All Opiates Detox (AOD) offers a safe, humane and effective detox for patients wanting to be totally opiate-free. Rapid opiate detox under sedation detoxifies the body of active opiates under the medical care of highly experienced and qualified M.D.s (Medical Doctors), Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and in Addiction Medicine, certified Paramedics and skilled nurses. Our All Opiates Detox staff is trained and experienced in the rapid opiate detox treatment.
The rapid drug detox procedure is safely performed in our state-of-the-art equipped medical/surgical facility.
All Opiates Detox is the nation’s only rapid drug detox facility with Board-Certified Medical Doctors, who have over 25 years combined experience in the field of opiate addiction.
Our All Opiates Detox under sedation for opiates method is a 2 step process: Detox the patient and then administer Naltrexone to block the opiate receptor to prevent relapse.
The patient is started on an I.V. for hydration and medication administration. Vitamins and electrolytes are also replenished through the IV. Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen levels, pulse and temperature) are monitored at all times.
The patient is then 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. During the sedation stage, the opiates are flushed out from the patient’s opiate receptors by administering an opiate antagonist. Certain medications are administered through the IV.
Patients do not feel the pain of the withdrawals during the rapid opiate detox since they are sedated.
The actual opiate detoxification under sedation process is performed by our highly qualified staff, Board-Certified Anesthesiologist (MD), Board-Certified Addictionologist (MD), Certified Paramedic and Registered Nurse, who are specifically trained in the All Opiates Detox procedure and who are present at the patient’s bedside throughout the entire process.
During the rapid detoxification process, Naltrexone therapy is initiated. Naltrexone is an opiate blocker used to reduce cravings and to prevent any opiates from getting back into the brain receptors. The under the skin implant is the preferred route of Naltrexone administration with our rapid opiate detox treatment. The Naltrexone implant dissolves on its own over a period of 2 months and does not need to be removed. Dr. George recommends that patients stay on Naltrexone for at least one year in order to allow the brain opiate receptors to heal.
The patient is continuously monitored, in our in-patient setting, before, during and after the detox treatment. The following day, once stable, patients are released to the hotel to rest in the privacy and comfort of their own room, per their request. Patients, along with their companion and or caregiver, stay at the hotel overnight and are discharged the next day, after a medical examination and a continuing care program has been discussed. The patient is discharged 2 days after the rapid detox procedure.
Patients are totally opiate free since we don’t substitute one opiate with another. The 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.
All Opiates Detox recognizes that rapid detoxification is the first step in recovery from opiate dependency. All Opiate Detox is the nation’s only rapid opiate detox center that includes unlimited aftercare and support by our treating Medical Doctors. Following completion of our All Opiates Detox treatment, the patient is advised to continue the Naltrexone opiate blocker, and seek professional psychological support and rehabilitation.
Patients should be assessed on an individual basis to determine which type of aftercare treatment best fits their needs and life-style. There are various continuing care options:
- individual counseling/Therapy (CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or psychiatrist)
- Group Therapy
- Meetings (AA or NA) and 12-step
- Outpatient/Inpatient Rehab Treatments
Our rapid opioid detox under sedation has shown to provide successful outcomes, much higher than conventional rehabs.