What Is Rapid Opiate Detox?
Rapid Opiate Detox As The First Step In Recovery
Rapid Opiate Detox is a fast 10-14 day treatment for detoxification from opiate drugs such as heroin, codeine, or methadone from the body.
Carried out in Detox Plus residential clinics in a medically supervised environment, Rapid Opiate Detox represents the first stage in a complete drug rehabilitation regimen.
Rapid detox is carried out under mild sedation, which alleviates symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal.
Rapid Opiate Detox is effective at resolving physical opiate dependency.
However, since detox alone – by any method – is ineffective at resolving underlying psycho-social drivers of addiction, rapid detox should be considered the first stage in a continuum of ongoing recovery treatment and care, addressing the psychological, behavioural, social, and environmental factors involved in any drug addiction.
Rapid Opiate Detox is commonly followed by (e.g.)
– Naltrexone oral tablets, recommended for 12 months following despot, usually ingested under supervision to encourage maintained abstinence.
– A full rehabilitation program, over (e.g.) 28+ days, to address the underlying psycho-social and behavioural drivers of addiction.
– Additional aftercare regimen, typically involving counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, etc, to address the psychosocial aspects of drug addiction.
Both opiates and alcohol depress the activity of the central nervous system, slowing breathing and heart rate. When taken together, the effects of these substances only increase, slowing breathing and heart rate down dangerously and depriving essential parts of the body of oxygen. Without an adequate amount of oxygen, essential organ systems begin to shut down. This can cause brain damage, or worse, death. Ingestion of opiates and alcohol also leads to loss of balance and coordination, increasing the risk of severe falls and rendering normal activities like driving deadly.
Some research implies that regular consumption of heroin can have an impact upon the pancreas which can cause hyperglycaemia; more studies are underway in order to establish the nature of this relationship.