- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Drug Treatment
- Written by Stop Admin
Another option for opiate treatment is the ‘Rapid Detox’ which consists of the opiate addict checking into a hospital type setting and will be put to sleep during which time his body will be flushed of the opiates. This treatment allows the opiate addict to experience minimal withdrawal symptoms while safe and under the care of a doctor. This treatment, however, is extremely expensive and the statistics show that most addicts eventually return to the opiate of their choice. One reason for this is because the ‘rapid detox’ removed the opiate from the bloodstream, but not from the fat cells throughout the body, and also because the opiate addiction is not only a physical addiction, but mental also. Yes, the body has been cleared of the opiate, but the mind is still craving it severely! Without the proper tools to handle these intense cravings that one learns from an addiction counselor, the addict will inevitably return to the opiate.
There is an option that has an extremely high success rate in opiate treatment. When an opiate addict is truly tired of using this drug and ready to quit for good, he will check into a long term inpatient treatment center. This is hard for many because they have a difficult time walking away from their current lives (no matter how badly they have become). This is why so many opiate addicts attempt the other methods before realizing that the long term inpatient treatment is the only real treatment. They will not only detox their bodies of the opiate, but also have time away from their everyday lives to relearn living skills and the tools needed to stay clean and off of the opiate.