People who become addicted to LAAM have options when it comes to safe detox. Levomethadyl Acetate Hydrochloride, also known as Levo-alpha-acetylmethadol (LAAM), or Levacetylmethadol (LAM) is an oral narcotic analgesic used to treat opiate dependencies. Similar to methadone, it is a synthetic opiate used as a replacement therapy for illegal heroin use. It works by creating a cross-tolerance to other opiates, blocking the euphoric effects and controlling drug cravings. Even though LAAM has been used to treat opiate addiction, it too can be habit-forming for patients. A problem can take hold with regular use. Opiate replacements such as LAAM, methadone, and Suboxone work for some people but the risks may be too great. Waismann Method considers these medications substitutes that essentially swap one dependency for another.
Overdose and Serious Withdrawal Are Realities of LAAM Addiction
In addition to dependence, LAAM can lead to potentially fatal overdose, a severe withdrawal, and dangerous interactions. Opiate addiction is a serious problem and one that is happening with increasing frequency. A physical addiction to LAAM is marked by an intense withdrawal, which can be very difficult to handle without professional help. A serious and or lengthy addiction can result in a very painful withdrawal, which can include serious drug cravings, body aches and pains and vomiting and nausea. LAAM depresses the central nervous system and can cause a slowing of respiration. Combining it with other substances that have this effect can be deadly. These include other narcotics, alcohol, tranquilizers, sedatives, and hypnotics.
Safe LAAM Detox Can Get Patients Back on Their Feet Quickly
Waismann Method provides a premium detox to treat LAAM addiction. For more than a decade, we have been known around the world for our safe, quick and compassionate LAAM treatment. Patients check into a hospital for 3 to 6 days where they are tested thoroughly for any possible underlying medical issues. After this, we provide a comprehensive medical detox that uses intravenous medication to treat and cleanse the addiction from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens in less than two hours while patients rest lightly under general deep sedation. The procedure accelerates the withdrawal process and patients awaken without the conscious awareness this phase has passed. Allowing patients to essentially skip this painful and degrading phase is what gives them a jumpstart on long-term recovery and guards against relapse. Once patients awaken, they are monitored closely until it’s determined that they are ready to be discharged, free of opiate addiction. While some may be ready to return to their lives, families, and careers, others choose to transition in our Domus Retreat aftercare facility.