Once a client has been cleared to participate, the rapid detox procedure is scheduled as soon as possible. The ultra rapid detox program offers professional, humane and comfortable detoxification for patients who are dependent on narcotics including heroin, morphine, codeine, methadone, opium, vicodin, percocet and others. Physical withdrawal symptoms are suppressed through the use of a general anesthesia. There is complete narcotics detoxification.
General anesthesia is provided via an intravenous catheter to insure that the patient is asleep and has no recollection of the detoxification process. Once the anesthesia begins, there is no chance to drop out. Most patients are asleep for between 4-8 hours.
While asleep the patient is cared for by a team comprised of an ICU nurse and the anesthesiologist. When the patient wakes up, he or she will be free from the physical dependence of narcotics.
Following recovery from anesthesia, the patient remains in the ICU and then the next morning is transferred to a medical bed for more specialized care. In the following 24 hours, the patient either remains in the hospital or they are discharged to begin their outpatient rehab program.
Many patients are discharged on the following day after a total of 24 hours in the hospital. A rapid detox discharge plan will be in place prior to the patient’s leaving the hospital. This plan will include the patient’s immediate induction into their rehabilitation phase and an available support system.