Rapid detox technique was a procedure developed by clinicians in the late 70’s who hope to minimize withdrawal length and discomfort in order to achieve total opiate detoxification. The rapid detox process relies on FDA approved anesthetic medications while an opiate blocker is used to precipitate the opiate withdrawal.
Waismann Method® Rapid Opiate Detox Center
The Waismann Method® rapid opiate detox center, is a treatment facility that specializes on rapid drug detox, a safe medical treatment that humanely reverses physical dependency to opiates drugs, while eliminating physical craving. The rapid detox process minimizes the pain and fear associated with opiate withdrawals. Those who have chosen rapid drug detox in most cases have attempted to detox on their own or through traditional methods. However, despite the commitment and strong desire to quit, many find that the withdrawal symptoms are too intense and uncomfortable, to the point that it interferes with their normal day to day activities. Those who succeed through the withdrawal process still have to manage the physical cravings, which is one of the biggest causes of immediate relapse.
The rapid detoxification part of the process only takes 60-90 minutes while patients are under moderate sedation (not general anesthesia) in intensive care of a full-service accredited hospital. It is performed by our medical director Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, who is quadruple board-certified, as well as an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist.
Because no two people are the same, each procedure is personalized to the individual and his/her needs. Our method and practices are also unique and implement the most advanced techniques. The Waismann Method Medical Group offers one of the safest, most dignified and humane form of rapid detox from opiates in the world.
Pre-Treatment & Pre-Medication
Patients are admitted to our full-service accredited hospital and provided with a private room at least a day prior to the anesthesia assisted rapid detoxification, for an extensive health evaluation before beginning the process. Patients dependent on opiates could have developed a slower metabolism and changes in organ function over time. The digestive system, heart rate, blood pressure, and kidney function could have been compromised after long term opiate intake. For the safety and success of the detoxification under anesthesia, doctors carefully assess health, physical condition, and opiate use in order to customize the treatment to meet the specific needs of each individual.
Each and every patient undergoes a diagnostic work up, including but not limited to: evaluation of blood and urine; assessment of heart, lung and kidney function. Based on the results of this thorough evaluation, a personalized program is designed to reverse opiate physical dependency. It is imperative that patients are closely monitored under medical supervision during the premedication process. Stabilizing and understanding each patient helps ensure a smooth and safe detoxification.
- The pre-treatment duration and rapid detox procedure are based on each patient’s individual medical, drug and psycho-social history. Several specialized physicians in our hospital may be consulted on an individual basis. A safe and comfortable experience is only ensured by having a true understanding of each patient’s medical and psycho-social background.
What to Expect During the Rapid Detox Procedure
- Once the pre-medication process is complete (usually next day), patients are transferred to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the beginning of the detoxification. Our doctors perform the Waismann Method® of rapid detox under sedation, by utilizing a combination of intravenous medication while the patient rests comfortably. This medically-induced withdrawal is controlled and closely monitored by our nationally-recognized anesthesiologists who has almost two decades of experience performing rapid opiate detoxification.
- After the patient awake from the rapid detox, they are closely monitored in the I.C.U. by the nursing staff for the rest of the day and night. The hospital staff is specially trained to ensure patient privacy and safety throughout that transitional period post opiate detoxification.
What to Expect Following the Rapid Detox Treatment – Aftercare Options
Patients typically stay in the hospital for two to four days in order to complete and stabilize from the rapid detox treatment. Patients are then transitioned to an enjoyable stay at the Domus Retreat. Domus is a private aftercare that was specifically designed to care for opiate dependent patients. The professional staff at the Domus Retreat supervise clients as they transition to a new life without drugs. Opiate dependence causes numerous changes in neurotransmitters and brain chemistry as well as the function of other organs. Domus provides continued care and monitoring, allowing patients to regain the necessary physical and emotional strength for successful and safe rehabilitation. For more information about addiction treatment or rapid detox give us a call, at (888) 987-4673.
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