Opiate Home Detox: We Come to You

The most common forms of opiate addiction are Oxycontin addictionOxycodone addiction, Vicodin addiction, Percocet addiction and Heroin addiction.

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

Suboxone (Buprenorphine)
Suboxone is a medication that can be taken short term or long term. As a home detox medication, Suboxone can be taken short term. Suboxone can be taken long term to manage dependence and its supervised use can assist in stabilizing one’s life while controlling opiate use.

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 user on Suboxone 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.

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 home detox.
Methadone
Methadone is a synthetic long acting opiate. Per Drug Enforcement Agency regulations, Methadone may only be used on an inpatient basis for withdrawal and cannot be used in an outpatient or home detox.
Clonidine
Clonidine (Catapres) is a centrally acting alpha-agonist hypotensive agent that relieves some of the signs and symptoms of 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
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.
NSAIDs
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
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) is an anticholinergic drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. An overactive bowel may be a symptom of opiate withdrawal.