If your loved one has taken opiates for 5 or more days, their body could already be dependent on them quitting them requires a medical detox.
'Has your loved one's life been turned upside down by opioids?
Have they become distant?
Have they been experiencing social isolation?
Are their pupils very small?
Has their personality changed?
Have they been lying or become more sneaky?
Do they exhibit drug-seeking tendencies?
Does their life revolve around doctor's appointments and taking pills?
Do they feel bad when they have tried to quit or have run out?
Have they lost their job?
Noah has fond memories of his childhood and the close relationship he shared with his father, Rick. His dad lived life to the fullest and he was a loved and respected member of the beauty and personal care industry. He worked hard and enjoyed his leisure time entertaining colleagues and friends. Noah describes a belt that his dad used to wear that was inscribed with the phrase, “Too fast to live, too young to die,” as a way to describe his father’s passion for life. Noah was aware that his father’s social lifestyle involved drinking and cigarettes, but it never seemed to be in excess. Noah and his brother felt no cause for concern at first, but they began to notice pills missing from their own opioid prescriptions for their back pain and dental work. Noah and his brother weren’t sure their father was to blame, and they didn’t feel that they could address the missing pills with him. In addition, they didn’t think that he was showing outward signs of drug abuse or addiction.
Rick also suffered from an autoimmune disease called scleroderma, which negatively impacts the functioning of the kidneys, lungs, and heart. He was hospitalized in his mid-fifties after suffering minor strokes, and although the doctors weren’t sure what had caused his stroke and collapse, opioids were found in his system while at the hospital. He received further treatment for the autoimmune disease, which seemed to be a turning point for a healthier lifestyle. However, two years later, Rick was found unconscious in his home with opioids in his system. This time he would not recover. Rick died in the hospital at age 58.
Noah regrets not challenging his father about his addiction and wishes he and his family had known about the risks of prescription opioids and had spoken up sooner.
These are all signs of opioid dependence, and even abuse.
If your loved one has exhibited any of these signs, please give us a call to discuss their options before their dependence causes more negative consequences in their life.
We have a solution for your loved one to safely and easily quit opioids in just 7 days with a simple daily office visit. Treatment doesn't disrupt their life and after 7 days, your loved one will be substance free. Our treatment also includes counseling to address any triggers to use they might experience. We work with your loved one to determine if there are any underlying causes of use and to recommend the proper after-care treatment, if needed.
Has your loved one tried to quit? Did their doctor prescribe a taper protocol?
Many physicians place the responsibility on the patient to taper on their own, by halving their doses for example.
This is not a realistic expectation, because once the body is dependent self control is NOT the issue. The body experiences very real and very upsetting symptoms. This leads to patients never completing a self taper, they get cut off and now they are going cold turkey.
This can result in your loved one seeking out medications from friends or even the street. This can be very dangerous as many street drugs are laced with deadly additives.
Our Medical Detox Treatment is NOT the same as a prescription taper protocol.
During the detox process we use specific medication substitutes to decrease detox time, comfort medications to ease any withdrawal symptoms, and medications to any curb cravings you may encounter. We also offer supplemental services to help their body heal throughout the process.
In addition, we provide a case manager to help identify any addictive tendencies, triggers for use, and concerns they might have throughout the process. Our case managers will help recommend after-care solutions for patients that need continued therapy or counseling to cope with sobriety.