Detox is a crucial first step in most people’s recovery journey. Detoxifying from addictive substances, especially opioids, presents a number of potentially fatal medical risks, psychological challenges, and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
SAMHSA’s recommendations for detox
“For alcohol, sedative-hypnotic, and opioid withdrawal syndromes, hospitalization or some form of 24-hour medical care is generally the preferred setting for detoxification, based upon principles of safety and humanitarian concerns.”
— SAMHSA Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment Improvement Protocol, TIP 45
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a medication prescribed to treat opioid use disorder so that a person can stop taking more harmful drugs like heroin and prescription opioids. It contains buprenorphine and naloxone. The drug works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and prevents intoxication from other opioids and reduces cravings. Suboxone is a partial agonist, meaning it causes less euphoria than other opioids, like heroin, and there is a ceiling-type effect.
Suboxone is a depressant, meaning it can create a sense of calm, pain relief, relaxation, and lowered stress levels.
The side effects of taking Suboxone include numbness or tingling, insomnia, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, stomach pain, and difficulty concentrating. Adverse effects include fainting, fast heartbeat, agitation, confusion, and hallucinations.
While the opioid effects of Suboxone are limited, as an opioid it still can be misused and those who take it may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop the medication.
How do I know if I need Suboxone detox?
A Suboxone detox program is used to treat individuals who wish to be abstinent from substances or cease taking this medication.
Like any other opioid, it can be challenging to withdraw from Suboxone without professional medical detox. You will know if you need detox by seeking professional medical assistance from a qualified medical provider. Our admissions team would be happy to help advise you as to the best next steps.
Suboxone detox and withdrawal symptoms
Depending on the severity of use people detoxing from bath salts may experience slightly different withdrawal symptoms. Typically, bath salts withdrawal symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Muscle aches
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty concentrating
- Severe cravings
We can help overcome uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms through effective, safe, and comfortable medical detox provided by addiction experts. Our patients are rarely uncomfortable because we provide an individualized plan for each patient and their needs.
Different types of Suboxone detox centers
There are various types of detox. Not all detox options are the same, either. Many medical detox centers 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.
The Gallus Method of Suboxone Detox
Gallus Medical Detox provides the comfort of a residential facility, but with clinical expertise that is far superior to most detox facilities. We offer safe, effective, and personalized treatment. We are so proud of our proprietary method that we named it The Gallus Method.
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
We have addiction treatment centers in Arizona and Colorado, with more opening throughout the US this year.
Detox Options for Drugs & Alcohol
Gallus Medical Detox offers the following detox services at all of our centers:
- Stimulant detox treatment: cocaine, methamphetamine, Adderall, Ritalin, and bath salts
- Opiate detox treatment
- Alcohol detox treatment
- Polysubstance detox treatment
- Benzodiazepine detox treatment
- High-dose methadone detox treatment
- Other drug detox treatment (THC, bath salts, kratom, barbiturates)
What our patients say about Gallus Medical Detox
Our patients are the best judge of the quality of our care. Here is what they have to say:
- “This place is nothing short of exceptional!”
- “These are some of the kindest, most compassionate staff I’ve ever met. I truly felt loved, and respected. I would recommend Gallus to anyone with a substance issue.”
- “I’ll be forever in your debt. I want to thank you so much. The people at work were the most caring — they’re concerned about your individual treatment plans and I couldn’t ask for anything better than that. You guys literally saved my life. Thank you so much.”
Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today and see how we can help you or your loved one take the best first step toward recovery: 866-358-6446.
Alternatively, you may call 866-358-6446 and speak to an admissions customer care specialist.