Gallus Medical Detox leads the industry in helping people detox from stimulants. Using our proprietary IV and oral medication protocol, we are able to keep patients comfortable while they are going through stimulant withdrawal. We provide a wide range of addiction treatment options administered by highly qualified medical staff.
Stimulant withdrawal symtoms can be extremely uncomfortable, and even dangerous, so 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 stimulants 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.
Stimulants are a class of drugs that affect the body’s central nervous system and enhance neurotransmitter activity in the brain. They increase alertness, attention, and energy. Adverse effects include elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. Prolonged use of stimulants leads to dependence, addiction, and a number of negative and potentially harmful effects.
Stimulants speed up mental and physical processes, which can produce desirable effects in the short-term by increasing levels of dopamine in the brain. While users may feel great due to the short-term effects of stimulants, long-term stimulant abuse can have significant consequences and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, which is why it is so important for those who abuse these drugs to get help as quickly as possible.
There are both legal and illicit stimulants, and both categories are commonly abused. Some of the most commonly abused stimulants include cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription stimulants, like Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta.
Different types of stimulants include:
Regular or prolonged stimulant use may lead to the development of tolerance, as well as physical and psychological dependence. Once the body becomes dependent upon a drug, it can be difficult to function normally without it and the person may experience withdrawal symptoms.
Stimulant drugs are highly addictive and very difficult to withdraw from without professional substance abuse treatment. Some stimulant withdrawal symptoms may lead to health complications and require immediate medical attention. The safest way to detox from stimulants and other drugs is in a medically-supervised treatment facility where doctors and nurses can monitor your vital signs and withdrawal symptoms.
If you believe that you have formed an addiction to stimulants and notice that uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms occur when you attempt to stop using the substance, you should seek professional medical advice to determine if you need detox for substance abuse.
Generally, medical detox is recommended for those suffering from long-term substance abuse, polysubstance abuse, or co-occurring disorders (when another mental health disorder occurs alongside the addiction). In a professional facility, clients are monitored around the clock while the drugs of abuse are processed out of the body. If any complications arise, medical professionals can act quickly. In addition, medications may be administered to address specific physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal to make the process as comfortable as possible. Supportive care in the form of proper nutrition, hydration, and encouragement is also given during stimulant withdrawal and detox.
Gallus Medical Detox treats individuals who are struggling with substance use or addiction and may meet the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder.
Depending on the type of stimulant and severity of use, people detoxing from stimulants may experience slightly different stimulant withdrawal symptoms, ranging from mild to severe symptoms. Physical and psychological symptoms of stimulant withdrawal often include:
At Gallus Medical Detox, we offer safe, effective, and personalized treatment, the Gallus Method.
If you or a loved one are experiencing withdrawal symptoms related to prescription drug addiction, or suspect that you may have a substance use disorder, contact us and take your first steps toward achieving recovery comfortably.
The Gallus Medical Detox program has been proven to help individuals safely and comfortably overcome their dependence on drugs and alcohol and begin the journey to lasting recovery. For more information, speak with a member of our staff confidentially today.