Typical opiate withdrawal is often severe, and it leaves an individual mentally and physically exhausted. For some individuals, opiate withdrawal even results in serious health problems. While deaths from opiate withdrawal are rare, they aren’t unheard of. In addition, the withdrawal process is lengthy. Cravings often remain strong for a period of 90-120 days. Luckily, rapid detox can drastically reduce withdrawal symptoms. Our patients are put into a state of extreme sedation while the withdrawal is occurring. Additionally, the withdrawal is expedited by naloxone. This drug works by blocking your opiate receptors. This process only takes around 30-90 minutes to complete.
There are a few things infused into your system during rapid detox. A sedative is given intravenously. This ensures that you’re in a deep state of sleep during the procedure. During the procedure, a medication called Vivitrol is given. This drug is effective at blocking the opiate receptors for a period of 30 days. This helps to reduce your cravings for opiates. Unlike other medications that are used to treat opiate addiction, there is no risk of dependency to this drug. Naloxone is also given to act as a reversal agent. A vitamin infusion is also given during the procedure, and this ensures that you have the right levels of nutrients in your body because many people struggling with opiate addiction suffer from vitamin deficiency due to opiate abuse.