Opiate addiction is a dangerous, life-threatening condition in which life has spiraled out of control, often with dire consequences. At Gallus Detox Centers, under the expert guidance of Patrick J. Gallus, DO, the team helps patients in Scottsdale, Arizona, regain control of their lives through an inpatient opiate rehab program that features IV detox therapy and a luxury environment. To get on the road to a healthy, happy life, call or use the confidential online booking feature.
Yes. While not large, there is a subtle, yet meaningful, difference between opiates and opioids, namely that opiates are naturally derived from the opium poppy plant. Examples of opiates include:
Opioids, on the other hand, encompass all drugs that work on your brain’s opioid receptors, including synthetic versions, such as:
The bottom line is that all opiates are opioids, but not all opioids are opiates, but both are equally as problematic and difficult addictions to deal with.
The first, and arguably the most important, step you can take when faced with an opiate addiction is to clear your body of all traces of the harmful drug. To do this safely and comfortably, an inpatient opiate detox program gives you your best chances of success.
At Gallus Detox Centers, the expert staff helps you get on the road to opiate rehabilitation by overseeing the difficult detoxification process, helping to keep you safe and comfortable every step of the way.
When you first come in, Dr. Gallus or a member of his team performs a thorough physical and conducts psychological and social assessments.
Once they have the necessary baseline information, they come up with a customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat your withdrawal symptoms. This customization is important because your IV therapy is dictated by how much of the substance you normally use and for how long. One of the advantages of this approach is that the staff can adjust your treatment at any time.
As well, during your weeklong stay, your cardiac telemetry is monitored by critical care nurses, 24/7 to ensure your safe withdrawal.
To keep you comfortable during this time, Gallus Detox Centers offers:
Once your body is finally free of opiates, the team helps you come up with an aftercare program that will allow you to maintain your sobriety, giving you the best chances for long-term success.
If you’re struggling with opiate addiction, call Gallus Detox Centers or schedule an appointment using the confidential online booking tool.