About Novus Detox®

Medical Detox and/or Drug Rehab?

do i need a medical detox, a drug rehab or both?

When someone has a problem with drugs or alcohol and decides that he or she is ready to change their lives, one of the first questions to ask is whether he or she needs to go to a medical detox or to a drug rehab, or to both. The answer to this is not easy but generally depends on whether the person is dependent or addicted.

Defining Drug or Alcohol Dependent or Dependence

A person is said to be “dependent” on a drug if the person is going to have uncomfortable physiological symptoms when they stop taking the drug. Many times a person will continue taking the drug, not because they believe that it is helping them, but because stopping the drug will be very painful for them and will possibly prevent them from working or doing their normal activities for days or even weeks.

Defining Drug or Alcohol Addiction or Being Addicted

A person is said to be addicted to a drug or alcohol if the person not only is dependent but is drinking alcohol or taking the drug because of the way it makes them feel and gets them “high”. If they stop drinking or taking the drug, they will not only have uncomfortable physiological symptoms but will also have emotional issues.

Defining Medical Detox

A medical detox is where a person goes to an inpatient medical center for their drug withdrawal or alcohol withdrawal. There is a vast difference between medical detox centers. You can see the difference between Novus Medical Detox Center and most other facilities by clicking here.

Defining Drug Rehab

Drug rehab refers to programs which seek to help a person addicted to drugs or alcohol overcome their need for the drug or alcohol on an emotional level. Drug rehabs are outpatient and inpatient. Some drug rehab programs include a detox component while others do not.

should i do a medical detox or a drug rehab or both?

The following table sets forth a general guide to whether a person should go to a medical detox, a rehab or both.

SUBSTANCE DEPENDENT ADDICTED MEDICAL DETOX DRUG REHAB MEDICAL DETOX & DRUG REHAB
ALCOHOL

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OXYCONTIN FOR PAIN

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METHADONE FOR PAIN

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VICODIN FOR PAIN

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OXYCODONE FOR PAIN

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MORPHINE FOR PAIN

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FENTANYL PATCH FOR PAIN

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LORCET, LORTAB OR PERCOCET FOR PAIN

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HEROIN

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METHADONE FOR MAINTENANCE

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OXYCONTIN TO GET HIGH

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OXYCODONE TO GET HIGH

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VICODIN TO GET HIGH

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HYDROCODONE TO GET HIGH

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MORPHINE TO GET HIGH

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LORCET, LORTAB OR PERCOCET TO GET HIGH

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FENTANYL PATCH TO GET HIGH

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COCAINE

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CRYSTAL METH

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XANAX

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ATIVAN

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VALIUM

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KLONIPINAND OTHER BENZO-DIAZEPINES

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PAXIL, LEXAPRO AND OTHER ANTI-DEPRESSANTS

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SEROQUEL, ZYPREXA AND OTHER ANTI-PSYCHOTICS

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Our goal at Novus Medical Detox Centers is to provide the highest standards of treatment to make your drug detox and recovery a success, as rapidly as possible!

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THE NOVUS DIFFERENCE

We develop an individualized medical detox program specifically for each of our patients, which means no recovery will look the same. Our delicious food, nutritional IVs and supplements, and specialized detox protocols are all designed to quicken the healing process. We understand that various addictions present a number of issues for the human body, so we create our IVs and diets to fit the needs of specific withdrawal symptoms.

Our process is all about you, which is why we have private and shared rooms available for our residents. Each room is outfitted with a TV, telephone, and access to the internet. We also provide educational classes that will show you how the drug or alcohol of your choice affects your body. We believe that to effectively fight off your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to know what you are fighting against and what to be prepared for.

To learn more about how we can help you,
call (855) 464-8550 today!

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Read Our Patients' Stories

  • “Best place ever. They all need to understand how well they (Novus Staff) do. Love them all.”

    E.O.

  • “This is the best detox I have been to because they really care. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.””

    J.

  • “They cater to any little need to make sure you are as comfortable as can be!! This is the best decision I’ve ever made, choosing my first and last ...”

    K.S.

  • “Some professions you expect or demand super human qualities from those who work there. While that expectation may seem unrealistic, every single staff ...”

    M.P.

  • “Novus is the very best detox facility. Staff is so very caring, competent, always there to answer questions and talk. The use of natural remedies, IV ...”

    M.F.

  • “I believe that the care provided was the best I’ve ever known. Everything expected of me was easy to accomplish with the help of all staff. Thank you ...”

    B.B.

  • “Thank you! My stay at Novus has exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this detox program to anyone.”

    L.W.

  • “Each and every staff member, from nurses to admin to kitchen to techs to housekeeping, literally went out of their way to show personal interest in ...”

    L.A.

  • “You guys are the real thing. Be proud of what you do. You literally changed my life. My advice to other people struggling with addiction: Do NOT detox ...”

    B.S.

  • “I feel Novus is an amazing facility that helped me take the first step towards recovery in the best way possible. I think everyone saved my life here ...”

    A.A.

  • “Everyone on the staff was great and compassionate throughout my stay.”

    C.N.

  • “Complete absence of judgment. Encouragement and genuine compassion!”

    M.F.

  • “Novus saved my life and is hands down the greatest, most thorough detox I have ever been to. I will be eternally grateful for everyone and all of the ...”

    V.M.

  • “I couldn’t ask or expect any better!! They are exceptional and go above and beyond what I would ever anticipate a detox facility to offer.”

    B.F.

  • “[At Novus] withdrawal can be managed medically and safely with the most qualified medical staff, as well as other personal problems/needs.”

    C.W.

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