How Rapid Opiate Detox Works

There are thousands of people in the UK struggling with addiction. They may have a problem with heroin or opiate drugs, alongside other substances, which may require detox. However, for many needing drug treatment, the thought of experiencing withdrawal symptoms may be preventing them from going into recovery.

A rapid opiate detox can put your fears at rest. We can help you access a clinic to manage those symptoms during drug detox. Put yourself in the capable hands of our clinic’s experienced medical staff and counsellors, as they help you through the detox process.

You will be met with a warm welcome when you arrive at one of our rehabilitation clinics, where, following admission, they will proceed with the rapid opiate detox. The process generally lasts between 10 to 14 days, depending on individual requirements. During the rapid opiate detox, you will be monitored by the highly trained staff, while under sedation as you go through withdrawal. It can result in a peaceful, uneventful detox which has seen over 95% of our patients leave free of opiates after withdrawal.

The clinic will see you through every stage of rehab where, to begin with, their highly qualified psychiatrist will take a medical history and perform an initial assessment. They will take care of all the paperwork right away and you can be placed under sedation and begin your detox in a matter of hours. The sedation will continue as the rapid opiate detox progresses and your condition will be closely monitored, ensuring you always retain safe levels of consciousness and optimum hydration, among other considerations, throughout your detoxification.

You should also be aware there are many different types of medication or opiate blockers you can take as part of your rehabilitation, such as methadone or Subutex. But if you are given Naltrexone as a post-detox treatment, you will be orally administered a small dose on the fourth day, to eradicate any remaining opiates from your system. If there is a call for any additional Naltrexone it will be given on a patient by patient basis. It is not uncommon for patients to be given a Naltrexone implant to help them stay off opiates.

The rapid opiate detox will then culminate with the patient being discharged after a period of 10 to 14 days, following a satisfactory assessment by their psychiatrist. You may then be placed under the care of a nominated supervisor, a residential rehab or a custom aftercare program as arranged.

Be assured you will be under close supervision during your rehab detox to guarantee total control and safety. Detox Plus shall also make sure aftercare, sponsorship and other arrangements are agreed at the time of admission. So, all you have to worry about is getting better, and you are ready to take that first step with a rapid opiate detox.

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