The most common forms of opiate addiction are a result of Prescription or illicit opioids. Opiate addiction has the potential to be extremely uncomfortable and often results in continued opiate use whether your use has been weeks, months or years. A safe home detox can be orchestrated using a variety of medically-managed programs. One-to-one care is highly effective during detox at home because of the agitation that may result. There is always comfort in knowing that an expert clinician is always on-site by your side 24/7 to comfort, diagnose and treat.
Medically-Managed Home Detox
There are two replacement medications that can be taken to treat opiate dependence. One medication can be used short term or long term and can be prescribed by a qualified prescriber in an outpatient setting. The other medication can be taken long term and is usually only given at a clinic on a daily visit.
Many people dependent on opiates have tried to detox using one of these replacement therapies but have not used it under the appropriate supervision. Executive Home Detox can provide that supervision. When used correctly, this medication can assist in a fairly comfortable seven-to-ten day detox at home. Many clinicians want to place the user on replacement therapy for months at a time. This does not have to be the case. With supervision, detoxification can (usually) be accomplished in a shorter time frame.
Opiate Detox using Other Medications
An Agonist-Antagonist has quickly become the standard for opiate withdrawal; however there are a number of other medications used for the management of withdrawal and used to diminish discomfort of the opiate home detox.
Opiate Detox using Comfort Medications
An opiate detox using only comfort medications is a possibility for some highly incentivized clients. This is a difficult 5-6 day detox for client using short acting or moderate acting opiates. The EHD home detox nurse monitors the client’s ongoing withdrawal symptoms, the client’s ongoing vital signs and hydration, and uses medications to minimize the withdrawal symptoms.