Heroin as a Painkiller – How to Detox & Get Help

Heroin as a Painkiller – How to Detox & Get Help

We’ve known for a long time that opiates are fantastic pain killers for physical pain. We use them in medicine all the time. Opioids relieve the pain of terminal cancer, general surgery and broken bones. But, it is more and more clear to me, that opiates are...
Overcoming the Fear of Stopping Methadone

Overcoming the Fear of Stopping Methadone

I was moved to write a letter to a patient who completed an Accelerated Opioid Detox off Methadone last week. She is in the Post Acute Withdrawal (PAWS) stage, which can be very challenging. I have changed the name of the patient, but wanted to share the sentiments...
Anesthesia Detox – Why We No Longer Perform It

Anesthesia Detox – Why We No Longer Perform It

Every now and then, I get questions about whether we still do the Anesthesia Detox. This treatment method has many names and variations, including an Ultra-Rapid Detox (URD or UROD), a Rapid Drug Detox, an Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detoxification (AAROD), or a...
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