Cutting-Edge Medical Protocols Offer Hope For The Opiate Addict
Led by the direction of board certified addictionologist, Dr. A. R. Mohammad, Inspire Malibu provides a safe, medically supervised Opiate Detox environment for the sufferer of opiate addiction. As an early pioneer, Dr. Mohammad has forged an intensive program, with Inspire Malibu becoming the Opiate Abuse Rehab treatment center of choice.
This is accomplished, in part, by getting addicts through the painful and sometimes fatal process of withdrawal and onto recovery to lead happy, substance-free lives. For more than a decade, Dr. Mohammad has specialized in treating opiate addiction using proven medical techniques and therapies to increase both comfort and safety, while detoxing from the painful and dangerous effects of withdrawal.
What are opiates? Opiates are a class of drugs that include many prescription pain medications, along with some street drugs. Examples include Heroin, Oxycodone, Methodone, Hydrocodone, Codeine and other synthetic drugs. Opiate abuse is widespread in America, with prescription painkillers being the most abused drug in the classification. Heroin adds 150,000 new users annually, which further increases the population addicted to opiates and their harmful side effects.
The health consequences of opiate abuse are profound, affecting all major organ systems in the body. Long-term dependence and abuse changes endogenous opiate systems found in the body, as well as other neurohormonal systems, such as stress and sex hormones. Opiates also change brain structure, typically gray matter.
The Fear Of Withdrawal
By affecting the body’s organs, abrupt withdrawal from opiates can trigger severe early stage symptoms that include chills, fever, profuse sweating, agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, increased tearing, insomnia, runny nose, yawning, elevated blood pressure and heart rates. Late stage symptoms can include abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, goose bumps and dilated pupils.
Since opiate detox can be such a risky and painful ordeal, it is one of the scariest aspects of opiate abuse rehab, actually inhibiting the addict from seeking help.
Inspire Malibu offers hope through the use of medications such as Suboxone and non 12-step science based therapeutic programs carefully crafted to assist the addict in treatment. By providing the most comfortable detox protocols in the country, clients enjoy recovery rates not found at other treatment facilities.
Dr. Mohammad: A Leading Authority in Addiction Medicine And Opiate Detox
Dr. Mohammad is one of the first doctors in the United States to become licensed to dispense Suboxone, and the first in California to begin using it for detoxing patients from opiates. He has been specializing in the field of addiction treatment for over 10 years and is a professor at USC where he teaches others safe and effective methods for opiate detoxification.
Call us Toll-Free at 800-444-1838 to find out more about how our Opiate Detox Recovery Treatment Center offers the safest and most comfortable detox in the country.