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Prescription Drug Detox

Gallus Medical Detox leads the industry in prescription drug detox services. Using our proprietary IV and oral medication protocol, we are able to keep patients comfortable while safely transitioning them off of prescription drugs.

When an individual is physically or psychologically dependent on prescription drugs, withdrawal symtoms can be extremely uncomfortable, and even dangerous. It is important to undergo detox with the medical supervision of experienced health care providers at a reputable treatment center.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction to prescription drugs or another substance, reach out to Gallus Medical Detox. Our staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our addiction treatment and detox process.

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What is Prescription Drug Abuse?

Prescription drug abuse occurs when individuals use prescription medications outside of the way doctors and prescribing healthcare professionals intended. Prescription drug abuse or problematic use includes everything from taking a friend’s prescription painkiller for your backache to snorting or injecting ground-up pills to get high. This type of use typically results in prescription drug overuse and dependence on the drug. This can cause psychological changes, and lead to serious medical problems.

An increasing problem, prescription drug abuse can affect all age groups, including teens. Often, individuals who become addicted to prescription drugs begin taking the substance for a legitimate medical reason. They may not even realize they are becoming dependent on the drug until they attempt to stop using it and find that they experience withdrawal symptoms and side effects when they do so. In other cases, someone may take prescription medications recreationally for the “high” and find that regular use develops into an addiction. In either case, abusing prescription drugs is dangerous and can affect a person’s relationships, work life, physical health and mental health. In addition, mixing alcohol and prescription drugs can result in life threatening medical emergencies.

The most commonly abused prescription drugs include opioid painkillers, anti-anxiety medications, sedatives and stimulants. Common drugs that are overused include opioids, gabapentin, benzodiazepines, adderall, prescription painkillers, and more.

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How do I know if I need detox?

Individuals addicted to prescription drugs may have wildly different withdrawal symptoms depending on factors such as their age, drug of choice, substance abuse history, physical health, and mental health. These may range from mild symptoms to life threatening ones. Because of this, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to prescription drug detox and each case must be handled with a personalized medication protocol to ensure any side effects are effectively managed.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms from Prescription Drug Dependence

  • Muscle aches
  • Inability to sleep
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Teary eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Goosebumps on the skin
Opioids
Opioids are narcotics either derived from opium poppy plants or synthetically manufactured. Opioid prescription drugs are used to treat pain or induce sleep, but they are also used recreationally to create feelings of euphoria. Because these drugs affect the pleasure center of the brain, causing temporary euphoria, they have a great potential for misuse. Misuse of these drugs can lead to substance use disorder and prescription dependence, and their withdrawal symptoms make the detox process difficult if it isn't medically supervised.
Gabapentin
Gabapentin is a drug used to treat seizures and epilepsy. It is also known by its brand name Neurontin and is in a class of drugs called gabapentinoids. Although it is not on a list of controlled substances in the United States, long-term users of gabapentin experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug.
Benzodiazepines
Benzodiazepines are prescription tranquilizers and sedatives, such as Valium, Ativan, Xanax, Tranxene, and Klonopin, that are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. The effects of long-term benzodiazepine use include depression, disinhibition, impaired memory and cognitive skills, brain damage, and increased risk of car crashes and even hip fractures.
Adderall
Adderall is a stimulant medication containing amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy and is prescribed by a physician. It can also be used illicitly. Prolonged use of Adderall can lead to tolerance, dependence, addiction, and a number of negative and potentially harmful effects.

How Gallus Can Help

At Gallus Medical Detox, we specialize in individualized care for medically-monitored drug detox and managed prescription drug withdrawal. Our medical professionals are experts in the field of detox and addiction with over 10 years of experience. Our drug detox treatment is crucial for those suffering from long-term prescription drug dependence or other forms of substance abuse. Our team is well-versed in how the body responds to an end in drug consumption, and we use industry-leading proprietary protocols to ensure patients are comfortable and safe during their stay.

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The Gallus Method of Prescription Dependence Detox

At Gallus Medical Detox, we offer safe, effective, and personalized treatment, the Gallus Method.

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The key features of Gallus Medical Detox include:

Individual treatment plans
Psychological, physical, and social assessments
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
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Get Help for Prescription Drug Addiction Today

Addiction to prescription drugs is extremely common, and while seeking treatment may seem overwhelming, help is available and a better future is possible. The very first step to overcoming addiction and beginning your recovery journey is to acknowledge that you need support and find a reputable detox and addiction treatment center.

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance use disorder and have decided to seek medical detox for addiction to prescription painkillers or another prescription drug, Gallus Medical Detox is here to help.

Our trained medical and clinical staff will help you develop a treatment plan that will best support you in your recovery journey and help you meet your goals for sobriety.

For more information, call Gallus today at (888) 306-3122.

About Our Treatment Facility

During the prescription drug detox process, it is important to feel safe and supported. In addition to providing top-of-the-line medical care, we have designed our detox center to be comfortable, welcoming, and accommodating for our patients. By creating an environment of respect and privacy, we are able to support individuals doing the difficult work of healing from addiction.

Our upscale, home-like facility features private rooms with queen beds, free WiFi, and a 40″ TV in every room. We also allow the full use of computers, cellphones and tobacco products. Unlike some treatment centers, we encourage communication with friends, family members and outside support systems. And, of course, our medical staff is on call 24/7 to assist with any physical or mental health withdrawal symptoms.

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If you or someone you know is suffering from prescription drug dependence, call Gallus today at (888) 306-3122.