As the war against substance abuse continues and millions of people struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, there is a growing need for safe and effective detox. Studies show that there has been a vast amount of research driven to discover the best methods for detox available that are not only safe and effective but also deliver the greatest rate of success.
Across the board, an increasing number of physicians agree that the best solution for alcohol and drug detox is a medical detox. Although there is a growing concern by many that the use of drugs in detox is counterproductive, the majority of doctors suggest that when used appropriately, it can be very beneficial. In fact, research reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Mayo Clinic and in JAMA has each shown that medical detox gives the patient a greater chance at abstaining from future drug and alcohol use. One method of medical detox is the use of IV therapy. Intravenous therapy is relevant because it allows the medication used in the procedure to be adjusted to meet the withdrawal symptoms which ultimately keeps the patient comfortable. Ensuring a patient’s comfort, along with the ability to control painful withdrawal symptoms is critical. Research indicates that chances for relapse are reduced when the patient is able to complete the detox process.
Traditional Hospital Detox
Due to the type of oral medication used and program methods, traditional hospital detox and rehab has been seen as ineffective. Oral medication has been shown to be ineffective at relieving withdrawal symptoms in patients. In addition to being uncomfortable, hospital detox generally restricts patients to psych floors or places them in psychiatric units, keeping them in isolation or on lockdown. Further, traditional hospital detox cuts off the patient from the outside world, with little or no contact with family or friends. Patients are not permitted the use of any personal electronic devices such as cell phones or laptops. Patients have reported feeling alone and without support, which is also counterproductive to the process.
Research on self-reporting methods for detox called into question the lack of supervision of the patient. The patient self-reports to the doctor’s office or clinic where they receive medication to detox at home. The benefit to this type of detox process is that the individual can continue their daily routines as they detox. However, research into this method shows that there are some significant drawbacks such as painful withdrawal symptoms and the lack of medical care. In fact, research shows that individuals that suffer painful withdrawal are more likely to return to their drug abuse just to relieve the symptoms. 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 alcohol and drugs 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.