Opium occurs naturally in the seeds of the opium poppy. Opium is extremely effective in managing pain and is inexpensive to produce. It works by attaching to “opiate receptors” in your body, relieving pain and inducing feelings of euphoria. Unfortunately, as a recent video from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) confirms, it is also extremely addictive. Your body quickly becomes dependent on the drug. The longer you remain addicted, the higher the dose of the drug you need. In between doses, cravings wrack the body. Addicted persons may suffer malnutrition, nausea, constipation, respiratory complications, low blood pressure, seizures, dizziness, weakness, confusion and even coma.
Withdrawal symptoms – the sensations the body goes through as you attempt to quit – can be just as difficult. They range from chills with goose bumps (you may look like a “cold turkey”) to flushing (hot flashes), kicking movements of the legs (as you “kick the habit” – similar to restless leg syndrome) and excessive sweating. Expect severe pains in your bones and the muscles of your back and extremities, even muscle spasms.
This is why most patients call a “cold turkey” withdrawal unbearable. As USA Today quotes one former addict, trying “to tough out your withdrawal [without medical help] is archaic.” The pains of withdrawal often lead to relapse. As a recent video from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) confirms, it is very hard to quit.
Instead of going it alone, the RDD (“Rapid Drug Detox”) Center provides effective results, superior care, safety, and privacy in a licensed surgical facility. It is a proven, affordable medical procedure, administered by experienced board certified physicians, that effectively reduces the pain and discomfort of conventional detox.
The Center’s RDD Method™ for detoxification from opiates takes place under anesthesia. This medical procedure eliminates most of the withdrawal symptoms. When you arrive at the Center, you receive a brief medical exam. Then a licensed and board certified physician administers medication to help you relax, and then a light, general anesthesia for about 1 hour. Following the procedure, recovery begins – always under direct medical supervision.
While you “sleep,” your physicians administer Naltrexone, an FDA approved, non-addicting, opiate blocker. With the Rapid Drug Detox Center’s RDD Method™, a carefully monitored dose of Naltrexone “washes” clean the opiate receptors in your body, and ensures that opiate drugs do not re-attach to your “clean” receptors. You will be amazed at your lack of craving for opiates while you are using Naltrexone.
If you try to use opiates while medicated with Naltrexone, there is no high. Opiates cannot attach to your body’s opiate receptors because Naltrexone “got there first” — it blocks your opiate receptors so other drugs cannot get through. Yet Naltrexone is not an opiate, is non-addictive, and does not cause withdrawal when stopped – unlike Methadone or Suboxone commonly used to treat Heroin addiction.
As an added side benefit, Naltrexone may even reduce your craving for sweets and high-fat foods.
During the complete process, in the recovery room and then in an adjacent hotel (all included in the cost of your treatment), the RDD Center’s medical team monitors your vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications. In the days that follow, you may find that you sleep more than usual.
Does it work? Administered by professionals as part of a long-term drug-addiction recovery strategy, patients find the RDD Method™ is significantly more effective than other courses of opiate addiction treatment.
Will it work for you? Your answer starts with a phone call. When you call, you speak to a professional nurse or an experienced intake coordinator. The call is toll-free at 1-866-399-2967. Contact Rapid Drug Detox and take the first step toward a lifetime of freedom from addiction. RDD Center nurses are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, always available to answer all of your questions.