Summit Wellness Center offers a 10 day outpatient BR+ treatment for opiates -effective rapid detoxification from all opioids which include all prescription opiate pain medications, methadone, and Heroin. NAD is also effective for complete rapid discontinuation of the partial opiate agonist buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex).
Perhaps most importantly, the BR+ protocol offers a superior resolution for PAWS (Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome). This is an essential defining characteristic of NAD treatment that greatly helps create the physiologic foundation needed to advance to long term recovery.
A 6 day outpatient infusion is offered for individuals with a minimum of 4 weeks of sobriety to treat PAWS, or Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome related to opiates. This is highly effective for patients who may have recently completed acute inpatient detox or a 30 day residential program who continue to have problematic symptoms that increase relapse risk for months.
Opioids are substances that can cause physical and mental dependence when used consistently over time. One major result of opioid dependence is withdrawal when attempts are made to cut back or stop using opioids. This is a profoundly uncomfortable experience that most people simply cannot tolerate on their own resulting in an endless cycle of relapse and use over time. The fear of having withdrawal can cause people to spend an excessive amount of time every day thinking about how much to use, how it will get paid for, and where and how they will get it. This can lead to major suffering and problems functioning in daily life. Other people take prescription opioids exactly as prescribed but may find they are completely unable to reduce the dose or get off of them even if they choose to stop.
Acute Opioid withdrawal includes restlessness, runny eyes/nose, hot/cold chills, cramping, pain, diarrhea, high anxiety, and insomnia which is most severe during the first 3-7 days. However, imbalances in brain chemistry and function from opioid dependence often take many months to heal even with standard treatments. These longer term imbalances cause symptoms also known as PAWS, or Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and typically last from 3 months up to 24 months.
Opioids include a variety of prescription pain medications such as Morphine, Codeine, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Methadone, and the drug Heroin. Opioid substances like the partial opioid mu agonist buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex) can be an effective means to stabilize patterns of opioid dependence for some, but the drug itself creates physiologic dependence as well and can be rapidly discontinued using the Br+ protocol.