Medical Detox Programs
Detox is a crucial first step in most people’s recovery journey. Detoxifying from addictive substances presents a number of potentially fatal medical risks, psychological challenges, and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. That’s why recovery can be challenging to achieve alone and often necessitates medical detox programs and interventions.
Typical withdrawal symptoms from drugs and alcohol include:
- Nausea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting
- Constipation and diarrhea
- High blood pressure and fast heart rate
- Tremors and seizures
- Anxiety and depression
- Nightmares, hallucinations, and sleeplessness
- General discomfort
Both treatment centers and medical detox treatment centers can help support a person transition through the detoxification process more comfortably.
What is a medical detox program?
Medical detox programs are usually delivered in a hospital setting and provides medication and medical supervision to reduce the risks and withdrawal symptoms associated with detox. Residential facilities offering detox programs can have little to no medical support, but may have more counseling-led support.
However, not all treatment centers are created equal. Many medical detox programs use outdated protocols and oral medications within the confines of psychiatric facilities, leaving patients feeling dehumanized while they stay in a sterile and cold environment.
Dr. Patrick Gallus grew increasingly concerned by the methods used within the treatment industry for detox. He explains:
“I was deeply concerned while observing the outdated and even dangerous methods being used routinely within most detox facilities throughout the country. I became aware of patients being treated in psychiatric facilities, protocols using outdated oral medications, doctors making claims of rapid detox when the laws of physiological half-life support no such theory, and nursing staff that are inexperienced in this critical-care setting. I have serious concerns about the non-utilization of full cardiac and video monitoring by other facilities during this potentially dangerous process.”
Dr. Gallus had the medical and addiction expertise to develop a more effective, evidence-based, and safety-focused way to deliver detox services, and he founded the Gallus Method.
Why Gallus Medical Detox?
Gallus Medical Detox provides the comfort of a residential facility, but with the clinical expertise that is far superior to most medical detox facilities.
We understand that we are treating people with unique medical and personal needs. The detoxification process can be confusing, frightening, and overwhelming, especially when you are away from your loved ones. Dr. Gallus knows that you could and should receive medical detox services that emphasize your medical safety by providing outstanding professional expertise and efficiency without sacrificing any aspect of your personal dignity or comfort.
The key features of Gallus Medical Detox include:
- Individual treatment plans
- Psychological, physical, and social assessments
- IV Therapy Program
- 24/7 medical supervision
- Cardiac telemetry and video technology
- Adjustments to treatment plans to suit our patients needs
- An individual recovery plan identifying resources and next steps toward a long-term recovery
Our medical detox programs
Gallus Medical Detox Centers offer customized medical detox programs for substance use disorders, that include:
- Alcohol detox treatment
- Opioid detox treatment
- Benzodiazepine detox treatment
- Stimulant detox treatment
- Polysubstance detox treatment
- Other drug detox treatment (marijuana, barbiturates, THC, spice, kratom)
Safe, effective, and personalized — the Gallus difference
Call Gallus Detox now at 866-358-6446 to start your journey today.
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