Ultra Rapid Detoxification differs from the more commonly used detox process. Here we explore the differences and the benefits of Ultra Rapid Detoxification.
Detoxification involves the removal of various substances and toxins through medical or physiological intervention. People addicted to various substances usually experience withdrawal symptoms during detox or when they stop using.
Withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and cause many people to relapse. Therefore, medical professionals will prescribe medications like buprenorphine or methadone to relieve withdrawal symptoms.
However, there are two major disadvantages of the traditional medical detox, especially for opioid withdrawal.
Is there a way you can detox faster while reducing the risk of relapse? Yes. You can get Ultra-rapid detoxification for faster and more effective detox from Coastline Behavioral Health in Orange County, CA.
Ultra-rapid detoxification is a detox approach that mainly helps patients struggling with opioid use disorder. The approach is meant to ease the intensity of opioid withdrawal and reduce the withdrawal period. It mainly entails the use of general anesthesia and medication like naltrexone and naloxone.
Naltrexone and Naloxone are opioid antagonists. It means that they inhibit opioid receptors and block the effects of opioids such as heroin. Moreover, it is hard to abuse opioid antagonists because they do not pose the same effects as opioids.
A general anesthetic in ultra-rapid detoxification puts you to sleep to avoid the withdrawal symptoms’ pain and discomfort. The opioid antagonist will help ease the withdrawal symptoms as you sleep. It should take about six to ten hours to perform the ultra-rapid detoxification procedure.
However, you have to undergo other important phases like selection and follow-up care. Studies show that ultra-rapid detoxification has a 100% completion rate. On the other hand, research shows that traditional approaches to detox have a drop-out rate of at least 30%.
Research shows that Ultra rapid detoxification may vary with the detox provider, but it has three main stages. They include:
It is important to understand the phases of detoxification to know what to expect. The phases of ultra-rapid detoxification include:
Pre-testing helps to understand the damage brought by substance abuse. You will take various tests, including a physical exam, X-ray, and other tests like HIV.
You may need some medication before your ultra-rapid detoxification to help reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms. A good example is the use of buprenorphine one week before your ultra-rapid detoxification.
It is important to monitor your vital organs and their functions during anesthesia. Monitoring helps to ensure the organs’ safety and hence your safety.
Next, the medical professionals will induce and maintain anesthesia. They will use medication like Propofol to induce anesthesia and muscle relaxants like Mivacurium. Once they induce the anesthesia, they will maintain it using a combination of Propofol and Midazolam. We do not use any medication with a risk of dependency on the patient.
You will also receive a dose of an opioid antagonist as you go into anesthesia. The opioid antagonist could be naloxone, naltrexone, or nalmefene. First, you get a test dose before the actual infusion. They may also administer some ringer lactate to maintain fluid balance.
During anesthesia, the doctors will monitor your withdrawal symptoms. Research shows that patients tend to experience the highest withdrawal symptoms an hour after induction of anesthesia. One common withdrawal sign during anesthesia is piloerection.
You should stay in anesthesia until you react negatively towards the opioid antagonist. It usually takes six to eight hours for the detox to take place and your body to react negatively to an opioid antagonist dose. However, it may take a little longer if you had used some methadone.
Post detox monitoring should take about 24 to 36 hours. However, you can stay a few more days if your symptoms persist. You will go checkups for withdrawal symptoms, anesthetic complications, and psychiatric symptoms before discharge in post-detox monitoring.
While you can go home, we would highly recommend you proceed to inpatient treatment and other aftercare treatment programs. Research shows that 75% of patients who underwent ultra-rapid detoxification required further treatment. These programs help to build a strong base for long-term recovery and reduce the risk of relapse. Some of these programs include:
Inpatient treatment takes place in a treatment facility like Coastline Behavioral Health. You will be under the 24-hour care of medical professionals. Therefore, you will not have access to the drugs, and any emergencies will receive immediate attention. Inpatient treatment is better for those with a severe case of substance use disorder.
When you are ready to resume some daily life activities, you can advance to outpatient treatment. You can visit the treatment center routinely as you go to work or attend school. During outpatient treatment, you will take part in various therapies like group and family therapy. It will help you gradually settle back into your life and avoid substance abuse triggers in the process.
You will still experience temptations and various triggers to abuse long after ultra-rapid detoxification and other treatments. Therefore, it would help engage in one or more support groups to help you cope with daily triggers. Moreover, you will get support from your peers and other people who have experienced similar challenges.
Detoxification under medical supervision is very important and highly reduces the risk of relapse. Furthermore, you can avoid or reduce the intensity of various withdrawal symptoms. Some common withdrawal symptoms include watery eyes, nausea, excessive sweating, and diarrhea, among other unpleasant symptoms.
Ultra-rapid detoxification is an approach to detox for patients suffering from opioid use disorder. It involves the use of a general anesthetic like propofol and an opioid antagonist like naloxone. The anesthesia should last for six hours to eight hours. However, you will be discharged after 24 hours to 36 hours.
The phases of ultra-rapid detoxification include pretesting for the potential damage from the substance abuse, monitoring organs and vital functions, anesthetic induction and maintenance, induction of opioid antagonist and monitoring withdrawal symptoms, and post-detox monitoring and discharge. You may need further treatment after detox. Some other treatment programs include inpatient and outpatient treatment.
You can get ultra-rapid detoxification and other addiction treatment programs from Coastline Behavioral Health. We offer treatment programs like detox, inpatient treatment, outpatient rehabilitation, intensive outpatient rehabilitation, luxury rehab, and executive rehab.
You can also benefit from various therapy programs, including experiential therapy, the music program, CAM therapies, and more. Moreover, we also address mental health issues like trauma, PTSD, codependency, and dual diagnosis. We use a customized approach for any treatment program to address the individual needs of a patient.
For any inquiries or to schedule a visit, you can call us at (714)841-2260. We also welcome walk-in visits.