It’s always wise to choose professional detox for an opiate addiction. Lortab is a narcotic painkiller that can become habit forming and lead to physical and/or psychological dependence. A physical dependence is evident once withdrawal symptoms set in upon cessation of use. The withdrawal associated with opiate addiction can be very difficult to go through. This is why experts and medical personnel with the Waismann Institute in California recommend professional detox. We believe that patients should have the opportunity to get rid of their Lortab dependence in a safe, quick manner. People who need detox should look for a program that offers withdrawal management in a private setting.
People who become dependent upon their prescription painkillers can explore many options when it comes to seeking treatment. There is detox, rehab, 12-step programs and other therapies aimed at ridding patients of their dependence. Some detox programs provide a service but then send patients home to recover. This is unacceptable because of the seriousness of withdrawal. Other home-based therapies include opiate replacements. Narcotic drugs such as methadone and Suboxone are administered to patients who are able to go about their lives while weaning from Lortab or other medications. These replacement drugs help patients gradually step down their use of other drugs while avoiding serious withdrawal symptoms. They present a problem, however, because they can also cause dependence and the need for a second detox.
A Painful Lortab Withdrawal Can Be Avoided with Rapid Opiate Detox
Waismann Institute’s rapid opiate detox uses a process called Waismann Method. It allows patients to stay comfortable so they don’t suffer through withdrawal. Symptoms can include intense drug cravings, vomiting, diarrhea, hallucinations, body shakes, aches and pains and nausea. Our procedure takes less than two hours and uses non-addictive intravenous medication administered while patients sleep lightly under deep sedation. It cleanses the opiates from patients’ opiate receptors. This eliminates physical addiction and patients awaken a short time later without the conscious awareness they experienced an accelerated withdrawal. The procedure accelerates this process so that most symptoms develop and pass before they awaken.
Prior to the procedure, patients are put through a battery of medical tests so we can rule out any possible underlying issues that need to be treated. Once patients awaken, hospital staff monitors them closely. Once they are OK’d for discharge, patients can decide to go home where they are free to resume their lives and careers. Many of the thousands of people we’ve treated choose to transition in our Domus Retreat before returning home. This aftercare facility also follows Waismann’s thorough, holistic approach to total wellness. We are confident that Waismann Institute can help you put your Lortab dependence behind you.