Addiction affects the lives of more than two-thirds of the population of the U.S. In fact, over half the population struggles with alcohol abuse alone. Sadly, less than a quarter of those will seek assistance. Those are incredible statistics. However, knowing about the right addiction treatment can help you share information with an addicted loved one. Making the decision to change direction and get help for drug or alcohol abuse is not an easy task. But once made, the journey begins to find the right addiction treatment program and get back on track. But with so many different choices available, how does someone know which one is the best or right for them?
Choosing the Right Detox
In most cases detox is needed to help the individual safely withdraw from their chemical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms can be painful and range from nausea and constipation to muscle pain, hallucinations and seizures. The severity and type of symptoms experienced will depend on the substance abuse. Detox protocols differ with facility. Medical detox, especially IV therapy, will help to keep the patient as comfortable as possible throughout the process and is supervised by licensed professionals. Since addiction is both physical and psychological, a detox facility can provide a safe environment for the individual to recover. It is important to note that most physicians discourage going “cold turkey” or detoxing from home. This is because the side effects from quitting certain types of drugs can be life threatening.
Follow-Up With Rehab
Studies show that following up detox with a rehab treatment program can increase the chances of success in sobriety. Additionally, there are also different methods for rehab from long-term sobriety homes, to short-term residential programs and outpatient rehabs. When thinking about which is the best program to meet your needs, there are some obvious factors to consider such as: cost, location, program philosophy and length of stay. Research has shown that individuals who attend a residential rehab can better absorb their recovery program and are more equipped to deal with the stress when they return to their daily challenges.
A Word about Cost…
Recent changes in insurance laws make getting addiction treatment a possibility for many individuals. Although not all insurance plans cover 100% of the cost of treatment, it may cover a portion. Check to see how much your insurance will pay for detox and rehab. In the end it may be necessary to ask yourself how much is your life worth?
Support Groups and Therapy
While most support groups and traditional therapies embrace the 12-Step model, there are others that focus on the cognitive behavioral approach or more holistic means to address support in recovery. Regardless of preference, the most important qualities a good support group offers are confidentiality and the group’s ability to be non-judgmental. Attendees should feel accepted, safe and respected.
The Right Addiction Treatment at Gallus Detox Centers
If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse and ready to get your life back, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Our IV therapy medical detox is the safest and most comfortable method for detoxing from alcohol and drugs. We will also help you plan for your continued recovery whether entering a rehab facility, a 12-step program, a non-12 step program or additional counseling. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at We will also help you plan for your continued recovery whether entering a rehab facility, a 12-step program, a non-12 step program or additional counseling. Call 888-228-9114, to see if our specialized treatment is right for you.