Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Opiate Drug Detox Facts
"Sudden abstinence from opiates induces yet another traumatic disorder known as ‘withdrawal syndrome’...Known opiate-based prescription painkillers include OxyContin®, MS Contin®, Suboxone® (Buprenorphine), Methadone, Vicodin®, Darvocet®, Percocet®, hydrocodone, tramadol or any other opioids, similar to codeine, morphine, and heroin."(Opiates.com)
Some facilities use a program called 'Rapid Detox' to help people overcome their addiction and return to a normal life faster. But "Rapid detox only treats the physical aspect of addiction, not the psychological side, which is a major component of addiction. After rapid detox, you need extended psychological counseling to treat the mental aspect of addiction, otherwise there is great risk of relapse." (rapiddetoxlasvegas.com)
Finding a facility that does all this and more is key to your full recovery and entry back into a normal life. "...After detox, the rest of your treatment should be in a peaceful and comfortable setting. Privacy is important. If you’re worried about others knowing the details of your stay, you won’t be able to focus completely on your recovery. And luxury can help you truly recover, by keeping you from having to worry about anything but your therapy..." (Luxury Drug Rehab)
Do not 'be drawn in by the unproven promises of “rapid opioid detox.”'(debunking rapid detox) A great man, Herbert Kleber wrote in 1982 "The history of the treatment of narcotic withdrawal is a long and dishonorable one. The trail is strewn with cures enthusiastically received and then quietly discarded when they turned out to be relatively ineffective or even worse, productive of greater morbidity and mortality… Any claim for a new method should be put forward modestly and viewed with skepticism until amply documented by careful experimental procedures.'
At Luxury Drug Rehab, "we refer you to facilities that offer painless drug detox so that it’s easier for you to find the right one. We understand the pain of addiction, and know how hard it can be to find the right rehab. A rehab has to be a good personal fit for each person, like a pair of shoes. It’s a personal decision, and what works for someone else might not work for you. And it’s an important decision, too. Choosing the wrong facility could be as bad as not seeking treatment at all. We don’t want to see that happen to you, so we refer you to only the best, most gentle detox facilities"