(New Port Richey, FL) – According to an article from NYTimes.com, about 28% of American adults drink at levels that put them at risk for alcohol dependence and alcohol-related problems (1). In fact, alcohol abuse is considered to be the number one drug problem in America. No other drug or medication is so prevalent in our society. It is essentially a legal, over-the-counter drug that anyone over the age of 21 can readily purchase and, unfortunately, abuse. Novus Medical Detox may be the only detox facility that can handle the extreme cases before it’s too late, due to their proprietary protocols for reducing or eliminating the painful, and sometimes deadly, withdrawal process from alcohol abuse.
Novus understands the withdrawal process, and quitting alcohol is factually more dangerous than coming off the worst of the street drugs. Because alcohol is a depressant, it slows down the functions of the central nervous system. Alcohol blocks communication to the brain and alters a person’s perceptions, emotions, movement, vision and hearing. The Small Business Wellness Initiative states that over 75 percent of heavy drinkers are employed, a situation which may seriously affect companies today (2).
According to statistics, alcohol abusers among employees account for increased absenteeism, more on-the-job injuries to themselves or others, and lower productivity. This means higher costs for businesses through (3):
● sick leave;
● insurance claims;
● friction among workers;
● poor decisions;
● damage to the business’s public image; and
● employee turnover.
Employees who may become addicted to alcohol need a safe, effective and fast detox facility that can get them back on their feet and back to work.
Novus Medical Detox has more than a 90% completion rate of people who start their medical detox at the facility. Unlike many detox facilities, Novus pays particular attention to strengthening their patients’ bodies through a proprietary I.V. vitamin mix that is tailored to each individual in order to make the detox process as painless as possible. The vitamin protocol is an advanced medical discovery that allows Novus to handle the toughest of alcohol abusers.
While becoming alcohol-free is the primary goal, patients say they experience newfound respect and care for their total health, making them physically, emotionally and mentally stronger. They are then more capable of completing successful rehab programs, returning home and getting back to normal lives.
“People don’t consider alcohol a drug, because for people over 21, it is technically legal,” commented Kirk Burness, Director of Novus Medical Detox. “Once someone realizes they have an alcohol addiction problem, it’s difficult to stop due to alcohol’s liberal use and wide acceptance among people around them. A person needs to get out of their usual environment and away from those factors that stimulate their drinking and into a supportive environment dedicated to their safe recovery.”
While “cold turkey” withdrawals are extremely dangerous, Novus’ detoxification programs have a high success rate. The medical team is fully trained on how to keep patients from getting sick during the withdrawal process, leading to many patients completing alcohol detox in less than 5 days. Once patients have completed a detox program and gotten the alcohol out of their system, they can then move on to rehab and support programs, if warranted. Novus helps patients take that first step toward reclaiming their lives from alcohol, and provides the nurturing, supportive environment they need in order to do so.
● Each patient is treated individually using a combination of natural supplements, nutritious meals and extensive use of nutrient-enriched I.V. treatments.
● Patients have 24/7 access to nursing care and withdrawal specialist assistance.
● Patients are given instructions on how to continue with vitamins, and are helped to select an after-care program.
About Novus Medical Detox Center
Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an in-patient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medications, drugs and alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment – putting dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, television, DVD player and high-speed Internet access. For more information on the Novus Medical Detox Center, visit www.NovusDetox.com.