While medical detox is a safe and effective way to rid your body of opiates, not everyone wants to do detox for days on end in order to receive opiate addiction treatment. This is because most forms of detox are a very difficult and trying affair. The good news is that for some people, rapid detox may be an option that will get them onto the path to recovery faster than almost any other form of detox.
- Rapid detox is done in a hospital with trained medical personnel and is overseen by a board certified physician
- Those who undergo the rapid detox process in our facility can rest assured that confidentiality and privacy will be fiercely protected
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What Exactly is Rapid Detox?
The ultra-rapid detox is a drug purification process that uses what are known as “antagonist drugs” to decrease the length of your opiate withdrawal. This form of opiate addiction treatment is done while you are under sedation. As a result, you should be comfortable the whole time.
The whole rapid detox process is overseen by our board-certified medical director. They, along with their carefully chosen physicians, nurses, therapists and staff, have helped thousands of people kick their opioid habit once and for all. Help is always available from the time you first enter the doors of our treatment center.
Our Rapid Procedure for Rapid Detox
Rapid detox, also called ultra-rapid detoxification, occurs when opioid detox occurs because of an opioid antagonist drug called naloxone. This procedure takes only 30 to 90 minutes from start and finish. It is done in our fully equipped surgical center and the client will remain in the center for about one day before being released to the residential recovery facility.
According to people who have undergone ultra-rapid detox, 100% purification of opiates takes place, and the patient does not experience a lot of withdrawal symptoms. Clients also experience a significant decrease in cravings for opiates.
Private rooms for clients: Every client gets their own room during the duration of the treatment. We believe that the quality of care would be diminished if everyone had to share accommodations, so we give everyone their own space.
Early admission for treatment: We admit clients to the hospital the night before the rapid detox process begins. This is so that we have time to perform tests, take your medical history, and adequately prepare you for the upcoming detox process.
Many options for detox: Our center does not treat all of our clients the same way. We have almost as many options for rapid detox as we have clients. We will decide the method that we will use for you based on your medical history, your dependence patterns, and personalized needs
Sedation, not anesthesia: We don’t use anesthesia during rapid detox because it is an outdated method for achieving our desired result. We will usually put our clients under sedation for a period of about 30 to 90 minutes.
Medical aftercare: After the ultra-rapid detoxification process has ended, you will be monitored by our staff overnight. We perform careful monitoring to make sure that you are coming out of sedation safely and that you are not experiencing any difficult symptoms.
Recovery aftercare: Insomnia, pain and emotional distress are the most common reasons that people undergoing this process relapse and/or experience complications. To avoid this situation, we send patients to a residential aftercare facility. When clients get a chance to recuperate at their own pace, they have a much better chance for a full recovery.
Rapid Detox Schedule
First or Second Day
When clients are first admitted, they will be given their own room in a fully accredited surgical center where they will have access to a variety of health care services and will be closely monitored by specialists. They will then undergo a medical evaluation that will include tests, blood work, a chest x-ray, and other tests if they are considered necessary or have not been done previously. Throughout this entire time, staff will ensure that patients are comfortable at all times. Clients will also be given medication to ameliorate opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Second or Third Day
Clients will be escorted to their room in the surgical center. This is where our board-certified anesthesiologist will perform the rapid detox procedure. The procedure will last between 30-90 minutes and you will have little memory of any withdrawal symptoms while you are sedated. After the procedure is concluded, you will stay in the surgical care center overnight for observation and personalized care.
You will be receiving IV fluids and electrolytes at this time. Doctors will examine you to determine whether you are ready to be discharged to the retreat center.
The Remainder of Your Stay
You will stay in the residential aftercare facility for a couple of days so that the staff can check your vital signs and give you some extra tools for recovery. Once our physicians see that you’re medically ready for discharge, members of our staff will help you prepare for the next steps of your recovery journey.
Our surgical center features state of the art equipment, board certified physicians, private rooms, and carefully trained staff that can help you with anything that you will need during your stay. We did this because we wanted our clients to recuperate in surroundings that were safe and relaxing. This is important as the time after detox can be confusing with sleep irregularities, body temperature and emotional regulation issues getting in the way of your recovery.
Our staff have made this time much easier for our clients with their care and expertise. Past clients have had their recuperation enhanced by our center’s staff, and we have reason to believe that new clients will be able to do the same in the future for opiate addiction treatment.