How do “rock bottom” heroin addicts in Grand Forks North Dakota go from using daily, to completely free from cravings, without Suffering the Pain of Acute Withdrawals?
If you are seeking the most humane method of beating heroin addiction available to people in the Grand Forks, North Dakota area, we offer the best way to end addiction to opiates like heroin and prescription opiates. Through unique and clinically-safe Rapid Detox Treatment Programs, our patients are able to finally recover fully from heroin addiction.
What is especially remarkable about our program is that, through sedation treatment, our patients are able to embark on the road to recovery from opiate addiction without experiencing the painful, frightening symptoms and physical effects of withdrawal.
As a result, people from Grand Forks are experiencing a better, drug-free life thanks to our compassionate medical professionals. Regardless where you live, we can tailor a program that not only offers hope but has proven positive results.
Our patients come from all walks of life and have been addicted to all forms of opiates and opioids.
We know there are various types of treatment options available. Many require that patients undergo a physically- and emotionally-draining process which usually includes painful withdrawal symptoms. All Opiates Detox, however, offers a better method.
Our tested and proven non-invasive method is a much more humane, safer and effective way to kick drug addiction. Because general anesthesia is not used during the treatment of our patients, their recovery is not only safer but reduces the length of time required for this procedure. And that helps our patients return to their normal lives much quicker than other less successful methods of detoxification.
Here is an outline for how recovery from dependence on heroin takes place with our program.
What is Rapid Detox Treatment?
The Rapid Detox Treatment offered through All Opiates Detox allows the body time to reverse craving for opiates (natural narcotics, such as heroin and morphine) and opioids (which are generally man-made narcotics – including prescription medications like Percocet, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Norco, and Dilaudid).
We use sedation in a safe, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facility. Our experienced, highly-qualified medical personnel include medical doctors and anesthesiologists, certified paramedics and skill nursing professionals. Additionally, our board-certified medical doctors have more than a quarter century experience in the specific area of Addiction Medicine.
Because our staff is so highly-trained and specializes in Addiction Medicine, our patients can be assured of having the best, most attentive care available nationwide.
We are based in the metro Detroit area, and our patients come from all parts of the country, including Grand Forks. Travel to our location from North Dakota is easy and affordable. Our facility is a short drive from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
All patients are given a thorough pre-detox evaluation by our addiction specialist doctors. This assessment of each patient includes assessing any medical and psychiatric, co-concurring disorders. The reason for this is simple: We want to do all we can to create the best scenario possible to create a better outcome.
This is what we take into consideration with every patient:
- Evaluate heart conditions before the treatment. If needed, specific patients will have a stress ECHO or cardiac consultation.
- Evaluate for diabetes.
- Evaluate for high blood pressure.
- Evaluate respiratory issues.
- Evaluate for stomach/colon issues.
- Evaluate other substance use disorders.
- Protocols implemented before the detox for better success rate.
How Does Rapid Heroin Detox work?
Under sedation in our new All Opiates Detox medical facility, their body is able to safely begin the process of detoxification. We administer a two-step approach in this process.
Here is how Rapid Detox Treatment works.
First, the patient is hooked up via IV therapy to keep them hydrated and so we can eventually administer medication. Vitamins and electrolytes are also replenished through the IV. Our expert medical team closely monitors the patient’s vital signs – this includes blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen levels, pulse and temperature.
Next, the sedation process gets underway.
The patient is sedated under the supervised care of a Board-Certified Anesthesiologists (MD), a Board-Certified Addictionologist (MD), Certified Paramedics, Registered Nurses and other skilled staff professionals. It is during the sedation stage that the opiates are flushed out from the patient’s opiate receptors. This is done by administering an opiate antagonist. Patients are given Naltrexone to continue the process.
Naltrexone – according to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic – is described as a treatment drug used as a means of stopping the desire to abuse narcotics and to maintain the desire to ‘stay clean.’
Naltrexone is used to help narcotic dependents who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free…Naltrexone is not a narcotic. It works by blocking the effects of narcotics, especially the “high” feeling that makes you want to use them.
Because it blocks the effects which come from using drugs like heroin or abusing prescription medications, it diminishes the desire to ‘get high.’ As an opiate blocker, Naltrexone keeps opiates from reaching brain receptors. It is implanted under the surface of the skin and does not need to be removed in a future procedure. That’s because the implant goes to work, but dissolves safely after two months.
It is highly recommended that patients continue using Naltrexone (which also is known under the brand name Revia) for at least a year. During this time, the brain can – remarkably – heal itself and its receptors, lessening and eliminating the desire to return to opiate narcotics.
Decreasing the desire to take opiates is a key element to winning the difficult battle against addiction. This is a powerful step in getting the body to turn off its cravings for such narcotics, but again, it is but one step in the process of recovery from addiction.
How long does the rapid detox procedure take?
Flying in from Grand Forks, once you arrive you’ll take a quick 30 minute commute from our international airport to the All Opiates Detox clinic. From the start of detox to discharge, the Rapid Detox Procedure lasts three days.
On day one, when the sedation procedure takes place in our facility, the patient remains under the watchful care of our experienced staff. They are closely monitored to ensure a safe start to the process.
On the second day, once the patient’s condition is determined to be stable, the patient is released to a local hotel with a companion or caregiver. They are given an opportunity to rest in a private, quiet setting with a comfortable overnight stay.
On the third day, the patient returns to our modern medical office for a medical examination. The patient also participates in a discussion outlining a continuing care program. Once the examination has been completed, a plan has been put in place and all questions have been answered, the patient is discharged to return home.
Our caring staff continues working with our patients
However, their discharge does not end the interaction with All Opiates Detox. In fact, it is just beginning. To ensure the best opportunity for success, it is important that the patient and our clinic remain in contact with each other. No patient is ever made to feel like they have to solve addiction by themselves. We encourage our patients to make wise choices regarding with whom they surround themselves and how they conduct their lives – putting themselves in positive situations while opening their eyes to the positive resources available in their own lives.
Patients – especially those who have successfully used our program to live a drug-free life for many years – understand the compassionate medical professionals of All Opiates Detox are only a phone call or a text away.
This is what sets our humane, safe method of detox apart from other programs: Patients do not have to endure the pain of the withdrawals during the rapid opiate detox, since they are sedated.
As with any medical procedure requiring use of an anesthetic, patients are generally amazed that they have memories leading up to the procedure, then awaken to marvel at the news that the procedure has already taken place. Contrast that to the scary process of detox with frightening withdrawals and you can understand the appeal of Rapid Detox.
Under our groundbreaking process, patients are totally opiate free since we don’t substitute one opiate with another (as some programs do this, resulting in mixed results). Each patient is able to receive continuing care, return to work, spend time with family and friends, and resume normal activities much sooner than traditional opiate detoxification methods.
Soon, patients are able to picture something many did not think was possible – a life free of dependence on narcotics is indeed achievable.
Unlimited aftercare keeps patients heroin-free
As one of America’s most advanced rapid heroin detox center, the medical team at the Michigan Addiction Center recognizes that rapid detoxification is one piece in the puzzle of solving addiction. Our innovative treatment method goes well beyond that.
Following the initial treatment, patients are advised to continue use of Naltrexone as an opiate blocker. But just as important, however, is having each patient take full advantage of unlimited aftercare and support offered by our medical professionals.
Part of our recommended follow-up care includes psychological support and rehab. As each patient undergoes an assessment, a determination is made regarding the best form of aftercare treatment. After looking at various needs and each patient’s life situation, the various care options include:
- Individual counseling or therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or psychiatrist)
- Group therapy
- Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous) and 12-step programs
- Outpatient or inpatient rehab treatments
Because we do not offer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, our Rapid Detox Treatment of heroin addiction under sedation has shown to provide successful outcomes, much higher than conventional rehab efforts.
Each method of follow-up care is useful as it provides an opportunity for all patients and our medical professionals to determine the best possible path to recovery after you return home to North Dakota.
What has proven to be helpful is having our medical expertise available to all patients on a continuous, 24/7 basis. Our patients continually refer to their ability to get any of their questions answered, no matter what time of day or night. Each patient comes to quickly recognize the caring support they receive from our unique program.
All Opiates Detox was established in the metropolitan Detroit area by Dr. Joseph George, MD, who is board certified in Addiction Medicine. He is a renowned expert on creating the least invasive measures to provide patient safety. His education includes a degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. George has been in private practice and has been affiliated with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Michigan for more than 30 years. Dr. Jibran Attiq, MD serves as a board certified anesthesiologist and has performed Rapid Detox Under Sedation since 2008. Dr. Attiq also teaches at Michigan State University.
To speak with one of our compassionate medical professionals, call All Opiates Detox anytime at (800) 458-8130 for a free consultation.