Those who have severe opiate addictions will want to find a way to break free of the anchor that is holding them down and essentially creating their dependency on these drugs. Each year millions of people around the world become addicted to painkillers which are prescribed by a doctor, but it is something which can easily get out of control. Morphine and Hydrocodone are just several of the stronger opiate drugs which people can easily become addicted to. A rapid opiate detox can work for some people who have abused these drugs and need a way to get them out of their system so they can finally break free of the addiction that has controlled their lives for so long. One of the reasons that doctors sometimes recommend this rapid detox is because breaking a person’s addiction to opiate drugs can be extremely difficult. People naturally produce in their brains what painkillers are meant to do, which is to release endorphins which in turn create a feeling of euphoria. Artificial opiates are often prescribed to people after surgery for pain and are then abused by patients who get addicted to the “high” which results from being on them. Those who attempt to break their addiction through a long withdrawal process experience a lot of pain and often relapse. Opiate withdrawal is almost on the same level as withdrawal from highly addictive drugs like heroin and it can be an extremely painful process. When someone chooses to undergo a rapid detox, the process essentially consists of the patient being put under with anesthesia and prescription medications are used to flush out all of the opiate receptors in the body so that their physiological “memory” is wiped out.
The idea is that they no longer have a problem with this particular addiction and craving memories will cease. Some centers boast a ten percent relapse compared to other methods. When someone who has undergone this procedure wakes up, they will experience very minimal withdrawal symptoms but may be very tired and exhausted. The idea is that kicking their addiction becomes much easier because of the fact that they are starting fresh. There are certain side-effects from this kind of procedure which should be weighed by those who are considering it which may include kidney issues. Also, not everyone is a candidate and one’s medical history needs to be reviewed. Conditions such as epilepsy or heart conditions will need to be evaluated. Some programs use Naltrexone to control cravings that may arise.}