Deciding to seek rehabilitation for a drug problem is an empowering step in the right direction. Buprenorphine rehab is a general term for the set of treatment programs available to manage physical and psychological dependence to the drug. Buprenorphine is used in the medications Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) and Subutex to treat opiate addiction. It’s a partial opiate agonist, meaning that while it’s an opioid and can produce typical side effects such as respiratory depression and euphoria, its effects are thought to be less than full opioid agonists like heroin and methadone. This allows patients to stop using opioids and avoid withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine can become physically and/or psychologically addicting, causing the need for another detox. Weaning a patient with an opiate replacement medication such as Suboxone is sometimes viewed as swapping one addiction for another. Once patients have become dependent upon buprenorphine, treatment courses could include rapid detox, behavioral therapy and modification, 12-step programs and faith-based initiatives.
Waismann Method’s Rapid Opiate Detox Can Be Achieved in Less Than Two Hours
Buprenorphine rehab can be long or short-term and may be in-patient or out-patient depending on the severity and length of the addiction. The Waismann Method offers a very thorough approach to buprenorphine detoxification that treats the whole patient, and each individual based on his or her unique needs. Many other rehab programs offer a narrow approach to prescription painkiller addiction, labeling you an addict for life and ensuring that you maintain lifelong association, going to meetings and following “steps.” The Waismann Method utilizes the most advanced medical biotechnology available today to end opiate dependency. Other programs focus only on addiction with a dominant religious approach. Our scientific approach is applicable for anyone and we use therapy as part of the recovery process. We see opiate addiction as a disorder of the central nervous system, caused by prolonged opiate intake. We know most patients don’t have weeks or months to spend in rehab so we’ve spent a decade perfecting a medical procedure that gets you back on your feet in days.
Managing Withdrawal Without a Long Term Buprenorphine Rehab
While buprenorphine can be effective for some people suffering opiate addiction, others may find the cycle of dependence repeating itself. Our humane medical detox procedure, performed discreetly in a hospital, can get you completely opiate-free in a matter of days. The rapid detox procedure itself, usually takes just over an hour and uses intravenous medications to cleanse the buprenorphine from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens while the patient is under sedation and he or she awakens without awareness of the accelerated withdrawal they experienced while under. Our total hospital stay is in most cases 2 to 3 days compared to the weeks or months required by traditional buprenorphine rehab facilities. Our medical management of the withdrawal phase is expertly done, ensuring safety and comfort and increasing the chance that patients will achieve lasting abstinence. We also include a recovery time inpatient at our Domus Retreat aftercare facility, where patients can extend recovery and work toward their re-integration back to society.