Rapid Methadone Detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent
THE ONLY WAY TO GET YOUR LIFE BACK IS TO BE TOTALLY OPIATE-FREE!
MMT (methadone medication treatment) with Methadone is used as replacement therapy for the opioid-dependent patient. Since Methadone is an opiate, the patient is still dependent on opiates with this replacement therapy. Once in the program, patients feel like they are locked in, not able to stop, and have to commit to driving daily to get their dose. Basically, it is trading one opiate for the other. Consequently, the patient will still be dependent on the opiate Methadone and will go through withdrawals when it is discontinued. Withdrawals are very painful and can last months after the last dose since Methadone is the longest acting of all the opiates and gets deposited in your bones and tissues.
Patients wanting to be totally opiate free reach out to us. We detox all opiates, rather than substituting one opiate with another opiate.
Rapid Methadone Detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on Methadone. It consists of sedating the patient and removing Methadone 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 Methadone, 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 stay 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.