Opioid dependence starts following the use of prescription opiate medications or after recreational use of opiates. These include Morphine, Vicodin, Norco, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Percocet, Lorcet, Suboxone, Methadone and all other opiate drugs, including Heroin off the street. Patients find it difficult to carry out daily functions and responsibilities once dependence is established. Continued use leads to tolerance and eventually addiction.
Once addicted, it is difficult to stop due to the painful opioid withdrawals, which occur hours or even days after discontinuing the use of opiates. Withdrawal symptoms range from hot-cold flashes, respiratory congestion, restlessness, anxiety, agitation, vomiting, and diarrhea, hallucinations, flu-like symptoms to severe shaking, jerking and muscle contractions. This is the dark side of addiction. Most users won’t be able to tolerate these withdrawal symptoms and will go back to using opiates again.
Wanting to discontinue the use of opiates and trying to do it on their own is one of the signs that the user is ready and motivated to become opiate-free. This is where our All Opiates Detox method can be of great benefit, detoxing patients and using an opiate blocker immediately afterward to reduce cravings and prevent relapse.
Our rapid opiate detox treatment is done in an ICU setting by two board-certified physicians; Dr. Joseph George, MD (Board-Certified in Addiction Medicine) and Dr. J. Attiq, MD (Board-Certified Anesthesiologist).
Our All Opiates Detox physicians are board-certified and experienced in the field of rapid opiate detox under sedation. One of our most important advantages is that our patients have direct access to our medical doctors, even after discharge. Our experienced doctors and compassionate, professional staff are always available to provide aftercare relating to the detox. Why Choose All Opiates Detox? Because we are a phone call away and always available to talk about our safe, effective and confidential rapid opiate detox treatment under sedation.