The first step towards abstinence from an opioid drug is detoxification. There have been various protocols of “rapid opiate detox” since 1988 Dr. Loimers ultra-rapid technique. A method of opioid detoxification under anesthesia to rapidly induce detoxification while blocking the withdrawal symptoms.
What are the Benefits of Rapid Opiate Detox Over Drug Treatment Programs?
When a person becomes dependent on opioid drugs, the brain experiences a surge in individual chemicals. Specifically, chemicals such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. These control pain and also cause feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Seeking to experience those feelings, an individual will continue taking the opiates and often at an increasing frequency. However, with the continuous use, the brain begins to adapt to the substance by adjusting its natural production of those same chemicals, in order to maintain equilibrium. In other words, the neurochemical spikes due to continued use of opioid-based drugs, cause the body to reduce or cease its natural production to compensate. That is how a person becomes physically dependent on opiate-based drugs.
Now, when the person who has become dependent ceases or decreases consumption, he or she will experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal begins when the drug’s half-life expires and is no longer active in the bloodstream. The symptoms are often very painful, and it can cause a tremendous amount of physical and emotional distress. Opioid withdrawal is much safer and better managed when under medical supervision.
An inpatient medical detox allows doctors to ensure patients safety by continually monitoring vital signs while managing physical discomfort. Considering the longevity of some opioids like Methadone and Suboxone and the distress to get through withdrawal, Rapid Opioid Detox is often the best choice to obtain complete detoxification.
Conclusion. A Rapid Opiate Detox offers:
- A better chance of a patient to seek drug treatment due to the decrease of suffering.
- Nearly 100% success rate in completing an opioid detox.
- Rapid Detox is far more comfortable and shorter than other opioid detox methods.
- The safety of being in a hospital with extensive medical resources.
- It avoids the possibility of cross addiction with MAT drugs such as Suboxone and Methadone.
- Opioid Detoxification by a board-certified MD.
- Complications are rare when under the right circumstances.
- Allow patient to start a Vivitrol or Naltrexone Therapy immediately.
Is Rapid Opiate Detox a Safe Procedure?
Rapid Detox is a safe treatment option when performed:
- By Board-Certified Anesthesiologist with extensive experience in anesthesia-assisted detoxification.
- In a Full-Service Hospital, which provides an extensive amount of medical specialists and immediate medical support. Also, a hospital offers additional resources with no inpatient time restraints.
- With admission a day before detox, patients receive adequate evaluation and pre-medication to ensure safety and comfort.
- In a private ICU room where there is physician’s undivided attention.
- Without any rush for discharge. Discharge should only depend on patients’ physiological readiness and not on a pre-set time. Additionally, patients should spend a few days in a specialized recovery facility, where professionals can assist with this crucial and challenging regulation phase.
Which is the Best Rapid Opiate Detox Center?
When considering the best Rapid Opiate Detox, an initial task should be to determine what is the most critical factors for you.
- Medical Safety – Knowing that the treating facility has all the medical resources and recourses you might need. Complications are not expected, but if it happens, you want the immediate response and assistance in-house. Only a full service accredited hospital can provide that. *Have the availability of different medical specialists if suddenly needed or for a consultation
- Extensive Rapid Detox Experience and known Accreditations by the treating doctor; allows for a safe and tailored treatment based on your unique medical needs.
- Treatment Privacy and Comfort – Being accessed and treated individually and in your private room.
- Cost – It is essential to understand what you are receiving when considering costs. Rapid Detox Centers have cut the quality of the facility, inpatient time allowed and level of medical care. These practices will enable them to treat more patients; subsequently, patients’ safety and comfort may be compromised.
- Time – Through the web, you will find ads stating: 48-hour detox, accelerated detox, rapid drug detox, detox in one day, etc.
*As fast as a rapid opioid detox can be, it is not a miracle, but a medical procedure. The process depends on your age, health, and metabolism. No exact time or protocol to fit every patient’s needs. A comprehensive assessment decides the adequate detox protocol and inpatient length of stay. Opioid dependence causes an extensive chemical and organ dysregulation. It is imperative to provide patients with the pre and post inpatient recovery time for the necessary to obtain physiological stabilization.
Waismann Method of Rapid Opiate Detox
Waismann Method is located exclusively in Southern California. The center offers the most advanced, safe, and private anesthesia detoxification treatment in the country. Patients travel to us from all over the world to receive one of the best opioid addiction treatments available.
The Waismann Method is the most recognized and respected rapid drug detox center in the country, due to a nearly 20-year reputation for exceptional care.
We are the only facility in the world to offer the Waismann Method®.
We do not squeeze patients into a room together with strangers. We also do not use one-size-fits-all treatment protocol. Our clinicians provide a thorough assessment to make sure we accurately diagnose and address your opioid detoxification needs. We’ve been setting the gold standard in Rapid Opiate Detox for two decades.