Below we provide answers to some of the most common questions that you may have regarding the Rapid Opiate Detox Under Sedation process. If you have any questions or concerns that have not been addressed below please call us at: (800) 458-8130
The most important advantage of All Opiates Detox is the fact that our center was founded and is operated by our practicing Board-Certified Medical Doctors. All Opiates Detox is the nation’s only rapid detox facility that offers unlimited aftercare, following your discharge, directly by the treating physicians. Our medical doctors are accessible and available before, during and after the rapid detox treatment.
Dr. George, Board-Certified in Addiction Medicine, has extensive experience in private practice for over 30 years and in managing patients post rapid detox since 2008. He is the guru of managing rapid detox patients. Since our rapid detox under sedation center is operated by our physicians, our patients receive many services that are not available with other rapid detox centers. These are just a few of the crucial services our patients receive that other centers don’t offer:
Our rapid detox procedures are performed in our state of the art facility, created exclusively for our patients
Our physicians perform one procedure at a time, giving special attention to each patient
Intensive-care like setting in a private facility ensures confidentiality
Our rapid detox treatment protocols are individualized to meet the needs of each patient, by our experienced and qualified physicians
Our physicians and staff care for our patients on a one-to-one basis
The treating physicians examine the patients every day until discharge
Our Medical Doctors are involved in your care during your entire stay with us for the rapid opiate detox treatment
Care and support by Medical Doctors, even after discharged home
All patients have direct access to Dr. George, even after discharge
All Opiates Detox is a sedation detox treatment for opiates, also known as rapid drug detox, ultra-rapid detox or anesthesia rapid detox. Since both sedation and anesthesia accomplish the goal of putting the patient to sleep during the detox treatment, our doctors choose the sedation method for better results, safety and swift recovery. During our sedation detox procedure patients don’t experience the withdrawal symptoms since they are sedated. Withdrawals pass and Naltrexone is used to block the opiate receptors in order to prevent relapse and to prevent the opiates from getting back into the opiate brain receptors. Our sedation detox is performed by our experienced Medical Doctors, Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Addiction Medicine.
Rapid opiate detox is for patients that want to be totally opiate-free, without substituting one drug for the other. This non-conventional type of detoxification is for patients that are psychologically ready but have a tremendous fear of pain from the withdrawals. Many patients choose rapid drug detox after trying to quit cold-turkey, or after failing or dropping out of other conventional treatments or rehab programs. With our rapid drug detox under sedation, withdrawals pass while you are sedated so you don’t feel the pain. Patients are completely opiate-free after completing our rapid detox treatment. We encourage patients to follow our program recommendations to remain abstinent. The only way to “Get Your Life Back” is to be totally opiate-free! All Opiates Detox is successful and rapid! All Opiates Detox treatment is the humane way to detox!
Whether you qualify for the procedure is all individually based. Patients are screened over the phone, by our highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable intake coordinator, before scheduling. It is very crucial that the screening is done by a professional in the medical field, and not just someone treating it as a business by reading questions and just writing down responses without any other knowledge. Also during this process, you will be instructed if there are any restrictions or additional testing needed before scheduling.
Yes, you could still go through the rapid detox for opiates if you take benzodiazepines (such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin). Being on benzodiazepines is not a contraindication for our rapid detox treatment.
You do not feel any pain from the withdrawals during your procedure since the bulk of the withdrawals pass while you are sedated. Some patients experience very mild, but tolerable symptoms following the procedure, nothing like cold-turkey. Through his extensive experience with managing rapid detox patients since 2008, Dr. George will use supportive measures and medications to help you, should any residual symptoms occur.
NO. We do Not give Suboxone, Subutex or Methadone. We detox patients off of Suboxone, Subutex, and Methadone since they are opiates. Many patients are not aware that they are just substituting one opioid for another when they take Methadone and Buprenorphine products (Suboxone, Subutex, and Bunavail). Our goal at All Opiates Detox treatments is total abstinence from using any opiates. We feel that the only way to get your life back is to be totally opiate-free!
Cravings are reduced, if not eliminated, following the rapid detox treatment, since Dr. George uses Naltrexone opiate blocker. Naltrexone tremendously reduces cravings and also keeps your brain receptors free from opiates. The Naltrexone implant, offered by our experienced Dr. George M.D. since 2008, is the preferred and most economical and successful method. Naltrexone is available in pill form for oral daily intake, injectable form (Vivitrol) once every month and pellet form for implant every two months. Based on our experience of detoxing patients since 2008, staying on Naltrexone prevents relapse and thus helps give the brain receptors time to heal.
We advise that you bring a responsible adult that does not use opiates with you. Your companion will support you, both psychologically and physically. If you are unable to bring someone with you, then our very experienced and qualified caregivers will assist you at an extra cost.
The GI (gastrointestinal) prep is required any time there is sedation, regardless of the type of procedure. Additionally, the pre-op cleansing prep that we need will help reduce the GI side effects of the detox. Following the prep instructions will make your recovery easier and faster.
Everyone is different after the detox. Some patients feel great and can’t believe they’re opiate-free, and some patients may experience some mild, but tolerable and manageable symptoms, such as fatigue, occasional vomiting or diarrhea. Dr. George is always available to our patients for support and prescribes medications when needed. Every day gets better and better after our All Opiates Detox procedure.
There is damage to the brain neuro-circuitry and neurons due to opiate use. Patients need to be opiate-free for an extended period for the damage to heal. How do patients stay opiate-free? We recommend remaining on the Naltrexone opiate blocker for a complete year. Naltrexone can be prescribed by our doctors any time you feel cravings. Patients can also benefit from therapy such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), counseling, 12-step programs, rehabs and support from family and friends. Lifestyle modifications, such as eating healthy and exercising are also essential for an opiate-free lifestyle. You will have our doctors’ direct phone numbers for follow-up, questions, and support.
One of our most significant advantages is the ability to communicate with our physicians directly as you will have their personal cell numbers. Dr. George will coordinate with you should you have any concerns about the detox and addiction. He can even coordinate with your local physicians to make sure that you stay abstinent. Dr. George will guide you along the way. We do not discard our patients after the detox. We provide you with aftercare following your discharge, to help you stay opiate-free. We are dedicated to our practice and committed to our patients.
Rapid drug detox for opiates is not covered by insurance, regardless of where you have it done. One can apply for financing thru MLend Finance. The applicant can be the patient or anyone wanting to help the patient by co-signing or applying on behalf of the patient. If approved, it is interest-free for 12 months. There are no penalties for not paying the total amount within the 12 month period. If there is a balance due at the end of the 12 months, the interest accrues on only that remaining balance going forward. Click here for Financing or call: (800) 458-8130