Opioid Use Disorder, whether prescription painkillers or heroin, can have a severe impact and even risks to your health. Opioid drugs affect almost every part of your body, potentially leading to medical issues and in some cases even permanent damage to your health. Many primary organs change and compromise how they function to adapt to the continuous opioid intake. Opioid use can affect nearly every organ system.
Digestive System – The gastrointestinal tract function is one of the most familiar parts of the body to have a direct adverse response to opioid use medically known as Opioid-induced bowel dysfunction (OIBD). Symptoms can include constipation, nausea, vomiting, gastro-esophageal reflux ( heartburn), slow digestion, abdominal pain, bloating and hardening of the stools.
Liver – The liver is one of the most important organs we possess. It is responsible for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and toxins. The chronic use of heroin, methadone, and painkillers may lead to significant damage to the liver.
Immune System – Opioid use disorder can inhibit the necessary response of your immune system to fight infections.
Nervous System – The nervous system can affect response to pain, sleep, emotions and all other emotional response to keep someone stable and comfortable in their own skin. It also compromises the ability to make non-impulsive, rational decisions.
Lung Function – Opioid drug effects on the pulmonary system can be direct, but they can also work indirectly; from respiratory depression to the decrease of activity in the central respiratory centers.
Now that you have an idea of the significant changes your body has gone through, after so many years of opioid use, you can understand how challenging the phase of reregulating post rapid detox can be.
After a rapid detox, people feel hypersensitive. Chemically, their body is trying to regulate at so many levels. The body and mind are incredibly vulnerable, while this whole adaptation period is occurring. Also, opiate abuse causes the body to cease its natural endorphins. Consequently, after an opioid detox, people do not handle discomfort well, they tend to feel raw not just physically, but also mentally. Emotions and sensations tend to feel more intense and when these symptoms are not adequately attended to. Things can rapidly escalate, leading to anxiety, desperation, and immediate relapse.
Although friends and family members have the best intentions, they are not equipped or trained in dealing with the physical and mental/emotional fluctuations that can occur post rapid detox. It is crucial for patients to receive around the clock assistance and personal care, throughout this period of instability. In a recovery center, trained staff and specialists can assist the guest to understand the physiology of this transition, while supervising the recovery. Furthermore, a few days of professional care and monitoring allows guests to regain the necessary physical and emotional strength to begin a path for a successful opiate rehabilitation.
Rapid Detox is a medical procedure that affects patients differently. Although the idea is to overcome most of the withdrawal symptoms while under sedation, as described above, for some the post phase might be quite challenging. Complications can arise when:
Anesthesia detox benefits, often outweigh the potential risks. However, for a successful outcome, people should consider each rapid detox center, fully understand the difference between protocols and services provided.
Domus Retreat® is the only private licensed rapid detox aftercare facility in the United States. Our unique approach to opioid dependence differs from many typical drug rehab programs, which involve judgment and unnecessary suffering. Making people expose themselves to strangers and make them feel ashamed is not just archaic and ineffective, but also cruel. Instead, our trained staff help guests build-up strength, while encouraging them to feel empowered over their own lives.
We carefully see and listen to the individual, which helps our therapists identify the underlying issues that feed the opioid use. People have different histories and makeups, which also makes their needs unique. Conditions such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain are not going to be treated in 30, 60 or 90 days, like so many rehabs promise. Having an adequate diagnosis and understanding of a condition gives people the best possible chance to follow with the right course of treatment.
Our professionals are fully invested in each person’s recovery success. People walk through our doors and immediately receive acceptance, compassion, and understanding. Domus Retreat® provides a therapeutic healing experience that allows men, women and young adults, the appropriate space to adequately address their recovery needs. Our six-client program offers an unparalleled level of individualized care. Moreover, the Domus Retreat® team has extensive experience working with opiate-dependent people in a private and higher-level manner. Time and again, they have helped professionals navigate the recovery process with outstanding knowledge, respect, and confidentiality. Skilled at educating individuals on how to maintain an opiate-free life without the effects of prescription painkillers, heroin or any other form of opiate to numb the physical and mental pain they are accustomed to.
“The programs at Domus were specifically created for individuals whose opioid abuse has disguised physical and/emotional distress.”
Domus Retreat® offers personalized attention in a warm, home-like environment while guests are adapting physically and mentally to the chemical transition after opiate detox. These include but are not limited to endorphin production, biological clock, and digestive system adaptation. We also offer signature amenities including spacious bedroom suites, plasma TV’s, Internet access, massage, yoga, therapy and delicious gourmet meals prepared by our team of culinary chefs. The average stay at Domus is one to four weeks.
Our staff believes that guests who receive respect, dignity, and comfort in a caring environment of health and serenity, have a better chance of maintaining a drug-free lifestyle. At Domus, it is our goal to enhance individual’s self-esteem so that they become internally motivated to make responsible and gratifying choices while rebuilding futures for themselves. We help and encourage our guests to look forward to all the positive feelings and pleasures life has to offer, including the re-birthing of their senses and the enlightening of their souls. Domus Retreat® is world-class rapid detox aftercare and opiate treatment center in California.
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