Detoxification from heroin is an important step in the treatment of addicts. Heroin is the oldest known psychoactive substance. Even the Sumerians consumed poppy, which produces heroin. What initial effect it brings is indicated by the name itself, because in the literal translation from their language, it has the meaning – “happiness”. The poppy’s magicalRead more
March 19, 2021
Ultra-Rapid Opioid Detoxification
When someone makes an abrupt attempt to quit taking opiates without the help of medical experts, then the drug withdrawal process very frequently leads to relapse. Any addict who has attempted to “wean” themself off drugs can testify that this can be a very painful and dangerous process.
Withdrawal symptoms can be relieved with the use of a synthetic opioid medication such as methadone or buprenorphine, but detoxification programs involving the replacement of opioids have two significant disadvantages. First, they increase the length of detoxification, which often makes the entire recovery process drawn-out and exhausting. Second, they include the use of opiates. Both of these factors make it much more likely for the addict to return to drug use very quickly.
On the other hand, a procedure such as ultra-rapid opioid detoxification (UROD) uses the latest types of medication in order to make the process of detoxification less harmful to the patient’s organism, while eliminating withdrawal symptoms. Currently, its popularity in the world is growing due to the high rate of relapse problems associated with more traditional detoxification methods.
Keep reading to learn about the UROD procedure, and why it is so effective as a drug detoxification method. This article will also help you familiarize yourself with the possible risks of this procedure, as well as what you should do after the detoxification process is over.