For example, if a person uses alcohol consistently and heavily for long periods of time, they might be a candidate for detox. The same holds true for benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Xanax, or Valium (among others). In both alcohol and benzodiazepines, withdrawal without a competent medical detox regimen like Gallus Detox’s IV regimen, could result in seizures or even death – so detoxification is a very real medical necessity in these cases. Usually such detox regimens last anywhere between 3 to 10 days depending on the severity of the symptoms, the substances used, and the individual’s age and health status.
What about Opiates?
While opiate withdrawal (including but not limited to vicodin, oxycontin, oxycodone, heroin, opium, morphine, etc.) does not, on its own, result in death (unless there are other medical issues present), opiate withdrawal can still be quite unpleasant and painful. The most common way to describe opiate withdrawal is a comparison to the flu. Body aches, shivers, sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea can be present in various degrees. Detox through the temporary use of Buprenorphine and other drugs to alleviate the temporary symptoms of withdrawal are common in opiate detox clinics.
Cocaine and Methamphetamine Detox
While no physical withdrawal is present in cocaine and methamphetamine use, the physical ramifications of heavy use (lack of sleep, malnutrition and poor hygiene) can result in the need for hospitalization or 1 to 4 days in a detox clinic to become physically stabilized. This is where Gallus Detox’s IV protocol builds efficiency in getting these individuals back on their feet and healthy. Between the IV therapy, the individual rooms and proper nutrition, the post-use rebuilding process is provided and the person can then leave the detox ready to move on.
Can I Stop Taking my Methadone or Suboxone?
The short answer is yes, but not without the same withdrawal symptoms experienced from opiates themselves. As medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has become the popular method for avoiding overdose from opiate use, there are an increasing number of people who have been placed on MAT drugs as a way of avoiding opiate withdrawal. Unbeknownst to them, the MAT drugs they are placed on produce similar and in some cases, worse, withdrawal symptoms than the opiate withdrawal they were attempting to stave off. It’s a classic case of kicking the can down the road. Because this population has been increasing over the past decade, many now want to detox off of their methadone or Suboxone regimens. Very few detox centers cater to this population. However, Gallus Detox has heard the call, and provides a comfortable process to allow individuals to become completely drug free and leave their addiction behind them for good.
Are You ready to Leave Addiction Behind You for Good?! If so, call Karla Pangburn, your Freedom Model Consultant directly at 855-245-2215, and she will get you in contact with the professionals at Gallus Medical Detox Centers for your free consultation today.