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Complete opiate addiction treatment
(Heroin, Methadone, Subotex, Tramal, Substitol, Trodon)
Based on long-term research, this opiate addiction treatment program records 85-90% of effectiveness.
Symptoms of opiate addiction
The initial stage of opiate addiction is characterized by a loss of control over the use of the substance. A man more and more wants to feel intoxicated. Intoxication becomes the main goal, as society, family, work are becoming less important. Although the family and close friends notice changes, the addict himself persistently denies the negative effects of substance use, is uncritical of his condition, unable to adequately assess the situation, tends to cause conflicts. This indicates formation of a psychic desire for drugs.
In the middle stage, the use of the substance becomes regular. In order to obtain the desired result, higher doses are needed, i.e., tolerance grows. In the absence of the substance, unpleasant, sometimes painful and dangerous physical manifestations of the abstinence syndrome or crisis develop. At this stage, the addict is also able to see the negative side of the use of narcotic drugs, such as: harmed physical and mental condition, conflicts in the family, loss of job, friends.
Most often, at this stage addicts seek help. In the final stage of drug addiction, irreversible changes in the body occur. The consequences of the use of drugs lead to the breakdown of personality, impaired health, dementia, death.
Phases of opiate detoxification
1.Diagnostics – the first and very important phase of treatment. The essence of the diagnostic is to assess the physical and psychological condition of the patient. For the assessment of the patient’s physical condition, a standard diagnostic examination includes:
• urine test
• tests for hepatitis B and C, HIV infection
• general blood analysis
• biochemical blood testing
• internist examination
For the assessment of the patient’s psychological condition, a standard diagnostic examination implies psychodiagnostics (psychological tests that determine the level of addiction, the extent of the effect of taking benzodiazepines on mental health, whether there are signs of mental disorders, whether there is depression, what the degree of motivation for healing is, self-criticism and preservation of voluntary mechanisms.)
After diagnostics, the results are considered by a team of physicians to develop a strategy and treatment plan. In the event that the diagnosis reveals more serious deviations in the tests, the presence of a risk factor, or the patient has chronic accompanying illnesses, additional tests are organized as required, and therapy for the accompanying illnesses is prescribed. Depending on the problem, an MRT, EEG, ultrasound, X-ray, endoscopy, medicines and narcotics concentrations analysis, examinations of cardiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, infectologists, etc. can be done. These additional tests are not included in the price of this treatment package and are charged additionally.
2.Detoxification – Depending on the diagnostic results, the appropriate detoxification method from opiate addiction, that is, the complex method that will give the best result is chosen for each patient individually. The complex method includes UBOD (ultra-rapid opiate detoxification), Neurojet (N.E.T.) therapy, pharmacotherapy, special infusions with vitamins, hepatoprotectors. It is extremely important for detoxification to be rapid, that the patient does not feel and suffer pain, that the patient’s sleep and appetite return to normal, that the patient’s mood becomes stable, that he no longer feels anxiety or depression.
- UBOD – Ultra-rapid detoxification is a modern and extremely effective method aimed at speeding up the process of cleansing the body and at the same time reducing the intensity of unpleasant crisis symptoms and shortening them. It is carried out when diagnosis is made that there are no contraindications for this type of detoxification. During ultra-rapid detoxification, the patient is under anesthesia for 6 to 8 hours during the day, opiate antagonists are gradually introduced, usually naloxone or naltrexone, and in this way receptors are released from opiates.
The essence of ultra-rapid detoxification is that most of the crisis symptoms are overcome by the patient while asleep when he does not feel any pain. When he wakes up the strongest part of the crisis has already passed. Even if, after waking, there are some minimal crisis symptoms, their intensity is significantly reduced and can easily be eliminated by traditional analgesics. During the detoxification process, the patient undergoes 2 or 3 such procedures.
- N.Е.Т. – NeuroJet therapy is a method that uses NeuroJet device with special impulses to influence neurons in the brain responsible for secreting endorphin. Our natural protection against shock, pain, stress is based on natural opioids produced by neurons. When a person consumes narcotics, secretion of our natural opioids practically ceases. Neuro jet is a small electronic device that normalizes the level of dopamine and endorphin in the brain. Neuro Jet stimulation is painless.
The patient feels only slight tickeling and vibrations. The frequency and intensity of impulses is computer-controlled. Abstinence symptoms disappear within 15-20 minutes, i.e. their intensity decreases by 70-80%.
– Pharmacotherapy is one of the elements of detoxification. Depending on the diagnostic results, a combination of medications is during detoxification which eliminates the basic symptoms of abstinence crises, preparations that comply with many standards of pain management and provide good protection against pain. Psychostabilizers, hypnotics, and antidepressants are used in case of irritability, dysphoria, bad mood, nervousness, insomnia. Due to the often disrupted diet, insufficient or excessive appetite, the therapy introduces ferments that facilitate the ability to assimilate food, amino acids, vitamins. Also envisioned is the therapy for eliminating the consequences of the use of narcotics – inhalation for lung cleansing, special infusions with neurometabolics, nootropes for improving the brain exchange process with hepatoprotectors for liver regeneration. All preparations used in pharmacotherapy are safe and cannot create addiction.
Lateral therapy – a special procedure for harmonizing the brain hemisphere function. It reduces psychic tension in the patient, nervousness, solves the problem of depression, sleep, appetite, mood and desire for drugs, and the like.
3.Physiotherapy – Physiotherapy involves a combination of therapies – physical, medical or deep tissue massage. The massage has a soothing and relaxing effect. When a person goes through the process of rehab, dopamine levels are lower than those who are not addicts.
Massage also helps to detoxify by accelerating blood and lymph circulation and thus speeding up the process of releasing toxic substances from the body. One session of physiotherapy is included in the cost of the treatment package.
4.Pharmacological blockade – At the end of the opiate addiction treatment, a pharmacological block in the form of an implant (Naltrexone) is envisioned. The purpose of this procedure is to block the patient opiate receptors by Naltrexone activity, so taking heroin, tramal, methadone, the patient does not achieve euphoria and similar feelings and no relapse and return to drugs is provoked. Naltrexone therapy is applied to people who have undergone detoxification from opiates. We advise our patients to be protected with implants for at least 12 months after they are hospitalized. Naltrexone implant for two months or two depot injections for a month are included in the price of this treatment.
5.Treating mental addiction – Information therapy is aimed at eliminating the desire for drugs at the subconscious level. It implies that the patient in medical sleep undergoes audio-visual stimulation for a couple of hours, which he receives via the computer with the help of special headphones and glasses emitting high-frequency signals, for in the state of consciousness we can encounter a mental blockade (in the sense: I am not drug addict, I do not need it. Or, this does not help me at all, it does not work for me, etc.)
Using this technique, information is processed to improve the value and quality of perception.
The information is divided into groups of short, striking images on the subconscious level. The result of this therapy is the development of indifference and a negative attitude towards drugs.
Individual psychotherapy – Individual psychotherapy implies the individual work of a psychotherapist with the patient aimed at providing psychological assistance and support to a patient in trouble, depressive patient, patient with a posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, addictive behavior, personality disorder. Working with a psychotherapist helps the patient to get rid of psychological traumas, emotional discomfort and suffering.
The therapist educates the patient on how to live and work under stress, how to preserve the integrity of his personality and to have a mature relationship with his closest ones, which contributes to the patient’s personal development.
Group psychotherapy implies the work of a psychotherapist with a group of patients aimed at resolving internal conflicts, eliminate tension and correct behavioral disorders in patients. Psychotherapeutic work allows everyone to express their opinions on a given topic, to share their experience with others, to view themselves through the eyes of other people, to understand that they are not alone in their problems and that their problem is not unsolvable.
Body-oriented psychotherapy – This type of therapy allows the person to get rid of chronic tension and accumulated fatigue, improves the mood, improves the quality of life. It helps a person feel comfortable, relieves muscles cramp, releases accumulated life energy that forms the basis of a healthy person’s functioning and helps to achieve stability and safety.
Meditation – Meditation is applied to eliminate mental tension, physical pain, and methods of fighting stress. Our habits depend on which neural pathways the electrochemical processes in the brain and nervous system take place on. Thanks to meditation, a multitude of new neuronal pathways are created, and psychic energy is distributed differently, leading to the closure of harmful neural pathways.
A man easily stops smoking, consuming alcohol and drugs.
Autogenic training eliminates tension, fears and anxiety and leads to a person feeling relaxed and confident. The body has a huge hidden resource, which has been little studied to date. Autogenic training allows you to consciously manage this resource.
Relaxation – mastering and application of relaxation techniques makes it possible to quickly restore strength after physical and emotional load, easily deal with stress, strengthen the nervous system, and heal the whole body.
Progressive muscle relaxation – This effective relaxation technique based on the physiological fact that after a period of severe tension, each muscle is automatically deeply relaxed. In order to achieve a deep relaxation of all skeletal muscles, it is necessary to strain them simultaneously or alternately, and then concentrate on the relaxation that occurs in the muscles.
Art therapy – Allows the person to get rid of suppressed mental experiences and negative emotions, as well as to express himself through art. Art therapy is a way of releasing strong emotions (it helps to express anger, pain, anxiety, and fear). This method speeds up the therapeutic process and helps in diagnostics. Likewise, it increases the feeling of self-worth.
Transactional analysis – Each person has a parent-like, an adult-like and a child-like state in himself, the three ‘ego’ states which are expressed in different situations: we objectively assess the situation and make decisions (as Adults), demand or care about someone (like Parents), fantasize, are obedient or disobedient (as a Child).
Transactional analysis is effective in solving problems such as phobias and addiction. It helps a person to change, to become a normal child again, to strengthen the position of a tired parent, to learn to solve his problems from the position of an adult and to restore his self-confidence.
Family therapy – a method of psychological help during which a psychotherapist works with the whole family or with several of its members. The family is viewed as a unique social system that functions according to its special laws. Family therapy is a special form of psychological counseling focused on solving problems in family relationships, removing conflict between spouses, achieving harmony, and so on.
Family psychotherapy is especially important for problems with alcohol and drug addiction. After the treatment, the patient comes for family psychotherapy once a week.
Individual and group education – During the course of opiate addiction treatment, educational group and individual work on the subject of addiction disorders is envisaged. It deals with the following topics: concept and understanding of addiction disorders; factors of disorder development and disorder misapprehensions; internal and external triggers; physical, psychological, professional and social consequences; characteristics of addictive behavior; rules of behavior in abstinence and resocialization.
Communication skills development training – Patients in the group are trained in adaptive behavior. The emphasis is on helping patients to master communication skills as well as to control their emotions. They are trained in career planning and decision-making skills, learn to overcome anxiety, improve communication skills, gain self-confidence, learn to solve those problems that have brought them into the group.
6.Monthly follow-ups (Anti-relapse support) – Outpatient treatment includes anti-relapse lasting one year. The patient comes to the monthly follow-ups at which l the current state of the patient and possible correction of the therapy are controlled. 12-month institute treatment from opiate addiction is included in the price of this treatment.
Our program includes the transport of the patient from an airport or a station to our clinic as well as a return after treatment. At our clinic, doctors and nurses are available for patients 24 hours a day and seven days a week. All doctors are certified anesthesiologists, psychiatrists and psychologists with 10-25 years of experience.
Security of patients and staff is taken care of by the security guard. The facility is also under video surveillance.
Patients are placed in comfortable rooms that have all the elements for a comfortable stay at our clinic. Rooms are cleaned twice a day. In free time, patients can use a living room, swimming pool, hot tub, gym and a gazebo. The clinic also has a safe in which patients can leave their personal belongings that should not be left in the rooms.
We can assist those foreign patients who need a visa with getting it. If patients from abroad have an escort, in the form of support, they can stay at our clinic at an extra charge.
Complete opiate addiction treatment – Laboratory diagnostics and psychodiagnostics, Detoxification (UBOD, NeuroJet, Pharmacotherapy), Mental addiction treatment, Pharmacological blockade, 12 months of anti-relapse support – lasts for 14 days at the institute.