Rapid opiate detox , heroin detox with anesthesia

OPIATES (HEROIN) DETOXIFICATION There are many opiate dependency treatment programs available nowadays.

Modern conception of treatment of any kind of chemical addiction consists of two phases: detoxification (treatment of physical dependence) and counseling program ( treatment of mental dependence). In case of active drug use, detoxification is needed before anything else. In opiate detox center a patient can begin the process of eliminating the toxins from the body in a regulated environment where medical practitioners are available to monitor any adverse effects of withdrawal.

In fact, there are the four the most common options for opiate detoxification. 1. home-made detox It is free. There is no medical observation and often it is done without any pharmacological protection. In junkie environment it is called “cold turkey”- painful, very distressing process with a high risk of developing medical complications. 2. detox by using opiate substitution therapy Opiate Replacement Therapy (ORT): Methadone, Subutex, Substitol and etc). It is more comfortable and less painful process. The idea of the therapy is the tapering down the dose of the replaced opioid to zero during the few weeks. For some people it works well. For the most it doesn't work at all. Considering the fact that the ORT (Opiate Replacement Therapy) means switching from one opiate to another ( you have to know that Methadone, Substitol have much higher addictive potential than Heroin) you inevitably sooner or later will be facing the next detox from a substitute which as a rule is much harder. 3. traditional medically assisted detox Because it is done in rehabs or clinics under medical observation it is safe. With use of painkillers and sedatives it is a relatively comfortable treatment. Usually it takes no less than 10 days (usually 14 days) to complete cleansing. Such long duration of treatment with still presented, though reduced, withdrawal symptoms makes it for many patients wearisome. 4. anesthesia assisted detox (Rapid or Ultra Rapid Opiate Detox) Can be done only within in-hospital conditions under qualified medical supervision. It doesn’t carry the risks higher than any other anesthesia assisted procedure. Nowadays it is approved standard medical procedure. It is safe and fast. It takes no longer than 3-5 days of hospitalization. Because cleansing process is undergoing under total anesthesia it is absolutely painless. Though the remains of withdrawal may still present immediately after detox, they are easily manageable with the use the supporting therapy. In other words, the anesthesia assisted detoxification is safe, painless and time-saving procedure.

What is the difference between Rapid and Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification (UROD)?

The difference is in duration of a cleansing process. UROD is usually a single procedure. Mostly it suits moderately addicted patients for whom the only procedure is enough to cleanse the opioid receptors. It lasts from 6 to 8 hours. The patient doesn’t experience any symptoms of withdrawal after wake up. One more day after detox is needed to regain physical strength and clear up the consciousness after anesthesia. Rapid Opiate Detoxification is supposed to have 2 or even 3 detox procedures. It takes 4-6 days. Usually it suits heavily addicted patients when the single detox procedure is not enough to complete the cleansing. Detoxification from any drug is not a pleasant experience. To pass opiate withdrawal without medical intervention can be very painful. In case of a hard core addiction the unassisted detoxification may result in damage of the central nervous system, cause seizures, and in some cases even lead to cardiopulmonary failure and other life threatening situations.

Naltrexone therapy in treatment of all kind of addiction ( especially in case of alcoholism and opioid dependence ) is getting more and more popular nowadays.

Naltrexone is a pure opioid antagonist which has better binding affinity to the opiate receptors than opiates. Due to that unique property Naltrexone reliably blocks the effects of opioids. Besides Naltrexone is neither addictive nor pleasurable substance. It effectively bans the physical dependence on Morphine, Heroin, Methadone and other opiates. Clinical research indicates that 50 mg of Naltrexone effectively neutralizes the pharmacological effects of 500 mg of intravenously administered Heroin for 24 hours. Because naltrexone does not cause physical dependence, there is no withdrawal syndrome in the case of abrupt discontinuation. Naltrexone doesn't have sedative effect. So it hasn't restrictions in driving and other activities requiring concentration. It is important to understand that Naltrexone doesn't erase the craving for drugs. Sustainable lack of willingness to take narcotics, perceived rejection of them can be achieved only by complex and prolonged treatment. Treatment of psychological dependence, coupled with the reliable pharmacological blockade and rehabilitation programs provides the most positive and stable prognosis.


After completion of detoxification, the tough work of psyche-transformation begins. Different counseling and behavior modification strategies and techniques are supposed to enable the recovering patient to sustain a drug-free lifestyle long after he's left the rehab center. Through the counseling sessions the patient discovers the emotional and environmental factors that trigger his cravings for drugs and learns to how avoid them. Realizing the fact that the treatment for opiate addiction is far from over even when the rehabilitated opiate addict returns to society, we connect him to the support groups and family outreach programs to assist him and his family to rebuild their lives.

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