Rapid detox only treats the physical aspect of addiction, not the psychological side, which is a major component of addiction. After rapid detox, you need extended psychological counseling to treat the mental aspect of addiction, otherwise there is great risk of relapse.
How does rapid detox work? Why does rapid detox work? From personally performing hundreds of rapid detox procedures successfully, this writer has continuously modified and improved on not just the practical clinical protocol but also a theoretical understanding of opiate addiction and rapid detox. We know it works, but why does it work. From a scientific curiosity, we search for a theoretical basis for our practical clinical success.
Imagine a heroin addict trying to quit cold-turkey style. If he can hang in there for 8 days, by the grace of God and with super-human willpower, overcoming the insufferable physical withdrawal, then he will have successfully quit the initial phase of addiction. He will have overcome the physical addiction. Much psychological work needs to be done by him and hopefully his counselors to beat back the mental craving.
What if we can keep this hypothetical heroin addict asleep for the 8 days? It is reasonable to assume that he would wake up from the sleep feeling free of physical addiction to opiates, feeling no physical withdrawal. What if we can use certain medications and technology to shorten this time period from 8 days to 8 hours? That is rapid detox as being performed in this clinic.
Rapid detox is not black magic. It is accelerated removal of opiates from both the opiate receptors and from the body’s blood circulation. In accomplishing the first part, removal from the receptors, it only takes minutes. In accomplishing the second part, removal of opiates from the body’s circulation, the body’s own kidneys and liver need time; these organs need between 4 to 8 hours to eliminate the opiates from the body. That is why we need to keep the treatment going under anesthesia for at least 8 hours. Otherwise, waking the patient early will result in a patient feeling massive withdrawal.