Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification (UROD) is an increasingly popular technique for detoxifying patients addicted to opiates. This technique aims at reducing not only the duration, but also the intensity of withdrawal by using general anesthesia coupled with a naloxone or naltrexone medication. This procedure is performed by a team of doctors and nurses specialized in Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification.
The procedure of Ultra Rapid Detox takes from 6 to 10 hours.
The technique is based on a three-phase procedure.
It consists of a medical and psychiatric selection of patients addicted to opiates, followed by the detoxification itself and finally a medical and psychosocial follow-up.
The process of Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification consists of 6 phases:
1. Induction phase: putting the entire body into pharmacological sleep or anesthesia.
2. Ensuring safety of organs with the most advanced intensive care and anesthesia equipment monitoring your vital organs.
3. Withdrawal syndrome prevention and protection from pain, heart exhaustion and vegetative dysfunctions during sleep.
4. Cleansing body cells using special antagonist drugs.
5. 24-hour monitoring and absence of cold turkey syndromes.
6. The patients will awaken gradually, feeling that most of the physical addiction and withdrawal from opiates have been eliminated.
Patients recover quickly after UROD. Immediately upon waking up patients may feel weak and sleepy, but a few hours later appetite and full physical and psychological functionality are recovered.
The six to ten hours of sleep equate with the patient having to endure six to eight days of "cold turkey" quitting.
Ultra Rapid Detox should only be the initial part of the recovery process to always be followed by Naltrexone implantation and/or extensive psycho-social counseling, therapies and life habit-changing arrangement. Without these follow-up steps, there is chance for relapse. UROD only stops the physical addiction, without putting the patients through the torture of feeling the withdrawal process. It does not address the psychological and social underpinning of the addiction. The patient must get psycho-social counseling realignment therapies and/or a Naltrexone implant following rapid detox. With Ultra Rapid Detox, patients can enter the long recovery process without the bulk of the suffering resulting from physical withdrawal. In this context, it is an advantageous first step because it quickly achieves significant reduction in addiction and physical withdrawal if performed correctly. It does not require super-human will power or tolerance for the physical withdrawal process which may last 5 to 10 days. Without Ultra Rapid Detox, patients may be dissuaded from even trying, or may not even be able to sit through counseling sessions due to the evolving physical withdrawal.