Rapid Buprenorphine Detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on Buprenorphine.
When MAT (medication-assisted treatment) with buprenorphine is used for the opioid-dependent patient, it is done to satisfy the need of the opioid Mu receptors dependent on opiates. By this replacement therapy, the patient is still dependent on drugs. Basically, it is trading one opiate for the other. Consequently, the patient will still be dependent on the opiate buprenorphine and will go through withdrawals when it is discontinued. Patients wanting to be opiate free reach out to us. We detox all opiates, rather than substituting one opiate with another opiate.
Rapid Buprenorphine Detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on Buprenorphine. It consists of sedating the patient and removing Buprenorphine from the brain receptor while the patient is sleeping. Acute withdrawals are precipitated with an opiate blocker. These withdrawals will pass during the sedation period. Once the withdrawals are over, and the brain receptors are free of the opiate Buprenorphine, a blocker is placed to prevent any opiates from getting back into the brain receptor.
The blocker of choice used at All Opiates Detox is an implant. Dr. George prefers the Naltrexone implant blocker for several reasons. First, the Naltrexone implant lasts approximately two months, as opposed to Vivitrol (lasts approximately 28 days) or tablets (have to be taken daily). Another reason our physicians prefer the implant over the injection is for patients that may not be able to tolerate Naltrexone due to side effects, sensitivity or allergies. The implant can be removed from under the skin, whereas the injection stays in the body for about 28 days and therefore cannot be removed once it is administered. It is recommended to remain on Naltrexone maintenance therapy for at least one year to allow the brain to heal from the damage caused by the drug use and abuse.
Aftercare consisting of the Naltrexone opiate blocker, psychotherapy, and 12 step programs are recommended to ensure long-term abstinence and success.