Cutting-Edge Protocols Offer Hope For The Opiate Addict

Led by the direction of board certified addictionologist, Dr. Akikur Reza Mohammad, M.D., Inspire Malibu provides a safe, supervised Opiate Detox Recovery environment for the sufferer of opiate addiction. As an early pioneer, Dr. Mohammad has forged an intensive program, with Inspire Malibu becoming the Opiate Rehab treatment center of choice for opiate abuse.

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 techniques and therapies to increase both comfort and safety, while detoxing from the painful and dangerous effects of withdrawal.

Opiate Addiction

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 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 for opiate rehab, clients enjoy recovery rates not found at other treatment facilities.

Health Consequences of Opiate Detox Recovery on the Human Body
Vital signs health consequences of opiate rehab on the heartHigh temperature (chills, fever, sweats), high heart rate and high blood pressure.
CNShealth consequences of opiate abuse on the brainSeizures, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, agitation, yawning, craving

Dr. Mohammad: A Leading Authority in Addiction and Opiate Detox Recovery

Dr. A.R. Mohammad is a board-certified addictionologist and is a professor at USC where he teaches about addiction medicine. He strives to provide the safest and most comfortable opiate detox recovery at Inspire Malibu. He is a leading authority on opiate rehab and addiction treatment and has been honored numerous times for his dedication and providing oustanding care to his patients.

Call us Toll-Free at to find out more about how our Opiate Detox Recovery Treatment Center offers the safest and most comfortable detox in the country for opiate rehab.

Additional Opiate Detox Treatment Resources

  1. SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  2. AMA – American Medical Association
  3. Wikipedia – Opiates