Rapid Drug Detox can help detox you from Opium.
Opium is the milky latex fluid contained in the seeds of the naturally occurring opium poppy. As the fluid is exposed to air, it turns black and hardens. It is used to treat extreme pain. Doctors often prescribe opium to cancer patients as a morphine alternative. It can be used to ease pain before, during and after an operation. Opium is subject to some controversy. The dosage of the drug is easily controlled but the heroin-like effects make it extremely addictive. Furthermore, the drug is covered by most health insurance plans, so it is much less expensive than other ‘street’ drugs. Opium is often referred to as “the poor man’s heroin.”
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Opium Addiction Effects
Opium is highly addictive and tolerance to the drug is built up quickly. Many users experience toxic effects from Opium in pursuit of the endlessly-increasing dose required to achieve euphoria. They may suffer malnutrition, nausea, constipation, respiratory complications, low blood pressure, seizures, dizziness, weakness, confusion and even coma.
Opium Withdrawal Symptoms
Opium withdrawal can be a painful process particularly after heavy use. Symptoms are typically experienced within hours of stopping the use of the drug and can last up to several weeks after depending on the intensity of Opium use. Symptoms of Opium withdrawal can include: nausea, tearing, yawning, chills, anxiety, depression, insomnia and sweating. All of these symptoms can be quite pronounced causing the patient to experience such intense pain and suffering that a “cold turkey” withdrawal is unbearable. Withdrawal symptoms may present as body aches in the bone and muscle, back ache, diarrhea, clammy skin, weakness, increased blood pressure, dehydration, and thoughts of suicide. A patient may continue their drug use to avoid the pain associated with withdrawal and to attain the initial euphoric ‘high’.
Rapid Anesthesia Opium Detox
The RDD Method™ for Opium detoxification under anesthesia is a medical procedure that eliminates most of the withdrawal symptoms. During the procedure the patient is given medication to relax and then put under light, general anesthesia for about 1 hour. Following the procedure, recovery begins under direct medical supervision.
The patient’s vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications are closely monitored during the detox procedure. In the days that follow, the patient often sleeps more than usual. Administered by professionals as part of a long-term drug-addiction recovery strategy, The RDD Method™ is significantly more effective than other courses of Opium addiction treatment.
Opium Addiction FAQs
- How do I know if I am addicted to Opium?
A.Short-term users may require a detox program in order to successfully discontinue use of the drug because of Opium’s addictive traits. Addicts typically require higher doses of the drug and experience cravings for Opium between doses.
- How long does Opium detox take?
A.The length of the Opium detox process varies depending on the pattern of typical use and on individual differences. The most severe withdrawal symptoms occur during the first several days after discontinuing use of the drug making it important to seek immediate professional help from trained Oipum-detox professionals.
- Is Opium-addiction recovery painful?
A.While recovery from Opium addiction can be painful; the right procedure greatly reduces discomfort. Anesthesia Opium detox is a procedure that is effective at reducing the pain normally associated with Opium detox.
- How do I choose an Opium-detox program?
A.Talking to a trained detox or medical professional is the right first step in choosing the appropriate program. Call us at 1-866-399-2967 or contact us to learn more.
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We never use other replacement addicting opiates, often prescribed by physicians and detox centers, such as Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine) or injectable Buprenorphine. These schedule III controlled opiate drugs are routinely and widely used and approved by the FDA for opiate addiction maintenance, like Methadone. Many patients find themselves in the same situation as they were before drug treatment from a doctor or a drug rehabilitation center. Some in-patient rehab centers also use schedule II controlled liquid Hydrocodone and Dilaudid “cocktails”. Patients soon realize these replacement drugs cause severe withdrawal once they are discharged from these programs. This causes the patient to seek opiates for relief from the severe discomfort of a Buprenorphine withdrawal. The use of these drugs for treatment of opiate addiction is merely switching one opiate drug for another setting the patient up for failure. This does not solve the patient’s drug addiction problem. As use of these drugs become more common, we are seeing a steady increase of requests for an anesthesia detox from patients addicted to Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine). With RDD’s Naltrexone Therapy used as a pellet/implant, injectable “IM” shot or the oral pill form, the patient stays clean and cravings are eliminated.