Thursday, June 28, 2012

Detox Answers For Trauma And Addiction


Sometimes due to uncontrollable circumstances, trauma and addiction will go hand-in-hand in the lives of the people who experience severe accidents.  When someone goes through severe injuries after an accident they can be in unthinkable pain and to get them through the healing process they are given pain medications to relieve them of this pain.  Over a period of time some of these medications can be addictive.  The brain is a magnificent part of our bodies but there are parts of that are locked from our understanding, oddly enough, in many ways.  We are still searching for the right key to unlock its mysteries, particularly with regards to trauma to the body and addiction in the brain. 

There is a pain and addiction pattern that can be established after the body has been traumatized.  With some of the injuries that occur, there is no choice but to reduce the amount of pain involved so the patient can recover.  The more pain there is the more medication has to be used and the longer the involvement with these drugs will last.

The real problem lies in the type of drug involved and the time that the person is taking this pain medication.  Some pain medications can evoke an addiction easier than others but the bottom line is that many of these drugs can produce a tolerance and a need or desire for these drugs.

For the person recovering from a traumatic accident, this can be a double-edged sword.  The pain that can occur throughout a long-term physical recovery needs to be managed. The method of that management can be the cause of a new problem; an addiction to the very drugs that were supposed to be helping the patient recover.

There are alternative ways to manage pain but most physicians and surgeons rely on the time tested way of pain management; prescription drugs.  These drugs are very effective in what they are supposed to do but the risk for addition is great.  Alternative methods of pain management usually are not tried until it is too late and often do not reduce the pain to a manageable level.

There are different ways of helping a person fight addition to pain medications.  One drug that is commonly used for detox treatment is Methadone.  This is used to help "wean" a person from the other drugs that they have become addicted to.  This assists the person through the withdrawal symptoms that accompany this process of cleaning the system of the drug.

The problem with this system is that these drugs that help a person get through their addiction may become an addiction problem themselves.   Methadone and other drugs like Suboxone are used to help addicted people get through an opiate detox are even more addictive and they are much more painful to clean out of the system and brain.

Fortunately, this method described is not the only way to help a person clean their system of a drug that has been an addiction problem.  Another way is to put an addicted person through an accelerated program of detox off of the pain medicine, Suboxone, or Methadone so they can truly be drug-free.  The system we use takes only three days as opposed to the five to ten days that occurs naturally.  We help the brain receptors rid themselves of the toxins while maintaining the comfort of the person throughout this process.  A Naltrexone implant under the skin is the last step of the process to keep all opiates from being received by the brain's receptors which aids in keeping the person drug free for many weeks.  This allows a pattern to be developed by the person to stay drug free.

This is a trauma and addiction method to free a person of their addictions in a less painful way.  It will take less time and help to ensure each person the hope of a drug free life.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from opiatesalcoholbenzosMethadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitant to call Jennifer Pius at 1-877-77-DETOX (33869).  We are here to help you and yours get clean and stay clean!


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