Holistic Detox and Withdrawal Centers
When is a detox needed for safe withdrawal from drugs or alcohol?
A detox from drugs or alcohol is needed once it is determined that the safety and well-being of the client are in question. Withdrawal symptoms can be painful and the fear of the pain when stopping could be what is in the way of someone seeking treatment at one of our Holistic treatment programs for addiction.
Who determines the need for a medical detox at the Holistic treatment center?
Determining if a medical detox is necessary before treatment for the addiction can be started is crucial. It is usually done by the trained and certified intake counselors and can, in most cases, be determined by a phone consultation or even through e-mail in special cases.
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What is a Medical Detox?
A medical detox is a medication assisted withdrawal protocol designed to specifically assist and stem the seemingly overwhelming pain and medical problems that are associated with the sudden decline of intake of the substance in question.
Will the Detox process be painful?
When coming down, or withdrawing from drugs or alcohol, symptoms can be associated with being sick and having painful muscle cramps, uncontrollable anxiety, sleeplessness, seizures, and even death in some rare cases. With a medically supervised, medicated withdrawal, the symptoms that are associated with detox are alleviated and in some cases, be completely pain and symptom-free during their stay. In most cases, you will feel minimum withdrawal symptoms while in a medical detox.
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Although in most circles, this is to be considered barbaric and downright unnecessary in this day and age of modern medicine, this is still practiced at some centers operating to this very day. The use of vitamins, minerals, massage and in some cases acupuncture is available. This can be an effective detox practice but we do not recommend or endorse such practices due to the danger and risk factors to the client during some withdrawals.
Rapid Detox is often used in Holistic Rehab Centers. Drug and alcohol detoxification has long been accepted as an essential, although often difficult, first step towards recovery from addiction. In the absence of professional medical assistance, most will fail in an attempt to free themselves from the grip of drug and/or alcohol addiction. Successful detoxification is essential before long-term recovery can begin.
Detox is not a “cure” for addiction. Detoxification is the first step in a process that is necessary to engage oneself in rehabilitation. Designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms for individuals dependent on heroin, methadone, Opioids, Oxycontin, opium, Percocet / Percodan or codeine, anesthesia assisted opiate detoxification allows for engagement in a variety of aftercare programs aimed at placing drug addiction into remission.
Purpose of Rapid Detox
The purpose of Rapid Detox is simple, to reduce, minimize, or eliminate altogether, the signs and symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. This decreases the chances of relapse and increases the likely hood of a full recovery.
Rapid Detox is not intended to replace a fully comprehensive treatment and recovery program. It is simply a ‘procedure’ designed to help an individual tolerate the withdrawal symptoms from opiates with much greater comfort.
“Anesthesia Assisted Opiate Detoxification” is the first step, representing only the beginning of a long process of healing and recovery. Once an individual is ‘clean’ of opiates, it is always recommended they make some form of counseling their next step in the recovery process. Aftercare is a paramount component of the recovery process!
Anesthesia Rapid Detox procedure Or Ultra Rapid Detox
(AAROD) AND SOMETIMES KNOW AS (UROD) is a fast detox alternative to rapidly detox the body from opiates in 6 hours or less. (AAROD) is done under anesthesia and is done under the strict medical care of a doctor anesthesiologist and a nurse. Our staff is trained and certified in the AAROD procedures so the client can be assured that their detox will be safe and effective. The latest technology is utilized to assure that the procedure is done effectively and safely.
When you arrive at the detox center you will be met by the licensed anesthesiologist and nurse to discuss and prepare you for the procedure. The patient is then put into a medically induced sleep for 6 hours and the detox protocol process starts.
Once under general Anesthesia and deep sedation then the opiate antagonist is administered and also a strict formula of medications specifically designed to flush out the patients opiate receptors. There are two nurses that are present during the whole procedure and they monitor the patient’s vitals and make sure that the procedure if flawless in its execution. Once the procedure is complete, the patient usually stays for 24-48 hours for observation and monitoring to make sure that the detox was successful.
AAROD has been used for over 10 years and is now becoming more mainstream for detox procedures. The length of stay at an AAROD detox facility is usually 48 hours and the length of stay at a normal opiate detox is 5-10 days depending on the usage.
After detox is completed it is highly recommended that a follow-up treatment plan is in place to handle the issues that are still not handled even though you feel great. Rapid detox or AAROD is in no way, a treatment for addiction. It only handles the physical manifestations that are associated with withdrawal from opiates.
Detox is in no way treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol. A detox is what it is, a means of getting rid of the physical manifestations and pain that is associated with a steady decline of the substance that is being abused. It is highly recommended that you seek treatment in one of our Holistic treatment centers before you go to a detox center. This will allow for an easy transition into treatment without the temptation that can lead to poor choices once again.
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