Opioid Addiction Q&A
What is opioid addiction?
Opioid addiction is a chronic disease that causes a strong uncontrollable urge to use opioids when no longer medically needed.
Opioids are a class of drugs that attach to specific receptors in the brain to block pain, slow breathing, reduce anxiety, and lift mood. They also flood your brain with dopamine, which is your brain’s reward neurotransmitter that causes feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Over time, your brain develops a tolerance to the drug, and you need to take more to get the same effects.
Every year 70,000 Americans die from an opiate-related drug overdose. Opioids include prescription medications, such as Percocet®, as well as illegal drugs like heroin.
What is the Rapid Opioid Detoxification Treatment Method?
The Rapid Opioid Detoxification Treatment Method was developed by Dr. Yee to treat opioid addiction. The process compresses eight days of opioid addiction treatment into a few hours. The eight-hour general anesthesia-assisted detox allows you to bypass most of the painful withdrawal symptoms that many addicts fear when seeking treatment for their addiction.
Dr. Yee has been using his rapid detox method since 2007 and has helped people from around the country recover from their opioid addiction without withdrawal or relapse. He uses the rapid detox to treat addictions to a number of drugs, including:
- Heroin detox
- Hydrocodone detox
- OxyContin® detox
- Oxycodone detox
- Tylenol® 3 and Tylenol 4
- Opioid detox
What happens during rapid detox work?
Dr. Yee’s rapid detox is an eight-hour general anesthesia-assisted treatment that utilizes the FDA-approved Vivitrol®, which is a long-acting opiate antagonist that prevents relapse. During your rapid detox, Dr. Yee closely monitors your brainwaves, brain metabolism, and vital signs using the most advanced devices to ensure safety.
After your treatment, Dr. Yee conducts a thorough evaluation and provides long-term follow-up with a doctor specializing in substance abuse and psychology.
Is rapid detox safe for my opioid addiction?
Dr. Yee is an experienced and board-certified anesthesiologist and takes every precaution to ensure your safety during your rapid detox for your opioid addiction. However, the Rapid Opioid Detoxification Treatment Method only treats the physical aspects of your opioid addiction, not the psychological or social aspects.
After your successful rapid detox, which significantly reduces your physical addiction and withdrawal symptoms, you will need long-term counseling from addiction rehab professionals.
Opioid addiction can be deadly. To learn more about rapid detox for your opioid addiction, call Rapid Opioid Detox Clinic, or request an appointment online today.