Anesthesia Assisted Opiate Detoxification
Opiate drugs attach to opiate receptors in your body. When they do, they relieve pain and induce feelings of euphoria. Unfortunately, they stick around in your body and as a recent video from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) confirms, they can become addicting. In recent years, the National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that over 25,000 people die each year from overdose of tracked drugs because your body quickly becomes dependent on them. That is why you need help from the RDD Center.
Withdrawal “cold turkey” is painful. And it can stretch out for more than 60 days. What if there is a better way?
What if you could check into a modern, fully licensed medical and surgical facility and leave, 3 days later, virtually cured, with no major discomfort?
At the Rapid Drug Detox (RDD) Center, skilled board certified physicians with many years of experience guide your detoxification (“detox”). After a brief, painless, series of tests, you are admitted to the operating room (O.R.). There, an experienced, board certified anesthesiologist gives you a medication to relax and then administers a light, general anesthesia, while you rest comfortably. While you rest, a team of doctors “scrubs” the opiate receptors in your body using an infusion of intravenous medications. The procedure takes approximately 60 minutes. Once the opiate drugs are removed from your receptors, the worst of the withdrawal is over. And you have slept through it all.
While in the O.R., some patients elect to begin Naltrexone Therapy so that the opiate drugs do not re-attach to your “clean” receptors. While you sleep, Center physicians carefully place a small pellet, about the size of a pill, just under the skin in the lower abdomen. That way, the Naltrexone implant/pellet begins to release its opiate blocking medication right away. It continues to release it slowly, over a 3-month period. During this time, the implant/pellet dissolves and disappears.
Other patients elect a Sustained Release Injectable “IM” Shot. This shot releases Naltrexone medication into your system for one month. Like the implant, it keeps the opiate blocking medication in your system and ensures that opiate drugs don’t re-attach to your “clean” receptors. Like the implant, our medical staff gives your injection in the O.R., right after your detox, for comfort and convenience.
Note: Either the Naltrexone pellet delivery system or the Naltrexone injection is mandatory for Methadone and Suboxone®/Subutex patients. This is because these drugs have a long “half-life,” which means that they hang in your system a long time. Only Methadone and Suboxone®/Subutex patients must choose either the 30-day Naltrexone injection or 90-day pellet delivery system but every patient can choose them for the freedom they provide.
Post Procedure Medication
Soon you move to the Recovery Room, where other experienced members of the RDD Center’s medical team monitor your condition. A licensed physician is always within easy reach. The Rapid Drug Detox (RDD) Center is the only anesthesia detox facility in the country that has 2 Board Certified physicians present for the entire detoxification procedure.
After your detoxification treatment, you remain at the facility in the post recovery area for at least 24 hours. The entire time, you are monitored by a physician, circulating paramedics, and receive one-on-one private duty bedside care for the entire night.
The RDD Method™ of opiate anesthesia detox is not for everyone, nor should it be seen as a quick fix for serious drug dependency. Rather, it is a powerful first step toward a lifetime of freedom from addiction. To carefully consider all of your options, call the RDD Wellness Center to speak with an experienced, professional nurse or intake coordinator.