Tobacco Cessation counseling involves six to eight sessions on a one to one basis which helps individuals
with tobacco addiction. These sessions help clients to understand their addiction, and gain assistance
in the process of giving up their habit.
We help overcome dependence/addiction problems on various drug groups with the use of patches, sprays, and implants.
The Opiate group includes chemicals such as Heroin, Smack or Brown Sugar, Opium, Cough Syrups such as Phensidyl and Corex, Proxyvon, Spasmoproxyvon, Butaproxyvon, Fortwin, Morphine and Tidigesic injections. The Opiate addict’s fear of withdrawal perpetuates dependency or makes it more permanent. For the late stage opiate addicted individual, fear of the pain from withdrawal can be THE single factor that continues their dependency. They are so overwhelmingly frightened of the pain of Detox that they would much rather continue taking the drug than face the withdrawal. Ultra-rapid Detoxification is a painless way of withdrawal for Opiate addicts.
Fears and anxieties about withdrawal may deter some addicts from seeking treatment and such factors can also increase the level of distress experienced during withdrawal. An intriguing feature of this new procedure is that the withdrawal is maximally hastened while the addict is under the effect of LIGHT SEDATION. Therefore, the individual does not consciously experience any symptoms of opiate withdrawal. The prospects of not having to experience any withdrawal symptoms make this procedure non-threatening to addicts and therefore very successful.
Rapid Opiate detoxification under LIGHT SEDATION can be safely performed by adhering to current medical standards. The efficacy of this rapid opioid detoxification followed by Naltrexone maintenance and psychotherapy has the potential to be an extremely efficacious treatment for opioid addiction. The detoxification process is 100% effective in that everyone who undergoes this procedure becomes detoxified, which is not the case with conventional, long drawn Detox where patients very often drop out of treatment.
During alcohol metabolism, after disulfiram intake, the concentration of acetaldehyde occurring in the blood may be 5 to 10 times higher than that found during metabolism of the same amount of alcohol alone. Accumulation of this acetaldehyde in the blood produces a complex of highly unpleasant symptoms referred to as the disulfiram-alcohol reaction. This reaction, which is proportional to the dosage of both disulfiram and alcohol, will persist as long as alcohol is being metabolized. The duration of the reaction is variable, from 30 to 60 minutes in mild cases, up to several hours in more severe cases. The Disulfiram implant appears to give effective blood levels for twelve weeks on an average. It is usually inserted under local anesthetic after detoxification is over and 2 – 3 doses of the oral Disulfiram have been given. It is inserted through a 1 cm incision in the lower abdomen or at the back of the upper arm, 3-4 mm under the skin.
Naltrexone is a narcotic antagonist. It works by blocking the opioid receptors in the brain, therefore blocking the effects of heroin and other opioids. Those who take it know that they cannot achieve a ‘high’ from using heroin and that any money therefore spent on heroin will be wasted. It does not directly stop a person wanting to use opiates immediately but after sometime, the craving to do so starts to die down. Different Naltrexone implants give effective blood levels for EIGHT WEEKS UP TO ONE YEAR. The implant is usually inserted under local anesthesia after detoxification is over and 2 – 3 doses of the oral Naltrexone have been given. It is inserted through a 1 cm incision in the lower abdomen or at the back of the upper arm, 3–4 mm under the skin.
It must be emphasized that the need for after-care counseling to allow thorough social integration is not reduced when implants replace oral medicine. After-care counseling is essential to ensure that healthy and appropriate coping behaviors are learned.