Rapid Detox

Drug Addiction Treatment

If you or someone in your family is struggling with serious drug addiction, then it’s time that you experienced some much-needed relief from a team that really cares. When you sense that medical drug addiction treatment could help your struggles, you don’t want to pursue it just anywhere. You do not want to give your hard-earned money to a treatment that is ineffective or way overpriced. That’s why so many people are turning to the care and sensitivity of Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic.

Our staff members understand the plight of those who struggle with addiction and it’s their mission to provide you with the much needed relief that you seek. Explore our website for information, news, and support that can ease your burden and then contact us to discuss treatment.

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Clinical Experience in Treating Patients Addicted to Methadone Using Rapid Detox Technique

Methadone has a half-life of up to 8 days in the human body. When subjected to the routine rapid detox procedure, the patients’ opiate receptors (mu receptors) in the brain, the spinal cord and the gastro-intestinal tract are quickly occupied by naloxone molecules, displacing the methadone molecules. The problem is that after the rapid detox process, the naloxone molecules themselves would leave the opiate receptors and be metabolized. Methadone molecules stored in the fatty tissue of the body are then free to re-occupy the opiate receptors, producing prolonged opiate withdrawal and craving for opiates.

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A Different Beast: Intramuscular Heroin Users Meet Rapid Detox

By Thomas C. Yee, MD

October 3rd, 2009

Medical Director

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist (1994) and Board-Certified Pain Management (1997)

Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic

(800) 276-7021

Whenever we get a patient in our rapid detox clinic that has injected heroin into the muscles in the thighs, legs, buttocks and arms for long duration, we know we are facing a different and more ferocious beast. If you palpate, touch these areas, you would feel numerous hard knobs of deep scar tissues, result of thousands of un-sterile injections of dirty heroin. They have resorted to injecting straight into the muscles because they had run out of veins to inject; these are long-term hard-core heroin users.

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Comparing Apples to Oranges; Rapid Detox Treatments at Different Centers are Not the Same

By Thomas C. Yee, MD

September 7th, 2009

Medical Director

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist (1994) and Board-Certified Pain Management (1997)

Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic

(800) 276-7021

Studies published by psychiatrists claiming either the excessive danger or ineffectiveness related to “rapid detox” or “ultra rapid detox” procedures have often ignored 3 salient points in the grand discussion of helping people quit opiate addiction. These missed points of comprehension are:

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Longer is Not Easier, but Better, in Rapid Detox under Anesthesia

By Thomas C. Yee, MD

November 3rd, 2009

Medical Director

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist (1994) and Board-Certified Pain Management (1997)

Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic

(800) 276-7021

Who needs rapid detox? Why do we do rapid detox? Why does it have to last at least six to eight hours under anesthesia while the patient receives the antidote to opiates intravenously? Why not just do it for one hour or two? Why not give the patient Suboxone and declare the rapid detox a success and send the patient home after one hour?

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What is Rapid Detox? How Can It Be Done More Safely?

By Thomas Yee, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Medical Director of Las Vegas Rapid Detox Center

What is Opioid Withdrawal?

The withdrawal syndrome is what holds people back from quitting addiction to narcotics or opioids. It is not that a person addicted to Oxy-Contin or Heroin not desiring a life without opioid drugs, rather it is the painful withdrawal syndrome that makes them so apprehensive that they refrain from trying. The syndrome resembles an extremely severe case of the flu, and uncontrollable tearing, nasal discharge, yawning, sneezing, anorexia, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, itch, and aches. For patients who are debilitated or dehydrated, there could be serious complications.

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Theory From Clinical Experience in Rapid Detox

By Thomas C. Yee, MD

November 17th, 2009

Medical Director

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist (1994) and Board-Certified Pain Management (1997)

Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic

(800) 276-7021

How does rapid detox work? Why does rapid detox work? From personally performing hundreds of rapid detox procedures successfully, this writer has continuously modified and improved on not just the practical clinical protocol but also a theoretical understanding of opiate addiction and rapid drug detox. We know it works, but why does it work. From a scientific curiosity, we search for a theoretical basis for our practical clinical success.

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