opioids

Opioid Detox

A person who has developed a physical and/or psychological dependence to opioid (narcotic) medications will need professional detox to recover safely. Opioids bind to opioid receptors in the body and brain and can produce pain-relieving effects and cough suppression. Opioids also have the potential to cause feelings of euphoria. Regular use of opioids, even over a relatively short-term period, can lead to dependence. Patients can build a tolerance to opioid drugs, meaning the dosage becomes ineffective at treating the problem and more and more needs to be taken. Opioid addiction has become a staggering problem in the U.S. due to several factors including the  high number of prescriptions being written. Opioids have become increasingly easier to obtain, both among patients seeking pain relief as well as recreational users. Detox is the first step in any responsible recovery program. It can be an intense process but one that can be medically managed by professionals. This helps to ensure safety and maximize your chance of long-term recovery. Examples of opioids include OxyContin , Demerol, Vicodin, Percocet, Dilaudid, morphine and heroin.

Waismann Method’s Humane Opioid Detox Doesn’t Use Opiate Replacements

The Waismann Method of rapid detox offers renowned opioid detox that is safe, effective, compassionate and discreet. Opioid detox is our main priority, achieved during an in-hospital medical procedure that takes less than two hours. Most of our patients develop a dependency on opioids through no fault of their own. That’s why we insist that our program be completely humane and supportive. We don’t feel it necessary to assign blame or make guests feel guilty or shameful about their reasons for needing treatment. Self detox from opioids can be very dangerous as serious medical issues could arise that require medical attention, such as high blood pressure, seizures and convulsions. Waismann Method doesn’t use opiate replacement therapy with Suboxone or methadone to wean patients. We know these “replacements” can cause dependency issues also and the need for a second detox.

Opioid Dependence Can Be Treated Quickly and Withdrawal Can Be Minimized

Our procedure begins by administering intravenous medications to patients who are sleeping lightly under general deep sedation. These medications cleanse the opioid medications from patients’ receptors and they awake drug-free without the awareness the withdrawal symptoms developed and passed while they were under. This accelerated withdrawal takes the fear and suffering out of detox, allowing patients to remain comfortable and focused on recovery. We also offer discreet transitional living through our Domus Retreat facility where therapies such as counseling and biofeedback lead you toward continued, sustained recovery. Our therapeutic setting offers guests the chance to relax and be pampered while continuing recovery work. Our Domus Retreat programs are optional, made available to those who want to transition back to their lives, families and careers. For those who decide to return home after the procedure, discharge will be granted once our staff deems it safe. Our total hospital stay for those guests is 2 to 4 days.

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