Rapid Detox Warning

Drug Rehab Institute condone usage of Rapid Detox (UDOC)

Rapid Detox Warning

If you or someone you know is thinking of doing a Rapid Detox, we firmly advise you to call 1-877-909-3636 and talk with one our drug rehab placement counselors. They can brief you thoroughly on the Rapid Detox procedure and the benefits and side effects.

But for anyone who wants to know a bit about Rapid Detox the first thing to realize is that this process comes under the heading of Medical Detox. It requires qualified physicians specialized in toxicology to perform this procedure. A full medical evaluation must be done before any acceptance for this action due to the strain it can produce on certain people. Normally this would be done for individuals with an addiction to opiates because an opiate addiction such as heroin, morphine, and other prescription drugs like Oxycontin and the like has severe withdrawal symptoms.

In most cases of opiate withdrawal, the person will be required to undergo some form of Medical Detox to assist them to come off the opiate. Whereas with the Rapid Detox the individual will be put under general anesthesia and pumped with Naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist that is used mainly in the treatment of alcohol and opiate addiction, and is quite powerful. Some have reported appalling side effect of this drug.

When one is undergoing Rapid Detox with the Naltrexone method, the subject is sometimes strapped to the bed due to convulsion that can occur during this process. The fact that the person is unconscious only means they will not feel the withdrawal effect of opiates leaving the system. It doesn’t mean your muscles won’t twitch, and the nerve channels will not be in pain. Rapid Detox can take anywhere between three to six hours and always under the supervision of professional practitioners assisted by nurses. Since there have been reports of deaths due to complications, this is not an optimum solution and therefore not approved nor recommended by Health Canada.

Once you have undergone the process of Rapid Detox, it will take on average 3 to 5 days to recover from this ordeal and in some case up to 10 days. The usual side effects are sore muscles, exhaustion, weakness, some pains in joints, nausea, etc. But it also means the only thing that was done was to activate the withdrawal symptoms of opiate use, which was done while unconscious. It did not, however, handle the cravings, nor did it address the underlying causes of opiate addiction.

Just as Methadone is used to inhibit the high of heroin and other opiates it does not, however, handle the person drug addiction to opiates, it only cuts off the high from opiates. There are a lot of people that is on the methadone program and take their daily dose so as not to go into withdrawal, yet still, crave for heroin and other opiate highs. They will even use drugs while on the methadone treatment. Rapid Detox is just another band aid for drug addicts and does not handle drug addiction.

If you or someone you know is suffering from opiate addiction and wants help, call our drug rehab placement counselor for information on successful Medical Detox. There are affordable Medical Detox Center available with a secure protocol for treatment of opiate addiction. Detox should always be followed with good reliable drug rehab programs to address the underlying issues related to substance abuse. Call us today and ask what your options are before trying the shortcut through unsafe treatments like Rapid Detox.