As an alternative treatment program, Rapid Detox is a method that
offers new hope to those who are terrified by the prospect of
detoxification withdrawal symptoms. This detox method of drug treatment
effectively reduces the amount of painful withdrawal symptoms usually
associated with the physical rehabilitation process.
Also known as Ultra Rapid Detox or Medicine Assisted Therapy, the treatment accelerates the body’s detoxification in the treatment of opiate addictions and involves detoxification under general anesthesia in a hospital. Basically what this means is that the normal detox withdrawal symptoms that would have been painful and long are suppressed by the general anesthesia and speeded up by treatment medicine. Opiate based substances include addictions such as Oxycontin, Heroin, Vicodin (also known as Hydrocodone , Methadone, Percocet, Lortab, or any prescribed narcotic pain killers.
Your treatment begins when you are put to sleep for two-to-three hours by an M.D. specializing in anesthesiology. You are then given medication, usually Naltrexone. Naltrexone goes to the brain receptor sites and takes the place of the narcotic. It accelerates the physical reactions to the rapid withdrawal process which can last from 4 to 6 hours. Physical withdrawal symptoms are suppressed by the general anesthesia. While asleep the patient is cared for by a team of trained medical staff.
After the treatment, the patient will wake up and although they may experience some withdrawal symptoms, they will have lost their craving for opiates. The rapid detox method of drug treatment is said to effectively reduce the amount of painful withdrawal symptoms usually associated with the physical rehabilitation process. Medication is provided to help relieve any withdrawal symptoms and these will decrease as the patient continues to improve.
The reported benefit of this drug rehab method is that patients can overcome their opiate physical dependency without unnecessary suffering, fear, or loss of dignity.
Traditional detoxification methods involved the conventional detoxification procedures which result in suffering through a debilitating and painful withdrawal symptoms.
In some instances patients can be discharged within 48 hours after Rapid Opiate Detox depending on the outcome of their assessment. Under the Rapid Drug Detox program, patients can return to a productive life in a matter of days and eliminate the need to spend months in and out of hospitals or rehabilitation programs.
Prior to the patient’s discharge, a rehabilitation program and
support system will be put in place for relapse prevention. Many Rapid
Detox Centers recommend Naltrexone therapy as additional support to
prevent any relapsing back to narcotic use.
The Coleman Institute for Accelerated Rapid Detox is a reputable detox center that offers inpatient detoxification.