Home Detox Methods are Not Always Recommended
The Risks Of Home Detox Rehab Treatment Methods
You may have reached the point where your substance use has set you on a course of negative consequences and it may be time to get help. You are considering your options of going into a facility for a lengthy stay, or you might consider outpatient services or even go it alone and try one of the home detox rehab treatment methods. Before you choose any of them you should consult with a doctor to see which option is best for you.
Not everyone needs detox. Some drugs, because of their composition, do not require detox. Other drugs however, such as heroin, oxycontin, alcohol, benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax and others lead to withdrawal symptoms and are best handled with medical assistance.
IV therapy medical detox is seen by many doctors as the best method for substance detox. IV therapy is supervised by a physician and implemented intravenously. IV therapy is seen as the best because it allows the doctor more flexibility to change the medication protocol to meet your withdrawal symptoms which keeps you comfortable and helps you complete the detox process.
A number of the home detox rehab treatment methods follow the same philosophy set forth by 12 step programs. In fact the majority of do it yourself detox and rehab methods incorporate a 12 step program into their supposed support methods.
12 step programs follow a “substance use is a disease” ideology. They teach the false idea that you inherited your substance use, whether it is with alcohol or other drugs, from your family members. They teach that you have an addiction gene or an alcoholic gene and that you cannot help that you have a substance use problem. 12 step programs believe that you are powerless against your drug or alcohol use and that the only real treatment for substance use is belief in a higher power (a form of faith healing), abstinence, and therapy and meetings for the rest of your life. This manner of thinking creates an idea that the substance user is a helpless perpetual victim. Members of 12 step programs are required to attend meetings, which have been known to be venting opportunities for angry and bitter individuals.
In reality, there is no alcoholism or addiction gene and you are not diseased. Your substance use is the result of learned chosen behavior. If you change the behavior, your life changes. You are not a victim. You choose to use drugs and alcohol and you can choose not to.
Gallus Detox and Freedom Model Personal Instruction offers an alternative to home detox rehab treatment methods. We are not a 12 step program. We are a state of the art medical detox, partnered with a revolutionary educational approach to substance use cessation. The Freedom Model Personal Instruction Program uses an educational curriculum to show troubled substance users how to reframe their problems to open the way to change. Our guests learn how to self assess and self change as methods to make more productive decisions to escape the perceived need for excessive substance use. This approach can be learned from home via video-conferencing, after completing detoxification in Gallus’s state of the art medical facility. Most importantly, the process has an endpoint. Within two months, the substance use problem can be fully handled and left in the past, without a need for ongoing treatment and meeting attendance.