The Next Generation Of Detox

The next generation of detox is IV-based therapy. It can comfortably give you your life back in just a few days instead of weeks of slow, dangerous, and potentially fatal pain.

detox-newWhat if I told you that detox didn’t have to end up being a slow, painful, process? Would you be more inclined to sign up and get help? Thousands of users addicted to opiates, heroin, and alcohol avoid going to detox to help overcome their addictions. Historically, people have strayed away from the process because it is extremely painful, can bring on severe illness for weeks, and is generally mentally and physically draining. However, given the right circumstances, detox can give you your life back after a few days without all of the serious discomfort.

The next generation of detox is IV-based therapy. In this controlled environment, patients are detoxed in the most comfortable way possible through intravenous injection. Medications administered through the IV help keep the patient calm, almost pain-free, and comfortable, thus helping the patient have a much more successful detox, rather than simply going cold turkey or attempting to detox on their own. This is largely due to bioavailability of the medication instantly entering the bloodstream. The Boston University School of Medicine refers to bioavailability as, “the percent of dose entering the systemic circulation after administration of a given dosage form. More explicitly, the ratio of the amount of drug ‘absorbed’ from a test formulation to the amount ‘absorbed’ after administration of a standard formulation.”

Traditional methods provide patients with oral medications throughout the detox. While these can significantly help the withdrawal symptoms, there are flaws with oral medications. For one, digestion takes much longer for the drugs to kick in than the instant gratification of an IV, which injects the medication right into the veins for instant access to the bloodstream. In some instances, this can stop serious withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremens, hyperactivity, vomiting, and disorientation within seconds, rather then forcing the patient to wait for the medicine to kick in.

Oftentimes, when oral medications are given, it is truly hard to track how much the patient has actually digested and what is currently working through their system. This leaves much room for error during a detox and could lead to prolonged periods of pain, nausea or anxiety. In many cases, vomiting is likely to occur at some point throughout the withdrawal process. If the patient vomits soon after taking an oral medication, it is much harder to regulate what has been digested and what has not, making the risk of overdose higher. This most likely will not happen in a professional medical environment, but is another reason why a medically supervised detox is highly suggested. Read more “the fix”…


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