PSI Medical Group
Wellness and Anti Aging Specialist located in WIXOM, MI
Opioid addiction continues to be a crisis in America, with many families experiencing the negative impact. For some residents of Wixom, Michigan, Robert Grafton, MD, of PSI Medical Group is an outstanding resource for rapid detox for opioid addiction. Families who want more information are encouraged to call and book a consultation or schedule using the simple online tool.
Rapid Detox for Opioid Addiction Q & A
What are the signs of opioid addiction?
Knowing what to look for can make it easier to know when to seek help for yourself or a loved one. Opioid addiction has reached staggering numbers in the United States and affects people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Opioids include many prescription medications in addition to street drugs. Some examples include:
Some of the signs a person may be addicted to opioids include:
- Physical agitation
- Slow breathing
- Anxiety attacks
- Abandoning responsibilities
- Mood swings
- Lack of motivation
Many people who struggle with opioid addiction make multiple efforts to stop taking opioids, but often fail to achieve success. The cycle of addiction and recovery can make people feel hopeless.
What are the symptoms of opioid detox?
The detoxification process can be difficult and is part of what makes it so hard to recover from addiction. Some of the ways your body might respond when you stop or dramatically reduce opioid use include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive sweating
- Body aches
- Stomach cramping
- Rapid heartbeat
These are just some of the withdrawal symptoms you might experience when coming off opioid medications. For many people, rapid detox offers an easier path out of addiction.
How does rapid detox for opioid addiction work?
Rapid detox is an approach that uses general anesthesia and intensive monitoring to eliminate many of the symptoms of detoxification. Because you’ll be asleep for much of the process, you won’t go through many of the symptoms mentioned above.
The rapid detox process can require an overnight stay and is performed under close medical supervision. The process begins by placing an IV to deliver hydration and medications that work to offset the effects of opioid drugs.
This process essentially “flushes” opioids from your system far more quickly than they would exit on their own. Though rapid detox is not a good fit for everyone, it can make a world of difference for some.
If you’d like to learn more about how rapid detox can work within your larger opioid recovery program, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in just moments.