Medical treatment protocols for opioid addiction had continually evolved since the 1950s when methadone first became available. Currently, other addictive drugs, like buprenorphine, are similarly given as a maintenance drug. For most people, this is not an acceptable alternative, because it does not treat the physical dependence. For most patients, the goal is complete abstinence, and with rapid opioid detox, they can achieve success.
Rapid Opioid Detox
Opioid withdrawal syndrome is intensely symptomatic. Traditional methods of cold turkey and tapering with methadone or suboxone have a meager success rate. Even with the help of pharmaceuticals to manage opioid withdrawal, there is often a significant amount of discomfort. Those who are unable to tolerate the painful withdrawal symptoms often return to opioid use.
For this reason, doctors have developed various methods of rapid opioid detox under anesthesia. These accelerated detoxification techniques, rapidly induce withdrawal, while concurrently diminishing the patient’s discomfort by using sedation.
Opioid addiction effects are psychologically and physically specific to each individual. Trying to treat all patients like they are the same person is like slamming a square peg into a round hole; it doesn’t work. We firmly believe that empowering, specialized care for each person is the cornerstone to overcoming opioid addiction and dependence.
Step One: Rapid Detox Pre-Screening
Rapid opioid detox under sedation begins with our inpatient custom pre-screening and pre-examination process. Our commitment to patient safety and individualized care is paramount. By beginning with careful pre-screening, we are safely able to assess higher risk patients with pre-existing conditions such as smokers, those with high blood pressure, obesity or cardiac issues, as well as IV users and long-term or higher level opiate users. Other medical detoxification treatments are also available when the rapid detox method is not medically indicated. It is our mission to tailor care to the needs of the individual patient for their maximum safety and comfort.
Opioid Detox Treatment Safety
The Waismann Method puts safety first every time. Our rapid detox treatment is performed as an in-patient procedure at an accredited, full-service hospital by our medical director, a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist boasting over [Years in business] years of experience in the field. The accredited hospital mitigates risk by putting all resources at our disposal should unexpected medical complications arise. For rapid opiate detox, we also use sedation as a safer alternative to using general anesthesia. Most patients return to consciousness after a brief 40 to 90 minutes of sedation and have their own ICU room. Our supportive, knowledgeable staff, provides constant care and attention for a typical 2-3 day period or until patients become medically stable.
Opioid Recovery Program
Opioid addiction recovery requires a period of psychological as well as physical transition. After patients leave the hospital, the next phase of individual care at the peaceful Domus Retreat. At the retreat, they receive around the clock assistance, while their body achieves regulation. When people go from rapid detox to a hotel room, without the benefit of recovery professionals, complications such as dehydration, changes in blood pressure or heart rate can arise, become dangerous or even fatal.
At the Domus Retreat, we offer extended stay where psychological treatment is rooted in the refusal to shame or degrade patients like many traditional rehab programs. Instead, our staff works with each individual to identify the underlying problem behind the addiction and nurture positive growth in a new, healthy direction.
The Domus Retreat offers amenities including spacious private suites w/plasma TV’s, internet access. Individual services such as massage, psychotherapy, and yoga are also available. While extended stays are possible, the average stay is a few days to a couple of weeks, as opposed to what can be months at other in-patient rehab facilities.