How Much Does Rapid Detox Cost?If you’re looking to undergo rapid detox, you can expect to likely spend thousands of dollars depending on the establishment you choose for the procedure. According to USA Today, “Rapid detox has many critics. [Medical establishments are] leery of a quick fix that costs as much as $10,000, is not covered by insurance and has not been compared in peer-reviewed clinical trials with traditional treatments.” The process is not covered by health care as it is not considered medically necessary and is classified as experimental.
What Are The Risks of Rapid Detox?Numerous studies have been conducted which undeniably demonstrate that perhaps the risks of rapid detox outweigh the benefits of controlled withdrawal symptom management. Although many patients hope that they can be asleep during the toughest part of their recovery, they wake up to find that the pain and illnesses are still there.
What Are The Side Effects?Those who undergo rapid detox run the risk of intensifying any underlying mental illnesses they may have such as depression, anxiety or panic disorder. In some cases, patients come to find out that they have a mental illness they did not know about prior to detoxing as opiates, in particular, mask the symptoms from most mental health conditions. Other issues from the rapid detoxification process include:
- Pulmonary distress leading to a buildup of fluid in the lungs.
- Psychiatric complications.
- Metabolic issues such as high blood sugar.
- Complications with anesthesia medications.
What Are Some Alternatives?There are many options available to help someone come off a substance dependency that may not be as quick but offer a more holistic approach to not only treat the withdrawal symptoms, but also address the root of the issue, which is the addiction itself. Medical detox, for example, is a very safe alternative and still offers relief from the difficulties of withdrawal using medically administered medications in a controlled environment. This process takes a bit longer and is followed by other therapies to address the mental health of patients.
Getting HelpThe Recovery Village at Ridgefield has highly trained and professional medical and mental health specialists that can work with you to determine which treatment options may be most appropriate for your individual needs. We begin our process with a comprehensive assessment to determine which detox and treatment plans would be ideal for your situation. From there, we consistently reevaluate how your treatment is unfolding to ensure your recovery is as successful as possible. Contact us today to learn more about how you can get on the road to a better life today. Sources: Drug Facts: Nationwide Trends, The National Institute on Drug Abuse, https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends, June 2015 Rapid Detox: A quick fix for opiate addiction, Davis, Robert, USA Today, http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2002-08-13-detox_x.htm August 2002
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