Rehab centers take on many forms. One basic distinction is whether it is out patient or inpatient or mixed.
It is my philosophy that, if at all possible, the patient should stay in the community.
This is despite the fact that many people and many in the situation of addiction, find themselves isolated. We hope to provide a therapeutic home and provide some solace from that isolation yet keep the patient in the community as the community is inescapable. One way or the other we have to return to the community.
We can come very close to offering a painless detox. This is not completely true as before you take the drug you have to be opiate free for 24 hours. This translates into less than 24 hours of discomfort as one does not go immediately into withdrawal. To get you through the first 24 hours you can be given several medications in order to keep somewhat comfortable until you come in.
Opiates have been around for centuries dating back some six thousand years. Addiction was not recognized until the 1600’s but did not become a widespread problem until about 130 years ago. This is probably due to its limited supply, cost and it being mostly used in medicine.
That said there may have been as many as 200,000 addicts in the United States in the late 1800’s and most of these where women.
You would not be searching here if you did not have a problem or know someone that has a problem with drugs.
Many find themselves here with great surprise. How did I or my loved one get into this mess?
Many readers will have no idea about what addiction is or how to confront it. This service is for those addicted to what is commonly called opiates and for anyone seeking comprehensive psychological support for any addiction.
I can come very close to offering a painless detox. This is not completely true as before you take the drug you have to be opiate free for 24 hours. This translates into less than 24 hours of discomfort as one does not go immediately into withdrawal. To get you through the first 24 hours you can be given several medications to keep you at least somewhat comfortable until you come in.
With over twenty years’ of experience in opiate treatment I know that one of the major obstacles to coming into treatment is the fear of not being able to get through the withdrawals. For almost all people this should be a thing of the past.
For over ten years there has been a drug called buprenorphine that essentially offers a pain free detox.