The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal become worse in the first few days follow the last drink, and because of this, inpatient treatment maintains several advantages over outpatient detox.
- Those who choose inpatient alcohol detox will have a significantly higher rate of completing the detox process versus outpatient enrollees (Hayashida et al 1989).
- Alcohol addicted persons enrolled in outpatient detox will not only have access to alcohol, but it is more difficult and less likely they will keep their treatments and appointments.
- Patients with 3 of the following have a low chance of outpatient detox completion: history of seizures, DTs, current unemployment, or intoxication on intake (Volpicelli 1992).
- Inpatients can receive their medications by intravenous methods, which, ensure effectiveness and result in a complete detoxification process. Intravenous medication also decreases the chance of alcohol withdrawal seizures (Swift et al 1997).
Inpatient Treatment Methods
Detox protocols, using intravenous treatments, have resulted in smooth entry into the next stage of recovery from alcohol or drugs. Alcohol withdrawal is a very uncomfortable mental and physical process. While there is some benefit to experiencing the symptoms as a lesson in recovery, there is also a significant role in alleviating the symptoms with intravenous or oral medications, usually benzodiazepines. However we are not limited to this class of medications alone. We treat with intravenous vitamins, blood pressure medications, sleeping medication as well as using shorter or longer acting benzodiazepines.
Our inpatient alcohol and drug detox center specializes in the care of professionals and executives in a discrete setting. The facility resembles more of a retreat, which also happens to contain state of the art medical equipment and monitoring. We provide 24 hour nursing with ancillary staff. We also have a gourmet selection of menu options.
Support After Detox
At Gallus Detox we not only provide state of the art inpatient alcohol and drug detox treatment but we also work with you once your acute phase is complete to ensure a complete recovery process is initiated. We aim to eliminate the revolving door that many alcoholics and drug addicts find themselves in where they “dry out” only to go back to drinking or using again. Our experienced psychologist and physicians support long-term rehabilitation by addressing your family, environmental exposure to triggers, psychological and physical ailments. We have established relationships with long-term rehabilitation centers, if that is what best suits our clients.
Contact Gallus Detox Arizona today to discuss your options.