When you’re hit with withdrawal symptoms and cravings, you feel out of control.
Depending on the substances that you used, detox can be physically dangerous. However, adequate support combined with medical detox can relieve cravings and help you get on the path to wellness.
Our treatment plans are individually designed to treat the whole person to help ensure long-term sobriety. We don’t want anyone to fall through the cracks. When you come to our program, you join our family.
Withdrawal from alcohol, opioids and other drugs can be painfully severe and potentially life threatening. Our nine-bed sub-acute residential detoxification program offers medical monitoring for adults experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, opioids or other drugs.
We offer a dual diagnosis program that specializes in treating the addiction and any co-occurring mental health issues.
One of the reasons many men and women struggle to stop using drugs and alcohol on their own is because of the sheer pain and overwhelming thoughts that occur during withdrawal from the substance. In most cases, it becomes physically impossible to simply stop. IV therapy may keep some of that pain from occurring by balancing electrolytes and keeping you hydrated. As a result, you feel less of the physical impact. Through medically managed detox, patients are safely detoxed and physically stabilized under the care of physicians, nurses and other certified addiction professionals to ensure their safety and comfort during this acute phase of recovery.
The medical team screens incoming patients for physical and mental health issues.
There is also a comprehensive review of drug, medical and psychiatric histories. This information sets up the basis for the patient’s long-term treatment plan.
The next step is to stabilize the patient with medical and psychological therapy. The goal of stabilization is to prevent any form of harm to the patient. Doctors can prescribe addiction treatment medications to prevent complications and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
The final step of detox is preparation for a treatment program. The medical team familiarize their clients with the treatment process and what to expect. Inpatient rehab offers the best chances of success after detox.
A trained nurse administers the drip on each day. First, the nurse cleans the IV site (usually in the arm or wrist) with an antiseptic liquid, then inserts the Intravenous line into the vein. Once in the vein, the nurse secures the cannula before administering the infusion.
Each of the IV detox drips can last for an hour or more depending on their constitutions, and a patient may need to have repeated drip infusions for optimal results.
Yes, it does. Intravenous nutrient therapy detox is useful for lowering the severity and duration of withdrawals and achieving successful treatment.
In one case, a recent FDA report describes NAD drip treatment as the best solution for opioid abuse, prescription drug abuse, and post-acute withdrawal syndrome.
A recent pilot study evaluating the effectiveness of intravenous KB220IV amino acid drips in a residential addiction treatment program found that it improves treatment outcomes significantly. About 23 patients in the program received the treatment, receiving at least five drips over seven days.
The results of the study revealed that almost all the patients – 21 (91%) – were sober at six months, and 19 of them had no relapse. Nineteen remained sober at one year with 18 having no relapse, and 21 were sober at two years post-therapy with 16 having no relapse.
Choosing to detox at home can be deadly.
Quitting “cold turkey” or without medical supervision can lead to serious issues such as seizures and severe dehydration.
Detox is just the first part of addiction treatment.
Detox on its own is usually insufficient for a successful recovery. Addicted people need to treat the psychological part of their addiction.
- Medical assessment and ongoing personalized treatment
- IV detoxification
- Nursing care
- Medication management
- Individual and group counseling
- Trauma-informed care
This is a holistic tool that allows us to treat the body’s immediate needs. Many people who come into the facility are dehydrated due to the impact of alcohol and drugs on the body. When dehydration exists, it limits the body’s and brain’s ability to heal and recover, especially if an individual is faced with detoxification or withdrawal.
Intravenous (IV) detoxification, also called detoxification therapy, is an effective method used in substance abuse centers for safe withdrawal from drugs of abuse. Detox IV therapy purges out these drugs and toxins from the system while also replenishing the body’s depleted stores of fluids and nutrients. Consequently, it lowers withdrawal symptoms, reduces cravings, and energizes the body. Neurotransmitters are derived from amino acids; thus, IV fluids for detox containing amino acids help to restore this balance, lowering these symptoms and helping recovering alcoholics and drug addicts wean off successfully.
Intravenous amino acid drips help the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, requiring on average 5-7 days of daily drip treatment for complete relief. This may be administered as part of an inpatient medical detox or outpatient treatment.
Detox drips with glutathione have been popular in recent times for the treatment of substance abuse disorders. These drips deliver glutathione – a powerful antioxidant – directly into the bloodstream, where it neutralizes free radicals released by alcohol and psychoactive drugs.
Chronic drug and alcohol addiction leads to oxidative stress, where free radicals and pro-inflammatory chemicals such as reactive oxygen species are more abundant in circulation than anti-inflammatory compounds. As an essential part of the weaning-off process, glutathione is delivered to the brain through the bloodstream, where it restores this balance, potentially reversing many of these oxidant-induced changes. This helps to expedite the detoxification process.
Intravenous detox with NAD, or Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is an effective therapy for drug and alcohol addiction. It not only flushes out all toxic drugs from circulation, but it also energizes the body and reduces the intensity of withdrawal symptoms during treatment.
NAD is a naturally occurring co-enzyme in the body that plays a crucial role in energy production within cells. It is an essential cofactor required in the metabolic pathways that convert food to energy. NAD is also vital for DNA repair and brain function. With drug and alcohol addiction, the body’s store of NAD is significantly depleted.
Detox IV drip therapy with NAD typically requires one infusion per day for ten days, where NAD is slowly infused into the bloodstream, with an immediate boost in energy levels and improved brain function. Furthermore, NAD drips restore cellular function and reduce the craving for drugs and alcohol.
Most patients need 6-10 drips to get complete relief. So Intravenous NAD treatment may be administered every day, one infusion per day, for up to 10 days. After an initial IV detox treatment, the patient may receive follow up injections a month or two after.
Proper nutrition is also a key component here. Many people with a mental health disease or addiction lack proper nutrition in their day-to-day diet. As a result, these infusions help supplement the diet to ensure the organs are getting the proper amount of nutrition they need to function properly. When the body lacks nutrition, simple tasks are difficult.
With proper nutrition, the benefits are numerous:
The brain functions as it should or is more capable of managing the tasks the body needs.
The heart beats properly and steadily with the right nutrients in place.
The individual cells within the body can heal and recover from the damage from the toxic substances consumed.
The immune system is capable of functioning at its highest level.
The neurochemicals in the brain may improve, aiding in overcoming anxiety, depression and other difficulties.