Opiate Detox At Home: We Come to You
Oxycontin addiction, Oxycodone addiction, Vicodin addiction, Percocet addiction and Heroin addiction: Opiate Detox has the potential to be extremely uncomfortable and often results in continued opiate use whether your use has been weeks, months or years. An opiate home detox can be orchestrated using a variety of medically-managed programs.One-to-one care is highly effective during opiate 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.
Opiate Detox at Home using Suboxone (Buprenorphine)
Suboxone is a medication that can be taken short term or long term. Suboxone can be taken short term to help you detox from opiates at home. Suboxone can be taken long term to maintain an opiate dependence and its’ supervised use can assist in stabilizing one’s life while controlling the opiate use.
Suboxone for Detox: Many people dependent on opiates have tried to detox using suboxone but have not used it under the appropriate supervision. Executive Home Detox can provide that supervision. When used correctly, Suboxone can assist in a fairly comfortable seven-to-ten day detox at home. Many clinicians want to place the opiate user on Suboxone for months at a time. This does not have to be the case. With supervision, an opiate detox can (usually) be accomplished in a shorter time frame.
Suboxone for Maintenance: This office-based therapy is an alternative to Methadone maintenance. Suboxone is actually a combination of two medications, Buprenorphine (an opiate agonist), and Naloxone (an opiate antagonist). It is safe and effective when used correctly. EHD can assist a client in Suboxone Induction, the process of transitioning from an opiate (Heroin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Morphine …) to Suboxone.
Opiate Detox using Other Medications
Suboxone 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 detox at home.
Methadone is a synthetic long acting opiate. Per Drug Enforcement Agency regulations, Methadone may only be used on an inpatient basis for opiate withdrawal and cannot be used in an outpatient or home detox.
Clonidine (Catapres) is a centrally acting alpha-agonist hypotensive agent that relieves some of the signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal. This medication has many side effects and requires close monitoring. The use of Clonidine alone rarely produces a successful detox. Other medications are often used along with Clonidine.
Benzodiazepines are an anti-anxiety class of medication that provide comfort during withdrawal. Benzodiazepines can be highly addictive and require very close monitoring when used with clients who have a history of addiction.
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) can be partially effective for pain relief. Pain is a symptom of opiate withdrawal.
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) is an anticholinergic drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. An overactive bowel may be a symptom of opiate withdrawal.
Three Phases of Treatment for Opiate Detox at Home
PHASE ONE: One-on-One Supervised Opiate Home Detox
Days one through seven-ten, a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse will supervise medication management 24/7 for the opiate detox treatment and provide support, as needed by the client.
PHASE TWO: Early Opiate Dependence Recovery Coaching
Days one through ten, our nurse will conduct ongoing assessments of environmental, lifestyle, familial and work-related issues and challenges to monitor the successful opiate home detox.
PHASE THREE: Continued Recovery Planning
Days three through ten and beyond, Executive Home Detox will assist with arrangements for appropriate opiate detox aftercare planning. This may include proper medical care, talk therapy, and additional supports.
The nurse clinician will contact the client after leaving the home on a daily basis for seven days, on a weekly basis for four weeks, and a monthly basis for four months.