Missouri’s location in the central part of the United States makes it easily accessible for people looking to distribute, buy, or sell opiates. This is a problem throughout the country, but Missouri is affected by prescription opiates containing oxycodone and hydrocodone. These are potent narcotics that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) labels as controlled substances.
OxyContin contains oxycodone and is very powerful. The illicit use of this drug has become quite problematic around the country. Hydrocodone products such as Vicodin, along with codeine and methadone, have also created a problem in Missouri, according to the agency. Many people take prescription opiates safely, but some become dependent through no fault of their own. Whatever the reason, Waismann Method, in southern California, offers a compassionate opiate treatment that has served residents from Missouri and worldwide since 1998.
Opiate Addiction in the State
When misused, opiates can be highly addictive. Many Missouri citizens suffer from opiate addiction. The number of cases of prescription opiate abuse and diversion increased dramatically due to overprescribing. Data from the U.S. Department of Justice shows a 1,800 percent increase in the number of prescriptions written for OxyContin between 1996 and 2000 in the U.S. Opiates, especially OxyContin, are critical tools in the fight for pain management. However, people who take it for legitimate pain often succumb to opiate addiction due to long-term use. Currently, illicit forms of opiates, including heroin and fentanyl, are the main source of abuse. This is largely due to the strict regulations on prescription narcotics over the past few years.
Waismann Method® Opiate Detox for Missouri Residents
There are many options for opiate treatment available for Missouri residents. Waismann Method’s rapid opiate detoxification is widely known in the field for offering a safe, effective, and discreet opiate addiction treatment. We use intravenous medication to remove the opiates quickly from patients’ opiate receptors. This eliminates the physical addiction in less than two hours while patients sleep under anesthesia. The procedure accelerates withdrawal, and patients awaken from the procedure without the awareness they even experienced opiate withdrawal. This helps patients recover in a controlled environment under the care of a trained medical team. A more comfortable withdrawal also helps guard against instances of relapse. Patients stay in the hospital for one to three days before continuing aftercare. Our Domus Retreat aftercare facility offers continued support during the regulation phase and services, including counseling, massage, psychotherapy, and yoga.
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