Dr. Peter Coleman of The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine discusses what happens in rapid detox.
This can all be accomplished in the context of a continuous medical treatment plan in hospitals or detoxification centers that are rapid. In order to begin withdrawal symptoms, a patient must stop taking the drug at six o’clock in the morning. The patient is prescribed an sedative and is given called naloxone. Naloxone helps in the removal of opioids out of the body. Naloxone is administered in ever-increasing dosages throughout this period. In three days, the detoxing process completes.
The program for accelerated detox is different from an extremely-rapid process called anesthesia detox that puts patients under general anesthesia. The patient is then given the drug naltrexone. The majority of patients didn’t wake awake from the detox process, but they generally, they were extremely disoriented or even dangerous. Unfortunately, this technique is known to cause death in patients, and it’s therefore currently not in use in many drug rehabilitation centers.