Drug Detox Programs

Written by Michael Federico
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Drug detox programs often conjure images of arrested pop-stars jetting off to some remote locale in order to clean up and avoid the jail time that most people would receive if hit with the same "possession" charge. This stereotypical view and many Americans' belief that drug addiction only affects certain types of people have made it very difficult for drug detox programs to reach many of those in need.

Different clinics have different ways dealing with the problem. Some have tried to open their doors to all addictions, while others have developed treatments to deal with specific types of addiction. Regardless of the approach, most drug detox programs only see about a 10% success rate among their patients. In order to improve their rates of success, some doctors and therapists have used the latest scientific advancements and field research to create new drug detox programs that they feel more specifically address the disease of addiction.

Rapid Drug Detox Programs

Specialists in rapid detox are generally specialists in opiate addiction. This includes Heroin, Hydrocodone, and most prescription painkillers on the market. They attack addiction at the physical level, medicinally cleansing the brain's opiate receptors while the patient is under non-surgical anesthesia. This treatment takes place over twenty-four to forty-eight hours and allows a patient to avoid the often painful symptoms of withdrawal.

Drug detox programs that employ rapid detox methods usually offer an after-care program that can last up to a year. This includes prescription of a non-addictive medication intended to stave off physical craving for the drug and to nullify the drug's effect should a patient relapse. Clinics that utilize rapid detox treatments such as The Waismann Method, generally report success rates over 50% higher than other clinics.

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