Rapid Detox Recovery

Rapid detox or accelerated anesthesia detox is a procedure that quickly removes all opioid drugs from the receptor sites. However, rapid detox recovery – adjustment and self-regulating processes do not end as quickly. Actually, a very challenging physical and emotional phase begins right after rapid detox. Therefore, having adequate aftercare can make the difference between success and failure.

To understand the importance of aftercare for post-rapid detox recovery, you need to understand the effects of opioid dependence on your body. 

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What Are the Effects of Opioid Use Disorder on Your Body?

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. Additionally, many primary organs change and compromise how they function to adapt to continuous opioid intake. As a result, opioid use can affect nearly every organ system.

For example, some of these effects are:

  • 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). For instance, 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 significantly damage 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 responses to pain, sleep, emotions, and all other emotional responses 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. Still, they can also work indirectly, from respiratory depression to decreased activity in the central respiratory centers.
  • Heart problems – Irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and heart failure.
  • Bone problems – A decreased bone density can lead to fractures.

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.

The Importance of an Inpatient Rapid Detox Aftercare

After a rapid detox, people feel hypersensitive. Chemically, their body is trying to regulate at so many levels. Therefore, the body and mind are incredibly vulnerable during this adaptation period. 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 physically and mentally. Emotions and sensations tend to feel more intense 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. Patients must receive around-the-clock assistance and personal care throughout this period of instability. In a recovery center, trained staff and specialists can help the guest understand the physiology of this transition while supervising the recovery. Furthermore, a few days of professional care and monitoring allow guests to regain the necessary physical and emotional strength to begin a successful opiate rehabilitation path.

The Risks of Inadequate Rapid Detox Aftercare

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, the post-phase might be quite challenging for some. Complications can arise when:

  • Patients are discharged prematurely from the hospital.
  • Unnecessary exposure to many medications at a hotel or home.
  • Emotional outbursts with a caretaker.
  • Missed physical ailment by a non-professional caretaker.
  • Psychiatric conditions surface.
  • Immediate relapse occurs due to a preventable impulsive reaction.

Anesthesia detox benefits often outweigh the potential risks. However, for a successful outcome, people should consider each rapid detox center and fully understand the difference between protocols and services provided.

Domus Retreat Opioid Treatment Center and Rapid Detox Recovery Care

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 involving judgment and unnecessary suffering. Making people expose themselves to strangers and make them feel ashamed is archaic and ineffective, and 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 opioid use. People have different histories and makeups, which also makes their needs unique. Conditions such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain will not be treated in 30, 60, or 90 days, as so many rehabs promise. An adequate diagnosis and understanding of a condition give people the best chance to follow the right treatment course.

Inpatient Treatment 

Our professionals are fully invested in each person’s recovery success. People walk through our doors and receive acceptance, compassion, and understanding immediately. Domus Retreat® provides a therapeutic healing experience that allows men, women, and young adults the appropriate space to address their recovery needs adequately. Our six-client program offers an unparalleled level of individualized care. Moreover, the Domus Retreat® team has extensive experience working with opiate-dependent people privately and in a 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 maintaining 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.”

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Domus Retreat® offers personalized attention in a warm, home-like environment while guests adapt 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 TVs, Internet access, massage, yoga, therapy, and delicious gourmet meals our culinary chef’s team prepares.  The average stay at Domus is one to four weeks.

Our Exceptional Professional Staff at Domus Retreat: A Synergy of Expertise 

Domus Retreat takes pride in its team of highly skilled professionals, dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support to those on their recovery journey. Our dynamic staff roster varies to meet the evolving needs of our programs and patients, ensuring we always offer the most effective and responsive care possible.

Featuring Our Mental Health Director: David B. Livingston, MA, LMFT

Central to our team is David B. Livingston, MA, LMFT, License No. 35434. His extensive experience in addressing the complexities of opioid addiction, alcohol addiction, and broader substance use recovery is invaluable. David’s approach to personalized psychotherapy is key in helping patients navigate their recovery journey, particularly post-detox.

David brings over 25 years of experience in the field, certified in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and recognized for his contributions as a guest lecturer on addiction topics. His expertise is a significant asset to our team and the patients we serve.

Diverse Professional Team at Domus Retreat

Our team composition at Domus Retreat can include a variety of professionals, each bringing unique skills and perspectives:

  • Counselors: Offering emotional support and guidance throughout the recovery process.
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs): Providing attentive medical care and daily support to our patients.
  • Medical Assistants (MAs): Ensuring the smooth operation of our medical procedures and patient care.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs): Assisting patients in addressing relationship and family dynamics, which are often integral to the recovery process.

Depending on the specific needs of our patients and programs, our team may include additional professionals or alternative therapy practitioners. This flexible approach allows us to offer tailored care that meets the diverse needs of our patients.

At Domus Retreat, our staff’s combined expertise and empathetic approach create a supportive and effective environment for recovery and personal growth.

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