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

OXYCONTIN FOR PAIN

METHADONE FOR PAIN

VICODIN FOR PAIN

OXYCODONE FOR PAIN

MORPHINE FOR PAIN

FENTANYL PATCH FOR PAIN

LORCET, LORTAB OR PERCOCET FOR PAIN

HEROIN

METHADONE FOR MAINTENANCE

OXYCONTIN TO GET HIGH

OXYCODONE TO GET HIGH

VICODIN TO GET HIGH

HYDROCODONE TO GET HIGH

MORPHINE TO GET HIGH

LORCET, LORTAB OR PERCOCET TO GET HIGH

FENTANYL PATCH TO GET HIGH

COCAINE

CRYSTAL METH

XANAX

ATIVAN

VALIUM

KLONIPINAND OTHER BENZO-DIAZEPINES

PAXIL, LEXAPRO AND OTHER ANTI-DEPRESSANTS

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,
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Read Our Patients' Stories

  • “Everyone was caring and knowledgeable. Everyone could not have been nicer or more caring. Better than many resorts I have visited.”

    R.P.

  • “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.

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

    M.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.

  • “The living accommodations were extremely comfortable and amenable. Patient’s rights were completely respected. Privacy was also respected. The food ...”

    B. B.

  • “I am very happy I came here for my detox. It was good that Eric and George took charge and got me to arrive here. I am grateful to JJ, Jean and ...”

    C. F.

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

    C.N.

  • “I would recommend Novus to anyone who needed this level of care. Thank you for everything and I will come visit once I am a new sober man!”

    M.R.

  • “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.

  • “[At Novus, I found] anything is possible with the support of people who care about your well-being.”

    G.V.

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

    E.O.

  • “Staff’s professionalism, respect and kindness to patients is unparalleled to none. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to all for making ...”

    A.M.

  • “You guys truly made my experience at Novus as comfortable and helpful as possible. Thank you so much, I cannot emphasize that enough.”

    C.D.

  • “Your low pressure and sincere approach to your patient’s progress and well being was truly the difference between Facility and any other treatment ...”

    N.P.

  • “Detox is a very scary thing and Novus takes it very seriously. They will do everything they can to keep you comfortable. Detoxing at Novus is a walk ...”

    F.D.

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