How Does Rapid Opiate Detox Work?

There are a number of ways to detox from opiates such as heroin and prescription painkillers. While some go against sage wisdom and try the "cold turkey" method, others use methadone detox or Suboxone detox for a comfortable, gradual process. Still others utilize rapid opiate detox, also referred to as "ultra rapid opiate detox," which can be used for treating opiate addictions to heroin, vicodin, methadone, or any prescribed narcotic painkillers.

Other opiate addictions that can be treated through the rapid detoxification process include:

Codeine addiction

Dilaudid addiction

Morphine addiction

Addictions to Percocet & Percodan

Lortab addiction

OxyContin addiction

How it Works
The rapid opiate detox process is generally conducted in a hospital setting under general anesthesia. In most cases, the process is overseen by certified anesthesiologists and a nursing staff.

While under anesthesia, the patient is administered medications that accelerate the physical reactions to the rapid withdrawal process which can last from 4 to 6 hours. Rapid opiate detox is not right for everyone, and it is recommended that opiate addicts consider all of their options before making a decision.


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