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What is Anesthesia Assisted Detox?

Anesthesia assisted detox (AAD) is known by many names, such as anesthesia assisted rapid opioid detox (AAROD), rapid drug detox (RDD) or ultrarapid drug detox (URDD). This procedure allows the patient, while under general anesthesia, to go through the detoxification process with out the painful side effects of traditional rehabilitation. While the patient is asleep, an opioid antagonist is administered to strip the body’s receptors of the opioids, along with a mix of other medications to control withdrawal symptoms. ADD resolves the physical withdrawal symptoms of opiate dependency within a matter of hours, allowing the patient to move on to the next phase of treatment quickly, insuring a successful, sustained recovery.

Why choose Mid Ohio Detox? Simply put, the most important thing to consider when choosing an anesthesia assisted detox center is safety and competence. We feel that Mid Ohio Detox is the safest place to undergo AAD treatment. All of the physicians performing the AAD procedure are board certified, licensed, practicing anesthesiologists. The anesthesiologists follow the most up to date, university based safety protocols, which include placing all patients under general anesthesia with a maximally protected airway, unlike other clinics that currently use deep sedation. All procedures are performed in an accredited surgery center with one to one anesthesiologist and nursing care, providing an extra level of safety for the patient.

Opioid addiction has been a problem for decades but in recent years has grown to be an epidemic. It has even been named a higher risk for death in women than cervical cancer or homicide. In the state of Ohio alone, prescription drugs account for more deaths than any other drug, prescription or illegal, increasing from 369 deaths in 1999 to 1,765 deaths in 2011. Recently, federal regulators ordered tougher warnings on widely used painkillers responsible for what they call an epidemic of addiction and overdose. This epidemic not only negatively impacts the addict and family but also takes an extreme toll on society, resulting in increased healthcare costs, unemployment and criminal activity. To help someone you know, use our convenient contact form for a private response.