IV Therapy

Gallus Detox Centers

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitations located in Scottsdale, AZ & Prescott, AZ

One of the biggest challenges in overcoming a substance use disorder is the initial withdrawal period. To help smooth the way to recovery, Gallus Detox Centers in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers IV therapy. Under the experienced guidance of Patrick J. Gallus, DO, the team clears your body of harmful toxins through the fastest and safest route available with IV infusions. To learn more about how IV therapy can help you detox successfully, call or use the confidential online booking tool.

IV Therapy

Why is IV therapy the best way to detox?

In most detox settings, medical professionals rely on oral medications to ease the physical symptoms of withdrawal. At Gallus Detox Centers, the team takes a more direct approach with IV therapy, which ensures that you’re getting the resources you need to successfully rid your body of harmful and addictive toxins.

At the heart of this technique is bioavailability, which dictates how quickly your body absorbs the medication. When Dr. Gallus administers your medications and nutrients intravenously, you benefit from 100% bioavailability since everything he delivers goes directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract, which dilutes whatever passes through.

What are the advantages of IV therapy?

There are many advantages to using IV therapy, including:

Dose absorption

When the team uses IV therapy to help you detox, your body responds far more quickly since the necessary resources enter directly into your bloodstream. As mentioned above, this avenue offers 100% absorption rates for the most commonly used detox medications, including:

  • Ativan® (lorazepam)
  • Tramadol® (ultram)
  • Suboxone® (buprenorphine)

Taken orally, your body may absorb only a fraction of the medication, sometimes even as little as 15%.

Faster improvement

Because your body metabolizes the IV therapy more quickly than it would with oral therapies, you improve more quickly, getting you on the road to recovery with more hope. All too often, people throw in the towel halfway through detox because of the discomfort, which is what the team at Gallus Detox Centers aims to avoid through IV therapy.

Effectiveness and safety

Lastly, IV therapy is more effective and safe since the doctor can quickly adjust dosing and address any symptoms you may be having almost instantaneously. This is important as your needs may be different depending on your substance use history and your physiological makeup. For example, if you were a heavy user, the doctor may have to increase your dosage of the detox medications while lighter users typically need less. Through IV therapy, Dr. Gallus can easily tailor the right therapy to your unique situation.

What can IV therapy help address?

Dr. Gallus turns to IV therapy to help patients detox from:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opioids
  • Methadone

If you’d like to explore how IV therapy can help you or a loved one detox more safely and quickly, simply call or use the confidential online booking tool.