Fighting addiction is overwhelming, many feel that it is impossible to quit using or drinking without the help of a detox and treatment center. Rapid detox is a detoxification process that many individuals fighting addiction choose because they are able to get over the physical withdrawal of the substance their addicted to under 24-7 supervised care under anesthesia. They are able to avoid being conscious during the overwhelming effects of withdrawal. Most of those who choose Rapid detox are suffering from serious opioid addictions where the withdrawal symptoms are too painful to cleanse their body traditionally.
What is Rapid Detox?
Rapid Detox is the process in which the body is cleansed of any chemicals and toxins related to drug and/or alcohol addictions. Rapid detox is unlike the traditional detoxification process. The individual going through the rapid detox process is heavily sedated with 24-7 medical care by both trained chemical dependency specialist, medical professionals and an anesthesiologist. Those with opioid addictions are offered this form of rapid detox because the withdrawal symptoms can be extremely painful and even life threatening.
The Rapid Detox Process
When entering into a Rapid Detox Facility you will go through a complete workup with an medical examination, blood work, urinalysis, and psychological exam to help Doctors to determine your safety during their procedure. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan to ensure that they are being treated properly through the rapid detox process. Once through the initial intake process you will go into the Intensive Care Unit (the ICU). There you will be sedated and closely monitored during the rapid detox process. While under sedation you will feel no discomfort. When you wake up you will be opioid free and ready to enter onto the next step of the recovery process.
The start of your Recovery
With Rapid Detox you are taking the first step in the recovery process. With Rapid Detox you are able to get your body through the withdrawal period, that is not the end to the recovery process it is important to work through the mental and emotional aspects of the recovery process as well. Opioid addiction can be extremely hard to overcome this making sure to go through the all steps of the recovery process are important to successfully recover and maintain sober living.