Dr. Joel Hansen is Chief Medical Officer at Altium Health, where he’s worked since 2019 and specializes in ambulatory detox. He previously worked in other treatment and recovery centers as a psychiatrist and medical director and is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Detoxing the body after opioid use can take a series of steps to eliminate toxins efficiently and effectively. Detoxification can be a lengthy experience. It is just as much a mental process as a physical one. In addition to general mental health counseling, many centers catering to people suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) offer a myriad of services to help the patients reach full recovery — including detoxification therapies. One of those detox solutions is known as Intravenous (IV) treatment.
IV treatment (or therapy) can assist the body’s natural detoxification process by boosting its capabilities. There are many types of IV solutions available, and some offer more comprehensive benefits than others, so it’s recommended to consult with your care provider to know what’s right for you.
On “Vital Spark,” host Daniel Wagner, the Chief Commercial Officer at Spark Medical, chats with Dr. Joel Hansen, the Chief Medical Officer at Altium Health, about the new, innovative IV treatment options and how IV treatment can significantly impact recovery for patients dealing with opioid use disorder.
Wagner and Hansen talked about
- Different types of detoxification methods
- The history and current state of IV treatment as a solution for ambulatory detox
- How NAD+ IV benefits patients who undergo treatment with it
“NAD is one of those substances that helps clean up the nervous system and calm down the inflammatory response. When this NAD is added to a detox protocol then what they’re finding is that the healing process happens much more quickly, and it tends to be longer acting,” said Hansen.