‘A Grateful Mother’s Testimonial ‘
At Christmas 2017, our daughter Lindsey, 33, was staring down a dark, hopeless, deadly hole of continuing addiction. She had tried to stop the madness of addiction so many times, and in so many ways – always with short-lived results that dashed all of our hopes again and again for the last 18 years.
She had just detoxed from alcohol, and because she had been on 130 mgs of methadone for a year and a half, she was denied admission to inpatient rehab programs. She was desperate to get off of the methadone. We knew that tapering off would take months, and besides, was rarely successful because of the terrible ongoing withdrawal side effects. A friend had told us about Rapid Opiate Detox, and Lindsey found the Michigan Addiction Center and Dr. George on an internet search. We live in the Chicagoland area, so it would be a 5 hour drive for us; and it was a costly financial investment. But after reading about the procedure and talking to Dr. George and his staff, we knew we had to do this for our daughter. It was really a last-ditch hope for us all.
The procedure was performed on January 30, and it was a gritty, uncomfortable 24 hours. This is not for the faint of heart, and it’s not for the vacillating or ambivalent. Lindsey was doggedly determined to be whole and healed – and was willing to undergo a short period of discomfort for a lifetime of freedom from the chains of addiction. Dr. George’s kind and attentive staff provided reassurance and non-addictive medications to ease the symptoms that lasted for the next few days or so. Dr. George was personally available by phone whenever Lindsey or I needed to talk to him; and he made several follow-up calls to check on her progress.
Lindsey had the naltrexone pellet implanted during the procedure, and that has been a miraculous part of the whole procedure. For 2 months she has had virtually no cravings for drugs, alcohol, or sweets. She has lost 30 pounds and is amazed at how healthy and wonderful she feels! Her father and I can’t believe how clear-headed, responsible and active she is. We are so grateful for how far she has come in such a short amount of time – and how she has the energy and the initiative for all of the good things she is building into her new life. She will continue on the Naltrexone for the remainder of the year.
Two weeks after the procedure, she served her 5 days of court-ordered SWAP – shoveling snow for 8 hours a day! One month after the procedure, she got a server job at a restaurant and is working 6 days per week making wonderful money that she is proudly putting in the bank – not up her nose. She attends 2 recovery meetings a week, and is undergoing one-on-one counseling. She did not need to go to inpatient rehab because the Naltrexone implant let her trust herself enough to get a jump start on her new life.
We truly believe that the Rapid Opiate Detox, the Naltrexone implant, and Dr. George saved Lindsey’s life. The daughter that we knew and deeply loved, but who was buried deep under the addictions, has come forth, and she is beautiful, determined, and hopeful. If you are reading this and trying to save your own life, or your child’s life, I pray that you will take this amazing opportunity and will have the same wonderful results that our daughter has had. We praise God and thank Dr. George!