfortable. Patients have reportedly walked out of hospital detox before completing the detox. Studies show that patients who are successful at completing detox are more likely to be successful in sobriety than patients who could not complete the detox.
A Better Choice for Detox
IV therapy medical detox is seen as the best method for drug detox versus detox at home. IV therapy makes it possible to make immediate changes to the medication protocol as your withdrawal symptoms. Your health and well being will be monitored around the clock by highly trained professionals and you will detox in the privacy of your own room. Our programs include:
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 substance abuse and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 888-228-9114, to see if our treatment program is right for you.