An addiction to opiates may require that patients check into a detox or rehab treatment program. Opiates include heroin or prescription painkillers such as OxyContin , Vicodin and Percocet. These narcotic medications have the tendency to be addictive with regular or prolonged use. Addiction can develop relatively quickly, often taking patients by surprise. For many people, legitimate and regular use can cause the body to become used to the medication.
Once a tolerance has developed, the drug’s effects are diminished and more and more needs to be taken to achieve desired effects. Addiction can take hold quickly and can be physical and/or psychological in nature. So many treatment options are available to treat opiate addiction. Opiate rehab is a general term for the many medical and psychotherapeutic treatments used to rid patients of their addictions to opiates. Opiate rehabilitation is necessary in order for patients to recover safely and avoid further legal, personal, societal and financial consequences. Withdrawal is a set of symptoms that develops once use is abruptly stopped or gradually discontinued. Many people fear withdrawal and delay seeking help. The right opiate rehab will address a painful withdrawal by managing it.
Many Treatment Options are Available if You Need Opiate Rehab
Opiate rehabs can be long-term or short-term in nature and may be in-patient or out-patient. Support groups, sober houses and extended care facilities are also available. There are many kinds of opiate rehabs and many programs try to achieve sobriety through various means including 12-step programs, faith-based initiatives, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.
Opiate rehab can be court-mandated to help small-time offenders avoid incarceration and get the help they need. Many people decide to seek opiate rehab on their own once they realize their use of opiates has spiraled out of control. The Waismann Method has offered expert opiate rehab for more than a decade. The differences between our approach and other detox and rehab programs are vast.
Opiate-Free Detox Can Get You Drug Free In a Matter of Hours
The Waismann Method of rapid detox has successfully treated opiate addiction without opiate substitutes like Suboxone and methadone. In the majority of our patients, addiction developed after legitimate pain prompted a prescription from a medical professional. Our program includes an in-hospital procedure that uses medication to cleanse drugs like Demerol and Dilaudid from patients’ opiate receptors.
This takes less than two hours. Patients sleep lightly under deep sedation for a short time and awake without the conscious awareness of the withdrawal symptoms that occurred while they were out. We manage the accelerated withdrawal phase so effectively that patients can recover more quickly and thoroughly. We also offer continued care at Domus Retreat for those who want to explore possible underlying issues through therapy and holistic treatments such as massage.
Our programs are safe, effective and completely discreet. With the Waismann Method, patients can rest assured they will receive the most comprehensive, medically-based opiate detox.