Welcome to Rapid Detox
Rapid detox treatment with more than 10 years of experience is a hospital procedure to rapid detoxify the body from those drugs that cause prescription medication addiction or opiate dependency, while under anesthesia and supervised doctor's care.
Houston Rapid Detox
2807 Little York Road
Houston, TX 77093
Phone: (713) 469-4350
Rapid Detox Possible Complications
The process of rapid detoxification to treat drug dependence and addiction has received much attention in recent years. Some programs have been praised for successes while others have been criticized for potentially unsafe practices that have lead to complications and deaths. Patients who undergo rapid detox are anesthetized and given the opiate antagonist naltrexone, sometimes in a medically-assisted procedure. Also known as ultra-rapid detox and neuro-regulation, the procedure often is paired with after-care therapy that includes psychological counseling. The process is used to help patients quickly detox from substances such as morphine, codeine, OxyContin, Vicodin, Suboxone, Darvocet, Percocet, Norco and Fentanyl.
Rapid detox takes a few days and lets patients virtually skip the withdrawal phase of addiction, as most of it is experienced while under general anesthesia. Opiate receptors in the patient’s body are cleansed while under anesthesia. The anesthesia itself carries with it some risk of complications. When used correctly, anesthetics are safe and have few serious side effects. They can, however, have toxic effects when used in high doses. This can affect breathing, blood pressure, heart beat and other bodily functions. Infection, bruising or swelling at the injection site can also be a problem. Allergic reactions to the anesthetic medicine are also a possibility, though rare.
Method Of Rapid Detox
The Method of Accelerated Neuro-Regulation is a rapid detox program for heroin and prescription opiate addiction. The program has treated thousands of patients for more than a decade and reports it has seen much success. The treatment is administered in a fully accredited hospital and patients are monitored around the clock. Accelerated withdrawal symptoms occur within hours instead of days, as with traditional methods. Once patients wake up, they are no longer physically dependent on opiates and they are unaware of the withdrawal that occurred during the procedure. Patients return to a normal life within days. A full physical screening is given to patients to minimize any potential risks. Specialized doctors who perform the procedure have perfected it to minimize the amount of time patients are anesthetized. Usually, they are “under” for 4-6 hours.
Not All Rapid Detox Programs Are Safe
In an effort to offer an inexpensive quick fix, some rapid detox programs cut corners on precautions and safety, compromising patients’ health. These programs are extremely dangerous and have lead to unnecessary complications and preventable deaths. Patients should thoroughly research programs before making a commitment.